prof. dr. A. (Antonis) Vakis

Associate Professor

Research

Research interests

My research interests lie in the field of mechanical engineering, namely tribology, advanced manufacturing, renewable energy and biomechanics. Since joining the University of Groningen in January 2013, I have been (co-)supervising a number of postdoctoral researchers, PhD, Master and Bachelor students working on various research projects such as molecularly thin lubricant films, functional coatings, thermally reversible polymers, manufacturing processes, as well as a novel reneable energy harvesting and storage technologies.

Publications
  1. Modelling of a wave energy converter array with a nonlinear power take-off system in the frequency domain

    Wei, Y., Bechlenberg, A., van Rooij, M., Jayawardhana, B. & Vakis, A. I., Sep-2019, In : Applied Ocean Research. 90, 11 p., 101824.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  2. Frequency-Domain Hydrodynamic Modelling of Dense and Sparse Arrays of Wave Energy Converters

    Wei, Y., Barradas Berglind, J. D. J., Yu, Z., van Rooij, M., Prins, W., Jayawardhana, B. & Vakis, A. I., May-2019, In : Renewable Energy. 135, p. 775-788

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  3. Modeling and Simulation in Tribology Across Scales: an Overview

    Vakis, A. I., Yastrebov, V. A., Scheibert, J., Nicola, L., Dini, D., Minfray, C., Almqvist, A., Paggi, M., Lee, S., Limbert, G., Molinari, J. F., Anciaux, G., Echeverri Restrepo, S., Papangelo, A., Cammarata, A., Nicolini, P., Aghababaei, R., Putignano, C., Stupkiewicz, S., Lengiewicz, J., Costagliola, G., Bosia, F., Guarino, R., Pugno, N. M., Carbone, G., Müser, M. H. & Ciavarella, M., Sep-2018, In : Tribology International. 125, p. 169-199

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  4. Meeting the Contact-Mechanics Challenge

    Müser, M. H., Dapp, W. B., Bugnicourt, R., Sainsot, P., Lesaffre, N., Lubrecht, T. A., Persson, B. N. J., Harris, K., Bennett, A., Schulze, K., Rohde, S., Ifju, P., Sawyer, W. G., Angelini, T., Ashtari Esfahani, H., Kadkhodaei, M., Akbarzadeh, S., Wu, J-J., Vorlaufer, G., Vernes, A., Solhjoo, S., Vakis, A. I., Jackson, R. L., Xu, Y., Streator, J., Rostami, A., Dini, D., Medina, S., Carbone, G., Bottiglione, F., Afferrante, L., Monti, J., Pastewka, L., Robbins, M. O. & Greenwood, J. A., Dec-2017, In : Tribology Letters. 65, 4, p. 118 18 p., 118.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  5. Statistical model of rough surface contact accounting for size-dependent plasticity and asperity interaction

    Song, H., Vakis, A. I., Liu, X. & Van der Giessen, E., Sep-2017, In : Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 106, p. 1-14 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  6. Surface roughness of gold substrates at the nanoscale: An atomistic simulation study

    Solhjoo, S. & Vakis, A. I., Nov-2017, In : Tribology International. 115, p. 165-178 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  7. Investigating the adaptability of the multi-pump multi-piston power take-off system for a novel wave energy converter

    Wei, Y., Barradas Berglind, J. J., van Rooij, M., Prins, WA., Jayawardhana, B. & Vakis, A. I., Oct-2017, In : Renewable Energy. 111, p. 598-610 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  8. Continuum mechanics at the atomic scale: Insights into non-adhesive contacts using molecular dynamics simulations

    Solhjoo, S. & Vakis, A. I., 7-Dec-2016, In : Journal of Applied Physics. 120, 21, p. 215102-1-215102-16 17 p., 215102.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  9. Mechanical design and modeling of a single-piston pump for the novel power take-off system of a wave energy converter

    Vakis, A. I. & Anagnostopoulos, J. S., Oct-2016, In : Renewable Energy. 96, Part A, p. 531-547 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  10. Definition and detection of contact in atomistic simulations

    Solhjoo, S. & Vakis, A. I., Nov-2015, In : Computational Materials Science. 109, p. 172-182 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  11. Single asperity nanocontacts: Comparison between molecular dynamics simulations and continuum mechanics models

    Solhjoo, S. & Vakis, A. I., Mar-2015, In : Computational Materials Science. 99, p. 209-220 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  12. Three-DOF dynamic model with lubricant contact for thermal fly-height control nanotechnology

    Vakis, A. I., Hadjicostis, C. N. & Polycarpou, A. A., 4-Apr-2012, In : Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics. 45, 13, 14 p., 135402.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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