prof. dr. A. (Antonis) Vakis

Associate Professor

Research

Postal address:
Nijenborgh
4
Gebouw 5115, ruimte 0303
Groningen
Netherlands
Phone: +31 50 363 4202

Research interests

My research interests lie in the areas of tribology and contact mechanics, 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 wave energy harvesting and storage device termed the Ocean Grazer.

Publications
  1. 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. 12-Dec-2018 In : Renewable Energy.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. 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 journalArticle

  3. 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 journalArticle

  4. 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 journalArticle

  5. 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 journalArticle

  6. 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 journalArticle

  7. Definition and detection of contact in atomistic simulations

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. 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 journalArticle

  9. Modeling Bearing and Shear Forces in Molecularly Thin Lubricants

    Vakis, A. I., Eriten, M. & Polycarpou, A. A. Mar-2011 In : Tribology Letters. 41, 3, p. 573-586 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  10. Head-disk interface nanotribology for Tbit/inch(2) recording densities: Near-contact and contact recording

    Vakis, A. I. & Polycarpou, A. A. 9-Jun-2010 In : Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics. 43, 22, 13 p., 225301

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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