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The research activity of the Laboratory of Engineering Mechanics includes: Macro/Micro/Nano mechanics of materials and processes, Diffusion and flow through deforamtble porous media, Cracking due to straining, corrosion and environmental damage, Phase transitions and interfaces, Material Instabilities: Dislocation patterning/Shear bands/Localized deformation, Mechanics of Soils/Rocks/Wood/Biomaterials, Mechanics of Metals/Polymers/Composites, MEMS/NEMS, Novel nanostructured materials and structures: Nanoparticles/nanowires/nanoplates, Li-ion Batteries, Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), Medical implants, Nano-decorated tissues and cells.






Kouris E.-G.S., Kouris L.-A.S., Konstantinidis A.A., Kourkoulis S.K., Karayannis C.G. and Aifantis E.C., Stochastic dynamic analysis of cultural heritage towers up to collapse, Buildings, 11, Art. No. 296, 2021.

Stefanidou M., Kamperidou V, Konstandinidis A., Koltsou P. and Papadopoulos S., Use of Posidonia oceanica fibres in lime mortars, Constr. Build. Mater., 298, 123881, 2021.

Lappas K.I., Konstantinidis A.A. and Aifantis E.C., Modelling Triple Diffusion of 63Ni in UFG Cu – Zr Ingots, Sripta Mater., 201, 113980, 2021.

Kouris E-G., Kouris L.-A.S., Konstantinidis A.A., Karayannis C.G. and Aifantis E.C., Assessment and fragility of Byzantine unreinforced masonry towers, Infrastruct., 6, 40/1-22, 2021.

Tsigarida A., Tsampali E., Konstantinidis A.A. and Stefanidou M., On the use of confocal microscopy for calculating the surface microroughness and the respective hydrophobic properties of marble specimens, J. Build. Engng., 33, 101876, 2021.

Michos K., Dimosthenis V., Parisis K., Kouris L., Konstantinidis A. and Aifantis E.C., Internal length gradient mechanics: From strength of materials and elasticity to plasticity and failure, in: Proc. Internat. Hazar Sci. Res. Conf. II, April 2021, Khazar, Azerbaijan, 2021.

Parisis K., Shuang F., Hu P., Konstantinidis A., Giannakoudakis A. and Aifantis E.C., From gradient elasticity to gradient interatomic potentials: The case-study of gradient London potential, J. Appl. Math. Phys. , 8, 1826-1837, 2020.

Kouris, L.S., Bournas, D.A., Akintayo, O.T., Konstantinidis, A.A. and Aifantis, E.C., A gradient elastic homogenisation model for brick masonry, Engng. Struct., 208, 110311, 2020.

Konstantinidis A.A. and Aifantis K.E., Simulating the formation of localized slip zones in Ni3Al nanocubes under compression, Mater. Sci. Technol. 35, 571-576, 2019.

Petsos, G., Konstantinidis A. and Aifantis, E.C., On the role of higher order deformation gradients in necking, spinodal decomposition and neuron firing, Mater. Res. Comm. 93, 119-123, 2018.

Chattopadhyay A.K., He X., Tsambali A.-A., Konstantinidis A.A. and Aifantis E.C., On stochastic resonance in a model of double diffusion, Mater. Sci. Technol. 34, 1606-1613, 2018.

Tsambali A.-A., Konstantinidis A.A. and Aifantis E.C., Modeling double diffusion in soils and materials, J. Mechan. Behav. 27, DOI: 10.1515/jmbm-2018-2003, 2018.

Tsagrakis I. and Aifantis E.C., Gradient and size effects on spinodal and miscibility gaps, Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, 30, 1185–1199, 2018. 

Tsagrakis I. and Aifantis E.C., Gradient elasticity effects on the two-stage lithiation of LIB anodes, in: Generalized Models and Non-Classical Approaches in Complex Materials 2 (Advanced Structured Materials vol. 90), pp. 221-235, H. Altenbach, J. Pouget, M. Rousseau, B. Collet and T. Michelitsch (eds.), Springer, Cham, 2018.

Tsagrakis I., Yasnikov I.S. and Aifantis E.C., Gradient elasticity for disclinated micro crystals, Mech. Res. Comm. 93, 159–162, 2018.    

Parisis K., Konstantopoulos I. and Aifantis E. C., Non-singular solutions of GradEla models for dislocations: An extension to fractional GradEla, J. Micromech. Mol. Phys. 3,  DOI: 10.1142/S2424913018400131, 2018.