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The Laboratory of Engineering Mechanics (previously known also as Laboratory of Mechanics and Materials/LMM) was founded in 1990 (P.D. 317/13-9-1990, F.E.K. 130/27-9-90 A) and was moved, after the repeal of teh General Department of the Faculty of Engineering of AUTh, to the Department of Civil Engineering of AUTh (F.E.K. 2962/22-11-2013 B). Under the management of its former Director, Emeritus Professor E.C. Aifantis, the title used for the Laboratory was "Laboratory of Mechanics and Materials / LMM", and the Laboratory was established internationally for its frontier research in Multiscale/Multiphysics Aspects Across the Scale Spectrum/Disciplines, and especially in the Gradient Theory of Elasticity/Plasticity/Damage (which was used for solving problems of material softening/material instabilities/size effects and crack singularities). A Summary of the Laboratory's past (until 2018) activities can be found here.


Since 1/9/2018, Assoc. Professor A.A. Konstantinidis is acting as the Laboratory's Director.









  • Ultra-nano Indenter Agilent G200.
  • Microtensile Tester Agilent UTM150.
  • CSM Nanoindentation Tester/NHT.
  • VEECO Nanoscope Multimode IIID Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), along with scanning tunneling microscope (STM) and Liquid Cell.
  • Hysitron Triboscope (TS).
  • Optical Microscope Leica DM2500 M.
  • Sputter Coater Leica EM ACE600.
  • Specimen Preparation System Leica EM TXP.
  • Confocal Microscope Leica DCM.