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I
.
EDUCATION


200
7

Doctor of Philosophy



:


Rice
University
,
Houston
,
Τexas
,
USA


(GPA: 4.09/4)

2005

Master of Science

:


Rice University,
Houston,
Τexas
,
USA


(GPA: 4.08/4)

2002

Diploma of Mechanical and
Aerospace Engineer


:


University of Patras, Greece


(GPA
:

8.88/10)

1997

High School Education


:


Lyceum of Chalastra, Greece


(
GPA
:

20/20)



ΙI
.
SCHOLASHIPS AND AWARDS


200
4

Alexander

S
.
Onassis Public
Benefit Foundation

:


Scholarship for PhD studies in the USA

2003

Alexander

S
.
Onassis Public
Benefit Foundation

:

Scholarship for Master of
Science studies in
the USA

200
3

Hellenic

Professional Society of
Texas,

USA


:

Award for excellent academic performance
in graduate studies at Rice University,
Housto
n
, TX, USA

200
2
-
2007

Rice University,
Houston

Texas
,
USA


:

Full Tuition and stipend for research
assistantship

2002,2003
&2004

Technical Chamber of Greece

:

Award for excellent academic performance
in undergraduate studies at University of
Patras, Greece (1
st

in his class for 2001
-
02
and 4
th

in the graduation ranking)



III
.
SKILLS


Programming
:

FORTRAN, MATLAB, MATHEMATICA

Comp. Mechanics
:

ANSYS, NASTRAN, SAP, FEMLAB

Computers
:

Windows, Mac OS, Unix

Software
:

Microsoft Office, LaTeX, Adobe Acrobat, Endnote

Languages

Fluent in French and

advanced communication skills in German



I
V
.
EXPERIENCE



2008 (
June
)

-

The University of Texas at Austin
,

Aerospace Engineering &
Engineering Mechanics
Department
,
Austin, USA

Lecturer/Postdoctoral Fellow

2007 (Aug
)
-
2008

(June
)

The University of Texas at Austin,
Center for Mechanics of Solids,
Structures and Materials
,
Austin,
USA

Postdoctoral
Fellow

2002 (
Aug
.
)
-
2007 (May
)

Rice University
,
Mechanical
Engineering & Materials Science
Department, Houston, USA

Research Associate

2006 (June
-
3 weeks
)

Nanocomposites Educat
ion for
Students and Teachers,
Summer
School,
Rice University/L.L.
Clarkson Aerospace Inc.,

Houston,
USA

Lecturer

July

2001

Institute for Chemical Engineering
and High Temperature Chemical
Processes (ICE/HT),

Patras, Greece

Visiting researcher

June

2000

European Commission, Joint
Research Centers, Institute of
Advanced Materials, Petten, The
Netherlands

Visiting researcher

1998 (
Sep.
)

2002 (July
)

University of Patras,

Dept. of
Mechanical Engineering &
Aeronautics
,
Applied Mechanics
Labor
atory

Research Assistant




V.
TEACHING



2009 (1 sem.)

Statics

The University of Texas at Austin,

Aerospace Engineering & Engineering
Mechanics Department

Lecturer

2008 (1 sem.)

Statics

The University of Texas at Austin,

Aerospace Engineering & Engineering
Mechanics Department

Lecturer

2006 (1
sem
.
)


Vibrations


Rice University
,

Mechanical Engineering & Materials
Science
Department
,
Houston, USA

Teaching Assistant

2006 (1
sem.
)

Applied Monte
Carlo Analysis


Rice University,

Mechanical Engineering & Materials
Science Department
,
Houston, USA

Teaching Assistant

2006 (1
mon.
)

Nanotechnology

Rice University,

Summer School, Houston, USA

Lecturer

2005 (1 sem.
)

Vibrations


Rice University
,

Mechanical Engineering & Materials
Science Department
,
Houston, USA

Teaching Assistant

2004 (1 sem.
)

Advanced
Stochastic
Mechanics


Rice University
,

Mechanical Engineering & Materials
Science Department
,
Houston, USA

Teaching Assistant

2004 (1 sem,
)

Vibrations


Rice University
,

Mechanical Engineering &
Materials
Science Department
,
Houston, USA

Teaching Assistant

2004 (1 sem.
)

Engineering
Mechanics

Rice University
,

Mechanical Engineering & Materials
Science Department
,
Houston, USA

Lab Assistant

2003

(1
sem.
)

Applied Monte
Carlo Analysis


Rice
University,

Mechanical Engineering & Materials
Science Department
,
Houston, USA

Teaching Assistant

2002 (1 sem.
)

Advanced
Stochastic
Mechanics


Rice University, USA

Mechanical Engineering & Materials
Science Department

Teaching Assistant



VI.
ACTIVITIES


Member of Scientific/Professional Organizations



A
SME (A
merican Society of Mechanical Engineers
), USA
,
since
2006




Sigma Xi Scientific Society
, USA
,
since

2007




Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE)
,
since

2003



Greek Society for Non
-
destructive Testing (
ΕΛΕΜΚ
Ε
),
since

2001



Greek Society of Computational Mechanics (
ΕΛΕΤΥΜ
),
since 2009


Alumnus



Rice University
,
Houston
,
TX,
USA
,
since
2007



Alexander

S
.
Onassis Public Benefit Organization, since

2007


Reviewer



International

Journal

of

Non
-
Linear

Mechanics



Journal

of

Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics



International Journal of Fracture



International Journal of Solids and Structures



VII
.
PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH PROJECTS


Duration

Source

Title

2007
-

National Science
Foundation, USA

Nonlinear
Electromechanics of Ferroelectric Ceramics

2007
-

Army Research Office, USA

Computational Modeling for Domain Structure
Evolution in Ferroelectrics

2005

2007

U.S. Air Force Minority
Leaders Program, USA

Characterization of Nanocomposites and
composites
laminates

2001
-
2002

CEC, GROWTH

VaFTeM, Ceramic and Carbon Fibres: Validation
and Testing Methods

1998
-
2002

CEC, BRITE/EURAM

CERCO, Ceraminc Components for Industrial Gas
Turbines



VIII
.
PRESENTATION IN CONFERENCES


1.

2008

A. Kontsos
and

C.M. Landis, “A Non
-
linear Finite Element Formulation for Modeling Domain
Evolution in Ferroelectric Crystals with Dislocations”, ASME International Mechanical
Engineering Congress & Exposition, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, November 2008

2
.


2007

A.
Kontsos

and P.D. Spanos
,

“A Monte Carlo Finite Element Method for Determining
the Young’s Modulus of Polymer Nanocomposites Using Nanoidentation Data
”,
ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and

Information in Engineering Conference,
1
st

International Conference on Micro
-

and
Nanosystems (MNS),
Las Vegas, Nevada,
USA, Septermber
2007

3
.

2006


A. Kontsos
, M. E
steva, A. Tamer and P.D. Spanos
,

“Polymer Nanocomposites
Characterization

by a Stochasti
c Multiscale Approach

,

5
th

International Conference on
Computational Stochastic
Mechanics, Rhodes, Greece, June

2006

4
.

2005

P.D. Spanos
,
A. Kontsos

and P. Cacciola,


Steady
-
State Dynamic Response of
Preisach Hysteretic Systems
,

ASME International Design Engineering Technical
Conferences and Computers and Information in E
ngineering Conference
,
20th Biennial
Conf. on Mechanical Vibration and Noise
, Long Beach, California
, USA,
September
2005

5
.

2001

Y. Z. Pappas,
A. Kontsos
, T. L
outas and V. Kostopoulos,
“Stiffness Measurements of
Fiber Bundles Using Acoustic Emission”,

Proceedings of the 2
nd

National Conference
on Composite Materials, Hellas
-
COMP 2001,
Patras, Greece
,
June
2001


I
X.
TALKS



1

2009

Phase
-
field modeling of
domain structure energetics and evolution in ferroelectric
thin films,

Center for Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Materials, University of
Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA, May 22
nd
, 2009



2.

2009

Theoretical and Computational Modeling of
Advanced Materials
, Mechanical
Engineering Department, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, May 11
th
, 2009


3.

2009

A Broad Perspective on Modeling of Advanced Materials,
Mechanical Engineering
Department, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,

May 8
th
, 2009


4.

2009

Theoretical and Computational Modeling of Ferroelectric Materials
, Engineering
Science & Mechanics Department, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, April 27
th
,
2009


5.

2009

Modeling of Advanced Materials: A Broad Perspective
,
Department of Aerospace
Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, April 2
nd
, 2009


6.

2008

Theoretical and Computational Modeling of Domain Evolution in Ferroelectric
Crystals with Dislocations, Texas Institute for Intelligent Bio
-
Nano

Materials and
Structures for Aerospace Vehicles (TiiMS), Texas A&M University, College Station,
Texas, July 18
th
, 2008


7.

2008

Theoretical and Computational Modeling of Domain Evolution in Ferroelectric
Crystals with Dislocations, Center for Mechanics

of Solids, Structures and Materials,
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA, May 30
th

2008


8.

2007


Polymer Nanocomposites Characterization by a Stochastic Finite Elements
Representation
,
University of Patras, Dept. of Mechanical Engineerin
g &
Aeronautics, September 26
th

2007


9.

2007

Polymer Nanocomposites Characterization by a Stochastic Finite Elements
Representation, The University of Texas at Austin, Aerospace Engineering &
Engineering Mechanics, Austin, Texas, USA, July 18
th

2007

10.

2007

Modeling of Mechanical Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites Using a Multiscale
Stochastic Finite Element Method, Institute of Structural Analysis, TU Dresden,
Dresden, Germany, March 29
th

2007

Χ
.
PUBLICATIONS


A.

Technical Reports




Α
1.

2007

“Polymer Nanocomposites Characterization by a Stochastic Finite Elements
Representation”
,
Ph.D. dissertation
,
Rice University, Houston, Texas,
Publication
No.
AAT 3256709,
243

pages
, UMI, Ann Arbor, MI, USA


Α2.

2004

“Deterministic and Random Analysis of Systems with Hysteresis using the Preisach
Formalism”
,

Masters

of

Science

Thesis
,
Rice

University
,
Houston
,
Texas
,
Publication No.: AAT 1425843, ISBN: 9780542041501,
107 pages
, UMI, Ann
Arbor, MI, USA


Β
.
Refereed Articles


B1.

2009

Α. Kontsos
, C. Μ. Landis, “Phase
-
field modeling of domain structure energetics
and evolution in ferroelectric thin
films”, In submission

Β2.

200
9

Α. Kontsos
,
C
.

Μ
.

Landis
, “
Τ
heoretical and Computational Modeling of Domain
Evolution in Ferroelectric Crystals with Dislocations”,
International Journal of
Solids and Structures, Vol. 46, n. 6, pp. 1491
-
1498

Β3
.

200
9

A.
Kontsos

and

P
.
D
.
Spanos
,


Modeling of Nanoindentation Data and
Characherization of Polymer Nanocomposites by a Multiscale St
ochastic Finite
Element Method”, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, in press

Β4.

2008

P
.
D
.
Spanos

and

A. Kontsos
, “A Multiscale Monte Carlo Finite Element Method
for Determining Mechanical Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites
”,
Journal of
Proba
bilistic Engineering Mechanics
,
Vol. 23, n. 4, pp. 456
-
470

Β5.

2006

P.D. Spanos,
A. Kontsos
, P.
Cacciola
,


Steady
-
State Dynamic Response of
Preisach Hysteretic Systems, Journal of Vibrations

and Acoustics

,
Vol. 128, pp
.
244
-
250

Β6.

2004

Y. Z. Pappas,
A. Kontsos
, T. Loutas and V. Kostopoulos,


On the Characterization
of Continuous Fibres Fractures by Quantifyi
ng Acoustic Emission and Acousto
-
Ultrasonic Methods

, Journal of NDT
&E International,
Vol. 37, no
.

5, pp
. 389
-
401

Β7.

2003

Kostopoulos

V.
, T.Η. Loutas,
A. Kontsos
, G
. Sotiriadis, Y. Z. Pappas.
2003,


On
the Identification of the Failure Mechanisms in
Oxide/Oxide Composites Using
Acoustic Emission

, Journal of NDT&E International
, Vol., 36, no
.

8,
pp
. 571
-
580




Γ
.
Referred Conference Papers


Γ1

2009

A. Kontsos,
Wenyuan Li and C. M. Landis
, “Computational Phase
-
field Modeling of
Defect Interactions in Ferroelectrics”, Proceedings of the
SPIE

Smart Structures and
Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring

Conference,

San
Diego
, California,
March 2009

Γ2.

200
7

A. Kontsos

and P.D. Spanos, “
A Monte Carlo Finite Element Method for
Determining the Young’s Modulus of Polymer Nanocomposites Using
Nanoidentation Data

,
ASME International Design Engineering Technical
Conferences & Computers

and Information in Engineering Confere
nce,
1
st

International Conference on Micro
-

and Nanosystems (MNS),
Las Vegas, Nevada,
September 2007
,

DETC2007
-
34801

Γ3
.

200
6

A. Kontsos
, M. Esteva, A. T
amer and P.D. Spanos
, “Polymer Nanocomposites
Characterization

by a Stochastic Multiscale Approach

,
Proceedings of the 5
th

International Conference on Computational Stochastic

Mechanics, Rhodes, Greece,
June 2006
-

Computational Stochastic Mechanics (CSM
-
5), G. Deodatis & P.D.
Spanos eds., Millpress, Rotterdam Netherlands (2007),
ISBN: 978
-
90
-
5966
-
052
-
6
,

σσ
. 393
-
400.

Γ4.

2005

P.D. Spanos,
A. Kontsos

and P. Cacciola, “
Steady
-
State Dynamic Response of
Preisach Hysteretic Systems

, Proceedings of the ASME International Design
Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering
Conference
-

DETC2005
, v 1 B
: 20th Biennial Conf. on Mechanical Vibration and
Noise
, Long Be
ach, CA, USA, September 2005, DETC2005
-
85552, pp
. 1457
-
1466

Γ5.

2003

Y. Z. Pappas,
A. Kontsos
, T. Loutas and V. Kostop
oulos,


On the characterization
of acoustic e
mission activity generated by continuous fibres breakage

,
Proceedings of the 3
rd
International Conference on Emerging Technologies in NDT,
Thessaloniki, Greece, May 2003
-

Emerging Technologies

in Non Destructive
Testing, Van Hemelrijck, Anastasopoulos an
d Melanitis (eds), 2004, Swets &
Zeitlinger B.V., Lisse, The Netherlands,
ISBN:
978
-
9058096456,
pp
. 143
-
150

Γ6.

2002

T. Loutas,
A. Kontsos
, Y. Z. Pappas and V.
Kostopoulos. 2002,


On the
Identification of the Damage Mechanisms in Oxide/Oxide Composites
Using
Acoustic Emission

, Proceedings of the 25
th

European

Conference on Acoustic
Emission Testing, EWGAE 2002, Prague, Czech Republic, September 2002
,

Editor:
P. Maza
l, ISBN 80
-
214
-
2174
-
6



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