Prof. Haris Doumanidis

Prof. Haris Doumanidis

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Acting Chair, Department of Civil Engineering

Address: P.O. Box 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone: +971-(0)2-501 8446

Fax: +971-(0)2-447 2442



Prof. Haris holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has been a Professor and Director of the Thermal Manufacturing Laboratory at Tufts University in Medford, MA; Chief Scientist with Axcelis Technologies – Thermal Processing Systems in Beverly, MA; Founder of the Hephaistos Nanotechnology Research Center at the University of Cyprus; Visiting Professor at MIT in Cambridge, MA; Founding Director of the Nanomanufacturing Program at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, VA; Chair of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno NV; and consultant for Honda R&D Americas etc. He is editor of 3 journals; organizer and chair of over 20 symposia for ASME, IEEE, NSF etc; speaker of over 30 keynote/plenary lectures and 100 invited seminars; author of over 200 refereed papers, distinguished by 4 best paper awards (ASME, ACC, ISNM, ICMCTF), 9 patents and 4 book chapters. He is a recipient of the Marie Curie Chair of Excellence by the European Commission, the ASME Blackall Award, the Presidential Faculty Fellow Award by the White House, the NSF Young Investigator and the Research Initiation Award, as well as several grants from the EC, NSF, SME, Honda Research Institute etc, totaling over $ 16 million. He mentors the research planning of numerous junior investigators worldwide.

  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (1988)
  • MSc, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Northwestern University, USA (1985)
  • BSc, Mechanical Engineering, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1983)
  • Design and Manufacture
  • System Dynamics and Controls
  • Thermal Processing of Materials
  • Robotics and Rapid Prototyping
  • Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
  • Nanoscale and multiscale manufacturing
  • Rapid manufacturing by 3D and ultrasonic welding
  • Thermal processes, plasma/arc welding and cutting
  • Laser annealing of semiconductors, nanoheater sources
  • Composite materials, biomedical scaffolds for tissue engineering
  • Distributed-parameter modeling and control of fractal processes


(i) Recent journal publications (total >200 peer-reviewed) 

  • Biodegradable Cellulose Acetate Nanofiber Fabrication via Electrospinning, J. of Nanoscience & Nano-technology 10, 1-8 (2010): with T. Christoforou
  • Structural, Magnetic and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis of Magnetic Nanocomposite Foils by Polymer Ultrasonic Welding, J. on Nano Research 10, 39-47 (2010): with A. Christofidou, Z. Viskadourakis
  • Analytical Model for Geometrical Characteristics Control of Laser Sintered Surfaces, Intl. Journal of Nanomanufacturing 6 (1-4), 300-311 (2010): with Y. Ioannou, M.M. Fyrillas, K. Polychronopoulou
  • In-situ Observation of Rapid Reactions in Nanoscale Ni-Al Multilayer Foils Using Synchrotron Radiation, Applied Physics Letters 97 (1),(2010): with K. Fadenberger, I.E. Gunduz, C. Tsotsos, M. Kokonou, S. Gravani, S. Brandstetter, A. Bergamaschi, B. Schmitt, P.H. Mayrhofer, C. Rebholz
  • Growth and Characterisation of Ceria Thin Films and Ce-Doped γ-Al2O3 Nanowires Using Sol-Gel Techniques, Nanotechnology 21 (2010): with S. Gravani, K. Polychronopoulou, Q. Cui, P.N. Gibson, S.J. Hinder, Y. Chen, Z. Gu Z, M.A. Baker, C. Rebholz
  • The Influence of Structure on Thermal Behavior of Reactive Al-Ni Powder Mixtures Formed by Ball Milling, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 505, 467–471 (2010): with A. Hadjiafxenti, I.E. Gunduz, C. Tsotsos, T. Kyratsi, S.M. Aouadi, C. Rebholz
  • Synthesis of Reactive Al/Ni Structures by Ball Milling, Intermetallics 18, 2219-2223 (2010): with A. Hadjiafxenti, I.E. Gunduz, C.Tsotsos C, T. Kyratsi, S.M. Aouadi, C. Rebholz
  • Growth and Characterization of Ge100-xDyx (x<2) Nanowires, Advances in Condensed Matter Physics (2010), ID 107192: With K.B. Paul, G.I. Athanasopoulos, C. Rebholz
  • Matrix Hybridization in the Interlayer for Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composites, Polymer Composites, DOI: 10.1002/pc.20996 (2010): V.M. Drakonakis, C.N. Velisaris, J.C. Seferis, B.L. Wardle, G.C. Papanicolaou
  • Kinetic Viscoelasticity Modeling Applied to Degradation during Carbon-Carbon Composite Processing, Acta Astronautica Journal, Glasgow Edition 66 (7-8), 1189-1200 (2010): with V.M. Drakonakis, J.C. Seferis, B.L. Wardle, J.D. Nam, G.C. Papanicolaou
  • Analysis of Carbon Carbon Pyrolytic Processes through Kinetic Viscoelastic Modeling, Journal of Adv. Materials 43 (1), (2011): with V.M. Drakonakis, J.C. Seferis, B.L. Wardle, J.D. Nam, G.C Papanicolaou
  • Ultrasonic Consolidation and Ignition Characteristics of Thermite Composites, Intl. J. of Applied Ceramic Technology 9 (1), 206-213 (2012): with K.S. Pillai, A. Hadjiafxenti, T. Ando, C. Rebholz
  • Ultrasonic Corrosion-Anodization: Electrochemical Cell Design and Process Range Testing, J. of Surface Engineered Materials & Advanced Technology 2, 1-10 (2012): with K. Roushia, K. Polychronopoulou
  • Approximate Solution to Fredholm Integral Equations Using Linear Regression and Applications to Heat and Mass Transfer, Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements 36, 1278-83 (2012): with Y. Ioannou, M.M. Fyrillas
  • Tensile Mechanical Properties and Hydraulic Permeabilities of Electrospun Cellulose Acetate Fiber Meshes, J. of Biomedical Materials Research, Part B: Applied Biomaterials (2012): with T. Stylianopoulos, M. Kokonou, S. Michael, A. Tryfonos, C. Rebholz, A.D. Odysseos
  • Fabrication, Characterization and Applications of Novel Nanoheater Structures, Surface Coatings and Technology 215, 493-502 (2013): with Z. Gu, Q. Cui, J. Chen, J. Buckley, T. Ando, D. Erdeniz, P. Wong, A. Hadjiafxenti, P. Epameinonda, I.E. Gunduz, C. Rebholz
  • Polymeric Nanowires and Nanopillars Fabricated by Template Wetting, Journal of Nanoparticle Research 15, 1552 (2013): with M. Kokonou, G. Ioannou, C. Rebholz
  • Curing Pressure Influence on Out-Of-Autoclave Processing of Composites for Commercial Aviation, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering 356824 (2013): with V.M. Drakonakis, J.C. Seferis
  • Exothermic Reaction Characteristics of Continuously Ball-Milled Al/Ni Powder Compacts, Vacuum 96, 73-78 (2013): with A. Hadjiafxenti, I.E. Gunduz, C. Rebholz
  • Spark Ignitable Ball Milled Powders of Al and Ni at NiAl Composition, Vacuum 101. 275-278 (2014): with A. Hadjiafxenti, I.E. Gunduz, C. Rebholz
  • Feather-Inspired Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer with Nanofibrous Fractal Interlayer, Polymer Composites J, DOI: 10.1002/pc.23168, Aug.(2014): with V.M. Drakonakis, C.N. Velisaris, J. C. Seferis
  • Spark Ignitable Ni-Al Ball Milled Powders for Bonding Applications, Surface and Coatings Technology, Jul (2014): with I.E. Gunduz, A. Kyriakou, N. Vlachos, T. Kyratsi, S. Son, C. Rebholz
  • Controlled Impact Testing of Woven Fabric Composites With and Without Reinforcing SMA Wires, J. of Composite Matls 48 (30), 3799-3813 (2014): K. Sofokleous, S.L. Ogin, P. Tsakiropoulos, VM. Drakonakis
  • Feather Inspired Strong Light Layered Composites, SPE Plastics Research Online – Plastics Nanotechnology, 10.2417/spepro.005640, Dec. (2014): with V.M.Drakonakis, C.N. Velisaris, J. C. Seferis
  • Miniature Thermal Matches: From Nanoheaters to Reactive Fractals, IOP Mater. Res. Express 2 (2015) 045009, with Rebholz C, Gunduz I.E, Ando T.
  • Simulations of Nanoscale Ni/Al Multilayer Foils with Intermediate Ni2Al3 Growth”, Journal of Applied Physics 117 (2015) 214904, with I.E. Gunduz, S. Onel, C. Rebholz, S.F. Son
  • Numerical Modeling of Self-Propagating Reactions in Ru/Al Nanoscale Multilayer Foils”, Applied Physics Letters 107 (2015) 073103: with K. Woll, I.E. Gunduz, C. Pauly, S.F. Son, C. Rebholz, F. Mücklich
  • Modulus-Density Negative Correlation for CNT-Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites, Composites Part B: Engineering, 70 (1) March (2015), 175–183: with V.M. Drakonakis, M. Aureli, J.C. Seferis
  • Real-time Computational Model of Ball- Milled Fractal Structures, ASME J. of Nanotechnology in Eng. & Medicine 6 (3), (2015) 031001: with C. Doumanidis, I.E Gunduz, C. Rebholz
  • A prelude to Fractal Engineering and Biomedicine (Editorial), ASME J. of Nanotechnology in Eng. & Medicine 6 (4), (2016) 04020
  • The Influence of Carbon Nanotubes and SME wires to Controlled Impact Resistance of Polymer Composites, J. of Composite Materials Part A, (2016), 10.1177/0021998316640594: with K. Sofocleous, S.L. Ogin, V. Drakonakis
  • Brownian-Like Kinematics of Ball Milling for Particulate Structural Modeling, Powder Technology 301 (2016), p. 1077-1084: with C. Doumanidis, H.A. Al Kaabi, A.S.M. Alzaabi, I.E. Gunduz, C. Rebholz
  • Mechanics and Energetics Modeling of Ball-Milled Metal Foil and Particle Structures, Acta Materialia (2016, in print): with M. Aureli, C. Doumanidis, I.E. Gunduz, A.G. Hussien, Y. Liao, C. Rebholz

Other significant publications (nine patents, five book chapters, and four Best Paper Awards):

  • The effect of interface quality on Self Propagating Exothermic Reactions (SPER) in Ni-Al multilayer foils, 38th Intl. Conf. on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films – ICMCTF2011, May 3, 2011, San Diego, Graduate Student Gold Medal Award Winner, with K. Fadenberger, I.E. Gunduz, F. Nahif, K.P. Giannakopoulos, B. Schmitt, J.M. Schneider, P.H. Mayrhofer, C. Rebholz
  • Mesh-Free Modeling and Control of Thermal/Diffusion Fields Created by Nano-Sources, Proc. 3rd Intl. Conf. Nanomanufacturing ISNM2005 Best Paper Award, Nov. 2005, 78-83, with M. Alaeddine
  • Geometry Modeling and Control by Infrared and Laser Sensing in Thermal Manufacturing with Material Deposition, ASME 2002 Blackall MT&G Award, J. of Manufacturing Science and Engineering Vol. 123. No. 1, February 2001, p. 45-52, with Y.M. Kwak
  • Thermal Distribution Control in Scanned Processing of Materials, Best Student Paper Award, Proc. of the ACC 1998, Vol. 3, Philadelphia, PA, June 1998, p. 1360-64, with N. Fourligkas.