Dr Alexis Kordolemis

Dr Alexis Kordolemis BSc, MSc, PhD

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Dr Alexis Kordolemis joined the University of Greenwich in February 2020. Previously, he was Research Associate in Bristol Composites Centre (ACCIS), Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Bristol, UK, working with Professor Paul M. Weaver. He holds a 5-year Diploma Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering (2006) from the University of Thessaly (UTh) and a MSc degree in Computational Mechanics (2008) from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). In 2014 he earned his PhD degree in Structural Mechanics (Smart Textiles) from the University of Thessaly under the supervision of Professor Antonios E. Giannakopoulos.


2010-2014: Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs of Greece

Operational Programme: Education and Lifelong Learning, co-financed by Greece and European Social Fund, Heraclitus II (36000 Euros).


Member of  the Technical Chamber of Greece

Member of the Greek Society of Civil Engineers

Research / Scholarly interests

His research interest focuses on the deeper understanding of the mechanical behaviour of composite materials across the scales (from micro- to macro) by investigating the way that micro-mechanical parameters affect the overall mechanical performance of the structural components. The role of the underlying micro-structure is incorporated in the mechanical analysis using enhanced constitutive models which are provided from generalised continuum theories (Cosserat, strain gradient, couple stress, etc.) In this way, enhanced and more effective structural composite components can be designed against various failure mechanisms like buckling, delaminations, cracks, etc.

Research interests:

  • Structural Mechanics,
  • Multi-scale Modelling,
  • Architectured Materials,
  • Generalised Continuum Theories,
  • Micro-mechanics,
  • Textiles and Composite Materials,
  • Linear and Nonlinear Theories of Plates and Shells,
  • Computational,
  • Mechanics,
  • Smart Materials

Recent publications


Kordolemis, A. , Giannakopoulos, A. E., Aravas, N. (2017), Pretwisted beam subjected to thermal loads: a gradient thermoelastic analogue. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, Journal of Thermal Stresses, 40 (10) . pp. 1231-1253 ISSN: 0149-5739 (Print), 1521-074X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/01495739.2017.1308810).

Kordolemis, A. and , Weaver, P.M. (2017), Geometric–material analogy for multiscale modelling of twisted plates. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 110-11 . pp. 24-35 ISSN: 0020-7683 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2017.02.006).