Contact Dr Konstantinos Georgarakis

Areas of expertise

Background

Dr K. Georgarakis has recently joined Cranfield University as a Senior Lecturer in Low Energy and Novel Casting at the Sustainable Manufacturing Systems Center (SMSC) of the School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing (SATM). He was previously an Assistant Professor at Tohoku University, Japan and a visiting scientist at the Institute Polytechnique de Grenoble, France. He holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering form the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and an Engineering degree in Metallurgy and from the same University. He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece and a chartered Metallurgical Engineer.

Dr Georgarakis has extensive experience in rapid solidification and casting, bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) and nanostructured materials. He has participated in numerous research projects as a principal-investigator or co-investigator, related to the synthesis, structure and properties of advanced non-equilibrium materials, funded by EU and Japanese research agencies. He has authored more than 65 original full articles in ISI journals and conference proceedings, numerous technical reports for industrial partners and he holds three international patents. He often  serves as invited speaker at international conferences and research institutes and he has co-organized several scientific conferences and workshops. He serves as a member of the editorial board and as a reviewer for numerous scientific journals and national funding agencies in Europe. He received a number of awards and distinctions including the 2010 Young Scientist Award of the International Symposium for Metastable Amorphous and Nanostructured Materials.

Current activities

  • Casting and Rapid Solidification
  • Bulk Metallic Glasses (BMGs)
  • Nanostructured and Metastable Materials
  • Material synthesis and processing
  • Powder Metallurgy
  • Advanced Composite Materials
  • Application of Synchrotron and Neutron Radiation in materials characterization
  • Thermo-mechanical treatment of metals
  • Tribology, Corrosion and Oxidation


PhD Studentship opportunities

Advanced  Materials and Manufacturing

Bulk Metallic Glasses

High Entropy Alloys

Nanostructured and Metastable Materials

Casting and Solidification processes

Powder Metallurgy and Metal Injection Moulding



For inquiries: k.georgarakis@cranfield.ac.uk


Publications

Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

Books

  • Dudina D, Georgarakis K & Yavari A (2012) Metal matrix composites reinforced with Metallic glass particles: State of the art. In: Metal Matrix Composites. Davim JP (ed.), Nova Science Publishers, p. 1-30.