Contact Dr Konstantinos Georgarakis
Areas of expertise
- Advanced Casting Science and Technologies
- Manufacturing of Functional Materials
- Aerospace Materials
- Smart Materials
- Surface Engineering
- Sustainable Manufacturing
Dr K. Georgarakis 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) in 2016. 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.
- 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
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Articles In Journals
- Ammari C, Yousfi MA, Hajlaoui K & Georgarakis K (2021) Investigation on the mechanically-induced nanocrystallization in metallic glasses, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 859 (April) Article No. 157864.
- Dudina DV, Bokhonov BB, Batraev IS, Amirastanov YN, Ukhina AV, Kuchumova ID, Legan MA, Novoselov AN, Gerasimov KB, Bataev IA, Georgarakis K, Koga GY, Guo Y, Botta WJ & Moreira Jorge A (2021) Interaction between Fe66Cr10Nb5B19 metallic glass and aluminum during spark plasma sintering, Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructures and Processing, 799 (January) Article No. 140165.
- Ivanov YP, Meylan CM, Panagiotopoulos NT, Georgarakis K & Greer A L (2020) In-situ TEM study of the crystallization sequence in a gold-based metallic glass, Acta Materialia, 196 (September) 52-60.
- Bataev IA, Lazurenko DV, Bataev AA, Burova VG, Ivanov IV, Emurlaev KI, Smirnov AJ, Rosenthal M, Burghammer M, Ivanov DA, Georgarakis K, Ruktuev AA, Ogneva TS & Jorge AMJ (2020) A novel operando approach to analyze the structural evolution of metallic materials during friction with application of synchrotron radiation, Acta Materialia, 196 (September) 355-369.
- Panagiotopoulos NT, Georgarakis K, Jorge Jr AM, Aljerf M, Botta WJ, Greer AL & Yavari AR (2020) Advanced ultra-light multifunctional metallic-glass wave springs, Materials and Design, 192 (July) Article No. 108770.
- Louzguine DV, Georgarakis K, Andrieux J, Hennet L, Morishita T, Nishio K & Belosludov RV (2020) An atomistic study of the structural changes in a Zr–Cu–Ni–Al glass-forming liquid on vitrification monitored in-situ by X-ray diffraction and molecular dynamics simulation, Intermetallics, 122 (July) Article No. 106795.
- Stiehler ME, Jolly MR & Georgarakis K (2019) On the impact of global interactions on the structure of metallic glasses, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 782 (April) 496-505.
- Dudina DV, Korchagin MA, Gavrilov AI, Bulina NV, Batraev IS, Esikov MA, Georgarakis K & Kato H (2019) Formation of TiC-Cu nanocomposites by a reaction between Ti25Cu75 melt-spun alloy and carbon, Materials Letters, 235 (January) 104-106.
- Brennhaugen DDE, Georgarakis K, Yokoyama Y, Nakayama KS, Arnberg L & Aune RE (2018) Tensile properties of Zr70Ni16Cu6Al8 BMG at room and cryogenic temperatures, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 742 (April) 952-957.
- Brennhaugen DDE, Georgarakis K, Yokoyama Y, Nakayama KS, Armberg L & Aune RE (2018) Probing heat generation during tensile plastic deformation of a bulk metallic glass at cryogenic temperature, Scientific Reports, 8 Article No. 16317.
- Papanikolaou M, Pagone E, Georgarakis K, Rogers K, Jolly M & Salonitis K (2018) Design optimisation of the feeding system of a novel counter-gravity casting process, Metals, 8 (10) Article No. 817.
- Yousfi MA, Panagiotopoulos NT, Jorge Junior AM, Georgarakis K & Yavari AR (2017) Novel micro-flat springs using the superior elastic properties of metallic glass foils, Scripta Materialia, 131 84-88.
- Wang Z, Georgarakis K, Zhang WW, Prashanth KG, Eckert J & Scudino S (2017) Reciprocating sliding wear behavior of high-strength nanocrystalline Al84Ni7Gd6Co3 alloys, Wear, 382–383 78-84.
- Yousfi M, Ammari C, Hajlaoui K, Panagiotopoulos N, Georgarakis K & Tourki Z (2017) On a new electromechanical switch using the reversible wavy elastic response of metallic glass ribbons, Comptes Rendus Mécanique, 345 (11) 797-804.
- Wang Z, Georgarakis K, Nakayama KS, Li Y, Tsarkov AA, Xie G, Dudina D, Louzguine-Luzgin DV & Yavari AR (2016) Microstructure and mechanical behavior of metallic glass fiber-reinforced Al alloy matrix composites, Scientific Reports, 6 (April) Article No. 24384.
- Barsuk D, Zadick A, Chatenet M, Georgarakis K, Panagiotopoulos N, Champion Y & Moreira Jorge A (2016) Nanoporous silver for electrocatalysis application in alkaline fuel cells, Materials and Design, 111 (December) 528-536.
- Xing Y, Li Y, Wang X, Yu X, Zhang T & Georgarakis K (2016) In-situ structural identification of Zr3Al2 type metastable phase during crystallization of a Zr-based MG, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 452 (November) 30-34.
- Panagiotopoulos NT, Jorge AM, Rebai I, Georgarakis K, Botta WJ & Yavari AR (2016) Nanoporous titanium obtained from a spinodally decomposed Ti alloy, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 222 23-26.
- Panagiotopoulos NT, Yousfi MA, Georgarakis K & Yavari AR (2016) Mechanically induced waves in metallic glass foils, Materials and Design, 90 (January) 1110-1114.
- Georgarakis K, Hennet L, Evangelakis GA, Antonowicz J, Bokas GB, Honkimaki V, Bytchkov A, Chen MW & Yavari AR (2015) Probing the structure of a liquid metal during vitrification, Acta Materialia, 87 (April) 174-186.
- Georgarakis K, Dudina DV, Mali VI, Anisimov AG, Bulina NV, Jorge AM & Yavari AR (2015) Crystallization of Fe83B17 amorphous alloy by electric pulses produced by a capacitor discharge, Applied Physics A, 120 (4) 1565-1572.
- Barsuk D, Zhang M, Panagiotopoulos NT, Jorge AM, Georgarakis K & Yavari AR (2015) Fabrication of nanoporous copper surface by leaching of chill-zone Cu-Zr-Hf alloys, Scripta Materialia, 104 64-66.
- Guo Y, Bataev I, Georgarakis K, Jorge AM, Nogueira RP, Pons M & Yavari AR (2015) Ni- and Cu-free Ti-based metallic glasses with potential biomedical application, Intermetallics, 63 86-96.
- Louzguine-Luzgin DV, Georgarakis K, Tsarkov A, Solonin A, Honkimaki V, Hennet L & Yavari AR (2015) Structural changes in liquid Fe and Fe-B alloy on cooling, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 209 233-238.
- Ivanova O, Karpets M, Yavari AR, Georgarakis K & Podrezov Y (2014) In situ X-ray diffraction study of the phase transformation in the non-stoichiometric intermetallic compound Ti3Sn, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 582 360-363.
- Ivanova O, Yavari AR, Georgarakis K & Podrezov Y (2014) Room temperature strain recovery into non-stoichiometric intermetallic compound Ti3Sn, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 617 34-38.
- Gutierrez-Moreno JJ, Guo Y, Georgarakis K, Yavari AR, Evangelakis GA & Lekka CE (2014) The role of Sn doping in the beta-type Ti-25 at%Nb alloys: Experiment and ab initio calculations, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 615 (Suppl. 1) S676-S679.
- Georgarakis K, Yavari AR, Louzguine-Luzgin DV & Vaughan G (2013) Crystallization and vitrification of a PdCuNiP metallic glass upon thermal and mechanical processes detected by synchrotron light X-ray radiation, AIP Conference Proceedings, 1518 (1) 672-681.
- Louzguine-Luzgin DV, Bazlov AI, Churyumov AY, Georgarakis K & Yavari AR (2013) Comparative analysis of the structure of palladium-based bulk metallic glasses prepared by treatment of melts with flux, Physics of the Solid State, 55 (10) 1985-1990.
- Guo Y, Georgarakis K, Yokoyama Y & Yavari AR (2013) On the mechanical properties of TiNb based alloys, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 571 25-30.
- Georgarakis K, Yavari A, Louzguine D, Vaughan G & Botta W (2012) Atomic structure of bulk metallic glasses and their supercooled liquid states probed by high-energy synchrotron light, Academie des Sciences. Comptes Rendus. Physique, 13 (3) 218-226.
- Louzguine-Luzgin DV, Georgarakis K, Zadorozhnyy V, Chen N, Nakayama K, Vaughan G, Yavari AR & Inoue A (2012) Atomic structure changes and phase transformation behavior in Pd-Si bulk glass-forming alloy, Intermetallics, 20 (1) 135-140.
- Li Y, Li R, Pang SJ, Chen BQ, Georgarakis K, Le Moulec A, Vaughan G, Zhang T & Yavari AR (2012) Investigation of viscosity and crystallization in supercooled-liquid region of Zr-based glassy alloys, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 358 (2) 150-154.
- Aljerf M, Georgarakis K, Louzguine-Luzgin D, Le Moulec A, Inoue A & Yavari AR (2012) Strong and light metal matrix composites with metallic glass particulate reinforcement, Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructures and Processing, 532 325-330.
- Yavari AR, Vaughan G, de Castro FR, Georgarakis K, Jorge AM, Nuta I & Botta WJ (2012) A synchrotron X-ray diffraction study of hydrogen storage and enhanced sorption kinetics in a mini-tank of Mg with crystalline and amorphous catalytic particle additions, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 540 57-61.
- Yavari AR, Georgarakis K, Antonowicz J, Stoica M, Nishiyama N, Vaughan G, Chen MW & Pons M (2012) Crystallization during Bending of a Pd-Based Metallic Glass Detected by X-Ray Microscopy, Physical Review Letters, 109 (8).
- Dudina DV, Mali VI, Anisimov AG, Lomovsky OI, Korchagin MA, Bulina NV, Neklyudova MA, Georgarakis K & Yavari AR (2011) Crystallization of Ti33Cu67 metallic glass under high-current density electrical pulses, Nanoscale Research Letters, 6 (512) 1-8.
- Hajlaoui K, Yousfi MA, Ouelhazi I, Georgarakis K, Tourki Z, Vaughan G & Yavari AR (2011) Kinetics of isothermal structural relaxation in metallic glasses measured by real-time diffraction using synchrotron radiation, Philosophical Magazine Letters, 91 (2) 122-133.
- Antonowicz J, Pietnoczka A, Zalewski W, Bacewicz R, Stoica M, Georgarakis K & Yavari AR (2011) Local atomic structure of Zr-Cu and Zr-Cu-Al amorphous alloys investigated by EXAFS method, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 509 (Suppl. 1) S34-S37.
- Hua NB, Pang SJ, Li Y, Wang JF, Li R, Georgarakis K, Yavari AR, Vaughan G & Zhang T (2011) Ni- and Cu-free Zr-Al-Co-Ag bulk metallic glasses with superior glass-forming ability, Journal of Materials Research, 26 (4) 539-546.
- Aljerf M, Georgarakis K & Yavari AR (2011) Shaping of metallic glasses by stress-annealing without thermal embrittlement, Acta Materialia, 59 (10) 3817-3824.
- Georgarakis K, Louzguine-Luzgin DV, Antonowicz J, Vaughan G, Yavari AR, Egami T & Inoue A (2011) Variations in atomic structural features of a supercooled Pd-Ni-Cu-P glass forming liquid during in situ vitrification, Acta Materialia, 59 (2) 708-716.
- Louzguine-Luzgin DV, Belosludov R, Yavari AR, Georgarakis K, Vaughan G, Kawazoe Y, Egami T & Inoue A (2011) Structural basis for supercooled liquid fragility established by synchrotron-radiation method and computer simulation, Journal of Applied Physics, 110 (4) 1-6.
- Dudina DV, Georgarakis K, Aljerf M, Li Y, Braccini M, Yavari AR & Inoue A (2010) Cu-based metallic glass particle additions to significantly improve overall compressive properties of an Al alloy, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 41 (10) 1551-1557.
- Georgarakis K, Li Y, Aljerf M, Dudina D, LeMoulec A, Yavari AR, Vaughan G & Inoue A (2010) Glass formation in the Nb-Si binary system, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 504 (Suppl. 1) S14-S17.
- Yavari AR, Georgarakis K, Botta WJ, Inoue A & Vaughan G (2010) Homogenization of plastic deformation in metallic glass foils less than one micrometer thick, Physical Review B, 82 (17).
- Georgarakis K, Yavari AR, Aljerf M, Louzguine-Luzgin DV, Stoica M, Vaughan G & Inoue A (2010) On the atomic structure of Zr-Ni and Zr-Ni-Al metallic glasses, Journal of Applied Physics, 108 (2) 1-7.
- Louzguine-Luzgin D, Xie G, Zhang W, Saito T, Georgarakis K, Yavari A, Vaughan G & Inoue A (2009) Cooling rate, structure, thermal stability and crystallization behaviour of Cu-based bulk glass-forming alloys, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 144 (1) 1-4.
- Duhamel C., Georgarakis K., LeMoulec A., Yavari A., Vaughan G., Baron A. & Lupu N. (2009) Influence of fluxing in the preparation of bulk Fe-based glassy alloys, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 483 (1-2) 243-246.
- Dudina DV, Georgarakis K, Li Y, Aljerf M, LeMoulec A, Yavari AR & Inoue A (2009) A magnesium alloy matrix composite reinforced with metallic glass, Composites Science and Technology, 69 (15-16) 2734-2736.
- Georgarakis K, Yavari AR, Louzguine-Luzgin DV, Antonowicz J, Stoica M, Li Y, Satta M, LeMoulec A, Vaughan G & Inoue A (2009) Atomic structure of Zr-Cu glassy alloys and detection of deviations from ideal solution behavior with Al addition by x-ray diffraction using synchrotron light in transmission, Applied Physics Letters, 94 (19) 1-3.
- Li Y, Georgarakis K, Pang SJ, Charlot F, LeMoulec A, Brice-Profeta S, Zhang T & Yavari AR (2009) Chill-zone aluminum alloys with GPa strength and good plasticity, Journal of Materials Research, 24 (4) 1513-1521.
- Antonowicz J, Louzguine-Luzgin DV, Yavari AR, Georgarakis K, Stoica M, Vaughan G, Matsubara E & Inoue A (2009) Atomic structure of Zr-Cu-Al and Zr-Ni-Al amorphous alloys, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 471 (1-2) 70-73.
- Louzguine-Luzgin DV, Georgarakis K, Yavari AR, Vaughan G, Xie G & Inoue A (2009) Effect of Ag addition on local structure of Cu-Zr glassy alloy, Journal of Materials Research, 24 (1) 274-278.
- Rizzi P, Satta M, Enzo S, Georgarakis K, Yavari AR & Baricco M (2009) Crystallisation process in Mg(60)Cu(30)Gd(10-x)Nd(x) (x=0, 8.5) amorphous alloys, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 144 (1) 1-4.
- Li Y, Georgarakis K, Pang SJ, Antonowicz J, Charlot F, LeMoulec A, Zhang T & Yavari AR (2009) AlNiY chill-zone alloys with good mechanical properties, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 477 (1-2) 346-349.
- Li Y, Georgarakis K, Pang SJ, Ma CL, Vaughan G, Yavari AR & Zhang T (2009) Real time synchrotron radiation studies on metallic glass (Zr0.55Al0.1Ni0.05Cu0.3)(99)Y-1 after cold rolling, Intermetallics, 17 (4) 231-234.
- Yavari AR, Ota K, Georgarakis K, LeMoulec A, Charlot F, Vaughan G, Greer AL & Inoue A (2008) Chill zone copper with the strength of stainless steel and tailorable color, Acta Materialia, 56 (8) 1830-1839.
- Louzguine-Luzgin DV, Antonowicz J, Georgarakis K, Vaughan G, Yavari AR & Inoue A (2008) Real-space structural studies of Cu-Zr-Ti glassy alloy, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 466 (1-2) 106-110.
- Georgarakis K, Aljerf M, Li Y, LeMoulec A, Charlot F, Yavari AR, Chornokhvostenko K, Tabachnikova E, Evangelakis GA, Miracle DB, Greer AL & Zhang T (2008) Shear band melting and serrated flow in metallic glasses, Applied Physics Letters, 93 (3) 1-3.
- Georgarakis K., Ota K., LeMoulec A., Chariot F., Yavari A. & Vaughan G. (2007) Cu rich nanostructured alloys with enhanced mechanical properties, MRS Online Proceedings Library, 1056 405-410.
- Herrmann T, Ludge K, Richter W, Georgarakis KG, Poulopoulos P, Nunthel R, Lindner J, Wahl M & Esser N (2006) Optical anisotropy and magneto-optical properties of Ni on preoxidized Cu(110), Physical Review B, 73 (13).
- Panagopoulos CN, Georgarakis KG & Anagnostopoulou A (2006) The influence of grain size on the sliding wear behaviour of zinc, Materials Letters, 60 (1) 133-136.
- Panagopoulos CN, Georgarakis KG & Petroutzakou S (2005) Sliding wear behaviour of zinc-cobalt alloy electrodeposits, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 160 (2) 234-244.
- Panagopoulos CN, El-Amoush AS & Georgarakis KG (2005) The effect of hydrogen charging on the mechanical behaviour of alpha-brass, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 392 (1-2) 159-164.
- Panagopoulos CN, Georgarakis KG & Agathocleous PE (2003) Sliding wear behaviour of Zinc-Nickel alloy electrodeposits, Tribology International, 36 (8) 619-623.
- 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.