Curriculum Vitae

Professor of Applied Mathematics, University of Crete    
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Address

Department of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics

University of Crete

Heraklion 70013 Crete, Greece

email: rosakis ( at )  tem.uoc.gr

telephone: +30 2810 393722



Education


Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Mechanics,  California Institute of Technology, 1989

(Minor in Materials Science)


Master of Science in Applied Mechanics,  California Institute of Technology, 1984 


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering,  Brown University, 1983



Positions


3/2004 - present            Professor

                                   Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Crete


7/2001 – 3/2004            Professor   

                                  Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Cornell University


7/1994 - 7/2001             Associate Professor   

                                   Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Cornell University


8/1988-7/1994:              Assistant Professor  

                                   Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Cornell University



Visiting Positions


2012 - present             Visiting Associate in Aerospace

                                 GALCIT, California Institute of Technology 


1/2008 - 6/2009           Visiting Professor

                                 Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 


10/2001 - 8/2002          Visiting Professor   

                                 Department of  Applied Mathematics, University of Crete


8/1994-7/1995:             Visiting Associate Professor

                              Applied Mechanics, California Institute of Technology 


Research Interests


Mathematical modelling in continuum and atomistic mechanics of solids. Nonlinear elasticity. Instabilities and defects in crystalline solids. 

Discrete/continuum modelling of crystals. Dynamics of phase transformations, twinning and dislocations;  microstructure evolution in transforming materials. 

Constitutive inequalities. Constitutive Modeling of Biological Materials. Biomechanics of cell evolution.



Awards


Cornell College of Engineering J.P. and Mary Barger Outstanding Teaching Award, 1995 

National Science Foundation (USA) Research Initiation Award 1990.

Engineering and Applied Science Fellowship, California Institute of Technology 1884



Publications


Link to Google Scholar Profile



1) P. Rosakis and A.J. Rosakis, The Screw Dislocation Problem in Incompressible Finite Elastostatics: 

A Discussion of Nonlinear Effects, Journal of Elasticity 20, 3-40. (1988)  


2) P. Rosakis, Ellipticity and Deformations with Discontinuous Gradients in Finite Elastostatics, 

Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis 109, 1-37 (1990) 


3) P. Rosakis, Compact Zones of Shear Transformation in an Anisotropic Solid,

Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 40, 6, 1163-1195. (1992) 


4) R. Lakes, P. Rosakis and A. Ruina, Microbuckling Instability in Elastomeric Cellular Solids, 

Journal of Materials Science 28, 4667-4672. (1993) 


5) P. Rosakis and Q. Jiang, Deformations with Discontinuous Gradients in Plane Elastostatics of Compressible Solids, Journal of Elasticity 33, 233-257 (1993) 


6) P. Rosakis and H.Y. Tsai, On the Role of Shear Instability in the Modelling of Crystal Twinning, Mechanics of Materials 17, 245-259. (1994) 


7) H.Y. Tsai and P. Rosakis, On Anisotropic Compressible Materials that Can Sustain Elastodynamic Anti-Plane Shear, Journal of Elasticity 35, 213-222 (1994) 


8) P. Rosakis and H. Simpson, On the Relation Between Polyconvexity and Rank-One Convexity in Nonlinear Elasticity, Journal of Elasticity 37, 113-137 (1995) 


9) P. Rosakis, An Equal Area Rule for Dissipative Kinetics of  Propagating Strain Discontinuities, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics 55, 100-123. (1995) 


10) P. Rosakis and Q. Jiang, On the Morphology of Ferroelectric Domains,

International Journal of Engineering Science 33, 1, 100-123. (1995) 


11) P. Rosakis and H. Tsai, Dynamic Twinning Processes in Crystals,

International Journal of Solids and Structures 32, 17/18, 2711-2733. (1995) 


12) P. Rosakis and J.K. Knowles, Unstable Kinetic Relations and the Dynamics of Solid-Solid Phase Transitions, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 45, 11/12, 2055-2081 (1997) 


13) T.J. Healey and P. Rosakis, Unbounded Branches of Injective Solutions to the Forced Displacement Problem of Nonlinear Elastostatics, Journal  of  Elasticity 49, 65-78 (1997) 


14) A. Vainchtein, P. Rosakis, L. Truskinovsky and T. Healey, The Role of the Spinodal in One-Dimensional Martensitic Phase Transitions, Physica D 115,1/2, 29-48 (1998)


15) P. Rosakis, Characterization of Convex Isotropic Functions,  Journal of Elasticity 49(3), 257-267  (1998) 


16) P. Rosakis and J.K. Knowles, Continuum Models for Irregular Phase Boundary Motion in Shape Memory Tensile Bars, European Journal of Mechanics A-Solids 18(1), 1-16 (1999) 


17) A. Vainchtein, T.J. Healey and P. Rosakis, The Use of Bifurcation Theory in a New One-Dimensional Model of Martensitic Phase Transitions,  Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 170, 407-421 (1999) 


18) A. Vainchtein and P. Rosakis, Hysteresis and Stick-Slip Motion of Phase Boundaries in Dynamic Models of Phase Transitions, Journal of Nonlinear Science 9, 697-719 (1999) 


19) T.Y. Hou, P. Rosakis and P. LeFloch, A Level-Set Approach to the Computation of Twinning and Phase Transition Dynamics,  Journal of Computational Physics 150, 302-331 (1999) 


20) J. Hodowany, G. Ravichandran, A.J. Rosakis and P. Rosakis, Partition of Plastic Work into Heat and Stored Energy in Metals, Part I: Experiments,  Experimental Mechanics 40 (2), 113-123 (2000)


21) P. Rosakis, A.J. Rosakis, G. Ravichandran and J. Hodowany, A thermodynamic internal variable model for the partition of plastic work into heat and stored energy in metals, Part II: Theory, 

Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 48(3), 581-607(2000) 


22) P. Rosakis, Supersonic dislocation kinetics from an augmented Peierls model,   

Physical Review Letters  86(1), 95-98 (2001) 


23) H.Y. Tsai and P. Rosakis, Quasi-steady growth of twins under stress,  

Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids  49(2): 289-312 (2001)


24) V. Nosenko, V., G.E. Morfill  and P. Rosakis, Direct Experimental Measurement of the Speed-Stress Relation for Dislocations in a Plasma Crystal, 

Physical Review Letters 106(15) 155002 (2011)


25) P. Rosakis and A Vainchtein, New Solutions for Slow Moving Kinks in a Forced Frenkel-Kontorova Chain, Journal of Nonlinear Science 23(6), 1089-1110 (2013).


26) C. Makridakis, D. Mitsoudis and P. Rosakis, On atomistic-to-continuum couplings without ghost forces in three dimensions,  Applied Mathematics Research Express 2014 (1), 87-113 (2014)

 arXiv:1211.7158


27) P. Rosakis, Continuum surface energy from a lattice model,  Networks and Heterogeneous Media  9(3), 453-476 (2014);  arXiv:1201.0712 


28) J. Notbohm, A. Lesman, P. Rosakis, D.A. Tirrell, G. Ravichandran,  Microbuckling of fibrin enables long range cell mechanosensing,  Journal of the Royal Society Interface 12 (108) 20150320 (2015)

arXiv:1407.3510

29) PRosakis, J. Notbohm,G. Ravichandran, A Model for Compression-Weakening Materials and the Elastic Fields due to Contractile Cells, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 85 16-32 (2015);   arXiv:1412.2612    

30) PRosakis, The Interfacial Energy of a Phase Boundary via a Lattice-Cell Average Approach, arXiv:1603.02985



 

Lecture Notes and Book Chapters


1) A.J. Rosakis and P. Rosakis,  Elements of Dislocation Theory and Plasticity,

Solid Mechanics Report 87-1 (1987), California Institute of Technology 


2) H. Tsai and P. Rosakis. "DYNAMICS OF TWINNING." In Developments in Mechanics: Proceedings of the 23d Midwestern Mechanics Conference, vol. 17, p. 34. Plenum Press, 1993.


3) P. Rosakis and H. Tsai, The Growth of Twins Under Stress, in Mechanics of Phase Transformations and Shape Memory Alloys, L.C. Brinson and B. Moran, editors, ASME, New York, 1994.


4) Ravichandran, G., Rosakis, A. J., Hodowany, J., & Rosakis, P.. On the conversion of plastic work into heat during high-strain-rate deformation.  in Shock Compression of Condensed Matter--2001: Proceedings of the Shock Compression of Condensed Matter held in Atlanta, Georgia, June 24-29, 2001.  American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 557-562  (2002)




Editorial and Technical Memberships

Society for Natural Philosophy

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Editorial Board, Journal of Elasticity (past member)

Editorial Board, Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics (past member)



Referee

Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis

Physical Review Letters

Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Journal of Nonlinear Science

SIAM  Journal on Applied Mathematics

Journal of Applied Mechanics

Journal of Elasticity

Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids

Mechanics of Materials

International  Journal of Solids and Structures

Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics










Phoebus Rosakis