Dionysis (Denis) E. Mouzakis PhD (born 1971), obtained his mechanical engineering degree in 1995 (Dept. of Mech. and Aeronautics Engngn, University of Patras, Greece) and his Doctoral Diploma in 1999 (Dr.-Ing., Depts of Mech. and Chem. Engngn, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany). His PhD is in the field of fracture mechanics. He is the author of >55 peer reviewed Journal Articles with more than 750 international citations (h-index=17) and has participated with presentations in more than 100 International and National Conferences with respect to materials science and engineering topics. He has invested considerable effort in studying the structure-mechanical property relationships in polymers, polymer blends, composite materials, and biomaterials. He is also active in the area of nanocomposites’ property assessment and smart sensors applications. DrMouzakis has already accumulated extended experience in composing large research projects, supervising work packages and collaborating with wide international scientific teams. The research projects he has participated are of national character (German and Greek-State funds) and also EU-funded ones. His academic career involves lecturing for 6 years at the Department of Materials Science at the University of Patras and scientific work as a research associate of the Institute of Technology and Research FORTH/ICE-HT in Patras-Greece. He is currently serving as associate professor of Mechanics of Materials at the Hellenic Military Academy  being the director of the Laboratory of the Mechanics of Materials. He is, also, the elected chairman of the Hellenic Society for Biomaterials until 2022.

Research Interests:

  • Smart health monitoring of structures by using:
  • Magnetoelastic contactless sensors in conjuction with wireless networks for data collection.
  • Aging Health Assessment of various structures including composite ones.
  • Smart Polymers and Materials for Structural Applications
  • Biomaterials & Biomechanics
  • Polymer Composites Materials & Polymer Nanocomposites
  • Experimental & Stochastic Fracture Mechanics
  • Orthopedic and Dental Implants
  • Synthetic Hydroxyapatite biological and mechanical response.