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Best paper award by the Athens Academy
The Athens Academy, during its meeting of December 28, 2007, offered the ‘P. Theocaris’ award of the 2004-2007 period for the best paper in Mechanics to the research team of G. Karlis, PhD candidate at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, S. Tsinopoulos, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical Institute of Patras, Professor D. Polyzos of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, and Professor D. Beskos of our Department for their work “Boundary element analysis of mode I and mixed mode (I and II) crack problems of 2-D gradient elasticity” published in Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 196, pp. 5092-5103, 2007.

This work deals with the solution of fractures mechanics problems in materials and structures exhibiting microstructural phenomena and finds applications in micromechanical and microelectrical devices, biomedical technology and nanotechnology.

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