Michalis J. Velgakis

Professor of Applied Mathematical Physics

Καθηγητής Εφαρμοσμένης Μαθηματικής Φυσικής (γνωστικό αντικ.)

Computer Engineering & Informatics Dept., University of Patras, 26504 Patras. Τμήμα Μηχανικών Η/Υ & Πληροφορικής, Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών, 26504 Πάτρα Phone: (+30) 2610 997503 Cell: 6945 195699

Email: velgakis@upatras.gr and velgakis@ceid.upatras.gr

Personal History

B.Sc. in Physics+Maths, University of Athens;

M.Sc. 1980, and Ph.D. 1983, West Virginia University, USA;

University of Houston (central), Houston, USA (Postdoc, 1983–1984);

University of New South Wales, School of Physics, Sydney, AUS (Postdoc, 1984–1986);

University of Crete, Biology & Chemistry Depts. (Adjunct Prof., Π. .407/80) (1987–1989);

The Aegean University, Mathematics Dept. (Adjunct Prof., Π. . 407/80) (1989–1991);

University of Patras, Engineering Sciences Dept. (Γενικό Τμήμα) (Tenure track, 1991–2013)

University of Patras, Computer Engineering & Informatics Dept. (2013–2015).

Director, "Laboratory of High Tech Materials, School of Engineering, University of Patras, 2011–2015



"The Mössbauer Effect in Iron-57" B.Sc. Thesis, 68 pages (1971, U. Athens).

Thesis advisor: Prof. Alkiviadis Apostolakis, Dr. Athan. Kostikas, Dr. Athan. Simopoulos.

"Low-Temperature Expansion for Square and bcc Ising Models with Competing Interactions"

M.Sc. Thesis, 50 pages (1980, WVU). Thesis advisor: Prof. Marty Ferer.

"Phase Transitions in Spin-1/2 Ising and Classical Planar Models: Series Studies"

Ph.D. Dissertation, 229 pages (1983, WVU). Dissertation advisor: Prof. Marty Ferer.

Academic ancestry: Michael Wortis (1962, Harvard), Marty Ferer (1972, U. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)


Research Interests

Michael Velgakis is best known for his research in the fields:

Statistical Mechanics, focused on phase transitions and critical phenomena, applying series expansions methods based on graph theoretical and combinatorial algorithms, with applications to

magnetic materials and stochastic processes,

Nonlinear dynamics and disordered systems, Solitons and discrete breathers,

Diffusion and growth dynamics in non-equilibrium systems,

Approximation theory, orthogonal polynomials,

Growth of nanostructures, atomic clusters, R+D of energetic materials,

Synthesis, Characterization + Properties of New High Tech Materials.

Archive of Selected Publications + Topics

(συγκεντρωτικά στοιχεία, 50 δημοσιεύσεις σε περιοδικά με κριτές και 4 διδακτικά βιβλία)

------------------------------------------------ last update: December 2016