Manolis Veveakis

Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Manolis Veveakis earned a Ph.D. in 2010 from the Department of Mechanics of the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Before joining Duke University, he was a Senior Lecturer at UNSW's School of Petroleum Engineering since 2014 and a Research Scientist in CSIRO's Division of Earth Sciences and Resource Engineering before that. Veveakis holds a Diploma (BSc+MEng) in Applied Mathematics and Physics (MEng in Materials Engineering), an MSc in Applied Mechanics and a PhD in Geomechanics.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Associate Professor in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Contact Information

Education

  • Ph.D. National Technical University of Athens (Greece), 2010

Research Interests

Theoretical and applied mechanics, Geomechanics, Irreversible Thermodynamics. Emphasis on the multiphysical modelling of plasticity of solids, solid-fluid interactions, friction laws and rheology of geomaterials

Courses Taught

  • CEE 302L: Introduction to Soil Mechanics
  • CEE 493: Research Independent Study in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 494: Research Independent Study in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 520: Continuum Mechanics
  • CEE 691: Independent Study: Advanced Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 692: Independent Study: Advanced Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 702: Graduate Colloquium
  • CEE 780: Internship

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Sac-Morane, Alexandre, Hadrien Rattez, and Manolis Veveakis. “Discrete Element Modeling of a fault reveals that viscous rolling relaxation controls friction weakening.” Wiley, January 18, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1002/essoar.10508662.1.
  • Sari, M., S. Alevizos, T. Poulet, and Manolis Veveakis. “Thermo-poro-mechanics of chemically active faults -enriching Anderson's theory of faulting in sedimentary rocks,” November 5, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1002/essoar.10508616.1.
  • Rattez, H., F. Disidoro, J. Sulem, and M. Veveakis. “Influence of dissolution on long-term frictional properties of carbonate fault gouge.” Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment 26 (June 1, 2021). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gete.2021.100234.
  • Veveakis, M., and T. Poulet. “A note on the instability and pattern formation of shrinkage cracks in viscoplastic soils.” Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment 25 (March 1, 2021). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gete.2020.100198.
  • Lesueur, M., T. Poulet, and M. Veveakis. “Three-scale multiphysics finite element framework (FE3) modelling fault reactivation.” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 365 (June 15, 2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cma.2020.112988.