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

  • EGR 201L: Mechanics of Solids
  • CEE 780: Internship
  • CEE 702: Graduate Colloquium
  • CEE 692: Independent Study: Advanced Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 691: Independent Study: Advanced Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 690: Advanced Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 520: Continuum Mechanics
  • CEE 494: Research Independent Study in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 493: Research Independent Study in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 302L: Introduction to Soil Mechanics

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Sac-Morane, A., M. Veveakis, and H. Rattez. “A Phase-Field Discrete Element Method to study chemo-mechanical coupling in granular materials.” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 424 (May 1, 2024). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cma.2024.116900.
  • Lau, Rachael E., and Manolis Veveakis. “A data-driven approach to physics-based risk models for deep-seated landslides.” Authorea, Inc., March 27, 2024. https://doi.org/10.22541/au.171156464.44816252/v1.
  • Lindqwister, Winston, Manolis Veveakis, and Martin Lesueur. “Chemical homogenization for non-mixing reactive interfaces in porous media,” March 25, 2024.
  • Riess, Hans, Manolis Veveakis, and Michael M. Zavlanos. “Path Signatures and Graph Neural Networks for Slow Earthquake Analysis: Better Together?,” February 5, 2024.
  • Morcioni, A., T. Apuani, F. Cecinato, and M. Veveakis. “Landslide susceptibility evaluation in Alpine environment: 1. 3D Finite Element modeling of the Ruinon (IT) case study.” Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment 36 (December 1, 2023). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gete.2023.100493.