Haris Doumanidis, PhD

Haris Doumanidis, PhD

Distinguished Professor, College of Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering and Computer Science


Haris Doumanidis received his BS from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, his MS from Northwestern University, and PhD from MIT in Mechanical Engineering, followed by a Postdoc appointment at the MIT Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity. He has been on the faculty at Tufts University, MIT, University of Cyprus, University of Nevada Reno, Khalifa University, and Nazarbayev University. He served in the R&D of the Hellenic Airforce, Axcelis Technologies, Honda Research Institute, and as founding director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Nanomanufacturing Program, as well as a consultant for the automation, optoelectronics, biomedical, aviation, and automotive industry. His work addresses modeling and control of dynamic geometry in thermomechanical processing including welding, ultrasonic rapid manufacturing, laser coating, annealing, and cutting. He is the recipient of the Marie Curie Chair of Excellence by the European Commission, the ASME Blackall Award, the Presidential Faculty Fellow Award by the White House (President William J. Clinton), the NSF Young Investigator Award, and the Research Initiation Award, as well as several grants from the EC, NSF, SME, Honda R&D Americas, etc. He has supervised ten doctoral and thirty-six masters students creditable for four best paper awards and seven startup companies, and also mentors several young investigators in the USA, Europe, Middle East, Central and SE Asia.


  • Chaotic manufacturing processes
  • Fractal material structures
  • Thermomechanical processing
  • Welding, cutting, coating
  • Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing
  • Semiconductor processing
  • Aviation & automotive composites
  • Bioscaffolds for tissue engineering and drug delivery
  • Distributed-parameter dynamics and control systems
  • Automation and robotics


  1. Rebholz, C., Gunduz, I.E., Ando T. and Doumanidis, C.C., “Miniature Thermal Matches: From Nanoheaters to Reactive Fractals”, Materials Research Express 2 (2015) 045009 (8 pages)
  2. Drakonakis V. M.; Aureli M.; Seferis J.C; Doumanidis C.C; “Modulus-Density Negative Correlation for CNT-Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites: Modeling and Experiments”, Composites Part B: Engineering, Volume 70,1 March (2015), Pages 175–183
  3. Gunduz, I.E., Onel, S., Doumanidis, C.C., Rebholz, C. and Son, S, “Simulations of Nanoscale Ni/Al Multilayer Foils with Intermediate Ni2Al3 Growth”, Journal of Applied Physics 117 (2015) 214904 (6 pages).
  4. Woll, K., Gunduz, I.E., Pauly, C., Doumanidis, C.C., Son, S.F., Rebholz, C. and Mücklich, F, ”Numerical Modeling of Self-Propagating Reactions in Ru/Al Nanoscale Multilayer Foils”, Applied Physics Letters 107 (2015) 073103 (5 pages).
  5. Doumanidis, C.C., Gunduz, I.E., Rebholz, C. and Doumanidis, C.C., “Real-time Computational Model of BallMilled Fractal Structures”, ASME J. of Nanotechnology Eng. & Med. 6(3), 2016, 031001 (https://nanoengineeringmedical.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/article.aspx?articleid=2428190)
  6. Doumanidis C.C, “A Prelude to Fractal Engineering and Biomedicine” (Editorial), ASME J. of Nanotechnology Eng. Med. 6 (4), 2016, 040201
  7. Doumanidis, C.C; Al Kaabi, H.A; Alzaabi, A.S.M; Gunduz, I.E; Rebholz, C; Doumanidis, C.C; “Brownian-like Kinematics of Ball Milling for Particulate Structural Modeling”, Powder Technology 301 (2016) p. 1077- 1084
  8. Aureli M, Doumanidis C.C, Gunduz I.E, Hussien A.G, Liao Y, Rebholz C, Doumanidis C.C, “Mechanics and Energetics Modeling of Ball-Milled Metal Foil and Particle Structures”, Acta Materialia 123 (2016), p. 305-316
  9. Sofokleous, K, Ogin, S.L; Drakonakis, V; Doumanidis, C.C; “The Influence of Carbon Nanotubes and SMA Wires to Controlled Impact Resistance of Polymer Composites”, J. of Composite Materials Part A, Vol. 51 (2), p. 273-285, 2017
  10. Farzanah K.H.H, Hassan M.O.M, Al Muhairi R.A.S, Rebholz C, Gunduz I.E, Doumanidis C.C, “Mechanics Science-Enabled Nanoheater Multi-Layer Materials Manufactured by Ball Milling”, MRS Advances Vol. 2, Issue 16, 2017, p. 897-904
  11. Tzitzios V, Kostoglou N, Giannouri M, Basina G, Tampaxis C, Charalambopoulou G, Steriotis T, Polychronopoulou K, Doumanidis C.C, Mitterer C, Rebholz C, “Solvothermal Synthesis, Nano-structural Characterization and Gas Cryo-Adsorption Studies on a Metal-Organic Framework (IRMOF-1) Material”, Intl. J. of Hydrogen Energy (2017), 1-9
  12. Kostoglou N, Koczwara C, Prehal C, Terziyska V, Babic B, Matovic B, Constantinides G, Tampaxis C, Charalambopoulou G, Steriotis T, Hinder S, Baker M, Polychronopoulou K, Doumanidis C, Paris O, Mitterer C, Rebholz C, “Nanoporous Activated Carbon Cloth as a Versatile Material for Hydrogen Adsorption, Selective Gas Separation and Electrochemical Energy Storage”, Nano Energy 40 (2017), 49-64
  13. Hussien A, Alzaabi A.S, Baswaid A.K, Al Mulla M.A, Al Ammari N, Al Jarwan A, Jaffar S.M, Stefanini C, Renda F, RebholzC, Doumanidis C.C, “Nanoheater Underwater Robotic Welding for Marine Construction and Manufacturing”, Intl J. of Techn. & Eng. Studies Vol. 3 (5), 2017, DBE-217-104.
  14. Aureli M, Doumanidis C.C, Gunduz I.E, Hussien A.G.S, Liao Y, Jaffar S.M, Rebholz C, Doumanidis C.C, “Non-equilibrium microscale thermomechanical modeling of bimetallic particulate fractal structures during ball milling fabrication” J. of Applied Physics 122(2), 025118 (2017)
  15. Kostoglou N, Gunduz I.E, Isik T, Ortalan V, Constantinides G, Kontos A.G, Steriotis T, Ryzhkov V, Bousser E, Matthews A, Doumanidis C, Mitterer C, Rebholz C, “Novel Combustion Synthesis of Carbon Foam Aluminum Fluoride Nanocomposite Materials”, Materials and Design 144 (2018), 222-228
  16. Zhang Z, Nian Q, Doumanidis C.C, Liao Y, “First-Principles Modeling of Laser-Matter Interaction and Plasma Dynamics in Nanosecond Pulsed Laser Shock Processing”, J. of Applied Physics 123 (5), 054901, 2018
  17. Hussein A, Alkhoori A, Al Zaabi A, Stefanini C, Renda F, Jaffar S, Gunduz I.E, Polychronopoulou K, Rebholz C.G, Doumanidis C.C, “Underwater Robotic Welding of Lap Joints with Sandwiched Reactive Multilayers: Thermal, Mechanical and Materials Analysis”, MRS Advances vol. 3, no. 17, pp. 911-920, 2018
  18. Aureli M, Doumanidis C.C, Gunduz I.E, Hussien A.G.S, Liao Y, Kostoglou N, Rebholz C, Doumanidis C.C, “Bimetallic Diffusion Modeling and Temperature Regulation During Ball Milling”, Materials and Design 155, pp. 233-243, 2018
  19. Aureli M, Alzaabi A, Hussien A, Doumanidis C, Jaffar S, Gunduz I, Rebholz C, Kostoglou N, Liao Y, Doumanidis C.C, “Thermostructural Observation and Adaptive Control of Fractal Structure in BallMilled Materials”, Materials and Design 160, 772-782, 2018.
  20. Kostoglou N, Ryzhkov V, Walter I, Doumanidis C, Rebholz C, Mitterer C, “Arc-produced short-length multiwalled carbon nanotubes as “millstones” for the preparation of graphene-like nanoplatelets”, Carbon 146 (2019), p. 779-784
  21. Fyrillas M.M, Ioannou Y, Papadakis L, Rebholz C, Matthews A, Doumanidis C.C, “Phase Change with Density Variation and Cylindrical Symmetry: Application to Selective Laser Melting”, J. Manuf. Mater. Process. 2019, 3, 62; DOI:10.3390/jmmp3030062
  22. Aureli M, Doumanidis C, Hussien A.G.S, Jaffar S.M, Jaffar S.M, Kostoglou N, Liao Y, Rebholz C, Dumanidis C.C, “Multivariable Control of Ball-Milled Reactive Material Composition and Structure”, J. of Manufacturing Processes 53 (Elsevier), p. 238-249 (May 2020)
  23. Ioannou Y, Fukuda H, Fyrillas M, Rebholz C, Liao Y, Ando T, Doumanidis C.C, “Constrained Crystal Growth During Solidification of Particles and Splats in Uniform Droplet Sprays”, Intl. J. of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 107 (Springer), p. 1205-21 (2020)


  • Thermal Manufacturing Processes
  • Advanced Engineering Controls
  • Manufacturing Process Automation
  • Introduction to Robotics
  • Mechatronics
  • Computer-Controlled Systems
  • System Dynamics
  • Vehicle Engineering
  • Mechanical System Design
  • Design for Manufacturing
  • Engineering Laboratory
  • Art by Rapid Prototyping
  • Prototyping Home Robots


  • Marie Curie Excellence Team, European Commission
  • Marie Curie Chair of Excellence, European Commission
  • Blackall Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Honda Initiation Grant, Honda R&D Americas
  • Presidential Faculty Fellow Award, The White House (by President William J. Clinton)
  • NSF Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation
  • Research Initiation Award, National Science Foundation


  • Postdoc, Laboratory for Manufacturing & Productivity, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, USA
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece