Antonios Kontsos

Antonios Kontsos

Director of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics Group
Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Antonios Kontsos

Director of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics Group
Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics


My primary research interest is in theoretical and applied mechanics with emphasis on the understanding of the mechanical behavior of materials. To achieve this goal, I rely on defining multiscale microstructure-properties-behavior relations using methods that involve theory, experiments, modeling and simulations. A fundamental goal of this type of research is the understanding of the deformation and failure of advanced materials in terms of their multiscale architecture and their constitutive response with applications in materials design. An additional research goal is the identification of damage and in particular the quantification of evolving material states as a function of applied loading, which can then be used for prognosis of remaining useful life. In this context, I have been using sensing and testing methods in plasticity, fracture and fatigue investigations across length scales in conjunction with signal processing and numerical simulation approaches that could assist both the fundamental understanding of the mechanical behavior of materials as well as their applications. In relation to these research efforts, I teach topics related to solid mechanics, advanced manufacturing and cyberphysical systems.

Degrees / Education

  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Rice University, 2007
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Rice University, 2005
  • BS, Diploma in Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics, University of Patras (Greece), 2002

Research Areas

Research Interests

Mechanics of Materials; Advanced Manufacturing; Modeling and Simulations; Nondestructive Evaluation; Structural Health Monitoring

Areas of Study

Academic Distinctions

  • 2019 Outstanding Mid-Career Research Award, College of Engineering, Drexel University
  • 2016 Provost’s Early Career Outstanding Scholarly Award, Drexel University
  • 2015 Drexel Xi/Pi Tau Sigma Section Graduate Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2014 Student Section Advisor Award, ASME National
  • 2014 Faculty Advisor Award, ASME Philadelphia Section
  • 2014 P.C. Chou Endowed Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University
  • 2014 Young Investigator Award, Office of Naval Research
  • 2012 Student section Advisor of the Year, Drexel University
  • 2011 Faculty Grant Award, American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT)

Select Publications

  • S. Malik, R. Rouf, K. Mazur and A. Kontsos*, “The Industry Internet of Things (IIoT) as a Methodology for Autonomous Diagnostics in Aerospace Structural Health Monitoring”, Aerospace 2020, Vol. 7, 64
  • B.J. Wisner, P. Potstada, V. Perumal, K. Baxevanakis, M. Sause and A. Kontsos*, “Progressive Failure Monitoring and Analysis in Aluminum by In Situ Nondestructive Evaluation”, Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials 2019, Vol. 42(9), pp. 2133-2145
  • D. Liu, S. Koric and A. Kontsos*, “A Multiscale Homogenization Approach for Architectured Knitted Textiles”, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics 2019, Vol. 86(11), pp. 111006
  • D. Liu, S. Koric and A. Kontsos*, “Parallelized Finite Element Analysis of Knitted Textile Mechanical Behavior”, ASME Journal of Engineering Materials & Technology 2019, Vol. 141, pp. 021008
  • B.J. Wisner, K. Mazur, V. Perumal, K. Baxevanakis, L. An, G. Feng and A. Kontsos*, “Acoustic Emission Signal Processing Framework to Identify Fracture in Aluminum Alloys”, Engineering Fracture Mechanics 2019, Vol. 210, pp. 367-380
  • S. Esola, B. Wisner, P.A. Vanniamparambil, J. Geriguis and A. Kontsos*, “Part Qualification Methodology for Composite Aircraft Components using Acoustic Emission Monitoring”, Applied Sciences 2019, Vol. 8(9), pp. 1490
  • K.P. Baxevanakis, B. Wisner, S. Schlenker, H. Baid and A. Kontsos*, “Data-driven Damage Model based on Nondestructive Evaluation, ASME Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, Diagnostics and Prognostics of Engineering Systems 2018, Vol.1(3), pp. 031007-031007-12
  • C. Mo, and A. Kontsos*, “Twinning Contributions to Strain Localizations in Magnesium Alloys”, Materials Science and Engineering A 2018, Vol. 722, pp. 206-215
  • M. Matthew, Α. Ellenberg, S. Esola, M. McCarthy, I. Bartoli and A. Kontsos*, "Multiscale Deformation Measurements using Multispectral Optical Metrology", Structural Control and Health Monitoring 2018, Vol. 25; pp. e2166
  • N. Castaneda, B.J. Wisner, J.A. Cuadra, S. Amini and A. Kontsos*, “Investigation of the Z-binder Role in Progressive Damage of 3D Woven Composites”, Composites Part A 2017, Vol. 98, pp. 76-89