Honorary Member

Prof. Sotirios Natsiavas

Prof. Natsiavas is the director of the Machine Dynamics Laboratory (MDL) at Aristotle University. His research activities and publications lie in the area of dynamics and vibration of machines and systems. Over the years, the MDL team has developed multi-faceted activities, including participation to prestigious international technical committees and conferences.

Address Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University
54 124, Thessaloniki
Greece
Contact Sotirios Natsiavas
Phone: +30 2310 99 6088
Fax: +30 2310 99 6029

Professinal Career and current Position

Degrees:

  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, USA, 1987
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, USA, 1983
  • Diploma Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1982

Academic Experience:

  • 2000 - present Professor, Aristotle University, Greece
  • 1997 - 2000 Associate Professor, Aristotle University, Greece
  • 1993 - 1997 Assistant Professor, Aristotle University, Greece
  • 1993 - 1994 Associate Professor, Arizona State University, USA
  • 1987- 1993 Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, USA
  • June 1987-Aug. 1987 Research Fellow, California Institute of Technology, USA
  • Jan.1987-June 1987 Instructor of Engineering, California Institute of Technology, USA
  • Sept. 1982-Jan. 1987 Research and Teaching Graduate Assistant, Caltech, USA

Fields of Study

  • Linear and Nonlinear Vibrations
  • Structural and Multibody Dynamics
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Structural Stability
  • Fluid-Structure and Ground-Structure Interaction

Grants and Awards

  • 2008 Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
  • 2008 Honorary Member, TechNet Alliance.
  • 1990 Award for Teaching Excellence (College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, ASU).
  • 1987 Ernest E. Sechler Award (Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories of Caltech - GALCIT).
  • 1982 Bodossakis Foundation Award.
  • 1979 Greek Organization for Telecommunications Award.
  • 1977-82 National Scholarship Fellow (Five times, for performance during undergraduate studies).
  • 1977 National Chamber of Engineers Award.

Membership & Services

  • Technical Chamber of Greece (1982)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME, 1986)
  • American Academy of Mechanics (1988)
  • European Mechanics Society (EUROMECH, 1995), Hellenic Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (2001).
  • TechnetAlliance Network
  • Associate Editor: ASME Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics (since 2014).
  • Associate Editor: Journal of Vibration and Control (since 2014).
  • Associate Editor: ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics (2004-2011).
  • Member of the Editorial Board: International Journal of Solids and Structures (since 2007).
  • Member of the Editorial Board: International Journal of Non-linear Mechanics (since 2003)
  • Member of the Editorial Board: Journal of Multi-Body Dynamics (since 2002).
  • Member of the Editorial Board: Journal of Vibration and Control (since 1999).
  • Member of the EUROMECH Nonlinear Oscillations Conference Committee (2005-2011)
  • Member of the ASME Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound.
  • National Representative in the Management Committee of COST P4 Action “Nonlinear Dynamics in Mechanical Processing,” Directorate General XII, European Commission.
  • Organizer of the Symposium on “Nonlinear Phenomena in Mechanical and Structural Systems,” 8th European Nonlinear Dynamics Conference (ENOC), Vienna, Austria, 2014.
  • Organizer of the Symposium on “Nonlinear Phenomena in Mechanical and Structural Systems,” 7th EUROMECH Nonlinear Dynamics Conference, Rome, Italy, 2011.
  • Organizer of the Symposium on “Nonlinear Dynamics of Mechanical Systems with Impacts and Friction,” 21th Biennial ASME Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise, San Diego, 2009.
  • Organizer of the Symposium on “Nonlinear Dynamics and Characterization of Distributed Parameter Systems,” 6th EUROMECH Nonlinear Dynamics Conference, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2008.
  • Organizer of the Symposium on “Nonlinear Dynamics, Optimization and Reliability of Mechanical Systems,” 20th Biennial ASME Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise, Las Vegas, 2007.
  • Organizer of the Symposium on “Structural and Vehicle Dynamics,” 6th EUROMECH Solid Mechanics Conference, Budapest, 2006.
  • Organizer of the Symposium on “Nonlinear Dynamics, Optimization and Reliability of Mechanical Systems,” 20th Biennial ASME Conf. on Mechanical Vibration and Noise, Long Beach, CA, 2005.
  • Organizer of the Symposium on “Nonlinear Dynamics of Distributed-Parameter Systems,” 5th EUROMECH Nonlinear Dynamics Conference, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2005.
  • Organizer of the Symposium on “Dynamics and Stability of Systems with Discontinuous Characteristics,” ASME Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise, Chicago, IL, 2003.
  • Organizer of the Symposium on “Vibration, Identification and Control of Dynamical Systems,” 5th EUROMECH Solid Mechanics Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2003.
  • International Representative in the 18th Biennial ASME Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2001.
  • Organizer of the Symposium on “Dynamics and Stability of Systems with Discontinuous Characteristics,” ASME Biennial Conf. on Mechanical Vibration and Noise, Pittsburgh, PA, 2001.
  • International Representative in the 17th Biennial ASME Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1999.
  • Organizer and Chairman of the Symposium on “Nonlinear Structural Dynamics,” ASME Summer Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1992.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee in several Engineering Conferences and Workshops.
  • Chairman of technical sessions in numerous Engineering Conferences.

Served repeatedly as Technical Reviewer for several Journals, including the following:

ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, Journal of Applied Mechanics, Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Journal of Sound and Vibration, International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, Journal of Vibration and Control, Nonlinear Dynamics, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Meccanica, as well as for many ASME Conference papers.

Publications

  • Natsiavas, S., “Applied Dynamics,” Ziti Publ. Co., Thessaloniki, Greece, 1994.
  • Natsiavas, S., “Oscillations of Dynamical Systems with Nonlinear Characteristics,” Ziti Publ. Co., Thessaloniki, Greece, 2000.
  • Natsiavas, S., “Vibration of Mechanical Systems,” Ziti Publ. Co., Thessaloniki, Greece, 2001.
  • Chapters in Books: 5
  • Archival Refereed Journal Papers: 65
  • Referred Conference Proceedings Papers: 112 Papers Presented at Meetings: 48