Dr George K. Nikas is a professional Mechanical Engineer licensed since
1995 and currently lives in England. He graduated from the National
Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 1994, and received a Ph.D.
and D.I.C. degree in Tribology and Contact Mechanics from the
Mechanical Engineering Department of Imperial College London in
1999. He worked for nearly 10 years as Research Assistant and
Research Associate in the Mechanical Engineering Department of
Imperial College London. He has served as Associate Editor of the
Journal of Tribology (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and
Member of the Editorial Board of 5 other engineering journals. Currently and in
conjunction with his research and publishing activities, he acts as
Director in his private limited company, KADMOS Engineering
(registered in England).
Running tasks: scientific research and
technical publishing in Tribology and Contact Mechanics.
mathematical analysis and computational modelling of tribological
problems; effects of lubricant contamination particles;
elastohydrodynamics and mechanics of hydraulic seals, toroidal
Infinitely Variable Transmissions, spur gears and rolling bearings;
hydrodynamics of thrust and journal bearings, including gas bearings;
mechanical and thermal stress analysis; contact mechanics involving
linear and nonlinear (rubber) elasticity, thermoelasticity,
poroelasticity; fatigue life calculations; Finite Element Analysis;