Doctoral Studies

General principles

The Doctoral Studies of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the School of Engineering of the University of Peloponnese are organized and operate in accordance with the provisions of Law 4485/2017, and the general institutional framework, as applicable. They are intended to promote original scientific research and lead to the acquisition of a Doctoral Degree, which certifies the preparation of original scientific research and the essential contribution of its holder to the development of knowledge in areas falling within the research interests and/or scientific fields treated by the Department, either exclusively, or more broadly in accordance with the concept of interdisciplinarity that governs modern research activity.

The Doctoral Degree is entitled, “Doctoral Degree in Mechanical Engineering Science”. The above title does not constitute a scientific subject.


Doctoral studies aim at creating high-quality, modern scientific research, as well as training scientists capable of contributing to the progress and development of science and basic research. The graduates of the doctoral program are intended to staff the research, business and educational sectors with high-level scientists and contribute to the development of the country. At the same time, the PhD Program is for the Department, as well as for the University in general, a source of academic prestige and international academic distinction, and contributes to the qualitative and quantitative upgrade of research production.

In the Regulation that follows (Government approved) further details and data for the Doctoral Degree in Mechanical Engineering Science can be found regarding the following issues:

  • General principles
  • Aim
  • Call for Expressions of Interest for the preparation of a Doctoral Thesis
  • Admission requirements and criteria
  • Required documents
  • Selection process for PhD candidates
  • PhD thesis supervision
  • Duration
  • Rights of Doctoral Candidates
  • Obligations of Doctoral Candidates
  • Canceling/Removal of Doctoral Candidates
  • Writing, support and evaluation of the Doctoral Thesis
  • Copyright
  • Plagiarism
  • Announcement of Tuition Fees
  • Doctoral Dissertation Co-supervision
  • Other provisions

Scientific Subjects for the Preparation of a Doctoral Thesis at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Peloponnese 2022-2023

  1. Interaction of Creep and Fatigue of Technical Materials and Constructions
    (Prof. Nikolaos Batsoulas, batsoulas(at) )
  2. Multiaxial Fatigue of Technical Materials in Variable Stress Conditions
    (Prof. Nikolaos Batsoulas, batsoulas(at) )
  3. Αποθήκευση Ενέργειας Υδρογόνου σε συμπιεστές μέσω μεταλλικών υδριδίων
    (Αναπλ. Καθ. Πολυζάκης Απόστολος, apolyzakis(at)
  4. Energy saving in smart buildings with new technologies
    (Assoc. Prof. Polyzakis Apostolos, e-mail:apolyzakis(at)
  5. Internal Combustion Engines for hydrogen cars
    (Assoc. Prof. Polyzakis Apostolos, e-mail:apolyzakis(at)
  6. Energy and Sustainability in Education
    (Assoc. Prof. Polyzakis Apostolos,apolyzakis(at)
  7. Design of nanofluids and nanoadditives with improved fluid-thermal properties
    (Assoc. Prof. Skouras Evgenios, eskouras(at)
  8. Design of airgels for mortars with increased thermal insulation
    (Assoc. Prof. Skouras Evgenios, eskouras(at) )
  9. Computational characterization of mechanical behavior of nanomaterials based on a new allotropic form of carbon, called Fullerene
    ( Assistant Prof. Kambysas Grigorios, greg(at) )
  10. Propagation and scattering of acoustic waves
    (Assistant Prof. Kambysas Grigorios, greg(at) )
  11. Multiscale simulation of flow, diffusion and heat transfer based on the lattice-Boltzmann method
    (Assistant Prof. Kalarakis Alexandros, alexandros.kalarakis(at) )
  12. Hybrid models of transport phenomena based on the Lattice Boltzmann method with artificial intelligence algorithms
    (Assistant Prof. Kalarakis Alexandros, alexandros.kalarakis(at) )
  13. Numerical solution of corrosion problems of materials and structures.
    (Prof. Stefanos Tsinopoulos, stsinop(at) )
  14. Theoretical and experimental study of the machining of mechanical components from complex and advanced materials, using Digitally Guided Machine Tools
    (Assistant Prof. Tsirkas Sotirios, stsirkas(at) )

Call for Expressions of Interest for the Preparation of a Doctoral Thesis at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Peloponnese

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