I publish in broad audience [PNAS, Matter, Joule], mechanics of materials [Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Journal of Applied Mechanics, Acta Materialia], and sustainability journals [Nature Communications Earth & Environment]. I have filed 2 patents. My machine learning solutions are available online. Full publication list can be found on Google Scholar

Significant Contributions

Integrated simulation, machine learning, and experimental approach to characterizing fracture instability in indentation pillar-splitting of materials 

#C. E. Athanasiou, #X. Liu, #B. Zhang,…, H. Gao
#equal contribution
Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids

Lead removal at trace concentrations from water by inactive yeast cells

#P. M. Stathatou, #C. E. Athanasiou, …, H. Gao, N. Gershenfeld
#equal contribution
Communications Earth & Environment 2022, 3, 132 (link)

Featured: Forbes, MIT News, Science Daily etc.

Knowledge extraction and transfer in data-driven fracture mechanics 

#X. Liu, #C. E. Athanasiou, N. P. Padture, B. W. Sheldon, H. Gao
#equal contribution
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

High toughness inorganic solid electrolyte reinforced via the use of reduced graphene-oxide 

C. E. Athanasiou, M.Y. Jin, C. Ramirez, N. P. Padture, B. W. Sheldon
Matter 2020, 3, 1-18. (link)
Featured: Science Daily,  Interesting Engineering, Green Car Congress / Commentary by J.L. Lutkenhaus and P. Flouda, Matter, 3 (12), 2020

A machine learning approach to fracture mechanics problems

X. Liu, C. E. Athanasiou, N. P. Padture, B. W. Sheldon, H. Gao
Acta Materialia 2020, 190, 105-112.
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Unraveling brittle fracture statistics out of self-healing patterns forming during femtosecond laser exposure

C. E. Athanasiou, M.Hongler, Y. Bellouard
Physical Review Applied 2017, 8, 054013.


 A monolithic micro-tensile tester for investigating silicon dioxide polymorphs micromechanics, fabricated and operated using a femtosecond laser

C. E. Athanasiou, Y. Bellouard
Micromachines 2015, 6, 1365-1386.


M. Stathatou, F. Tourlomousis, C. E. Athanasiou, A. Mershin, N. Gershenfeld, “Materials and Methods for Biosorption of Micropollutants from Aqueous Solutions.” 63/241,968, September 2021.

Thesis Publications

PhD Thesis N#8323, Christos Edouardos Athanasiou, Non-contact femtosecond laser-based methods for investigating glass mechanics at small scales, Suisse: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), 2018.

PhD Committee Members: Prof. Y. Bellouard (Thesis Director, EPFL), Prof. D. Psaltis (Chair, EPFL), Prof. J. Vlassak (Harvard University), Prof. M. Lancry (Université Paris-Sud 11), Prof. F. Sorin (EPFL)