Dr. Kyriaki Kalaitzidou

G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Assistant Professor



2006 Ph.D., Michigan State University, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

2002 M.S., Michigan Technological University, Mechanical Engineering

Publications (selected)

  1. J. K. Lee, M. Hiratani, K. Kalaitzidou, and A. Shyam, “Coherency Strain Induced Ordering in Substitutional Alloys” Metals and Materials (South Korea) 5 (1999) 519-523
  2. K. Kalaitzidou, H. Fukushima and L. T. Drzal, “A New Compounding Method for Exfoliated Graphite-Polypropylene Nanocomposites with Enhanced Flexural Properties and Lower Percolation Threshold” Composite Science and Technology 67 (2007) 2045-2051
  3. K. Kalaitzidou, H. Fukushima and L. T. Drzal, “Mechanical Properties and Morphological Characterization of Exfoliated Graphite-Polypropylene Nanocomposites” Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 38 (2007) 1675-1682
  4. K. Kalaitzidou, H. Fukushima and L. T. Drzal, “Multifunctional Polypropylene Composites Produced by Incorporation of Exfoliated Graphite Nanoplatelets” Carbon 45 (2007) 1446-1452
  5. J. Huang, K. Kalaitzidou, J.W. Sutherland, and E.C. Aifantis, “Validation of a Predictive Model for Adiabatic Shear Band Formation in Chips Produced via Orthogonal Machining” Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Materials 18 (2007) 243-263
  6. K. Kalaitzidou, H. Fukushima, H. Miyagawa and L. T. Drzal, “Flexural vs Tensile Modulus of Polypropylene Nanocomposites and Comparison of Experimental Data to Halpin –Tsai and Tandon-Weng Models” Polymer Engineering and Science 47 (2007) 1796-1803
  7. K. Kalaitzidou, H. Fukushima, P. Askeland and L.T. Drzal, “The nucleating effect of exfoliated graphite nanoplatelets and their influence on the crystal structure and electrical conductivity of polypropylene nanocomposites” Journal of Materials Science 43 (2008) 2895–2907
  8. K. Kalaitzidou and Alfred J. Crosby, “Adaptive polymer particles” Applied Physics Letters, 93 (2008) 041910-10/3
  9. M. Alberts*, K. Kalaitzidou and S. Melkote, “An investigation of graphite nanoplatelets as lubricant in grinding” International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture 49 (2009) 966-970
  10. K. Kalaitzidou, H. Fukushima and L.T. Drzal, “A route for polymer nanocomposites with engineered electrical conductivity and percolation threshold” Materials 3(2) (2010) 1089-1103
  11. S.R. Athreya*, K. Kalaitzidou and S. Das, “Processing and characterization of a carbon black-filled electrically conductive Nylon-12 nanocomposite produced by selective laser sintering” Materials Science and Engineering: A, Volume 527, 10-11, (2010) 2637-2642
  12. B. Simpson*, G. Nunnery, R. Tannenbaum and K. Kalaitzidou, “Capture/Release Ability of Thermo-Responsive Polymer Particles” Journal of Materials Chemistry 20 (2010) 3496 - 3501 (featured in the journal cover)
  13. A. Marcon*, S. Melkote, K. Kalaitzidou and D. DeBra, “An Experimental Evaluation of Graphite Nano-platelet Based Lubricant” CIRP Annals Manufacturing Technology CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology 59 (2010) 141-144
  14. S. Dzebo*, J. Morehouse, K. Kalaitzidou and S. Melkote “Performance of graphite nanoplatelet-enhanced grinding fluids in reduced quantity lubrication centerless grinding” Transactions of the North American Manufacturing Research Institution/SME 38 (2010) 161-168
  15. M. Karevan*, R.V. Pucha, M.A. Buiyan* and K. Kalaitzidou, “Effect of nanofiller-polymer interactions on the tensile modulus of graphite nanoplatelets and carbon nanotubes reinforced polypropylene nanocomposites,” Carbon Letters 11 (2010) 325-331
  16. Athreya*, K. Kalaitzidou and S. Das “Mechanical and Microstructural Properties of a Nylon-12/Carbon black Composites: Selective Laser Sintering vs Melt Compounding and Injection Molding” Composites Science and Technology 71 (2011) 506-510
  17. M.A. Bhuiyan*, R.V. Pucha, M. Karevan* and K. Kalaitzidou “Tensile Modulus of Carbon Nanotube/Polypropylene Composites-A Computational Study Based on Experimental Characterization” Computational Materials Science 50 (2011) 2347-2353
  18. M. Tait*, A. Pegoretti, A.Dorigato and K. Kalaitzidou “The Effect of Filler Type and Content and Manufacturing Process on the Performance of Multifunctional Poly-lactide/carbon composites” Carbon 49 (2011) 4280-4290
  19. S. Athreya*, K. Kalaitzidou and S. Das “Microstructure, Thermomechanical Properties and Electrical Conductivity of Carbon Black-Filled Nylon-12 Nanocomposites prepared by Selective Laser Sintering” Polymers Engineering and Science 52 (2012) 12-20
  20. S-O Han, M. Karevan*, Md A Bhuiyan*, J-H Park and K. Kalaitzidou, “Effect of Exfoliated Graphite Nanoplatelets on the Mechanical and Viscoelastic Properties of Poly(lactic acid) Biocomposites Reinforced with Kenaf Fibers.” Journal of Material Science 47 (2012) 3535-3443
  21. H.T. Santoso*, V. Singh, K. Kalaitzidou and B.A. Cola, “ Enhanced Molecular Order in Polythiophene Films Electropolymerized in a Mixed Electrolyte of Anion and Boron Trifluoriede Diehtyl Etherate” ACS Applied Material Interfaces 4 (2012) 1697-703
  22. A.C. Patsidis*, K. Kalaitzidou and G.C. Psarras “Dielectric Response, Functionality and Energy Storage in Epoxy Nanocomposites: Barium Titanate vs Exfoliated Graphite Nanoplatelets Materials” Materials Chemistry and Physics (in press)
  23. Md A Bhuiyan*, R.V. Pucha, J. Worthy; M. Karevan*, K. Kalaitzidou, “Defining the lower and upper limit of the effective modulus of CNT/polypropylene composites through integration of modeling and experiments” Composite Structures (in press)

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