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Written by Kamoutsi Eleni   
Wednesday, 24 November 2010 11:40

The Laboratory of Materials (LoM) is part of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Thessaly and is located in the area of Volos in Central Greece. The laboratory was established in 1995 and operates with research and educational activities specializing in metallic alloy research.

LoM has emerged in its area of expertise as a strong research point by collaborating with several Greek and European industries ranging from materials developers to materials users.

LoM expertise is in the field of alloy design and materials process simulation by applying CALPHAD-based computational alloy thermodynamics and kinetics. LoM has developed the ALLOYNEERING methodology based on Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) approaches.

LoM is also active in materials characterization, laser materials processing, corrosion and failure analysis issues.

LoM performs research projects for industry and the EU. Extensive experience has been accumulated in LoM’s researchers through their involvement in more than EU and national research projects and more than a hundred problem-solving industrial contracts.

LoM has a strong application-oriented approach. Input and questions from industry are essential to guide the research, which is directed to the solution of practical problems.


  • 300 projects with industry
  • 40 EU and national research projects
  • 90 MSc theses
  • 9 PhD theses
  • 180+ publications in refereed journals and international conferences

The Director of LoM


LoM is directed by Dr. Greg Haidemenopoulos, who is a Professor of Physical Metallurgy at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UTH since 1992.

Greg holds a Ph.D. degree in Physical Metallurgy from MIT (1988). He is the developer of the ALLOYNEERING Methodology for Alloy design. He is the author of the textbook Physical Metallurgy: Principles and Design, published by CRC Press in 2018.

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