Mechanical Behaviour of Materials


Dr Alkistis Karabela

  • Qualifications: BEng (Hons), MSc, PhD
  • Role Title: Lecturer
  • Address: Anglesea Building, Anglesea Road, Portsmouth (UK) PO1 3DJ
  • Telephone: 023 9284 2322
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  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Faculty: Faculty of Technology


  • PhD (EPSRC funded), University of Portsmouth, 2008-2011. “An experimental and computational study of damage and crack growth for a nickel-based superalloy under fatigue-oxidation conditions” in collaboration with Rolls-Royce plc.  and Cranfield University.
  • MSc Mechanical Engineering (EPSRC funded) with Merit, University of Portsmouth, 2007-2008, “Fatigue of welded Aluminium structures”.
  • BEng(Hons) Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 1st class, University of Portsmouth, 2004-2006. “Modelling of the pull-out mechanism of cement pedicles from cancellous bones”. The project was awarded with the Departmental Project Prize.
  • Apolytirion, Lyceum of Rio, Achaia, Greece, 1997

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Unit Coordinator for ENG5560 Computer Aided Engineering and Product Manufacture
  • ENG470 Introduction to Design
  • ENG573 Computer Aided Visualisation
  • ENG661 Computer Aided Engineering – Product Realisation


  • Fatigue and fracture of engineering materials and components
  • High temperature fatigue and creep-fatigue interaction
  • High temperature oxidation and corrosion of metals and alloys
  • Engineering design
  • Manufacturing systems

Research profile

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Professor Jie Tong, Director, Mechanical Behaviour of Materials