Dr. Korkolis joined The Ohio State University in 2019. Prior to that, he has a faculty member at the University of New Hampshire for 8.5 years. He has also held visiting appointments at Kyoto University and Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in Japan. He has two years of experience in industry and the military. He has published 3 book chapters, over 55 peer-reviewed journal papers and has delivered over 140 conference papers, presentations, posters and invited talks.


Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin, Engineering Mechanics

M.S. National Technical University of Athens, Greece, Computational Mechanics

5-yr Diploma National Technical University of Athens, Greece, Mechanical Engineering



  • Plasticity and constitutive modeling
  • Formability and ductile fracture
  • Materials forming processes, including sheet metal forming and tube forming
  • Metal cutting, material removal with high-pressure jets.


Dr. Korkolis’ research is at the interface of constitutive modeling, formability and ductile fracture, and manufacturing processes. He has worked on constitutive modeling of advanced aluminum alloys, formability and failure prediction, microforming, modeling of machining operations, sheet metal forming, continuous-bending-under-tension and pulsed tube hydroforming. His particular approach involves multiaxial experiments, oftentimes using unique, custom-built equipment, combined with the use of recent advanced material and numerical models.


Dr. Korkolis is the recipient of the 2018 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers, the 2012 Best Reviewer Award from the ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, a 2012 NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation, the 2012 Best Organizer of Symposium and Sessions (BOSS) Award from the 2012 ASME International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Engineering, and the 2011 Best Young Researcher Award from the 5th International Conference on Tube Hydroforming. Currently, he serves as an Associate Editor for the ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering and for Solids, is a member of the Advisory Board of the Int’l Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan.


Dr. Korkolis was the Chair of the 2019 NUMIFORM (Numerical Methods for Industrial Forming Processes) conference,