ASCE reviewers voluntarily apply their expertise and time to ensure that articles submitted to the ASCE library of journals are timely and worthy of inclusion. Each year journal editors select up to ten reviewers for the award, based on the quality and timeliness of their reviews during the past year. In 2019 three reviewers were selected for the Journal of Engineering Mechanics: Professor Chatzis along with Ye Xia (University of Florida) and Dimitiros Konstantinidis (UC Berkeley).
Since 2012, Professor Chatzis has been reviewing a broad range of papers related to mechanics, dynamics and earthquake engineering. He says, ”I consider being assigned as a reviewer for a paper an honour. I believe that the role of a reviewer is one of the most important services to a scientific community. I treat the process of reviewing with respect and dedicate the necessary attention and effort so that my reviews are beneficial to the scientific community and the authors”.
At Hertford, Manolis teaches our undergraduate Engineering students, while his work at the department is focused on the study of dynamic systems that exhibit non-linearities. His current areas of research include modeling non-linear dynamic systems and vibration monitoring, working on infrastructure like wind turbines and bridges
The Journal of Engineering Mechanics is particularly special to Manolis as it hosted his first journal publication. He adds, “It is the first journal I reviewed for. It is a great honour for me to receive this distinction for my services as a reviewer to a very important journal in our field”.