Katerina Georgiou

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Results on the dynamics of the planar pendulum with parametric vertical timeperiodic forcing are reviewed and extended. Numerical methods are employed to study the various dynamical features of the system about its equilibrium positions. Furthermore, the dynamics of the system far from its equilibrium points is systematically investigated by using phase(More)
Polymersomes, polymeric vesicles that self-assemble in aqueous solutions from block copolymers, have been avidly investigated in recent years as potential drug delivery agents. Past work has highlighted peptide-functionalized polymersomes as a highly promising targeted delivery system. However, few reports have investigated the ability of polymersomes to(More)
Microbes influence soil organic matter decomposition and the long-term stabilization of carbon (C) in soils. We contend that by revising the representation of microbial processes and their interactions with the physicochemical soil environment, Earth system models (ESMs) will make more realistic global C cycle projections. Explicit representation of(More)
Stem cell differentiation can be highly sensitive to mechanical inputs from the extracellular matrix (ECM). Identifying temporal windows during which lineage commitment responds to ECM stiffness, and the signals that mediate these decisions, would advance both mechanistic insights and translational efforts. To address these questions, we investigate adult(More)
A rigorous analysis is presented in order to show that, in presence of friction, the upward equilibrium position of the vertically driven pendulum, with a small non-vanishing damping term, becomes asymptotically stable when the period of the forcing is below an appropriate threshold value. As a byproduct we obtain an analytic expression of the solution for(More)
Many studies have shown that elevated atmospheric CO2 concentrations result in increased plant carbon inputs to soil that can accelerate the decomposition of native soil organic matter, an effect known as priming. Consequently, it is important to understand and quantify the priming effect for future predictions of carbon-climate feedbacks. There are(More)
We consider the planar pendulum with support point oscillating in the vertical direction, and we study its motion around the equilibrium point corresponding to the upside-down position. We prove that the equilibrium point is stable for the projection of the motion on the pendulum phase space (for a full measure subset of the stability region of the(More)
Results on the dynamics of the planar pendulum with parametric vertical timeperiodic forcing are reviewed and extended. Numerical methods are employed to study the various dynamical features of the system about its equilibrium positions. Furthermore, the dynamics of the system far from its equilibrium points is systematically investigated by using phase(More)
Climatic, atmospheric, and land-use changes all have the potential to alter soil microbial activity, mediated by changes in plant inputs. Many microbial models of soil organic carbon (SOC) decomposition have been proposed recently to advance prediction of climate and carbon (C) feedbacks. Most of these models, however, exhibit unrealistic oscillatory(More)
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