Nickolas S. SAPIDIS, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Prof. Nickolas S. Sapidis is Professor of “Computational Design and Analysis of Machine Elements” with the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Western Macedonia (Kozani, Greece), where he directs the “Division of Constructions and Materials”. He has been a Professor with the University of the Aegean, and he has also taught at the Hellenic Air Force Academy and the National Technical University of Athens. N. Sapidis holds a Diploma (1985) in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, an M.A. (1987) in Applied Mathematics from the University of Utah, USA, and an M.S. (1988) & Ph.D. (1993) in Mechanical and Aerospace Sciences from the University of Rochester, USA. N. Sapidis has been pursuing/supervising research on “Mechanical Design”, “Computer-Aided Design (CAD)”, “Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE)”, “Geometric Modeling”, “Virtual Engineering”, and “Computer Graphics”. He is the author of more than 70 papers on the above subjects. His industrial professional experience on CAD/CAE includes the General Motors R&D Center, and the Marine Technology Development Co (Greece). Published research results of N. Sapidis have been independently implemented in industrial CAD systems by R&D teams at M.I.T., Intergraph Corp., General Motors Design Centre and Tribon (AVEVA). N. Sapidis is a member of the Editorial board of more than ten international scientific journals, including Computer-Aided Design (Elsevier), Computer-Aided Design and Applications (Taylor & Francis), and 3D Research (Springer). N. Sapidis has served on the Program Committee of more than 80 international conferences, and was an “invited Keynote Speaker” for 7 international conferences.
Dr. Iraklis Chatziparasidis, Senior Research Engineer, Engineering Research Department, Group Innovation Department, KLEEMANN, Greece
Dr. Iraklis Chatziparasidis is a Chartered Engineer (CEng / EurIng) and has a working experience of 21 years in industry. He currently works as Head of the Engineering Research Department in Kleemann Complete Lifts SA and also as an Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Macedonia. He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Technological Educational Institute of Kavala, Greece, an MSc in Engineering Design and Manufacture from Loughborough University, UK, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Macedonia, Greece. His research interests focus on Design Automation, Knowledge Based Engineering and CAD systems interaction, Engineering Design Methods and New Product Development CAx tools.
Antonis Protopsaltis, Special Teaching Faculty – Ph.D. (Ε.ΔΙ.Π.), Department of Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Dr. Antonis Protopsaltis received the Diploma degree in Computer Science and the M.Sc. degree in Software Engineering from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, in 1994 and 1996, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Aided Geometric Design from University of Ioannina, Greece, in 2010. In 2015 he joined the Dept. of Informatics and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Western Macedonia as adjunct lecturer and since 2017 he is a member of the same Dept. as a Special Teaching Faculty (Ε.ΔΙ.Π.). During his professional career, he has worked on software design and programming for CAD systems, desktop and web database applications. His main research interests focus on “Computer Graphics”, “Computer-Aided Design (CAD)”, and “Geometric Modeling”. email@example.com
Christos Grompanopoulos, Special Teaching Faculty (Ε.ΔΙ.Π.), Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Dr. Christos Grompanopoulos received his Diploma degree in Computer Science from the University of Crete, Heraklion Crete in 1998 and MSc degree in Computer Systems from the University of Macedonia in 2006. In 2014, he received his PhD from the University of Macedonia under the supervision of Assistant Professor Ioannis Mavridis, with a research topic on “Security Issues in Open and Dynamic Computing Environments”. Since 2017 he is employed as a Special Teaching Faculty (Ε.ΔΙ.Π.) by the University of Western Macedonia, Dpt of Mechanical Engineering. His research interests include Information Security, IoT and Operating systems.
Ioannis Mikrou, PhD Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Ioannis Mikrou received his degree in Industrial Engineering from the Technological Educational Institute of Western Macedonia, Greece, in 2005, and an MSc degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Western Macedonia, Greece, in 2013. He is currently working towards his PhD degree at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Western Macedonia, Greece. His research interests concern Product Life Management, focusing on design methodologies for mechatronic products.
Nikolaos GABRIELIDES, Dr.Ing., Principal Specialist in Geometric Modelling, DNVGL-Digital Solutions, Norway
Dr. Nikolaos Gabrielides graduated from the School of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 1996. He received his doctorate degree from NTUA in 2005, in Computer Aided Geometric Design. His doctoral thesis is on surface construction from data points on disconnected parallel cross sections. The academic year 2007-2008 he was appointed as a post-doctoral researcher by University of Paris IX, Dauphine, working on implicit surface interpolation methods, based on Hamilton-Jacobi equations. Since November 2008 he is working for DNVGL-Digital Solutions (former names: DNV-Software, DNVGL-Software) mainly on the CAD/CAE package Sesam/Genie (specialized in modelling of fixed and floating structures for strength assessment with the aid of finite elements). He has been working for twenty years on software design and programming, especially in CAD/CAE systems, ship loading programs, and desktop/database applications specialized in maritime business. His research interests are related to geometric and solid modelling, curve/surface interpolation techniques and shape-preserving interpolation.
Georgios KARAOGLANIDIS, Dr. Eng., Technical Director, IGeTECH, Greece
Dr. Georgios Karaoglanidis graduated from the School of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) in 2005. In 2010, he received his doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Laboratory of Machine Elements & Machine Design (LME&MD) of the same University. From 2010 to 2012, he worked as an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Western Macedonia giving lectures on Machine Elements. In 2013, he worked as an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Automotive Engineering, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki giving lectures on Suspensions and Steering Geometries of Ground Vehicles. From 2015 to 2021, he worked as a Design Leader and HV Batteries Technical Specialist in the Department of Electronics & Electrification of FEV Europe GmbH, Germany. Since July of 2021, he is Co-Founder and Technical director of IGeTECH. He has an extensive experience on CAD/CAE and PLM systems used in the automotive industry and in the processes related to them. He participated in a significant number of worldwide development projects both as a Design Leader and as a Technical Specialist. His fields of expertise include Conceptualization, eMobility Technologies and Energy Storage Systems and Applications.