Mourtzis Dimitris

Academic position: Associate Professor
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Biographic Notes

He owns a Diploma (MSc) in Mechanical Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute, "GH. ASACHI" of Iasi, Romania and a PhD in Engineering of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, University of Patras. Among others, he worked as Senior Researcher at the Institute of Industrial Systems (ISI) from 2002 to 2005, as Lecturer from 2005 to 2010 and as Assistant Professor from 2010 to 2015 in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics at the University of Patras, Greece. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics since October 2015 to present. He is teaching the following undergraduate courses: Manufacturing Processes and Laboratory I and II, Mechanical Drawing and Machine-Shop Training I and II, Computer Numerical Control (CNC), Introduction to Manufacturing Systems and Non-Conventional Manufacturing processes. In addition, he is teaching the following postgraduate courses: Advanced Manufacturing Processes, Advanced Topics on Manufacturing Systems, and Advanced Topics on Machine Tools and Automation. His main research interests are focused on the field of: Manufacturing Systems Planning, Control, and Networking, Design of Manufacturing Systems and Networks, Flexibility and Complexity in Manufacturing Systems. Recently, his research work has been awarded with the Burbidge Best Paper Award at APMS 2012 (International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems) sponsored by IFIP. He speaks fluently English and Romanian.

He is a Fellow of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP), a member of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) - TC5.2 - Manufacturing Modelling for Management and Control since 2005, an Education Liaison of IFAC TC5.2, member of the International Federation of Information Processing IFIP WG 5.7 Advances in Production Management Systems, the coordinator of the Greek Manufuture Network GMN, and also the representative of GMN to the Manufuture National-Regional Technology Platform Group (NRTP). He is a member of the European Factories of the Future Association - EFFRA and a member of the European Manufacturing and Innovation Research Association - EMIRACLE. He is also a member of the European Aeronautics Science Network / Association EASN, a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE), and a member of the Technical Chamber of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers.

He is a reviewer for twenty-eight (28) International Journals and a large number of International Conferences, and guest editor in two (2) international scientific journals. He has organized and chaired eleven (11) international scientific conferences and has been a member of international organizing and program committees fifty-nine (59) times. He has been involved in more than eighteen (18) RTD projects funded by the EC, acting as Senior Researcher, Project and Technical Manager, contributing to the manufacturing research and technological advancement in national and international level. Indicative EC funded projects that have been carried out include: RIDER, BEP-IFM, SYRIOS, My CAR, e-CUSTOM (twice appointed as a success story among FP7 FoF RTD Projects), Apps4aME, CAPP4SMEs, DIVERSITY, ProRegio and ICP4Life (H2020 - FoF).

He has given more than forty-five (45) scientific presentations and invited keynote talks in international workshops organized by the EC, in CIRP General Assembly Meetings (to the Scientific Technical Committees of Optimization, Design and Assembly), and in international scientific conferences. He has been invited as a manufacturing field expert in several projects such as; Action Plant (2011) and TAMS4CPS (2015 and 2016).

He has supervised forty-six (46) Diploma Thesis in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics of the University of Patras, many of which were conducted in cooperation with industries and in topics relevant to the design, planning, and operation of manufacturing systems and networks. He is currently acting as supervisor in the committees of eleven (11) PhD Theses dissertations. He has been a member of a PhD Three Member Supervisory Committee eleven (11) times (5 concluded, 1 concluding soon and 5 in progress), and of a PhD Seven Member Enquiry Committee thirteen (13) times (13 concluded).

He has more than one hundred and fifty-seven (157) publications (fifty-seven (57) publications in international refereed scientific journals, three (3) publications in Greek refereed scientific journals, seventeen (17) chapters in books, four (4) editorials, two (2) white papers, and seventy-four (74) publications in conference proceedings with review in the full paper. The acknowledgment of his scientific work by the international scientific community amounts to a total number of unique citations of about two thousand (2000), for a total of ninety-six (96) publications (based on Scopus, ISI Web of Knowledge, and Google Scholar citation indices). His profile including information regarding his research and publication record is also available in the following scientific databases:

1.    Google Scholar

2.    Scopus

3.    Research Gate.




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