Dr. Vassilios (Vassilis) Kappatos (PhD, MEng, CEng, FWeldl, MIEEE, MISCM) is the Head of Constructural and Infrastructure Research in Maritime and Air Transport Laboratory at Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT), Center for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), Greece. He is currently Fellow of The Welding Institute (FWeld) and Member of the - Engineering Council of United Kingdom (CEng) / Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE-TCG)/ Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (MIEEE)/ International Society for Condition Monitoring (ISCM) / Hellenic Society for Non Destructive Testing (H.S.N.T)/ Hellenic Institute of Acoustics (HELINA)/ Danish Center for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (DCAMM)/ Society for Machinery Failure Prevention Technology (MFPT).
He obtained his PhD in the area of Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE) and also holds the Diploma of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering (MEng) since 2002. His research areas are NDE, Structural Health Monitoring, Condition Monitoring, Structural Integrity, Pattern Recognition and Signal Processing. His research has been supported by the European Commission and other organizations. As a research leader, he has delivered and coordinated 29 European (H2020-FP7), 8 UK (TSB-Innovate), 5 Danish and 2 Greek National funded research projects with a total budget of more than 60 million €.
He has over 109 publications in International Journals, Conference Proceedings, Book Chapters and Articles. He is a reviewer of several international journals and conference proceedings. Throughout his career, he has lectured at University level on a broad range of modules in the area of Applied Engineering in Denmark, the United Kingdom and Greece. He was Associate Professor (permanent position) at Mechanical Engineering Section, Department of Technology and Innovation, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark. He has managed a research team of 35 Research Fellows and Assistants, PhD Students and Project Technical Assistants (Placement Students) at Brunel Innovation Centre (BIC), Brunel University London, United Kingdom.
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Constructural and Infrastructure Research in Maritime and Air Transport Laboratory
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