Dr. Vassilios (Vassilis) Kappatos 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 a member of the board of CERTH, he is Visiting Fellow at School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, Cranfield University, UK and member of oN DuTy program supported by the Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) of the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and industrial partners.
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)/ Greek-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
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 77 European (European Defence Fund, Horizon Europe, Erasmus, H2020, FP7), 16 UK (TSB, Innovate UK), 5 Danish and 11 Greek National funded research projects with a total budget of more than 150 million €. He has extensive expertise on proposal writing for European funded projects and in developing partnerships within the industry. Throughout the years, he has reviewed and submitted many proposals, providing technical input, writing proposals and sections, forming partnerships, securing funds of around 20 million €.
He has over 145 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 more than 100 Research Fellows, Associates and Assistants, Technicians, PhD Students and Project Technical Assistants (Placement Students) over his career.
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Constructural and Infrastructure Research in Maritime and Air Transport Laboratory
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