Degree: Dipl. – Ing. Mechanical and Aeronautics
Position: Composites Research Engineer (PhD Candidate)
Applied Mechanics Laboratory
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics
University of Patras
Date – Place of Birth: 14/11/1986, Cholargos, Athens, Greece
Born at 14/11/1986 and lived in Byron, Athens, Attiki. From October 2004 lives in Patras, Achaia where he studied Mechanical and Aeronautics Engineering at University of Patras. After graduating (11/2010) he enrolled as a PhD Candidate at the Applied Mechanics Laboratory in the research area of the Nanomodified Multifunctional Composite Material. He is involved in several research programs organized by the European Committee (EC), European Space Agency (ESA). From 3/2011 he is member of the Technical Chamber of Greece and from 4/2012 he is member of the Panhellenic Association of Graduated Mechanical and Electrical Engineers.
Mechanical and aeronautics enginner (Dipl. – Ing. From University of Patras, Greece, 2010) specializing in applied mechanics and composite materials. After completing my Diploma thesis at the University of Patras (UoP) and graduating, I enrolled as PhD candidate at the Applied Mechanics Laboratory (UoP).
• The field of my PhD Research is:
Development of nano-material organized structures and integration into composites for the development of multifunctional materials.
• Research interests: Composite Material Manufacturing, Composite Material Nano –
Modifications, Multifunctional Material Systems, Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), Non – Destructive Techniques.
Ph.D. Studies at Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics Department
University of Patras, Greece
2010 - Present
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, (Dipl. – Ing.) University of Patras, Greece
Thesis: Physical, Electrical, Thermal and Thermomechanical characterization of Non-Conventional Nano - modified Polymers with 2D/3D Preorganized CNTstructures.
2004 - 2010
Memberships and Affiliations
Member of Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) since 2011
Member of the Association of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers of
Greece, Department of West Greece, Member of the board, since 2012
Involvement in Research Projects
ESA NACO 1 & 2: Non – conventional Matrix/CNT – reinforced composite for applications in Space, 2007 – 2013.
EU – FP7 – AAT – ELECTRICAL: Novel aeronautical multifunctional composite structures with bulk electrical conductivity and self – sensing capabilities, 2010 – 2013.
ESA NAFO: Use of Nanocomposite Reinforced Foams for Manufacture of Superlightweight Stiff Sandwich Panel Materials, 2013 – 2015.
ESA NEFELI: Development of Nano-Enabled Fibre Reinforced Plastics, 2013-2015.
ESA NESTOR: Study on Strategies towards the Use of Nano-Enabled Fibre Reinforced Plastics, 2013-2015.
GSRT – GRACE: Novel Graphene modified CFRPs for improved damage tolerance behavior and multifunctional characteristics. 2014-2015.
ESA – GADGET: Graphene based systems for energy stotage.
Kostopoulos, V., Masouras, A., Baltopoulos, A., Vavouliotis, A., Sotiriadis, G., & Pambaguian, L. (2016). A critical review of nanotechnologies for composite aerospace structures. CEAS Space Journal, 1–23. doi:10.1007/s12567-016-0123-7
Nanotechnologies for Composite Structures – from Nanocomposites to Multifunctional Nano‐ Enabled FRP for Spacecrafts, 9th ESA Round Table on Micro and Nano Technologies, Lausanne, Switzerland, 10 – 13 June 2014, V. Kostopoulos, A. Vavouliotis, A. Baltopoulos, G. Sotiriadis, A. Masouras, C. Kostagiannakopoulou, L. Pambaguian
Development of Nanocomposite Material Films and Integration to CFRPs for the Development of Multifunctional Structures, International Conference of Composite Materials, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19 – 24 July 2015, A. Masouras, Antonios Vavouliotis, Athanasios Baltopoulos, V. Kostopoulos, L. Pambaguian
Novel Composites Reinforced with Bucky Papers or Bucky Disks for Space Applications, 9th ESA Round Table on Micro and Nano Technologies, Lausanne, Switzerland, 10 – 13 June 2014, F. Hepp, E. K. Pfeiffer, O. Aschennbrenner, S. Forero, V. Liedtke, S. Linke, C. Macho, M. Martins, V. Kostopoulos, A. Masouras, C. Pereira, A. Vavouliotis, L. Pambaguian
First Results on Use of Nanocomposite Reinforced Foams for Manufacture of Superlightweight Stiff Sandwich Panels, 9th ESA Round Table on Micro and Nano Technologies, Lausanne, Switzerland, 10 – 13 June 2014, F. Hepp, E. K. Pfeiffer, M. Klebor, O. Aschennbrenner, V. Kostopoulos, A. Masouras, A. Baltopoulos, S. Forero, E. Labiole, D. Tanzilli, J. Williamson
• Additive Manufacturing Concepts for Composite Materials and Structures: Nano – Materials and Cellular Structures, ESA Workshop on Additive Manufacturing for Space Applications, European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) - Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 28 – 29 October 2014, A. Baltopoulos, D. Vlachos, A. Vavouliotis, D. Touliatou, A. Masouras, V. Kostopoulos
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