CV: Postdoctoral Researcher



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 Date Submitted:06-02-2019
 Last Modified:06-02-2019 (04:37)
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 Current job:Postdoctoral Researcher
 Employment Term:Temp/Contract
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within 2 months
 Industry:Launch Systems
 KeywordsA materials/structural engineer with 6 years of experience in composite materials, shells and structures for use in the aerospace sector. I hold a PhD degree in composite materials. Energetic, highly motivated person with a strong sense of commitment. Hav

Date of Birth: 14/8/1987


A materials/structural engineer with 6 years of experience in composite materials, shells and Composite-Overwrapped Pressure Vessels (COPVs) for use in the automotive, medical and aerospace sector. I am an energetic, highly motivated person with a strong sense of commitment. Having worked at a multi-national and interdisciplinary research environment I have nurtured successful working relationships. Capable of thinking from scratch and developing new technical ideas and practical solutions to complex problems.    


2017 - 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher

TU Delft-Faculty of Aerospace Engineering (Delft)

Maximization of volumetric efficiency at minimum weight penalty of large composite tank containers for transportation (for CPT B.V.)

Parametric analysis of manufacturing of thick-walled composite shells for use in medical sector (for Futura Composites B.V.)

Supervision of the development of the fuel tank and feed system for the first hydrogen-powered glider

2013 - 2018

TU Delft-Faculty of Aerospace Engineering

PhD in ‘Design and Analysis of Multi-Spherical Composite Overwrapped LH2 Tanks for Hypersonic Aircrafts’

Detailed design and modelling of an innovative composite-overwrapped fuel tank configuration for cryogenic storage

Composite material characterization (tensile, compression, DSC,TMA) 

Manufacturing of multi-spherical pressure vessels and testing at ambient and cryogenic temperatures

Strain and damage monitoring with Acoustic Emission (AE) and Fiber optic sensing techniques

2011 - 2012

Junior Project Manager 

Theodorou Automation SAICT (Athens)

Management of the design and development of Corporate Mobile Applications for the Field Service technicians

Marc - July 2010


Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH (IVW) (Kaiserslautern)

Composite Pressure Vessels (COPVs) manufacturing (Filament winding)

2009 - 2010


Laboratory of Composite Materials and Processes of the Hellenic Aerospace Industry (HAI) (Athens)

Composite panels manufacturing (RTM, Vacuum  infusion)


2010 - 2012

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

Master in Applied Mechanics

Overall Grade: 7.10 (Very Good)-(Top 10% of Class)

2005 - 2010

University of the Aegean, Polytechnic School

Department of Industrial Engineering

Overall Grade: 7.37 (Very Good)-(Top 10% of Class)

2002 - 2005

Athens College High School


Journal Publications:

I.G. Tapeinos, S. Koussios and R. Benedictus, ‘Assessing the Volumetric and Gravimetric Efficiency of a Composite Overwrapped Multi-sphere’, to be submitted.

I.G. Tapeinos, D.S. Zarouchas, O. Bergsma, S. Koussios and R. Benedictus, ‘Evaluation of the Mechanical Performance of a Composite Multi-Cell Tank for Cryogenic Storage: Part I- Tank Operating Window based on Progressive Failure Analysis’, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 44, Issue 7, 3917-3930, 2019.

I.G. Tapeinos, A. Rajabzadeh, D.S. Zarouchas, M. Stief, R.M. Groves, S. Koussios and R. Benedictus, ‘Evaluation of the Mechanical Performance of a Composite Multi-Cell Tank for Cryogenic Storage: Part II- Experimental Assessment’, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 44, Issue 7, 3931-3943, 2019.

I.G. Tapeinos, S. Koussios, R.M. Groves, ‘Design and Analysis of a Multi-Cell Subscale Tank for LH2 Storage’, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 41, Issue 5, 3676-3688, 2016.

I.G. Tapeinos, N.D. Alexopoulos, A. Miaris, P. Mitschang (Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH (IVW), ‘Carbon nanotube-based polymer composites: a trade-off between manufacturing cost and mechanical performance’, Composites Science and Technology, Volume 72, Issue 7, 774-787, 2012.



June 24-28, 2018

18th European Conference on Composite Materials, Athens

September 19-22, 2016

American Society for Composites 31st Technical Conference, Virginia

November 19-24, 2015

Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessel Symposium, (Invited speaker), Berlin

July 19-24, 2015

20th International Conference on Composite Materials, Copenhagen

September 23-26, 2013

5th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Advanced Materials, Kos


Advanced Knowledge:

Abaqus v. 6.14 FEA Software

Mathematica v.11


Microsoft Office


Python, Matlab


Greek: Native language

English: Proficient-Certificate of Proficiency-University of Michigan, IELTS: 8/9

German: Fair-Zertifikat Deutsch-Goethe Institut

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