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Professor George Chryssolouris

Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems & Automation
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics
University of Patras
Rio, Patras 26504, Greece
Tel.: +30 2610 910160, +30 2610-910166 , +30 2610-997262
Fax: +30 2610 997314 


George Chryssolouris is Professor (1993-) of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics of which he was Chairman between 2003 and 2007. He was, for 2006-2007, the President of CIRP, the Paris based International Academy for Production Engineering.

He is the Director of the Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation (LMS). LMS researchers work on a variety of research subjects including production systems planning and control, software development for industrial networking, innovative manufacturing processes, virtual reality engineering applications, and quality control and metrology.

Professor Chryssolouris was Chief Executive Officer of OTE, the national Greek telecom operator, and member of its board of directors (1996-1999). Under his leadership OTE, the largest company of Greece with 20000 employees and annual revenue of ca. $3 billion, became the first Greek company to be listed in the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange). Professor Chryssolouris was also advisor to the Prime Minister of Greece on education and technology (1996-1998).

Professor Chryssolouris worked at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in the USA between 1980 and 1993. He led a research group for the development of information systems and automation for industrial applications. He taught at MIT undergraduate and graduate level subjects related to manufacturing, systems, design and automation.

Between 1980 and 1993 he served also as Vice- President, responsible for the US operation, of a German engineering company specialised in industrial automation. In 1988 he established, with help from venture capital, a company for software products developed by his research group at MIT. He worked (1976-1980) as Research Associate in the Institute of Manufacturing Technology and Machine Tools at the University of Hannover, Germany.

Professor Chryssolouris has more than 400 publications in international scientific journals and refereed conferences. He is the author of two books published by Springer Verlag.

He holds a US Patent for a laser machine design. He was granted the Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal by SME (2001) for his outstanding contributions to manufacturing research. He was also the recipient of SME's Young Outstanding Manufacturing Engineer Award (1986).

He received a Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in Engineering from the University of Hannover, Germany (1979) and a Diploma (M.S.) in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece (1975).

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