Conference Chairmen


Prof Nikolaos Michailidis


Prof George Lampeas


Professor Nikos Michailidis
(HMS President)

Professor George Lampeas
(LTSM Director)

Nikolaos Michailidis is Professor and Director of the Physical Metallurgy Laboratory (PML), School of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece. He is also Research Professor at Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), President of the Hellenic Metallurgical Society (HMS),     Chair of the Centre for Research & Development οn Advanced Materials-a Joint initiative between TEES and AUTH, Director of the Interdepartmental Post Graduate Studies Program: “Processes & Technology of Advanced Materials” - AUTH and Founder of PLiN Nanotechnology S.A. (AUTH’s spin-off). He is Fellow of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP), member of various Scientific Societies and Boards,     Chair of the Scientific Committee of EUROMAT 2019 and past Chair of the Design & Construction Division (School of Mechanical Engineering-AUTH). His scientific interests are related to: Corrosion / Fatigue / Porous materials / Coatings / Rapid prototyping / Nanoparticles production / Smart materials. He is author of more than 130 journal papers, with over 3200 citations (h-index: 34). Prof. George Lampeas: Ph.D. Diploma (1995) in Stress, stability and vibration analysis of composite plates by semi-analytical method from Mechanical & Aeronautics Engineering Department, University of Patras, Greece. Currently, he is Full Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics, University of Patras, Greece. He has been involved in more than 50 European and national aeronautic research projects since 1989. He has 30 years of experience in the technology of advanced materials and structures, as well as in advanced computational modelling for aerospace structures analysis. He is co-author of 3 international books and of more than 80 scientific publications in international journals and conference proceedings.