Prof. Dimitris Mourtzis
Dimitris Mourtzis is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics of the University of Patras, Vice President of Research and Development of University of Patras, Governing Board Member of the University of Patras at the Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking representing the European Academia and Director of Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation.
He is a Fellow of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP), the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Manufacturing Modelling for Management and Control (IFAC TC5.2), the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP WG 5.7).
He is member of numerous scientific associations including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the Presidential Board of the International Association of Learning Factories (IALF) and the Scientific Committee of the IALF, the European Factories of the Future Association (EFFRA), the European Manufacturing and Innovation Research Association (EMIRACLE), the European Aeronautics Science Network / Association EASN and others.
His scientific interests focus on the Design, Planning and Control of Manufacturing Systems and Networks, Robotic Systems, Automation, Augmented, Mixed, and Virtual Reality in Manufacturing, and Manufacturing Processes Modelling and Energy Efficiency. Furthermore, his research interests are also focused on the design, development and implementation of solutions based on the utilization of cutting-edge digital technologies, such as Cloud Technologies, as well as on the development of Product-Service Systems (PSS). He is also actively involved in the Digital Transformation of Manufacturing Companies and Implementation of Industry 4.0 practices. He has published more than 290 publications including refereed journal papers, editorials, book chapters and conference proceedings with a total number of more than 10.000 unique citations (h-index 52). He is also Member of the Editorial Board of several Scopus Indexed International Journals, Guest Editor in a number of Special Issues and Author/Editor of one Book published by Elsevier.