Faculty

Professor George Demosthenous obtained the Diploma of Mechanical Engineering (Dipl.-Eng) and a Doctorate Diploma (PhD) from the National Technical University of Athens. With the establishment of Frederick University in 2007, he has been appointed as Professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and has been elected to the post of Vice Rector. Dr Demosthenous was appointed in August 2011 as Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus, a position he served until February 2013. He was also the President of the Foundation for the Management for the European Lifelong Learning Programmes until his appointment as Minister of Education and Culture, and is a member of the Cyprus Scientific Council.In September 2013 he has resumed his prior position at Frederick University and is currently the Rector of the University. His research interests mainly focus on subjects related to Manufacturing Processes and Engineering Design. He participated as a project coordinator and scientific coordinator in a large number of research projects funded by the Research Promotion Foundation and the European Union.


Professor Christodoulos Christodoulou received the B.Sc. Degree (5-year study) in Chemical Engineering (1984) from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, the M.Sc. Degree in Chemical Engineering (1987) from Kansas State University, USA, and the Ph.D. Degree in Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science (1990) form Carnegie-Mellon University, USA. He is presently a Professor at Frederick University. He has an Industrial experience working in Industries, such as `TITAN` Cement Industry, Thessaloniki, Greece, Hellenic Sugar Industry, Thessaloniki, Greece, `SODAP` Wine Industry, Pafos, Cyprus and Mitsubishi Materials Corporation (5 years), Ohmiya, Japan. He is a Senior Research Consultant and co-owner of Hystore Technologies. His research interests and activities are in the fields of Energy and Materials. Dr. Christodoulou participated in many National and European research projects; He has over 70 scientific publications in refereed Journals and International Conferences, and 12 patents.


Professor George Karagiorgis is a graduate of City University, London (BEng and PhD degrees). After completing his studies he worked for a period of two years at Imperial College, London as a research scientist. His work at Imperial was focused to fluid-structure interaction simulations, in relation to energy issues. His present employment is with Frederick University, where he holds the position of Associate professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He has more than 19 years’ experience on research and development projects related to Energy, RES, Energy storage systems, and hydrogen storage. He is the author of numerous publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings. His research is mostly focused on Renewable Energy Sources, H2 and Fuel cells.

 


Professor Sotiris Omirou joined the Faculty of Engineering in 2004. He received his M.Sc diploma (5 years program) in Mechanical engineering from the University of Gheorghe Asachi Polytechnic Institute of Iasi in Romania (1984) and his PhD degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Patras in Greece (1991). Prior to this appointment he served as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Patras Greece (since 1991) and Research Associate and Teaching Assistant (1985-1991) at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Patras. His research interests are focused on CAD/CAM and CNC manufacturing methods.

 


Professor Varnavas C. Serghides joined Frederick University, Cyprus in October 2012, as Professor of Aerospace Vehicle Design, following twenty-two years of academic career in the Aeronautics Department at Imperial College London. His overall experience in the Aerospace sector spans more than thirty-five years. His qualifications include a PhD and MSc in Aerospace Vehicle Design from Cranfield Institute of Technology, obtained in 1987 and 1985 respectively, a BSc (Honours) in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Manchester in 1984, a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the Higher Technical Institute in 1979 specialising in Jet Propulsion, Aeroplane Pilot licences with various ratings and aircraft types, Airline Engineering, Air Force experience and Aircraft Design R&D work with the Hellenic Aerospace Industry.


Dr. Antonios Lontos is an Associate Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Frederick University of Cyprus. He joined the Faculty of Engineering in 2003. Prior to this appointment he was Research and Teaching assistant in the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Manufacturing Engineering, Department for Mechanical Engineering of the Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki (1998 since 2002). He received the Dipl.-Eng. Degree in Mechanical Engineering (1998) and the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering (2002) from the Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki. His research interests are in the area of design and manufacturing as well as in machine elements. He is principal investigator and/or research fellow in more than twenty research projects.


Dr. Michalis Menicou is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research interests are in the fields of energy economics, food sustainability/ security, and overall industrial management. Over the past few years, he has set up and coordinated more than ten (10) international research projects with partners from Europe and the USA. Michalis holds a PhD from the University of Sheffield, as well as an MSc and a Bachelor degree from the same University. He also holds an MBA in Industrial Management from Sheffield Hallam University. His teaching activities focus on energy economics, engineering economics and operations management. He also has teaching assignments with the Cyprus’ Open University.

 


Dr. Charalambos A. Chasos obtained a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 1997. Dr. Chasos was awarded a PhD from the Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine of the University of London in 2006. He was elected as a Lecturer in Internal Combustion Engines at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Frederick University in 2010. Dr. Chasos currently holds the position of Assistant Professor in Internal Combustion Engines at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Frederick University. His research currently focused on the modelling, simulation and validation of fuel injection from high pressure Diesel and gasoline injectors in the cylinders of internal combustion engines and the modelling and simulation of combustion phenomena in internal combustion engines.


Dr. Paris Fokaides (http://www.parisfokaides.com) studied Mechanical Engineering at Aristotle University Thessaloniki (2002) and he is a PhD holder of the Process Engineering Faculty of Karlsruhe University, Germany (2009) in the field of experimental combustion. Currently he is an Assistant Professor at Frederick University in the field of thermofluids and process engineering, and he also coordinates the MSc Programme of Energy Engineering. He is founder and academic supervisor of Sustainable Energy Research Group (http://www.serg-web.com). As of mid-2020, Dr Fokaides has co-authored over 70 scientific papers and 15 book chapters, (h-index 23 @ Scopus). He is active in research since 2002, having secured grants of over 2 million Euro since 2012 at Frederick University. Currently his research focuses on the energy assessment of the built environment and on sustainable energy technologies. 


Dr. Theodoros Leontiou holds a Bachelors Degree in Physics and a PhD from the University of Manchester Institute of science and Technology (UMIST). During the academic year 2004-2006 he worked as a postdoctoral associate at the University of Cyprus in the field of Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics (LQCD). Between the years 2007-2010 we worked as Special Teaching staff at the Cyprus University of Technology. He is a faculty member at Frederick University since 2010. His current research involves the study of the Hadron spectrum in LQCD, the computational and theoretical investigation of the optoelectronic and mechanical properties of semiconductor nanostructures as well as optimization in heat-transfer problems.

 


Dr. Loucas Papadakis was awarded with both the Diplom and the Doctor Title in Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University Munich (TUM) in Germany in 2003 and 2008 respectively. He worked as a research associate from January 2004 until October 2008 at the Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management (iwb) of the Technical University Munich. During his studies and research work he completed industrial placements and research projects in cooperation with renowned companies in Germany like Eurocopter, EADS, AUDI, Volkswagen, ThyssenKrupp and MTU as well as with diverse software developers. He is a member of the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Frederick University since Fall 2008 and currently possesses the position of Assistant Professor. Dr. Papadakis’s interests span wide spectrum of the engineering disciplines. His major research achievements involve the development of computation chains for supporting the manufacturing and quality prediction of vehicle structures.


Dr. Yiannis Parpottas is a faculty member at the Frederick University Cyprus. He is teaching Mechanics Electromagnetics, Biophysics and Radiology. Prior to this appointment, he was employed as a Research Scientist at the University of Cyprus working for the HADES Collaboration at GSI, in Germany. He was also employed as a Research Scientist at Duke University conducting experiments at the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory and at the High Intensity Gamma Source facility. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Physics and Ph.D. in Nuclear Experimental Physics from Ohio Univesity, USA. His main interests in low nuclear experimental physics are related to reactions relevant to nuclear astrophysics, detecting neutrons, and solar nuclear astrophysics. He also involves in projects related to nuclear medicine, radiation protection, radon concentration in buildings and water and also gamma radiation in building materials and food products


Mr. Julios Vasiliou is a special teaching staff in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at Frederick University since 2007. He received BEng and MSc in Automotive Engineering, from Hertfordshire University (UK) in 2002 and 2003 respectively. Mr. Vasiliou was an instructor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Frederick Institute of Technology from 2004 to 2007 and worked in vehicle workshops in Cyprus and the United Kingdom. In 2016, Mr. Vasiliou was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Frederick Institute of Technology and acts as the course Supervisor of the Diploma of Automotive Technician.

 


Mr. Charalambos Athanasiouis a special teaching staff in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Frederick University since 2007. He holds an Msc in Engineering Management (Frederick University Cyprus) and a Bsc in Mechanical Engineering (Frederick University Cyprus). His dissertation focused on the Spatial Arrangement of Solar Water Heater Production Equipment. He has participated as a researcher in several research projects funded by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation. Since 2014, Mr. Athanasiou has been a lecturer at the Frederick Institute of Technology, teaching courses such as Introduction to Construction Technology and Experimental Strength of Materials.


Mr. Theodoulos Papamichael is a Laboratory Assistant at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Frederick University, since 2008. He is involved in the courses of the dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, vibration systems, automation systems and heating - cooling systems. Mr. Papamihael holds a Master's degree (MSc in Control systems, Frederick University Cyprus), and an undergraduate degree (BSc in Mechanical Engineering, BME Hungary). He worked as a consultant and construction engineer in electromechanical construction company.

 


Mr Simos Markitanis has been a special teaching staff in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Frederick University since 2015. He holds a Specialization in Welding Degree awarded by Technical Systems Institute in 2001.He has also been awarded three Welding Certificates in 2003 by Nortest. (Position Qualified: HL-045-TIG, HL-045-MMA, High Pressure Pipe Welder according to International Standards EN 287-1:2011 ASME Section) In 2018 he received a Weld Inspection Certificate by BINDT. He has multiple years of experience in the Construction Sector as he has been working as a welder since 1995. He is currently a Welding Instructor in both Frederick University and Frederick Institute of Technology.

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