Part 3 - Modern Greece

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What is the difference between a scientist and an engineer? A scientist likes surprises, not so an engineer.

Nicholas Constantine Christofilos (Νικόλαος Χριστοφίλου )(16.12.1916 – 24.9.1972) Strong Focusing, Extreme Low Frequency Waves, Artificial Radiation Belts, Electric power from controlled thermonuclear reactions (ASTRON project), Military Technology.

Athanasios Papoulis (1921 – 25.4.2002) an author of very popular educational books

John Argyris (Ιωάννης Αργύρης) (19.8.1913 – 2.4.2004) Finite Elements, one of the greatest modern Greek scientists, 1996 παράσημο του ταξιάρχη του Τάγματος του Φοίνικος

Elias P. Gyftopoulos (4.7.1927 Athens) Nuclear and Mechanical Engineering Info

Dimitris Bertsekas

Christos H. Papadimitriou (Χρίστος Παπαδημητρίου) theory of algorithms and complexity, and its applications to databases, optimization, AI, networks, and game theory (Interview in Greek)

Yannis G. Kevrekidis (Ιωάννης Γ. Κεβρεκίδης) J.D. Crawford Prize, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2003, Allan P. Colburn Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1994

Dimitri A. Antoniadis , Nantero , Semiconductor Industry award , IEEE Grove Award

Nikos E. Mastorakis Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (Systems Theory, Control, Optimization Theory, Algorithms Theory, Signal Processing, Robotics, Computational Intelligence)

Constantine Balanis (Images) Electromagnetics (Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design, Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics) (His Website)

Efi Foufoula-Georgiou Civil Engineering, hydrology, geomorphology EGS John Dalton Medal 2002

Dimitris Pavlidis 1990 European Microwave Prize GaAs Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMIC) 6 patents
Nicolaos G. Alexopoulos RF integrated circuits, wireless communications

Demetri Psaltis , ICO Prize (International Commision for Optics) Prize 1989 "for his contributions to optical information processing, holography, pattern recognition, neural networks, optical memories and optical devices. " Psaltis Group, holography, application of optical techniques in information systems including memories, imaging, sensors, and communication

Anastasios Chassiakos projects on robotics, neural networks, transportation, and the next generation space telescope. Among several other awards, Dr. Chassiakos received the CSULB "Outstanding Professor Award" in 1994.

Vassilios Makios (31.12.1938 Kavala) electromagnetics, microwaves, antennas, ...

Evangelia Micheli-Tzanakou , Established the first computer-to-brain link now used in surgical treatment of Parkinson's Disease In 1992, she received the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Achievement Award for her research and modelling of visual systems and neural networks. (IEEE History Center ) IEEE

John S Baras , Director of The Center for Satellite and Hybrid Communication Networks, Satellite and hybrid communication systems,Stochastic systems ,Real-time parallel architectures for nonlinear signal processing ,Object-oriented network systems ,Expert and symbolic systems , Distributed parameter systems ,Real-time architectures for intelligent control , Intelligent manufacturing of smart materials

Anthony Ephremides Co-Director, Center for Satellite and Hybrid Communication Networks (Info) IEEE Third Millennium Medal, 1999

Dimitris Anastassiou digital signal processing and information theory, digital representation of multimedia signals, contributions to the international digital television coding standard, MPEG-2, founder and previous Director of Columbia University's Image and Advanced Television Laboratory, Director of Columbia University's Genomic Information Systems Laboratory

Leandros Tassiulas (1965 Katerini Greece) wireless communications (terrestrial and satellite systems) and high-speed network architectures and management, in control and optimization of stochastic systems and in parallel and distributed processing.

Ares J. Rosakis Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering, Caltech Site , Existence of earthquake supershear phenomenon , ORAXION

George G. Malliaras , design, fabrication, characterization and computer modelling of optoelectronic devices such as light emitting diodes, photovoltaic cells, thin film transistors, etc. from small molecules and polymers, NSF Career award , The Malliaras Research Group

Christos Christopoulos (17.9.1946 Patras) Electrical Engineering

Costas P. Grigoropoulos Mechanical Engineering Phase transformations in thin films, laser materials processing, thin film thermal and radiative properties. Miniature Fuel Cells to Extend Life of Electronics

Optimization and mathematical modeling :

Panos Pardalos (Πάνος Παρδαλός)

Christodoulos Floudas (Χριστόδουλος Α.Φλούδας )

Nick Sahinidis (Νίκος Σαχινίδης)


Constantinos Mavroidis, “a world-renowned expert of design, modeling and computational analysis of robotic and mechanical systems“, Robotics , Nanorobotics , Nanomechanisms Bio-Nano Robotics , PROTEIN BASED NANO MACHINES FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS (PDF File), Interview , Magneto- and electro-rheological fluids

Sergios Theodoridis and Konstantinos Koutroumbas (Pattern Recognition)
Other scientists in communication and signal processing:
Aggelos K. Katsaggelos, Georgios B. Giannakis , Nicholas Kalouptsidis
More scientists in „Electromagnetics“ are listed in the Who's Who
Electromagnetics Academy for example Haralambos N.
Kritikos , Nikolaos K. Uzunoglou and others.

George V. Eleftheriades , Metamaterials and Steacie Fellowship

Panagiotis D. Christofides , Donald P. Eckman Award, American Automatic Control Council, 2004

Panagiotis (Panagis) D. Panagiotopoulos (1.1.1950 – 12.8.1998) Mathematics, Optimization, Mechanics

Stratis V. Sotirchos (1956 Lesbos -13.6.2004) Chemical Engineering killed by a drunk driver on a sidewalk in Brussels, Belgium. (http://www.aiche.org/conferences/annual/sotirchos.htm )

Spyro-Giorgio Mantzivis, (12.12.1957-16.9.1994)

A. D. Dimarogonas (1938-23.4.2000) Info, Obituaries , Memoriam (PDF)

Michael Stamatelatos

Aggelos Bletsas, Hyundong Shin and Μoe Win, IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award 2008 in Wireless Communications for an original paper in the field of Wireless Communications published in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 6, No. 9, pp. 3450 – 3460, September 2007
http://www.comsoc.org/~awards/Marconi.html

Georgios B. Giannakis with Yan Xin and Zhengdao Wang , IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award 2004 Space-Time Diversity Systems Based on Linear Constellation Precoding" IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 294-309, March 2003

Stathis Ioannides, Dipl. Eng, D.I.C., M.Sc., Ph.D., C.Eng. (UK), Fellow IMechE, Fellow ASME, Leonardo da Vinci award , Tribology

Engineering/Design


George Perlegos „Mr Flash“ invented EEPROM technology - the basic technology for flash memory, (Info) since 1962 in USA, President and Chief Executive Officer of ATMEL (Images) "Why he goes home lunchtimes could be because he was born Greek and retains Greek nationality and values".

Sir Alexander Arnold Constantine Issigonis (Info) (November 1905 Smyrna/Izmir Turkey ) Son of a Greek mariner and a German woman from Bavaria. The father of the „Mini“ car European automotive Hall of Fame (See also: Andreas Andreas

Andreas Zapatinas car designer FIAT and SUBARU ,

Georgios Michael, designer of Greek cars , Namco, DIM, Neorion, Agricola, MAVA-Renault

Sotiris Kovos car designer, Toyota Echo , Toyota Yaris, Lexus SC430 )

Stellios Patsiokas , XM Satellite Radio

Ioannis Kanellakopoulos (1964 Athens) 11 patents control and communication, 1998 American Automatic Control Council (AACC) Award

Yannis P. Tsividis Electrical Engineering, Several Patents, pioneering work in areas ranging from fully-integrated analog filters to MOS transistor modeling, with wide industrial impact Theta Microelectronics

Panos T. Pappas, (30.5.1947 Athens) PAP-IMI (His theory of Cancer) , REHATRON (German) based on Pappas invention

Vaios Panagiotou (b. Larissa) „The Greek MacGyver“, a even smaller car than the Mini car The 20 kg Suitcase Car

Ioannis V. Yannas Engineering Biomedical Technology 14 patents (Another Website) Tissue and Organ Regeneration in Adults Arthur K. Doolittle Award 1987

George Hatsopoulos , Heinz Award Recipient , Thermo Electron

John Vassos, (1893-1905) US industrial designer of Greek origin, Chairman of the Board of the Industrial Designers Society of America

http://www.olympicube.com/ ;The Greek Rubik from N=3 to N > 5


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