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
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
Nikos E. Mastorakis Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (Systems Theory, Control, Optimization Theory, Algorithms Theory, Signal Processing, Robotics, Computational Intelligence)
Dimitris Pavlidis 1990 European Microwave Prize GaAs Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMIC) 6 patents
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.
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
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.
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
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)
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)
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
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
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
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
John Vassos, (1893-1905) US industrial designer of Greek origin, Chairman of the Board of the Industrial Designers Society of America