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Dr. Sotiris Makris

Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems & Automation
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics

University of Patras
Rio, Patras 26500, Greece
Tel.: +30 2610 910160, +30 2610-910166, +30 2610-997262
Fax: +30 2610 997314 

 

    He owns a Diploma (Degree Master of Science) in Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics from the University of Patras, Greece and a PhD in Engineering of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, University of Patras.  He worked as a Research Associate for the Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics from April 2010 to present. His main research interests are focused on the field of Robots, Automation and Virtual reality in Manufacturing.  He speaks fluently English.

    He is an Associate Member of the International Academy for Production Research (CIRP) (http://www.cirp.net ), a member of the European Manufacturing and Innovation Research Association (http://www.emiracle.eu/) and a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece and of the Technical Chamber of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers.  He has been serving as the Vice-chair of the CIRP Research affiliates from 2008 to 2011.

    He has been involved in more than fifteen (15) RTD projects funded by the EC, acting as Senior Researcher, Project and Technical Manager contributing to the research and technological advancement of the Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation.  Major EC funded projects that he managed are the following: MyCar, Intermar, AUTORECON, X-act, Sense&React, ROBO-PARTNER, MARVIN, Syrios, e-Custom.  He has been a reviewer for four (4) International Journals, in large number of International Conferences and guest editor in two (2) International Scientific Journals. He has organized the Second CIRP Web Conference.

    He has been leading researcher teams towards accomplishing outstanding technical engineering achievements in manufacturing mainly by investigating new technology in manufacturing environments. Such achievements include the Development of data models for the electronic operation of production networks with an application in the automotive and maritime industry, Development of web based models and software tool for dynamic job rotation with multiple criteria, Web-services oriented workflow management system for integrated digital production engineering utilising the AutomationML format, Virtual Commissioning of assembly cells with cooperating robots, Industrial Applications with Cooperating Robots for the Flexible Assembly, utilising industrial robots and artificial intelligence methods for multi robot systems cognition, RFID technology in robotic assembly for random mix manufacturing for sensing and control of assembly processes.

    He has given several scientific presentations and invited talks in International Workshops organised by the EC. He has given a number of technical presentations in CIRP General Assembly Meetings, to the Scientific Technical Committees of Assembly and Design.

    He has been advising twenty eight (28) Student and Diploma Thesis in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics of the University of Patras, mostly in cooperation with industry and in topics relevant to the intelligent automation  of manufacturing systems.

    He has more than 60 publications (Twenty two (22) publications in international refereed scientific journals, three (3) publications in Greek refereed scientific journals, three (3) chapters in books, thirty two (32) publications in conference proceedings with review in the full paper and eight (8) submitted publications in international refereed scientific journals - currently under review).

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