George Chryssolouris is Professor and was the Chairman, between 2003 and 2007, of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics / Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation (LMS) / University of Patras / Greece.
He is the Founding Director of the Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation (LMS) and he coordinates its R&I activities.
He was, for 2006-2007, the President of CIRP, the Paris based leading International Academy for Production Engineering.
He is a member of the High Level Group of the European Technology Platform on Manufacturing (Manufuture) and founder / honorary member of the BoD of the European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA).
He is the coordinator of the newly (2018) established Innovation community EIT Manufacturing.
Professor Chryssolouris was Chief Executive Officer of OTE, the national Greek telecom operator, and member of its board of directors (1996-1999).
Professor Chryssolouris worked at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in the USA between 1980 and 1993. He led a research group for the development of information systems and automation for industrial applications. He taught at MIT undergraduate and graduate level subjects related to manufacturing, systems, design and automation.
He worked (1976-1980) as a research associate at the Institute of Manufacturing Technology and Machine Tools at the University of Hannover in Germany.
Professor Chryssolouris has more than 400 publications in international scientific journals and refereed conferences. He is the author of two books published by Springer Verlag.
He was granted the Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal by SME (2001) for his outstanding contributions to manufacturing research. He was also the recipient of SME/s Young Outstanding Manufacturing Engineer Award (1986).