Graduated from the Computer ENGINEERING and Informatics Department of University of Patras – Greece in September 1999. He has received a M.Sc. in Information Technology (2001) and Ph.D. in engineering (2006) from the University of Patras – Greece in the topic of flexibility measurement in production systems. His research area and expertise are in the fields of smart factory, digital factory, flexibility of manufacturing systems, virtual reality, internet of things, cyber-physical-systems, industrial product service systems, computer-aided ergonomics analysis and modelling, human motion modelling and simulation, semantics. He works as a Research Engineer at the Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation (LMS) in the Department of Mechanical ENGINEERING and Aeronautics of the University of Patras. Since October 1998 he has been working at LMS as a software engineer, senior researcher and project manager in more than 10 European and National research projects. SYRIOS, RealMan, VIRTUE, LicoPro, x-Change, MyCar, DIFAC, VISION, Sense&React, INTERACT, ICP4Life, MANUWORK and MARKET4.0 are indicative projects. He has been leading researcher teams towards accomplishing technical achievements in manufacturing mainly by investigating new technology for the digital and smart factory. Such achievements include method for human motion adaptation, assessing flexibility of manufacturing systems, web-services for workflow management system for integrated digital production engineering, ergonomic analysis tool in a virtual manufacturing environment, a solution for context-aware computing in manufacturing, structuring Production Performance Indicators, a tool for the Design and Simulation of Business Process Models (BPMN) and more. He has currently more than 40 publications, including papers in international refereed scientific journals, chapters in books, and papers in conference proceedings with review in the full paper.