Faculty Member


 

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NameDr. Loucas Papadakis
DepartmentMechanical Engineering
RankAssistant Professor
Email (@frederick.ac.cy)eng.pl
OfficeLibrary Building 115

Dr. Loucas Papadakis was awarded with both the Diplom and the Doctor Title in Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University Munich (TUM) in Germany in 2003 and 2008 respectively. He worked as a research associate from January 2004 until October 2008 at the Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management (iwb) of the Technical University Munich. During his studies and research work he completed industrial placements and research projects in cooperation with renowned companies in Germany like Eurocopter, EADS, AUDI, Volkswagen, ThyssenKrupp and MTU as well as with diverse software developers. He is a member of the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Frederick University since Fall 2008 and currently possesses the position of Assistant Professor. Dr. Papadakis’s interests span wide spectrum of the engineering disciplines. His major research achievements involve the development of computation chains for supporting the manufacturing and quality prediction of vehicle structures. Having gained a deep understanding in novel manufacturing processes through his close cooperation with the industries in Germany and by being involved in several research projects and industrial consortia, he succeeded to adapt manufacturing process sequences including their physical phenomena into a multi-stage structural simulation chain for vehicle light-weight structures by means of the finite element analysis. He has been the national point of contact for three European collaborations: in the area of automotive joining processes (CRABLACS, CORNET), in the area of manufacturing of aero-engine components by means of additive manufacturing (266271 MERLIN, EC FP7, www.merlin-project.eu) and in the area of supporting midcaps and SMEs for uptaking additive manufacturing by bridging gaps in the digital process chain (768775 AMable, EC H2020, www.amable.eu). Dr. Papadakis is fluent in German, English and Greek.

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