Dr Vassilios Kappatos is Associate Professor at Mechanical Engineering Section, Department of Technology and Innovation, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark. He is currently Fellow of The Welding Institute and Member of the - Engineering Council of United Kingdom (CEng) / Technical Chamber of Greece / Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers / Hellenic Society for Non Destructive Testing / Hellenic Institute of Acoustics / Danish Center for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics.
He obtained his PhD in the area of Non Destructive Testing (NDT) and also holds the Diploma of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering (MEng) since 2002. His research areas are NDT, Structural Health Monitoring, Condition Monitoring, Structural Integrity, Pattern Recognition and Signal Processing. His research has been supported by the European Commission and other organizations.
As a research leader, he has delivered and coordinated 29 European (H2020-FP7) and 8 National (TSB-Innovate UK) funded research projects with a total budget of more than 60 million euros. He has extensive expertise on proposal writing for European funded projects and in developing partnerships within the industry. Throughout the years, he has reviewed and submitted more than 100 proposals (mainly EU ones), providing technical input, writing proposals and sections, forming partnerships, securing funds of around 15 million euros.
He has over 100 publications in International Journals, Conference Proceedings, Book Chapters and Articles. He is a reviewer of several international journals and conference proceedings.
Throughout his career, he has lectured at University level on a broad range of modules in the area of Applied Engineering in Denmark, the United Kingdom and Greece. He has managed a research team of 35 Research Fellows and Assistants, PhD Students and Project Technical Assistants (Placement Students) at Brunel Innovation Centre (BIC), Brunel University London, United Kingdom.