NTUA Professor and Council Member
Evangelos Papadopoulos received a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, (NTUA), Greece, in 1981, and subsequently an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 1985 to 1987 he was a researcher with the Greek Navy Research and Technology Office. Prior to this he was a research assistant at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS), and the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity (LMP) at MIT. He then continued his graduate studies at MIT and received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, in 1990. His thesis topic was in Space Robotics. In 1991 he was appointed a Lecturer at MIT. Subsequently he joined McGill University, Montreal, Canada as an Assistant Professor, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and as a member of the Centre for Intelligent Machines (CIM). He joined the NTUA in 1997, where he is currently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering. From 1997 to 2004 he was also an Adjunct Professor at McGill. He teaches courses in Robotics, Controls, Mechatronics, Circuits and Systems, and Electromechanical Systems.
Dr. Papadopoulos is a senior member of the IEEE and of the AIAA, and a member of the ASME, the IFToMM, and the Technical Chamber of Greece. He has been elected a member of the Sigma Xi. He serves as an Associate Editor of the Mechanism and Machine Theory journal, of the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, and of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Conferences Editorial Board (CEB). He has served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and as a Guest Editor for the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Μechatronics, Advances in Robot Dynamics and Control. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Athens, Greece, and serves as a consultant to industry. He has given invited lectures in both academia and industry.
Dr. Papadopoulos conducts research in the areas of robotics including field, underwater and space robotics, microrobotics, legged robots, mechatronics, haptic devices, simulators, design, and applied control, with funding from national, European, Canadian and industrial sources. He is author or co-author of more than 200 technical papers, which have been presented in refereed International Conferences or published in refereed International Journals. He is also the author of two books in Greek, namely, “Introduction to Electrical Circuits and Systems,” and “Electromechanical Systems” and the co-author of “Robotic Systems,” also in Greek.