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Mechanical engineering educator

Costas Grigoropoulos, Greek, American mechanical engineering educator. Achievements include research on the investigation of interactions of laser radiation with materials, radiative properties of materials, thermal properties of thin films, phase transformations, laser-assisten nanofabrication, transport diagnostics in Microelectromechanical Systems devices.

Background

Grigoropoulos, Costas was born on October 19, 1955 in Lamia, Greece. Son of Panayiolis and Vassiliki (Kontou) Grigoropoulos.

Education

Diploma in Naval Architect, National Technology University Athens, Greece, 1978. Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, National Technology University Athens, Greece, 1980. Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Columbia University, 1983.

Phd in Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, 1986.

Career

Graduate research assistant Columbia University, New York City, 1982-1986. Assistant professor University Washington, Seattle, 1986-1990, University California, Berkeley, 1990-1993, associate professor, since 1993. Research faculty International Business Machines Corporation, Almaden Research Center, San Jose, California, since 1992.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research on the investigation of interactions of laser radiation with materials, radiative properties of materials, thermal properties of thin films, phase transformations, laser-assisten nanofabrication, transport diagnostics in Microelectromechanical Systems devices.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor 80 articles to professional journals, 7 technical chapters to books. Associate editor Journal Heat Transfer, International Journal Heat Mass Transfer.

Membership

Technology officer Greek Navy, 1978-1980. Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Member Materials Research Society, Technology Chamber of Greece.

Connections

father:
Panayiolis Grigoropoulos

mother:
Vassiliki (Kontou) Grigoropoulos