Prof. George Chryssolouris
Organisation: Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems & Automation (LMS), University of Patras
Position in the organisation: LMS Director
Biography note: George Chryssolouris is Professor (1993-) of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics of which he was Chairman between 2003 and 2007. He was, for 2006- 2007, the President of CIRP, the Paris based International Academy for Production Engineering.
He is a member of the High Level Group of the European Technology Platform on Manufacturing (Manufuture). He has been a founding member, Vice Chairman (2009-2013) and Member of the Board of Directors (2013- ) of the European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA).
He is the Director of the Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation (LMS).
Prof. Chryssolouris worked at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in the USA between 1980 and 1993. Between 1980 and 1993 he served also as Vice- President, responsible for the US operation, of a German engineering company specialised in industrial automation. He worked (1976-1980) as Research Associate in the Institute of Manufacturing Technology and Machine Tools at the University of Hannover, Germany.
Prof. Chryssolouris has more than 400 publications in international scientific journals and refereed conferences. He is the author of two books published by Springer Verlag.
He holds a US Patent for a laser machine design. He was granted the Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal by SME (2001) for his outstanding contributions to manufacturing research. He was also the recipient of SME’s young Outstanding Manufacturing Engineer Award (1986).
Plenary Session P2 – “EIT KIC on Added Value Manufacturing”
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is an EU body set up in 2008 with the ambition of boosting Europe’s innovation capacity. Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) are excellence- driven partnerships that act as EIT’s main operation arms. EIT is expected to launch a call for a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) on Added Value Manufacturing (AVM).
A KIC on AVM is expected to provide added value and contribute to a manufacturing renaissance in Europe. A KIC on AVM is expected to:
- Help meeting Horizon 2020 priorities
- Contribute to the development and deployment of more sustainable, resource-efficient and competitive manufacturing
- Play an important role in re-shaping the education landscape » Enable capacity building for interaction and promotion of trans-disciplinary skills and competences
- Foster the creation of interconnected regional clusters with local transfers and collaboration
- Mobilize investment and long-term commitment from the business
The Teaching Factory concept has been suggested as a relevant flagship paradigm for the seamless integration of manufacturing research, innovation and education activities (a knowledge triangle perspective) within the KIC.
The industrialization of knowledge would be the strategic hybrid business perspective of the KIC, addressing both the stimulation of product / process innovation in large manufacturing firms & SMEs and the creation of new business through spin-offs and start-ups.