Nikolaos Bilalis is Professor of Computer Aided Manufacturing, Director of CAD Laboratory, Department of Production and Management Engineering, Technical University of Crete.
Graduate Mechanical-Electrical engineer from National Technical University of Athens (1978), M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering Design from Aston University of Birmingham, UK (1979) and Ph.D. in Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Production Engineering, Loughborough University, UK, (1983).
His research interests are on Technologies for Product and Process Development and Integration, Tools for Product Design CAD/CAM/CAE/CAPP, Technologies for Product Development Rapid Prototyping and Rapid Tooling and Virtual Environments, Product Innovation, Tools and methodologies for Product Evaluation Design for Disassembly and Manufacturing Excellence. He has published more than 120 papers in Scientific Journals and Int. Conferences.
He serves as a consultant to Industry, he has an extensive participation in numerous (>50) European and National research projects. He has served in various committees as reviewer in National and European Research committees, in Investments for high technology and new products and in Innovation and Patents Grants. He acts as a reviewer to numerous scientific journals and International Conferences of the field.