Dr Panagiotis Kyratsis
Dr Panagiotis Kyratsis is a Lecturer in the Department of Industrial Design Engineering, Technological Educational Institution of West Macedonia, Greece. He is the Head of the CAD/CAM/CAE Laboratory (www.c3.teiwm.gr) and the Head of the Centre of Product and Packaging Design (www.cppd.eu).
Dr Panagiotis Kyratsis received his PhD in the area of CAD-based manufacturing process simulations from the Department of Production Engineering and Management, Technical University of Crete. He holds a diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki - Greece, in 1992 and he received his M.Sc. in Automotive Product Engineering and M.Sc. in CAD/CAM from Cranfield University - UK, in 1997 and 1999 respectively.
He has been involved in a number of industrial projects and he has a great deal of expertise in both the design and the manufacturing aspects of product development. His main research interests include manufacturing, CAD/CAM/CAE systems, product design, industrial design engineering.
He has published 9 books and more than 30 papers in Scientific Journals and International Conferences. He acts as a reviewer to numerous scientific journals and holds 12 industrial designs and one patent registered within the Greek Patent Office. He is the Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Product Design from Serials Publications.