Christos Papadopoulos


Christos Papadopoulos is an Associate Professor at the School of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens. He joined the faculty of the Department in 2007. He holds a Diploma in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (1997) and a Ph.D. in Marine Engineering (2001), both from NTUA. His research activities include hydrodynamic lubrication of journal and thrust bearings using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), effects of artificial surface texturing on the performance of lubrication contacts, dynamics of marine propulsion and power transmission systems, shaft alignment of marine propulsion systems, numerical simulation of sound propagation and sound-structure interaction, and modeling and identification of dynamical systems, with emphasis on coupled structural acoustic systems. He teaches Mechanical Drawing, 3-D Computer Aided Design and Machine Elements. He serves as a regular reviewer of about 15 journals in the fields of Marine Engineering, Tribology, and Vibrations/Acoustics. His research work includes more than 50 peer-reviewed publications in journals and international Conferences; it has received over 400 citations. He has received the Best Paper Award by the Microturbines & Small Turbomachinery Committee of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in June 2010, and a Scientific Award for Excellence by the Greek Ministry of Education in December 2012. He has participated in several research projects funded by the EU, the Greek Government and the industry. He has over 20 years of experience as a consultant to the maritime industry, in the field of marine engineering, with emphasis on shaft alignment calculations/measurements, FEM/CFD analyses, vibration and acoustics measurements and calculations. He has been involved as a technical expert in more than 15 cases of accidents/failures of mechanical components or systems in the maritime industry.