Dr. Panos G. Adamopoulos
& Catastrophe Engineer
Nationality: European (Greek/British)
Marital Status: The Full Catastrophe
E:mail : Panos@TheAdamops.net
- Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Sciences (1990); ISVR,
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Southampton University,
- M.Sc. in Sound and Vibration (1985); ISVR, Faculty of
Engineering and Applied Sciences, Southampton University, UK.
- Pg.C. in Education (1995); Education Development
Department, Southampton Solent University, UK.
- B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (1983); Teesside
University, Mechanical Engineering Department, UK.
- 1995-2000 Group IT Director, Le Creuset , with duties
allocated by the Chairman and targeted to the company's local and
global H_S/W upgrading and inter/intra_networking. Retired.
- 1992-1995 Senior Research Fellow, with duties allocated by the
Head of Systems Engineering Research Centre at Southampton Solent
University, UK. The duties have included contract research supported by
the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council, research
student supervision, publication of papers in refereed journal &
conferences, the organisation of research seminars and work concerned
with research administration and advancement. Resigned to head projects
in family business.
- 1991 Technical Director, Renault, Rhodes, Greece, with two
months training in management, accountancy/economics, parts and stock
control and Renault vehicle mechanics. Resigned due to better offer.
- 1990 Military Conscription, Greece; involved with stock
control and administration.
- 1990 Research Assistant with the European Economic
Community; Twinning UK (ISVR) and F (LCPC & RENAULT), project on
the 'Road Roughness and Dynamic Response of Road Vehicles'.
- 1989 Research student, ISVR, UK; Research work on system
identification and characterisation DSP techniques for linear or
Complete restoration and up-grading of a PORSCHE 911 2.4E (1972,
165bhp) to a PORSCHE 911 2.7RS (1978, 210bhp) for racing purposes.
- 1987 Scientific Consultant to the Atomic Energy Research
Establishment, Cambridge, UK; Atomic Energy Authority contract on the
'Computerised Analysis and Isolation of Flow Induced Vibration in Water
Cooling Pipes Due to Turbulent Flow'.
- 1985 Postgraduate dissertation on the Mode Shape and
Frequency Measurements of Cantilever Beams in Air and Water, using
laser techniques with application to propeller vibration.
- 1983 Undergraduate study on balancing of a 4-bar,
drag-link mechanism under dynamic loading.
- 1980 Undergraduate training on machinery, metallurgy,
manufacture and computerised production.
OTHER ACADEMIA RELATED INFORMATION
I am a Full Member (Chartered Engineer) in the Chamber of Technology
(GR), I have been Associate member in the Soc. of Auto. Engineers
(USA), Affiliate member in the Soc. of Mech. Engineers (USA), Graduate
member at the Inst. of Mech. Engineers (UK), registered with the
Engineering Council (UK), and I have passed the MENSA Challenge.
I have been the principal investigator in three major research
grants/contracts and I successfully bid for a fourth one, and I have
solely supervised a candidate to PhD completion in Systems Engineering,
on the area of computational fluid dynamics and differential geometry.
Due to my specialisation being in non-linear/chaotic systems, I have
teaching experience in short series of (advanced) courses, lectures and
seminars on my subject and tutorials on Maths, FORTRAN and FEA.
I have been personally invited to submit papers to International
Symposiums, give seminars to Universities and I have presented papers
by other authors and on numerous occasions I have been an external
reviewer on the behalf of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic
Engineers, the Society of Experimental Mechanics and the Journal of
Sound and Vibration.
INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES
My interests include research and the appliance of science, with
special reference to Chaos, Catastrophe Theory and Hyper spaces.
The philosophy of chaos & Catastrophe, higher dimensions and Hypnotic states and
their applications to social and economo-political systems.
My activities include mechanics and rallying of high performance
production cars, SCUBA-diving (Rescue Diver), photographic creativity, skiing and finally Pistols & Rifle Target Shooting.
- Adamopoulos PG, Small RCS marine surface crafts and their radar
detection in real (estuary) sea conditions, J. of Navigation, 47(3),
- Adamopoulos PG, Hammond JK, Wigner-Ville distribution and pattern
identification for non-linear systems, IMAC-VI, 1446-1452, 1988.
- Adamopoulos PG, King GA, On the detection of small marine surface
radar targets, Int. Exh. Conf. on Maritime Technology 21st Century,
Australia, 2(2)-XI, 1993.
- Hu Z, King GA, Adamopoulos PG, A systolic structure for median
filter, ICSPAT, 1711-1714, 1994.
- Mosley NS, Adamopoulos PG, King GA, An alternative approach for
formulating a generalised metric for a tube in E3, 3rd Inter. Symp. of
Exp. & Comp. Aerothermodynamics of Int. Flows, 482-486, 1996.