Biographical note


George - Christopher Vosniakos

Professor of Manufacturing Systems

School of Mechanical Engineering

National Technical University of Athens




Languages Activities

born 29/10/1962 in Athens, Greece

married - one child


Higher Education


Professional experience

1998-1999  Freelance Technical Consultant to Greek industrial firms.

1995-1997 Military service as researcher in the Logistics and the Technical Corps of the Greek Army.

1991-1993 Research Project Manager, straessle, Stuttgart, Germany.

1990-1991 Freelance Information Systems Consultant, Manchester, UK.

1984           Computer Programmer at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany    .


Academic career

2015-          Professor, National Technical University of Athens, School of Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Division.

2010-2014 Associate Professor, National Technical University of Athens, School of Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Division.

1999-2009 Assistant Professor, National Technical University of Athens, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Division.

1999-2000 Seminar lecturer on Manufacturing Systems, CAD and CAM technology

1998-1999 Instructor at National Higher School for Technical Education (SELETE) Athens.

1993-1995 Lecturer grade B, UMIST, Department of Mechanical Engineering. Undergraduate and Post-graduate teaching : Manufacturing Systems,Manufacturing Technology,  Advanced Computing,  Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Engineering Design.  Teaching contribution to the Manchester IGDS 

1988-1990 Research Assistant, UMIST, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Division. 



Administration experience


2020-          Head of Laboratory of Manufacturing Technology, NTUA
2018-2020 Vice-Dean of the School of Mechanical Engineering, NTUA

2016-2020 Member of the Deanery of the School of Mechanical Engineering, NTUA

2010-2018 Head of the Manufacturing Technology Section (odd years)

2001-2002 Member of the Senate of NTUA

2012-2020 Member (and since 2018 Head) of the Internal Assessment Team of the School of Mechanical Engineering

2002-          Member (and since 2018 Head) of the Innovation Committe of the School of Mechanical Engineering



Supervision experience



  • 120 undergraduate diploma Dissertations

  • 53 postgraduate diploma Dissertations

  • 8 PhD Theses

  • 3 PhD co-supervised Theses


  • 2 undergraduate diploma Dissertations,

  • 2 postgraduate diploma Dissertations,

  • 4 PhD Theses,

  • 1 PhD co-supervised Thesis


23 internships of greek students in greek companies

15 internships of french students at NTUA



Foreign Languages

English (Cambridge Proficiency, 1983)
German (Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom, 1986)

French (Sorbonne II, 1977)


Research / innovation activities

Scientific coordinator  in 14 projects at straessle,  UMIST and NTUA.
Principal investigator or researcher in 11 national and EU projects at NTUA.
Scientific coordinator in 14 innovation / consultancy projects at NTUA.

Author of :

  • 106 Journal articles

  • 87  papers in International Conferences fully refereed,

  • 13 papers in Conferences extended-abstract refereed,

  • 6 book chapters,

  • 94 technical reports

  • other minor publications

on  Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Technology.

2032 citations (excl. all author self citations), h-index=17 (Scopus)
3543 citations, h-index=23, i-10 index=52 (Google Scholar)
Citations in google scholar

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-4484-8359

Ranked in the top 2% scientists worldwide in the field ‘Industrial Engineering / Automation’ from 1996 to 2019 (J.P.A. Ioannidis, J. Baas, R. Klavans, K.W. Boyack: ‘A standardized citation metrics author database annotated for scientific field, Ver. 2’, PLOS Biology,12 August 2019,


Scientific activities

Member of the Sectoréal Scientific Council of Engineering Sciences of Greece (consulting body to the National Council for Research and Innovation)

Member of the Editorial Board of
International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (Springer)
Smart Science (Taylor and Francis)
International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials (Inderscience).
International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems (Inderscience)
Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing (MDPI)
Advances in Robotics Research (Technopress)

Regular reviewer of articles in the journals: "Robotics and CIM",  "Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence", "International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education", "International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology", "Computer-Aided Design", "International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education", "International Journal of Materials and Product Technology". Has also assessed articles in: Computers in Industry, International Journal of Production Research, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, ÉÅÅÅ Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering , International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, Applied Surface Science, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers – Journal of Engineering Manufacture.

Reviewer of articles in various Conferences..

Assessor of research proposals for CEC H2020 - ICT Robotics, GSRT, Ministry of Education, National Scholarship Foundation, Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus and National Research Foundations of Esthonia and Kazahkstan.

Member of the Organising Committee and Session Chairman of the 1995 MATADOR Conference, Manchester, UK. Session Chairman in 31st MATADOR Conference,Manchester,UK,1995, FAIM2002, Dresden 2002, 6th SMESME 2003 Conference, Athens 2003, ICPR-18, Salerno 2005.
Member of the organising committee of
 31st MATADOR Conference, Manchester, UK, 1995. Co-chairman of 9th ICPM Conference, Athens, 2017.
General Chairman of 30th FAIM International Conference (FAIM2021), webconference - Athens, 6-10 September 2021.
Session chairman in
: 31st MATADOR Conference,Manchester,1995,
FAIM2002, Dresden, 2002, 6th SMESME Conference, Athens 2003, 5th TMCE, Lausanne, 2004 (proposed), 18th ICPR Salerno, 2005, 12th UMTIK, Kusadasi, 2006 (proposed), 17th DAAAM, Vienna, 2006. Member of the Technical Committee of the Pan-hellenic Conference on Metallic Materials, (2nd onwards), FAIM2017, Modena.

Registered Developer of Autodesk (1993-1995).