Stergios Maropoulos is a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and vice-rector for Research and Lifelong Learning, University of Western Macedonia. He holds a BSc in Μetallurgy, University of Manchester/UMIST, and a Master’s (MSc) and Doctorate (Ph.D) Degrees in Mechanical Properties and Microstructure of Alloy Steels, University of Manchester/UMIST. He was vice-rector for Research and Lifelong Learning, Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design, TEI of Western Macedonia, and Director of Advanced Industrial Production of the Technological Research Centre of Western Macedonia.
He is Member of the Regional Research and Innovation Council, and of the Special Development Programme Monitoring Committee (EAP), Region of Western Macedonia. In addition, he is President of the Research Centre of UOWM, Director of the Laboratory of Mechanical Processes and Quality Control, of the Centre for Testing of Materials and Constructions (CTMC), and of the Postgraduate programme (MSc) “Welding Engineering and Non- Destructive Inspection”.
His research is focused on the engineering properties of metallic materials and structures. He has published a number of research papers in international scientific journals and conference proceedings and has been awarded the Vanadium Award of the Institute of Materials, British Ministry of Defence, for his research in high-strength low-alloy steel. He has also carried out research in identifying causes of accidents due to fracture of metal tools and machinery in British industries.
In addition, he has contributed to a number of national and European programmes and worked as a production and quality control manager in the metal manufacturing industry.