Scientific and Professional Activity

  • Design of Manufacturing Systems Using, Operational Research Methods and Digital Simulation, for Decision Making Design
  • Planning and Control of the Manufacturing Systems Operation, Including Issues Such As Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II), Shop Floor Control, Just In Time Manufacturing, and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Manufacturing Systems Scheduling Using Operational Research, Experiential Rules (Heuristics) and Artificial Intelligence Methods
  • Manufacturing Systems Scheduling Using Multiple Criteria Decision-Making Methods
  • Real Time Decision Making Models
  • Methods and Applications of Information Technology for the Synchronization and Integration of Distributed Manufacturing Systems
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Manufacturing Systems Flexibility Modelling and Quantification
  • Adaptive Manufacturing Systems – Adaptive Planning – Scheduling – Maintenance
  • Chaos Theory applications in Design, Scheduling and Control of Manufacturing Systems
  • Design and Planning of Manufacturing Networks and Systems for Customization
  • Decentralized Manufacturing Systems and Networks for Mass Customization
  • Design and Planning of Manufacturing Networks for Product Customization Using Mobile Apps, Based on Cloud Technology, Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN).
  • New Educational Methods for Mechanical Engineers via Design and Implementation of Educational Applications Based on the Model of “Teaching Factory” and “Learning Factory“.
  • “A decision-making method for scheduling of manufacturing systems with application to process industries”, University of Patras, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics, Patras, 1999, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12681/eadd/11836
  • Sixty (60) Technical Reports of Research Projects (selected)
  • Eighty-five (85) publications in reputable international refereed scientific journals
  • Twenty (20) chapters in books
  • One hundred and eight (118) publications in reputable conference proceedings with review in the full paper
  • Ten (10) editorials in reputable international scientific journals and conference proceedings
  • Three (3) White Papers
  1. Director of the Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, University of Patras, Greece (D.N. 4/12-04-2016)3
  2. Director of the Laboratory of Machine Dynamics of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, University of Patras, Greece (D.N. 8/19-07-2016)
  3. Deputy Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, University of Patras, Greece, (December 2017 to present) (FEK 582/15-11-2017), (FEK 142/03-08-18)
  4. Director of the Undergraduate Studies Program of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, (D.N. 6/24-01-2018)
  1. Director of the Postgraduate Studies Program of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, (D.N. 11/06-03-2018), (FEK 2971-24/07/18)
  1. Director of the Division of Design & Manufacturing of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, University of Patras, Greece, 2015 – 2017 (D.N. 2/29-10-2015 – 1st tenure και 10/28-06-2016 – 2nd tenure)
  2. Deputy Member of the Senate of the University of Patras (D.N. 1133/39411-03/12/2018), (O.P.N: 6Ε274669Β7Θ-ΘΘΒ)
  3. Deanery deputy member, School of Engineering – University of Patras (D.N. 237/27224 -05/09/2018) (O.P.N: ΩΘΕΙ469Β7Θ-ΡΩΚ)
  4. Member of the Internal Evaluation Committee for the evaluation of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics of the University of Patras (D.N. 141/31-01-2014, 6/24-01-2018)
  5. Deputy Member of the Technical Council of the University of Patras during the period 2019-2022 (O.P.N: ΨΟΕΧ469Β7Θ-2ΦΘ)
  • Associate Professor (October 2015 to November 2019) at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, on “Methods of Programming and Control of Production Systems”, (FEK 1043/15-10-15)
  • Assistant Professor (April 2010 to October 2015) at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, on “Methods of Programming and Control of Production Systems”(FEK 557/30-04-14 & FEK 292/13-04-10)
  • Lecturer (Election July 2004 to April 2010) at the Department of Mechanical and Engineering and Aeronautics on “Methods of Programming and Control of Production Systems” (FEK 40/25-02-05)
  • Grade 3 Researcher (2002-2004) at the Institute of Industrial Systems (INSI), in the field of “Programming and Control of Production Systems”
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher (1999-2001) and Head of Research Programs of the Laboratory of Manufacturing Systems and Automation, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of Patras
  • Senior Researcher and Project Manager/Co-Principal Investigator from 1995 to present, in twenty-three (23) funded competitive European and Greek research programs
  • Professor at the Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus for three (3) years, Department of Technological Applications
  • Collaboration with well-known European and Greek companies, organizations, and institutes in the framework of European and National Research Programs. Indicatively: PIRELLI, VOLVO, FORD, DAIMLER-CHRYSLER, FIAT, DELCAM, BAE SYSTEMS, INTRASOFT, FRIGOGLASS, DELTA, BIOKARPET, EXALCO, LAMAPLAST, VW AutoEuropa, SAP, PRIMA, CRF, SIEMENS, ALFA Group, AKEO +, ATEC, AIRBUS, SANDVIK Coromant, UNINOVA, ATB Bremen, Carel Industries SpA, SingularLogic Cyprus Ltd, COMAU, ARCELIK, FORMTEC, PRIMA, TAURO, BAZIGOS SA, CEA, LANTEGY, SAFRAN
  • Three (3) years cooperation with IT companies for the design and development of monitoring systems software for planning and control of manufacturing systems in the context of the preparation of projects related to his research and technological interests such as the following: EXALCO SA, for the project “Development of Improved Aluminum Production Distillation Processes Using Flexible Manufacturing Systems” (01-10-1993 to 31-05-1994) BIDATA SA (ALBIO DATA SA), for the project “Development of an Intelligent System for Planning and Production Control”, (01-01-1995 to 31-12-1995)
  • Participation in the preparation, writing and submission of a large number of proposals for funded competitive European and Greek research programs. A significant number of them were approved for funding and successfully completed under the management of the Research Committee of the University of Patras, contributing to the research and technological development of the Laboratory of Manufacturing Systems and Automation of the Department of Mechanical and Engineering Aeronautics, and of the University of Patras.

Lecture Notes

  • Mourtzis, “Technology Retrofitting Yarn Spinning and New Technologies” Lecture Notes of the corresponding course, TEI Piraeus, Faculty of Technological Applications,1988
  • Mourtzis, “Quality Control of Fiber and Yarn” Lecture Notes of the corresponding course, TEI Piraeus, Faculty of Technological Applications,1989
  • Mourtzis, “Structural Engineering of Fiber and Yarn” Lecture Notes of the corresponding course, TEI Piraeus, Faculty of Technological Applications,1989
  • Mourtzis, and others «Orthogonal Cutting», Lecture Notes, University of Patras, 2000 (link)
  • Chryssolouris, «Manufacturing Systems Theory and Practice Part I and II» Lecture Notes, University of Patras, 2001 (Translation from the book G. Chryssolouris, «Manufacturing Systems Theory and Practice», Springer Verlang, New York, 1992, D. Mourtzis and others)
  • Mourtzis, «Simulation of Manufacturing Systems Example» Lecture Notes, University of Patras, 2001 (link)
  • Mourtzis, and others, “Machine Shop Laboratory I and II” Lecture Notes of the corresponding laboratory course, University of Patras, 2019 (14th Edition)
  • Mourtzis, and others, “Manufacturing Processes and Laboratory I and II” Lecture Notes of the corresponding laboratory course, University of Patras, 2019 (14th Edition)
  • Mourtzis, and others, Lecture Notes for the laboratory “Scheduling in Manufacturing Systems”, University of Patras, 2008 (3rd edition) (link)
  • Mourtzis, “Numerical Control of Machine Tools” Lecture Notes, University of Patras, 2019 (link)

Education Activities

  • Industrial Seminars
  • Laboratory assistant in the courses Dynamics of Mechanisms I, (MEA_411) and Kinematics of Mechanisms, (MEA_324) and conduct of laboratory exercises in the courses Mechanisms Dynamics I and Elements of Machine Design
  • Laboratory assistant and organizer of the laboratory exercises of the courses Manufacturing Processes I & II (MEA_218 & 225) and Machine Shop Training I and II, (MEA_115 & 127) (1995 and 2003 to present)
  • Manufacturing Processes and Laboratory, I & II, (ΜΕΑ_218), (2005 to present)
  • “Computer Numerical Control (CNC)”, (ΜΕΑ_ΚΥ9), (2006 to present)
  • Introduction to Manufacturing Systems, (ΜΕΑ_ΚΕ15), (2005 to present)
  • Establishment of a Laboratory within the course Computer Numerical Control – CNC”, (MEA_KY9) at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics
  • Mechanical Drawing and Machine-Shop Training I & II”, (ΜΕΑ_115 & 127), (2016 to present)
  • Manufacturing Processes and Systems for Aerospace Structures, (ΜΕΑ_ΑΜ28), (2018 to present)
  • Non-Conventional Manufacturing Processes”, (ΜΕΑ_ΚΕ21), (2016 to present)
  • Engineering group projects, organization of laboratory exercises and courses

Educational Activities at International level via new Technologies

  • Lecture on the topic of “Industry 4.0 paradigm and its impact on future technology innovationat IPODIA Course (https://ipodia.usc.edu/) with the participation of the University of Patras, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, and RWTH Aachen University-Germany
  • Lecture on the topic of “Flexibility and Customisation”, at IPODIA Course (https://ipodia.usc.edu/) with the participation of the University of Patras – Greece, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, and RWTH Aaachen University-Germany, 05 December 2016, Patras, Greece
  • Lecture on the topic of “Cloud Technologies, Quality of Services and IoT at IPODIA Course (https://ipodia.usc.edu/) with the participation of the University of Patras, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, and RWTH Aachen University-Germany

Συμβολή στις Προπτυχιακές Σπουδές – Διπλωματικές & Σπουδαστικές Εργασίες

  • He has supervised eighty-six (86) Student and Diploma Theses at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics of the University of Patras, many of which were conducted in cooperation with regional or abroad industries and in topics relevant to the design and operation of manufacturing systems and networks, as well as Digitalized Manufacturing

Συμβολή στις Μεταπτυχιακές Σπουδές

  • He has been a member of Supervisory and Examination Committees of thirty-six (36) doctoral dissertations. Twenty-three (23) Completed, two (2) of which at International level, and thirteen (13) ongoing
  • He has been a member of Eighteen (18) Three-member Supervisory Committees of the Postgraduate Program of the Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering of the University of Patras. Fourteen (14) Completed, and five (5) ongoing

Memberships in Scientific Organizations

Reviewer for International Journals, Conferences and Books

  • Reviewer in sixty-four (64) international scientific journals, in a significant number of conferences, research projects and books.

Major Scientific Presentations

  • He has given more than (70) seventy scientific presentations at International Scientific Conferences, Workshops and Scientific Organizations.

Organization of Conferences – Member of Program Committees

  • He has participated as a member of the Organizing Committee in the organization and conduct of fourteen (14) International Scientific Conferences, as well as a member of the International Program Committee of ninety-one (91) International Scientific Conferences

Citations of Scientific Work

  • His scientific work has been acknowledged by the international scientific community as evidenced by the citations and Impact Factor of the scientific journals in which it has been published. The total number of unique citations resulting from searching on the following bases: Google ScholarScopusResearch Gate

Awards and Accomplishments

  • His paperSimulation-based design of production networks for manufacturing of personalised products was awarded with the Burbidge Award (Best Paper) in the APMS 2012 Conference (http://www.mckn.eu/2012/10/s-mc-s-at-the-apms-2012/& http://www.apms-conference.org/Home2012.php& http://excellence.minedu.gov.gr/listing/562-lms) which was conducted under the auspices of International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP)
  • The research project e-CUSTOM (A web based collaboration system for mass customization), which he managed (Project Manager / Co-Principal Investigator) was evaluated together with 98 other FP7 FoF research projects and was selected as a Success Story that was presented at the FoF Impact Workshop (11 and 12-03-2013, Brussels) http://www.ecustom-project.eu/
  • His paper “G. Michalos, S. Makris, N. Papakostas, D. Mourtzis, G. Chryssolouris, 2010, Automotive assembly technologies review: challenges and outlook for a flexible and adaptive approach, CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology, Vol. 2, Issue 2, pp. 81-91” made an important contribution to the medical sector as it was cited by the articles “Bruce L. Levine and Carl H. June, 2013, Perspective: Assembly line immunotherapy, Nature 498, S17 (27 June 2013) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/498S17a, Published online 26 June 2013” that is published in the international journal Nature (Imp. Fact. 43.769)(http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v498/n7455_supp/full/498S17a.html#affil-auth) and “Michael Kalos and Carl H. June, 2013, Adoptive T Cell Transfer for Cancer Immunotherapy in the Era of Synthetic Biology, Immunity 39/1: 49-60” that is published in the international journal Immunity (Impact Factor 22.845) (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1074761313002860)
  • His paper D. Mourtzis, M. Doukas, “Decentralized Manufacturing Systems Review: Challenges and Outlook”, Logistics Research, Open Access, Springer, ISSN: 1865-0368, (2012), Vol. 5, No. 3-4, pp 113-121, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12159-012-0085-x made an important contribution to the medical sector as it was cited by the article Harrison, R. P., Ruck, S., Medcalf, N., & Rafiq, Q. A. (2017). Decentralized manufacturing of cell and gene therapies: Overcoming challenges and identifying opportunities. Cytotherapy, 19(10), 1140-1151, that is published in international journal Cytotherapy (Impact Factor: 3.203) http://www.celltherapyjournal.org/article/S1465-3249(17)30632-1/abstract
  • His publication Chryssolouris, K. Efthymiou, N. Papakostas, D. Mourtzis, A. Pagoropoulos, Flexibility and Complexity: is it a trade off?”, International Journal of Production Research, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2012.761362, 50thVolume Anniversary,(2013), ), Vol. 51, No. 23-24, pp. 6788-6802, was included in the 50th year anniversary edition of the international scientific journal “International Journal of Production Research
  • Invited Speaker at the Industrial Technologies 2014 – Smart Growth through Research and Innovation, which was attended by more than 1000 delegates and was organized under the auspices of the European Union (9-11 April 2014,Athens,Greece) with presentation on: The Teaching Factory-The development and pilot implementation of a novel educational paradigm for Europe http://www.industrialtechnologies2014.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/S12_DimitrisMourtzis.pdf
  • Invited Speaker at the “2nd CIRP Sponsored Conference on Robust Manufacturing Control” on the Field of “Design and planning of manufacturing networks for mass customization and personalization”, 07-09 July 2014, Bremen, Germany, URL: http://www.jacobs-university.de/sites/default/files/uploaded_files/RoMaC_2014_Conference_Booklet.pdf
  • Invited Speaker at VIOHALCO seminar “Industry 4.0 and Digital Manufacturing Platforms”, with presentation on: “Industry 4.0 – An Introduction”, 29 June 2017, Athens
  • Invited Speaker at the ΩVISION & DASSAULT SYSTEMES Event, with presentation on: “Industry 4.0 from buzz to reality”, 6 July 2017, Athens, Greece, https://www.cst.com/-/media/files/agenda/agendas-2017/3dexperience-seminar-agenda-athens.ashx?la=en&hash=AD57A04D0D52CE16CFFA2F6D340A3B1FA6902E30
  • His publication A.Y.C. Nee, S.K. Ong, G. Chryssolouris, Mourtzis, “Augmented Reality Applications in Design and Manufacturing”, CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology, (2012), Vol. 61, No. 2, pp. 657-679, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cirp.2012.05.010 , has been cited over 451 times, Google Scholar Link: https://scholar.google.gr/scholar?cites=2037019102124514968&as_sdt=2005&sciodt=0,5&hl=el
  • “Industry 4.0” Invited Lecture, IPODIA Course (https://ipodia.usc.edu/) with the participation of the University of Patras – Greece, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, and RWTH Aaachen University-Germany, 31 October 2016, Patras, Greece
  • “Flexibility and Customisation”, Invited Lecture, IPODIA Course (https://ipodia.usc.edu/) with the participation of the University of Patras – Greece, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, and RWTH Aaachen University-Germany, 12.2016, Patras, Greece
  • Industry 4.0 paradigm and its impact on future technology innovation” Invited Lecture, IPODIA Course (https://ipodia.usc.edu/) with the participation of the University of Patras – Greece, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, RWTH Aaachen University-Germany, National Autonomous University of México, University of Southern California, 12.2017, Patras, Greece
  • Cloud Technologies, Quality of Services and IoT”, Invited Lecture, IPODIA Course (https://ipodia.usc.edu/) with the participation of the University of Patras – Greece, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, RWTH Aaachen University-Germany, National Autonomous University of México, University of Southern California, 14 November 2017, Patras, Greece
  • His publication “Digital Manufacturing: History, Perspectives and Outlook”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture (Impact Factor: 1.445 (2018) was the most downloaded paper in 2010 in the same Journal (among all the papers that were published in 2009 and 2010).
  • Working Groups and Committees at University, Region of Western Greece, Laboratory of Manufacturing Systems and Automation, Laboratory of Machine Dynamics and at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics
  • Long-distance runner. Participation and finish in Athens Authentic Marathon in the years: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014
  • Holder of Diploma in Offshore Sailing (A / A 1991)