University of Patras, Greece

University of Patras, Greece

The University of Patras is one of the largest academic institutions in Greece, including schools on the basic sciences, engineering, economics, social sciences and humanities, health sciences, as well as arts and architecture. It currently has 700 faculty members, 1,600 employees, and about 18,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students. The School of Engineering covers all main disciplines, including Mechanical & Aeronautics, Electrical, Civil, Chemical, and Computer Engineering.

The Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering has facilities housed in two ample buildings and includes modern laboratories covering applied mechanics, design and manufacturing, thermal and fluid sciences, aeronautics and automation. It involves 45 faculty members, 900 undergraduate students, and over 100 Ph.D. students. The department is very active in innovative teaching and research, and participates in numerous national, European, and international educational and research programs.

The Stochastic Mechanical Systems (SMS) Group of the Department specializes in innovative stochastic methods for estimation, identification, prediction, fault diagnosis and controls in various types of mechanical and aeronautical systems. The Group is led by Professor Fassois, and involves post docs, several Ph.D. students, M.Sc. students, and a technical assistant. The Group runs two modern laboratory facilities for teaching and research: A Mechanical Systems facility and a Structural Identification and Control facility.

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Last update Friday 28 January 2011