Stergios Maropoulos

Stergios Maropoulos




Vice Rector of Research and Life Long Learning


University of Western Macedonia
Office:  Administration Building UOWM, 


Contact Data

Tel.: +30 24610 68013



PhD, Mechanical Properties and Microstructure of Alloy Steels, University of Manchester/UMIST.

MSc, Mechanical Properties and Microstructure of Alloy Steels, University of Manchester/UMIST.

BSc, Μetallurgy, University of Manchester/UMIST



“ Laboratory of Mechanical Processes and Quality Control”

“Centre for Testing of Materials and Constructions”


Curriculum Vitae

Vice Rector of Research and Lifelong Learning, University of Western Macedonia, Greece. Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering. Academic field “Machine Elements”. Member of the Regional Research and Innovation Council, Region of Western Macedonia. Member of the Special Development Program Monitoring Committee (EAP), Region of Western Macedonia. Lectures on Material Technology, Welding, Destructive and Non-Destructive Testing, Machining, Machine Elements, Tribology, Metal forming. He has been involved in numerous National and European Research projects. He has published several papers on mechanical properties and fracture of steels, machining and Ti alloy-implants.    

President of the University 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 MSc “Welding Engineering and Non Destructive Inspection”.   


Course Catalogue

Machine Elements, Materials Technology, Mechanical Processes, Tribology




1. S.Maropoulos, J.D.H. Paul and N. Ridley, “Microstructure-property relationships in tempered low alloy Cr-Mo-3.5Ni-V steel” Mater. Sci. and Technology, vol. 9, 1993, pp 1014-1019.

2. N. Ridley, S. Maropoulos and J.D.H. Paul 1994, “Effects of heat treatment on microstructure and mechanical properties of Cr-Mo-3.5Ni-V steel” Mater. Sci. and Technology, vol. 10, 1994, pp 239-249.

The article was awarded the “Vanadium Award” in 1994 by the Institute of Materials.  

3. S. Maropoulos, N. Ridley, J. Kechagias, and S. Karagiannis 2004, Fracture Toughness Evaluation of a H.S.L.A. steel, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, vol 71, 2004, pp 1695-1703.

4. S. Maropoulos and N. Ridley 2004, “Inclusions and fracture characteristics of HSLA steel forgings”, Materials Science and Engineering A, vol 384, 2004, pp 64-69. 

5. John Kechagias, Vassilis Iakovakis and Stergios Maropoulos, “Using Generalized Regression Neural Network to optimize sloped surface roughness of LOM process” Recent, Vol. 8, no 3a (21a, b), November, 2007, pp.309-312.

 6. John Kechagias, Vassilis Iakovakis, Manolis Katsanos, Stergios Maropoulos, “EDM Electrode manufacture using Rapid Tooling: A review” Journal of Materials Science, 2008, Vol 43, no 8, pp.2522-2535. 

7. Alexander Tsouknidas, Stergios Maropoulos, Savvas Savvakis, and Nikolaos Michailidis, “The impact of FEM modeling parameters on the computed thermo-mechanical behavior of SLA copper shelled electrodes”, International Journal of Manufacturing, Materials, and Mechanical Engineering, (2011), Vol. 1(3), pp.21-30.

8. Alexander Tsouknidas, Marios Pantazopoulos , Dimitrios Sagris , Dimitrios  Fasnakis, Stergios Maropoulos, Fotini Arabatzi, Nikolaos Michailidis ,
“Weight dependent impact attenuation and stability of athletic footwear”, Journal of Biomechanics, Aug 2015, Elsevier.

9. A. Tsouknidas , M. Pantazopoulos , I. Katsoulis , D. Fasnakis , S. Maropoulos , N.Michailidis “Impact absorption capacity of 3D-printed components fabricated by fused deposition modelling”, Materials and Design 102 (2016) 41–44.

10. D. Fasnakis, S. Papanikolaou, Α. Tsouknidas, S Maropoulos, “Premature Fracture during Fatigue testing of reinforced-concrete steel bars, Academic Journal of Manufacturing Engineering, Volume 14 / 2016 Issue 4, 12-17.

11. Dimitris Drougkas, Evagelos Karatsis, Maria Papagiannaki, Serafeim Chatzimoisiadis, Fotini Arabatzi, Stergios Maropoulos, Alexander Tsouknidas, “Gait specific optimisation of composite footwear midsole systems, facilitated through dynamic finite element modelling”, Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, Volume 2018, (2018), Article ID 6520314,