Sofia Panagiotidou

Sofia Panagiotidou



Associate Professor




University of Western Macedonia

Office No 105, Department of Mechanical Engineering {} 

Bakola & Sialvera Street

50132 Kozani


Contact Data

Phone (office): +30 24610 56643

Fax: +30 24610 56601



2006 PhD in Integrated Optimization of Preventive Maintenance and Quality Control, AUTh

2002 MSc in Management of Production Systems, AUTh

2000 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, AUTh 


Professional Experience



2020-present Associate Professor, UoWM, Department of Mechanical Engineering

2015-2020 Assistant Professor, UoWM, Department of Mechanical Engineering

2013-2015     Lecturer, UoWM, Department of Mechanical Engineering


Research / Laboratory

Research Interests: Stochastic Optimization, Reliability and Maintenance, Statistical Process Control, Inventory Control.

Laboratory of Quantitative Methods of Operations Research & Statistics in Engineering, MORSELab


Curriculum Vitae

Sofia Panagiotidou was born in 1977 in Kozani. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Western Macedonia, Greece. She has obtained a Diploma (five-year degree) in Mechanical Engineering, an M.Sc. in Management of Production Systems and a Ph.D. in Maintenance and Statistical Quality Control from the same university. She has worked as a Post Doc researcher in Erasmus University of Rotterdam and as a visiting lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Western Macedonia, in the Department of Production and Management Engineering at the Demokritus University of Thrace and in the Department of Operations Management at the University of Macedonia. Her work has been published in a variety of journals, including Production and Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics and others. Her main research interests are in the area of Statistical Quality Control, Maintenance and Inventory Control.

Full CV


Course Catalogue


Quality Control

Decision Analysis

Design and Analysis of Experiments

Reliability and Maintenance


Publications in


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Selected Publications

  •  Panagiotidou, S., 2019, “Joint Optimization of Spare Parts Ordering and Age-Based Preventive Replacement”, submitted to International Journal of Production Research, to appear.
  •  Panagiotidou, S., Nenes, G., Zikopoulos, C. and G. Tagaras, 2017, “Joint Optimization of Manufacturing / Remanufacturing Lot Sizes under Imperfect Information on Returns Quality”, European Journal of Operational Research, 258 (2), 537-551.
  •  Panagiotidou, S., 2014, “Joint optimization of spare parts ordering and maintenance policies for multiple identical items subject to silent failures”, European Journal of Operational Research, 235 (1), 300-314.
  •  Panagiotidou, S., Nenes, G. and C. Zikopoulos, 2013, “Optimal procurement and sampling decisions under stochastic yield of returns in reverse supply chains”, OR Spectrum, 35 (1), 1-32.
  •  Panagiotidou, S. and G. Tagaras, 2010, “Statistical Process Control and Condition-Based Maintenance: a meaningful relationship through data sharing”, Production and Operations Management, 19 (2), 156-171.
  •  Nenes, G., Panagiotidou, S. and R. Dekker, 2010, “Inventory control policies for inspection and remanufacturing of returns: A case study”, International Journal of Production Economics, 125 (2), 300-312.
  •  Panagiotidou, S. and G. Tagaras, 2007, “Optimal preventive maintenance for equipment with two quality states and general failure time distributions”, European Journal of Operational Research, 180 (1), 329-353.