Kostas Philippides


Kostas Philippides




University of Western Macedonia

Polytechnic School Campus

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Active Urban Planning Zone (ZEP), Kozani

50100 Kozani


Contact Data

Phone (secretariat): +30 24610 56600

Fax (secretariat): +30 24610 56601



1996 Philosophy Doctorate in Theoretical Physics of Elementary Particles, New York University

1993 Master in Science, New York University

1989-1991 Postgraduate Fellowship Program of NCSR Demokritos

1990 Bachelor of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Professional Experience



2019-present Professor University of Western Macedonia

2017-2019 Professor Technological Educational Institute of Western Macedonia

2007-2017 Science Teacher in Secondary Education

2001-2007 Adjunct Professor in Physics and Management Consultant in Laboratory Accreditation and Quality Management Systems

2000-2001 Postdoctoral Research Associate Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece

1997-1999 Postdoctoral Research Associate (Marie Curie Fellow) University of Durham, United Kingdom

1996-1997 Military service Hellenic Airforce

Research / Laboratory

Theoretical Physics of Elementary Particles

Teaching of Sciences

Assessment and Evaluation of Education

Curriculum Vitae

Kostas Philippides was born in Athens, Greece in 1965. He is a Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the University of Western Macedonia. He received his degree in physics from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens and started his postgraduate studies as a Fellow of the Demokritos National Center for Scientific Research at the Institute of Nuclear & Particle  Physics. He continued his postgraduate studies in New York University where he received his Master of Sciences and Philosophy Doctorate in Theoretical Physics of Elementary Particles. His research has been published in international scientific journals like Physics Review D, Nuclear Physics, Physics Letters B, etc. and has been presented in international conferences and invited seminars at institutions like CERN, UCLA, UCSD, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Carnegie Mellon, Brookhaven National Laboratoty. etc. He has worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Durham, under an EU Marie Curie Fellowship and at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has been an adjunct professor for the Democritus University of Thrace, the American College of Thessaloniki and the Technological Educational Institutions of Kavala, Serres and Kozani where he taught physics courses and labs as well as quality management and statistical process control courses. He has also worked as a science teacher of secondary education at the 2nd Experimental Lyceum of Thessaloniki, the Vocational Lyceum of Rodopolis Serres and the Gymnasium of Livadia Serres. He has also been employed as a Management Consultant by management consultancy firms, Atlantis S.A and Q-PLAN International, on projects of Laboratory Accreditation Systems and Quality Management Systems. Besides elementary particle physics his latest research interests focus on the methodology of teaching physical sciences and on the assessment and evaluation of the educational process. He is a dedicated teacher trying to pass to his students the message that the world is comprehensible and can be explained on the basis of simple principles.

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Electrical Circuits,

Electrical Machines

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Selected Publications

Kofou, I., Philippides, K., 2017. Can teaching of forces enforce language learning? Research Papers in Language Teaching and Learning Volume 8 Issue 1, 120-135 

Kofou, I., Philippides, K., Gavriilidou V., 2016. Experimental teaching of Sciences in the English language (CLIL), MIBES TRANSACTIONS-International journal on Management of Innovative Business & Education Systems, Volume 10, Issue 2, 35-42

Philippides, K., 2016. How much can little data reveal? The effect of science club participation on final exam outcomes, The International Journal of Assessment and Evaluation, Volume 23, Issue 1, 35-41

Passera, M., Philippides, K., Sirlin, A., 2011. Observations on the radiative corrections to pion β decay, Physical Review D 84, 09403

Papavassiliou, J., Philippides, K., 2000. A method for determining anomalous gauge boson couplings from e+ e- experiments, Physical Review D 62, 05301

Papavassiliou, J., Philippides, K., 1999. Probing the WWγ vertex at hadron colliders, Physical Review D 60, 113007

Philippides K., Stirling, W.J., 1999. Restoring good high energy behaviour in Higgs production via W fusion in LHC, European Physical Journal C19, 181-195

Philippides, K., Sirlin, A., 1999. Consistency condition for the Pinch Technique Self-Energies at Two Loops, Nuclear Physics B 477, 59-64.

Philippides, K., Sirlin, A., 1996. Application of the Pinch Technique to neutral current amplitudes and the concept of the Z mass, Physics Letters B 367, 377-385.

Papavassiliou, J., Philippides, K., Sasaki, K., 1995. Two loop electroweak corrections to the ρ parameter beyond the leading approximation, Physical Review D 53, 3942-3961.

Papavassiliou, J., Philippides, K., 1993. Gauge invariant three boson vertices in the Standard Model and the static properties of the W,  Physical Review D 48,  4255-4268.

Diakonos, F.K., Korakianitis, O., Papadopoulos, C.G., Philippides, C., Stirling , W.J., 1993.  W+γ+jet production as a test of the electromagnetic coupling of W at LHC and SSC,  Physics Letters B 303, 177-182.