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Dr. Constantin Chassapis
Dr. Constantin Chassapis

Professor & Vice Provost for Academics

Location:

E312/E314

Phone:

201.216.5564

Fax:

201.216.8315

Email:

cchassap@stevens.edu
Courses:
ME 225
ME 322
ME 358
ME 423
ME 424
ME 520
ME 473
ME 645
IPD 602
E 102
  
 

Schaefer School of Engineering & Science

Department:  

Mechanical Engineering

Program: 

Integrated Product Development / Mechanical Engineering

Research & Education
Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, The City University of New York, New York, 1988
  • M.E. Mechanical Engineering, The City College, City University of New York, 1981
  • B.E. Mechanical Engineering (Magna Cum Laude), City College, City Univ. of New York, 1979

   
Research
  • Integrated Product and Process Development
  • Knowledge Based System Development
  • Automation
  • Remote sensing and control
  • Virtual and remote experimentation

 

Experience & Service
Experience

  • Deputy Dean, School of Engineering & Science, 04/2009 - 04/2013
  • Director , Department of Mechanical Engineering, 11/2001- 04/2013
  • Associate Director, Design and Manufacturing Institute, Stevens Institute of Technology, April 1996 - 2001
  • Head of Manufacturing Technology, Design and Manufacturing Institute, Stevens Institute of Technology, April 1993 - March 1996
  • Director of Integrated Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping, Design and Manufacturing Institute, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1992 - March 1993
  • Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2004 - Current
  • Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1993 - 2003
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1988 - 1992
  • Research Assistant, The Research Foundation of The City University of New York, 1985 - 1987
  • Lecturer (adjunct), Department of Mechanical Engineering, The City College of The City University of New York. 1981 - 1985.

   
Institutional Service
  • Member of the Academic Planning and Resources Committee
  • Chair of the Office of Sponsored Projects Task Force
  • Member of Information Technology Task Force
  • Member of the Board of Trustees Committee on Advancement
  • Member of Search Committee for the Chief Financial Officer
  • Chair  of Search Committee for the Dean of School of Engineering & Science
  • Member of Search Committee for the Dean of School of Technology Management
  • Member of Doctoral Qualifying Examination Committee
Professional Service
  • Reviewer for: ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, ASME Journal of Mechanisms, Transmissions, and Automation in Design, ASME Mechanisms Conferences, Advances in Polymer Technology, McGraw Hill, Kluwer Academic Publishers
  • Recipient of ASME, NSF and SME tuition scholarship awards to attend short courses in composite materials and automated manufacturing
  • Member of Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma
Achievements & Professional Societies
Honors & Awards

  • Master of Engineering (Honorary Degree) Stevens Institute of Technology, September 2005
  • American Society of Engineering Education, Best Paper Award for “ Virtual Fluid Mechanics Laboratory”, presented by the Instrumentation Division, June 2006
  • Society of Plastics Engineers ANTEC Best Paper Award for "Concurrent Engineering in Mold Design and Fabrication", presented by the  Mold Making and Mold Design Division, May 1994
  • Recipient of “Best Paper” award for “Concurrent Engineering in Mold Design and Fabrication”, by SPE Mold Making and Mold Design Division, Society of Plastics Engineers, ANTEC 1994, San Francisco, CA, May 1994
  • Outstanding Young Scholar Award, Digital Equipment Corporation, 1989; it included a three year grant for research in concurrent engineering
  • Harvey N. Davis Distinguished Teaching Assistant Professor Award 198
  • Listed in Who's Who in Engineering Education
  • Listed in  Who's Who in America
  • Listed in  Empire Who’s Who Executive and Professional Registry

   
Patents & Inventions
Chassapis, C., Esche, S. K., Nazalewicz, J. W. & Hromin, D. J. (2003); Multi-user, multi-device remote access system Provisional Patent Application No. 60/442,637
Professional Societies
  • The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Society of Plastics Engineers (member)
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (member)
  • New York Academy of Science
  • National Defense Science & Engineering
  • Graduate Fellowship Program, Award Panel Member 1993, 1994, 1995
Selected Publications
Journals

  • Αziz, E.S., Esche, S. Κ., Chassapis, C.. (2009). "Content-rich interactive online laboratory systems", Computer Applications in Engineering Education Journal, 17 (1), 6Ι -79.


  • Arango, Ρ., Altuger, G., Αziz, E-S., Esche, S. Κ.. (2008). "Piloting a game-based virtual learning environment", Computers in Education Journal, 18 (4), 82 -91.


  • Chang, C., Kodman, D., Chassapis, C., Esche, S. Κ.. (2007). "Immersive collaborative laboratory simulations using a game engine", Computers in Education Journal, 17 (3), 85-92.


  • Corter, J. Ε., Nickerson, J. V., Esche, S. Κ., Chassapis, C., Im, S., Ma, J. (2007). "Constructing reality: a study of remote, hands-on and simulated laboratories", ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 14 (2), Article 7, 27.


  • Nickerson, J . V., Corter , J .?., Esche, S. ?., Chassapis, C.. (2007). "A model for evaluating the effectiveness of remote engineering laboratories and simulations in education", Computers & Education -An Intern. Journal, 49 (3), 708-725.


  • Aziz, E.-S., Esche, S. Κ., Chassapis, C. (2006). "A scalable platform for remote and virtuallaboratories", World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, 5 (3), 445-448.


  • ?ziz, ?. and Chassapis, C.. (2005). "A decision-making framework model for design and manufacturing of mechanical transmission system development", Engineering with Computers Journal, 21 164-176.


  • Pochiraju, K., V. Jovanovic, C. Chassapis, S. Manoochehri. (2004). "Multi-scale process-dependent property modeling for fiber reinforced thermoplastics", Journal of Polymer Composites.


  • S. K. Esche, C. Chassapis, J. W. Nazalewicz and D. J. Hromin. (2003). "An architecture for multi-user remote laboratories", World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, 2 (1), 7-11.


  • E. Aziz and C. Chassapis. (Sep 2002). "Knowledge-based geometry generation for spur and helical gears", Concurrent Engineering: Research & Applications (CERA) Journal, 10 (3), 251-262.


  • Kee Park, K. Pochiraju, C. Chassapis and S. Manoochehri. (2002). "Knowledge-based rapid design evaluation methodology for die-cast components", Concurrent Engineering and Research Applications Journal, 10 (1), 67-74.


  • F. Gonzalez and C. Chassapis. (2001). "Fracture Toughness Variations of Injection Molded Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics", Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 20 (10), 810-820.


  • S. K. Esche, C. Chassapis and S. Manoochehri. (2001). "Concurrent product and process design in hot forging", Journal of Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications, 9 (1), 48-54.


  • S. Tumkor, N. Turkmen, C. Chassapis, and S. Manoochehri. (2001). "Modeling of Heat Transfer in Thermoplastic Composite tape Lay-Up Manufacturing", Journal of International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 28 (1), 49-58.


  • V. Jovanovic, S. Manoochehri and C. Chassapis. (2001). "Parameter Estimation for Resin Transfer Molding", Journal of Engineering Computations, 18 (8).


  • S.R. Hummel and C. Chassapis. (2000). "Configuration Design and Optimization of Universal Joints with manufacturing Tolerances", Mechanism and Machine Theory, 35 463-476.


  • S. K. Esche, I. Fidan, C. Chassapis, and S. Manoochehri. (2000). "Knowledge-Based Part and Process Design for Metal Forging", SAE Transactions - Journal of Materials and Manufacturing, 108 (5), 92-99.


  • F. Gonzalez and C. Chassapis. (Sep 1999). "Plane Strain Fracture Toughness of Injection Molded Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics: An Experimental Investigation", Journal of Injection Molding Technology, 3 (3), 133-140.


  • T.P. Skourlis, K. Pochiraju, C. Chassapis, and S. Manoochehri. (1998). "Structure-modulus relationships for injection-molded long fiber-reinforced polyphthalamides", Composites Part B, 29B 309 320.


  • S.R. Hummel and C. Chassapis. (Jul 1998). "Configuration Design and Optimization of Universal Joints", Journal of Mechanisms and Machine Theory, 33 (5), 479-490.


  • L. Q. Tang, K. Pochiraju, C. Chassapis, and S. Manoochehri. (Jun 1998). "A Computer-Aided Optimization Approach for the Design of Injection Mold Cooling Systems", ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 120 165-174.


  • K. Pochiraju, C. Chassapis, and S. Manoochehri. (Jul 1998). "Multidisciplinary Parametric Design Optimization For Enhancing the Affordability of Molded Composites", J. of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, 11 364-392.


  • T.P. Skourlis, S. R. Mehta, C. Chassapis, and S. Manoochehri. (Jan 1998). "Impact-Fracture Behavior of Injection Molded Long-Glass Reinforced Polypropylene", Journal of Polymer Engineering and Science, 38 (1), 79-89.


  •    Conference Proceedings

  • Aziz, E-S., Chassapis, C.. (2008). "Introduction to the ME curriculum through product engineering case studies", Proceedings of the 38th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Saratoga Springs, ΝΥ.


  • Chassapis, C., Aziz, E-S., Esche, S. Κ.. (2008). "IT -enhanced laboratory experience within a mechanical engineering undergraduate curriculum", Proceedings of the 2008 Structures Congress, Vancouver,Canada.


  • Αziz, E-S., Esche, S. Κ., Chassapis, C.. (2007). "Enhancing the learning experience using simulation and experimentation to teach mechanical vibrations", Proceedings of the 2007 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Honolulu, ΗI.


  • F.T. Fisher, Η. Hadim, S. Esche, R. Ubell, C. Chassapis. (Jun 24-27, 2007). "Feasibility of a fully online undergraduate mechanical engineering degree for non-traditional learners", 2007 American Society for Engineering Education Conference, Honolulu, ΗI.


  • F.T. Fisher, C Chassapis. (Jun 18-21, 2006). "Guided CAE software Iearning modules for the undergraduate mechanical engineering curriculum", 2006 ASEE, Chicago, IL.


  • Αziz, E-S., Esche, S. Κ., Chassapis, C.. (2006). "On the integration of remote and virtual experiments into a comprehensive student laboratory experience", Proceedings οf the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition IMECE'06, Chicago, IL. .