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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. (Magna Cum Laude) Mechanical Engineering, City College, City Univ. of New York, 1979

   
Research
  • Knowledge-Based Engineering Systems
  • Concurrent Engineering
  • Computer Integrated Design and Manufacturing
  • Machine Tool Design
  • Gear Design and Manufacturing
  • Computer-Aided Production Planning
  • Composite Materials and Processes
  • Automation
  • Virtual and Remote Experimentation
  • Enhancement of Learning
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

  • President’s Leadership Award, Stevens Institute of Technology, December 2010
  • Master of Engineering (Honorary Degree) Stevens Institute of Technology, September 2005.
  • Best Paper award: “A virtual laboratory on fluid mechanics”, Inst. Division, ASEE 2006, Chicago, IL.
  • Best Paper award: "Concurrent Engineering in Mold Design and Fabrication", by SPE Mold Making and Mold Design Division, ANTEC 1994, San Francisco, CA.
  • Outstanding Young Scholar Award, Digital Equipment Corporation, 1989.
  • Harvey N. Davis Distinguished Teaching Assistant Professor Award 1989.

   
Patents & Inventions
  1. Aziz, E.-S., Chassapis, C. (2015). "Planetary Crank Gear Design for Internal Combustion Engines," Patent Application No. US 14/634031.
  2. Chassapis, C., Esche, S., Nazalewicz, J.,. & Hromin, D. (2003). A dynamically reconfigurable architecture for synchronized sensing and actuating in a multi-user multi-device remote-access environment. Patent Application No. 60/442,637, Pending.
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

  • Zhang, M., Zhang, Z., Chang, Y., Esche, S. K. & Chassapis, C. (2015). "Kinect-based universal range sensor and its application in educational laboratories", Submitted for publication in International Journal of Online Engineering.


  • Chang, Y., Aziz, E.-S., Esche, S. K. & Chassapis, C. (2015). "Virtual mechanical assembly training based on a 3D game engine", Computer-Aided Design and Applications, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 119-134.


  • Hu, Y., Aziz, E.-S., & Chassapis, C. (2014). "Creativity-based design innovation environment in support of robust product development", International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing (IJIDeM), DOI 10.1007/s12008-014-0242-3.


  • Chang, Y., Aziz, E.-S., Esche, S. K. & Chassapis, C. (2013). "A framework for developing collaborative training environments for assembling", Computers in Education Journal, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 44-59.


  • Zhang, Z., Zhang, M., Tumkor, S., Chang, Y., Esche, S. K. & Chassapis, C. (2013). "Integration of physical devices into game-based virtual reality", International Journal of Online Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 5, pp. 25-38.


  • Aziz, E.-S. & Chassapis, C. (2013). "Comparative analysis of tooth-root strength using Stress-Strength Interference (SSI) theory with FEM-based verification", Accepted for publication in International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing.


  • Chang, Y., Aziz, E.-S., Esche, S. K. & Chassapis, C. (2013). "A multi-user virtual laboratory environment for gear train design", Accepted for publication in Computer Applications in Eng. Education Journal.


  • Chang, Y., Aziz, E.-S., Esche, S. K. & Chassapis, C. (2012). "A game-based laboratory for gear design", Computers in Education Journal, Vol. 22, No. 1.


  • Ibrahim, I. & Chassapis, C. (2012). "Recent Patents on risk Management During Medical Device Lifecycle: Managing the Transition from Bench to Market", Recent Patents in Engineering, 8(2).


  • Busch-Vishniac, I., Kibler, T., Campbell, P.B., Patterson, E.A., Guillaume, D., Jarosz, J., Chassapis, C., Emery, A., Ellis, G., Whitworth, H., Metz, S., Brainard, S., Ray, P. (2011). "Deconstructing Engineering Education Programs: The DEEP Project to Reform the Mechanical Engineering Curriculum", European Journal of Engineering Education, Vol 36, Issue 3, pp. 269-283.


  • Aziz, E.-S. & C. Chassapis. (2011). "Probabilistic Simulation Approach to Evaluate the Tooth-Root Strength of Spur Gears with FEM-Based Verification ", Accepted for Publication in the Journal of Engineering, Scientific Research Publishing.


  • Corter, J. E., Esche, S. K., Chassapis, C., Ma, J. & Nickerson, J. V. (2011). "Process and learning outcomes from remotely operated, simulated, and hands-on student laboratories", Computers and Education, Vol. 57, No. 3, pp. 2054-2067.


  • Aziz, E.-S., Esche, S. K. & Chassapis, C. (2010). "An interactive game-based engineering laboratory", World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 131-136.


  • Aziz, E.-S., Esche, S. K. & Chassapis, C. (2010). "Design and implementation of a virtual laboratory for machine dynamics", International Journal of Online Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 15-24.


  • Aziz, E.-S., Esche, S. K. & Chassapis, C. (2010). "Review of the state of the art in virtual learning environments based on multi-player computer games", Computers in Education Journal, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 22-35.


  • Aziz, E.-S., Esche, S. K. & Chassapis, C. (2009). "Content-rich, interactive online laboratory systems", Computer Applications in Engineering Education Journal, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 61-79.


  • Arango, F., Altuger, G., Aziz, E.-S., Esche, S. K. & Chassapis, C. (2008). "Piloting a game-based virtual learning environment", Computers in Education Journal, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 82-91.


  • Chang, C., Kodman, D., Chassapis, C. & Esche, S. K. (2007). "Immersive collaborative laboratory simulations using a game engine", Computers in Education Journal, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 85-92.


  • Corter, J. E., Nickerson, J. V., Esche, S. K., Chassapis, C., Im, S. & Ma, J. (2007). "Constructing reality: a study of remote, hands-on and simulated laboratories", ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, Vol. 14, No. 2, Article 7, 27 p.


  • Nickerson, J. V., Corter, J. E., Esche, S. K. & Chassapis, C. (2007). "A model for evaluating the effectiveness of remote engineering laboratories and simulations in education. ", Computers & Education, Vol. 49, No. 3, pp. 708-725.


  • Aziz, E.-S., Esche, S. K. & Chassapis, C. (2006). "A scalable platform for remote and virtual laboratories", World Trans. on Engineering and Technology Education, Vol. 5. No. 3, pp. 445-448.


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


  • Aziz, E. and Chassapis, C. (Sep 2002). "Knowledge-based geometry generation for spur and helical gears ", Concurrent Engineering: Research & Applications (CERA) Journal, Vol. 10, No. 3 , pp. 251-262.


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


  • Esche, S., Chassapis, C., Nazalewicz, J. W., Hromin, D. J. (2003). "Αn Architecture for Multi-user Remote Laboratories", World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, vol. 2, No. 1 , pp. 7-11.


  • Esche, S., Chassapis, C., Nazalewicz, J. & Hromin, D. (2003). "An architecture for multi-user remote laboratories", World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 7-11.


  • Aziz, E. and Chassapis, C. (Sep 2002). "Knowledge-based geometry generation for spur and helical gears", Concurrent Engineering: Research & Applications (CERA) Journal, Vol. 10, No. 3 , pp. 251-262.


  • Kee Park, K. Pochiraju, C. Chassapis, S. Manoochehri. (2002). "Knowledge-based rapid design evaluation methodology for die-cast components", Concurrent Engineering and Research applications journal, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 67-74.


  • Gonzalez, F. and Chassapis, C. (2001). "Fracture Toughness Variations of Injection Molded Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics", Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol. 20, No. 10, pp. 810-820.


  • Esche, S. K., Chassapis, C. & Manoochehri, S. (2001). "Concurrent product and process design in hot forging", Journal of Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 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, Vol.28, No. 1, pp.49-58.


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


  • Gonzalez, F. and Chassapis, C. (Sep 1999). "Plane Strain Fracture Toughness of Injection Molded Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics: An Experimental Investigation", Journal of Injection Molding Technology, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 133-140.


  • Esche, S. K., Fidan, I., Chassapis, C. & Manoochehri, S. "Knowledge-Based Part and Process Design for Metal Forging", SAE Transactions - Journal of Materials and Manufacturing, Vol. 108, No. 5, pp. 92-99.


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


  • K. Pochiraju, C. Chassapis and S. Manoochehri. (Jul 1998). "Multidisciplinary Parametric Design Optimization for Enhancing the Affordability of Molded Composites", Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, Volume 11, No. 4, pp.364 – 392.


  • S.R. Hummel, C. Chassapis. (Jul 1998). "Configuration Design and Optimization of Universal Joints", Journal of Mechanisms and Machine Theory, Volume 33, No. 5, pp. 479-490.


  • T. 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, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 79-89.


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


  • F. Cay, C. Chassapis. (1997). "An IT view on Perspectives of Computer Aided Process Planning Research", Computers in Industry, Vol. 34, pp. 307-337.


  • T. Skourlis, C. Chassapis, S. Manoochehri. (1997). "Fiber Orientation Morphological Layers in Injection Molded Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics", Journal of Thermoplastic Composites, Vol. 10.


  • T. Skourlis, B. Mohapatra, C. Chassapis, S. Manoochehri. (1997). "Evaluation of the Effects of Processing Parameters on the Properties of Advanced Styrenic Resins - A Design of Experiments Approach", Journal of Advances in Polymer Processing Technology, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 117-128.


  • L.Q. Tang, C. Chassapis, S. Manoochehri. (1997). "Optimal Cooling System Design for Multi-Cavity Injection Molding", Journal of Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 229-251.


  • N. Simos, C. Chassapis,. (Nov 1997). "A Boundary Integral Approach to Attachment/Spherical Shell Interaction", Transactions of the ASME, Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology (PVT), Vol. 119, No. 4, pp. 407 – 413.


  • N. Simos, C. Chassapis. (1997). "Classical vs. Improved Thin Shell Theories- A Theoretical Argument or A Design Concern?", Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology (PVT), ASME Transactions, Vol. 118, pp. 1-9.


  • L.Q. Tang, K. Pochiraju, C. Chassapis, S. Manoochehri. (Sep 1996). "Three-Dimensional Transient Mold Cooling Analysis based on Galerkin Finite Element Formulation with a Matrix-Free Conjugate Gradient Technique", International Journal of Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 39, No. 18, pp. 3049-3064.


  • C. Chassapis, G.G. Lowen. (1994). "The Elastic-Dynamic Modeling of a Press-Feed Mechanism", Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 116, No. 1, 238-247.


  • C. Chassapis, G.G. Lowen. (1994). " Computer Simulation of a Press-Feed Mechanism and Experimental Confirmation", Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 116, No. 1, pp. 248-256.


  • C. Chassapis, A.J. Philippacopoulos, N. Simos. (1991). "Localized Stresses in Spherical Shell/Attachment Interaction: Boundary Integral - Finite Element Approach Comparisons ", Pressure Vessels Technology, Vol. 214, pp. 153-159.


  • C. Chassapis, G.G. Lowen,. (Sep 1991). "Simulation of Power Press Feed Set up", Metalforming, pp. 57-59.


  • G.G. Lowen, C. Chassapis. (1986). "The Elastic Behavior of Linkages: An Update", Mechanisms and Machine Theory, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 33-42.


  • Book Chapters

  • Esche, S. K. & Chassapis, C. (2012). "Internet Accessible Remote Laboratories: Scalable E-Learning Tools for Engineering and Science Disciplines", Azad, A. K. M., Auer, M. E. & Harward, V. J. (Eds.), IGI Publishing. ISBN: 978-161-350-186-3 pp. 229-253.