Nikolaos Michailidis is Professor and Director of the Physical Metallurgy Laboratory (PML), School of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece. He is also Research Professor at Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), President of the Hellenic Metallurgical Society (HMS), Chair of the Centre for Research & Development οn Advanced Materials – a joint initiative between TEES and AUTH and co-founder of PLiN Nanotechnology S.A. (AUTH’s spin-off). He is Fellow of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP), member of various Scientific Societies and Boards, Chair of the Scientific Committee of EUROMAT 2019, Member of the Executive Committee of the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) and Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Materials by Taylor & Francis and FEMS.
He served as Director of the Interdepartmental Post Graduate Studies Programme, 'Processes & Technology of Advanced Materials' - AUTH and as Chair of the Design & Construction Division (School of Mechanical Engineering-AUTH), while he was Visiting Professor at Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT), Aachen-Germany (2008-2009). He was Chair of the 13th International Conference THE”A” Coatings in Manufacturing Engineering, (2017) and Chair of the Scientific Committee of Junior Euromat (2016). Among various distinctions, he received the Innovation Award by the AUTh (2018), the Excellency Award by the AUTh (2017) and the Excellency & Innovation Award by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2008). His scientific interests are related to; Porous materials / Coatings / Rapid prototyping / Nanoparticles production / Smart materials / Corrosion / Fatigue.
Ηe is author of 136 journal papers publications, 259 publications in International Conferences, 4 Book Chapters, 4 articles in International Encyclopaedias, 117 publications in Greek language in National Conferences, 14 Patents, with over 4000 citations and h-index: 35.