Dr Kassandra Papadopoulou (BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, CAPM) - personal details
Kassandra is a lecturer in Maintenance Engineering in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE) in The University of Manchester. She is a Certified Associate in Project Management by the Project Management Institute. She studied in Manchester and holds a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Studies and Applied Physics, an MSc in Environmental Information Systems and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. Previous posts include PostDoc positions in the School of MACE and School Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and a Renewable Energy Consultant for Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council.
She teaches Reliability & Maintainability on the MSc Mechanical Engineering Design, and Acoustic Monitoring on the MSc in Reliability Engineering & Asset Management. She has two PhD students and is on the College of Advisors for the British University in Dubai. Previously she lectured on the BP Engineering Management executive education programme.
Kassandras experience includes project management and technology development in collaboration with universities and industrial partners. Since joining the University she secured 0.5M worth of various research grants from industry and the EPSRC. One of the most innovative projects involved developing an acoustic reflectometry tool, Acoustek. She was involved in the patenting and the commercialisation of the technology via The University of Manchester Intellectual Property (UMIP); the tool has been licensed to Pipeline Engineering - CIRCOR Energy. Acoustek won the best Measurement in Action Award from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The distinction was awarded for the innovative use of acoustic techniques for remote inspection, monitoring and maintenance tool for gas-filled subsea pipelines.
Kassandra is the co-founder and affiliated committee member of The University of Manchester Research Staff Association (RSA). As a committee member she has been working on the Extended Access scheme, which has been established as a policy in The University of Manchester. She is also a committee member of the UK Research Staff Association (UKRSA).
Her interests and previous experience include project management, acoustics, acoustic reflectometry, oil & gas, pipeline inspections, reliability engineering, monitoring and maintenance engineering, aerodynamics of wind turbine blades, renewable energy.