Dr Kyriakos I. Kourousis is a tenured Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the School of Engineering of the University of Limerick in Ireland. He also serves as the Director of the undergraduate and postgraduate airworthiness programmes offered by the University of Limerick. Dr Kourousis holds a BSc in Aeronautical Engineering, from the Hellenic Air Force Academy, and a MSc and PhD in solid mechanics and metal plasticity, both from the National Technical University of Athens.
Dr Kourousis has 19 years of professional and research experience in the fields of metal plasticity, metal additive manufacturing and airworthiness, both as an Aeronautical Engineer Officer (Major res.) and a University faculty in Ireland and Australia. His professional background includes 12 years in the Hellenic Air Force as maintenance officer, quality control & assurance manager and airworthiness manager for the Mirage 2000 fleet.
Dr Kourousis has led various research projects funded by civil and defence companies and state organisations in defence airworthiness, aircraft fatigue, metal plasticity, aviation training and other areas. To date, he has authored a total of 90 scholarly journal papers, conference papers and technical & engineering reports in the fields of his research and professional expertise.
He is a Chartered Engineer, registered with the United Kingdom Engineering Council, and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.