Centre of Applied Research Technology

Dr A. Apostolidis (Asteris)

Associate Professor of Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Engineering
Work address:
Jakoba Mulderhuis, Rhijnspoorplein 2, 1091 GC Amsterdam
Postal address:
Postbus 1209,1000 BE Amsterdam
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Dr Asteris Apostolidis has a broad technical expertise, having worked for academic institutes, airlines and aircraft manufacturers in four different countries. He has dealt with the technical and strategic problematics of the design, operation and maintenance of aircraft, having led numerous design projects and research initiatives in both the industry and academia. He is currently appointed as an Associate Professor at the Aviation Academy of the Faculty of Technology at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

Asteris has previously worked in for Air France-KLM, in the areas of Technology Innovation Management and Strategy Development, as a member of the Group Strategy Technology Office. He acted as an internal consultant to numerous Group businesses at an Executive level. He has also worked for Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance in the areas of Predictive Maintenance, Data Analytics, Prognostics & Diagnostics, using both physics-based and data-driven methods for gas turbine engines and aircraft systems.

Asteris has also worked as an engineering consultant for a number of major European aerospace manufacturers, including Airbus, Safran, Rolls-Royce and Liebherr Aerospace in the areas of aerothermal modelling and performance of aircraft engines and systems, contributing to projects such as the certification campaign of the A320neo, the design of the LEAP engine and the post-certification support of the Trent 900 engine.

He currently sits in a number of Technical and Expert Committees and Working Groups in the fields of Artificial Intelligence in Aviation & Aerospace, Future Aircraft Architectures and Sustainable Transformation. He co-chair the Data Management & Validation subgroup of the SAE G-34 / EUROCAE WG-114 Joint International Committee for the certification of Artificial Intelligence-based Technologies in Aviation. Asteris is a Guest Columnist for Aerospace America, published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Dr Asteris Apostolidis holds a PhD in Computational Aerothermodynamics and an MSc in Aerospace Propulsion from Cranfield University (UK) and a Dipl.-Ing. in Mechanical Engineering, with a specialisation in Aeronautics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece).

His areas of interest are (but not restricted to) the following:

  • Aviation Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul
  • Novel Aircraft & Propulsion Architectures
  • Sustainability in Aviation & Aeronautics
  • Artificial Intelligence in Aeronautics
  • Simulation Methods & Digital Twins
  • Power Production & Energy Policy
  • Innovation Strategy Development
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