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Themis Sapsis

Education

2006-2011

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Thesis: Dynamically orthogonal field equations for stochastic fluid flows and particle dynamics
Advisors: P. Lermusiaux and G. Haller

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2001-2005 

Diploma in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
National Technical University of Athens – Greece
Thesis: Stochastic Analysis with Applications to Dynamical Systems
Advisor: G. Athanassoulis


Appointments

2017-

Doherty Associate Professor in Ocean Utilization
Department of Mechanical Engineering - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2016-2017

Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2013-2016

ABS Career Development Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2011-2013 

Assistant Research Scientist
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences - New York University
Academic mentor: Andrew Majda


Awards

2017 Recipient of the Doherty Associate Professor Chair in Ocean Utilization, MIT
2016 Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) - Young Investigator Award
2015 Office of Naval Research (ONR) - Young Investigator Award
2015 Army Research Office (ARO) - Young Investigator Award
2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Ocean Sciences
2013 Recipient of the first American Bureau of Shipping Career Development Chair, MIT
2011 NSF Travel Award, Foundations of Computational Mathematics – Computational Dynamics Workshop, Budapest
2009 Best paper award for young scientists, 2nd Chaotic Modelling and Simulation Conference (Chaos), Crete
2009 Marie Curie Fellowship from the European Union to attend CF SICON (Stability, Identification and Control), Rome
2009 Marie Curie Fellowship from the European Union to attend TC4 SICON Event, Lyon
2006-2008 MIT Presidential Fellowship 'George and Marie Vergottis'
2006  RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects) - GSCC Award for best diploma thesis
2005  Medal of the National Technical University of Athens for ranking first in class of 2005 
2001-2005  Fellowship from the State Fellowship Foundation of Greece
2001-2005  Fellowship from the Technical Chamber of Greece

 

Teaching

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2.003/1.053 Dynamics and Control I
2.081/16.230 Plates and Shells: Static and Dynamic Analysis
2.003/1.053 Dynamics and Control I
2.081/16.230 Plates and Shells: Static and Dynamic Analysis
2.003/1.053 Dynamics and Control I
2.081/16.230 Plates and Shells: Static and Dynamic Analysis
2.700/2.701 Principles of Naval Architecture
2.081/16.230 Plates and Shells
2.700/2.701 Principles of Naval Architecture


Scientific & Professional Societies

SIAM, ASME, APS, ISOPE, SNAME