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Nikolaos Kiritsis

Nautilus Ambassador
Dean, College of Engineering
McNeese State College

Dr. Nikos Kiritsis is Dean of the College of Engineering at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana and director of the Institute for Industry – Education Collaboration. Prior to that Dr. Kiritsis taught mechanical engineering courses at McNeese and served as interim director of the Research Services and Sponsored Program office. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Kiritsis is one of the founding members of the McNeese State University Innovation Center where he teaches Innovation Engineering courses and serves on the managing board of the McNeese Student Business Incubator. Dr. Kiritsis also holds an Incubator Management Certificate from the National Business Incubator Association.

Dr. Nikos Kiritsis graduated with a Bachelor of Science. degree in Physics and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree in Engineering Physics from Wright State University. He later earned a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University and a doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Nikos Kiritsis was sponsored by CITGO as part of the Nautilus Ambassador program.

"McNeese State University will take part in the 2014 Nautilus Engineering Design Challenge. I am looking forward in sailing aboard Nautilus so see how ROVs operate, learn more about their sensors and tools with the goal of taking that information back to the McNeese student design team who will be working to develop a new or improved sampling tool for the ROV."