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Evangelos received a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. He was then offered a scholarship to continue his studies at the Bristol Composites Institute, where he completed an MRes and a PhD in the field of automated composites manufacturing. His research in fibre steering has earned him national and international awards, as well as a place in the final of the 2018 JEC Composites Challenge. He has also completed a one year business management fellowship funded by the University of Bristol.
Evangelos co-founded and became the CEO of iCOMAT in January 2019 to commercialise research from his PhD and the Bristol Composites Institute . iCOMAT has since completed a round of private investment from a combination of VC and angel investors, to develop the world’s first tape laying system with fibre steering capabilities, and has secured pilot projects with large OEMs in aerospace and automotive.