Category Archives: Greece Section, Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH) Student Branch Chapter

Lecture on “Software-Defined Networks”

On April 24th, 2018 Democritus University of Thrace SB IAS Chapter organized a lecture on Software-Defined Networks which was conducted by Prof. Panagiotis Papadimitriou, who is a professor at the Department of Applied Computer Science at the University of Macedonia and IEEE Senior Member. Continue reading Lecture on “Software-Defined Networks”

2018 RECRUITMENT WEEK

As every year, after the exam period and at beginning of the new semester 12-15th of March, our Student Branch Chapter organized a recruitment week in order to inform the students of Democritus University of Thrace about the existence of our society and give them the opportunity to participate in future actions. It is clear that our members are pure volunteers, so we tried to emphasize at the importance of being part of a team, train your soft skills and make new friends and future collaborates, not only at the local level but at the international, as well. Continue reading 2018 RECRUITMENT WEEK

2017 HUMANITARIAN WEEK

The Humanitarian Project Contest was initiated in 2016 with the slogan of empowering communities for a better future.  Communities are facing problems related to Energy, Water, Health, Sanitation, Transport, and Agriculture etc. throughout the world. The community of Xanthi, like all the others, is facing similar problems, so the members of our Chapter, as conscious citizens, decided to participate in the Project and provide some solutions. Our Chapter composed two teams and provided guidance to their members to accomplish the projects successfully.

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2018 KOPI TI PITA

On 26th of January 2018, we organized our traditional social event, Kopi ti Pita. During this event, we invited all our members to a friendly place and cut the traditional New Year’s pie in order to celebrate the beginning of the new year altogether. Inside the pie, there was a gold coin and just one of the members could be the lucky one to win it. The winner of the coin received a gift from our Student Branch Chapter and this year the lucky person was Aristotelis, our past webmaster, and advisor. The pie had a special decoration with the name of our Chapter on it and all the members were willing to join this social event. Continue reading 2018 KOPI TI PITA

DIPLOMA: Vol.4, Issue 2

On May 2017, the eighth issue of DIPLOMA, the all-students’ magazine, was published by Democritus University of Thrace (DUTh) IAS SB Chapter. The reader is informed by the Chapter’s and Society’s latest news. We have come a long way and that progress and activities are always shared, along with engineering interests, member’s vision, and conference attendance. On the first pages, you can find our Chapter’s latest activities and our plans for the future of the society. Moreover, there is a section about our members’ engineering interests which includes student-approached articles around the topic of bio-engineering such as “Nanotechnology in Space”, “Electric Vehicles and Renewables lead the way for the future Smart Grid” etc. Of course, the information included are not limited to that, since one may find articles regarding awards, conferences reports and entries from IAS chapters all around the world. More specifically, in this issue, we have information about University of Oviedo SB IAS Chapter, University of Sheffield SB IAS Chapter, Instituto Superior Técnico SB IAS Chapter. Continue reading DIPLOMA: Vol.4, Issue 2

DIPLOMA: Vol.4, Issue 1

On May 2016, the seventh issue of DIPLOMA, the all-students’ magazine, was published by Democritus University of Thrace (DUTh) IAS SB Chapter. The reader is informed of the Chapter’s and Society’s latest news. We have come a long way and that progress and activities are always shared, along with engineering interests, member’s vision, and conference attendance. On the first pages, you can find our Chapter’s latest activities and our plans for the future of the society. Moreover, there is a section about our members’ engineering interests which includes student-approached articles around the topic of bio-engineering such as “Artificial Skin”, “The Engineer’s Language”, “Renewable Wave-Energy” etc. Turning the pages you can find information about a graduate from our university, Dimosthenis Peftitsis who gave us an interview about his current state of career and his plans for the future. Of course, the information included are not limited to that, since one may find articles regarding awards, conferences reports and entries from IAS chapters all around the world. Continue reading DIPLOMA: Vol.4, Issue 1

IAS Annual Meeting 2017

Annual Meeting is an Industry Applications Society conference, which happens takes place every autumn for 53 years now and is kind of tradition for a lot of us. It is a successful conference in terms of attendees, technical sessions, student program, as well as committees meetings and social functions. The main purpose of this conference is the networking between the Student Branch Chapter and the designation of their accomplishments during the past year.

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HELLENIC STUDENT AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS CONGRESS 2017

The HSYP ( Hellenic Student and Young Professionals) Congress is the meeting of all IEEE Student Branches of Greece and Cyprus and one of the most important initiatives of the IEEE Greece Section. During the Congress, which took place in Athens on 3, 4 and 5th November 2017, all the Greek Student Branches present their activities. The presentation about IEEE Student Branch of our University, included information about the activities of IAS DUTh Student Branch Chapter so the participants could be informed about our society in general, what kind of actions do we organize and the perspectives it offers to its active members. As our Chapter is the only one in Greece, it is important to spread the advantages of IAS in order to inspire students to get involved with it and open local Chapters in their regions. Also, we had the opportunity to have a conversation with Mr. Marios Antoniou, IEEE Region 8 Action for Industry Chair and arrange future actions relative to industry and internships for students.

Moreover, we had the opportunity to participate in some interesting workshops. The first one was about cloud technologies and the lecturer provide as instructions to build a remote server. The second one was about iBeacon technology, which allows Mobile Apps to understand their position on a micro-local scale, and deliver hyper-contextual content to users based on location. The underlying communication technology is Bluetooth Low Energy. The lecturer explained how we can program such devices and gave us a taste its applications inside the industry.

During the congress, the participants met each other, shared innovative ideas and gathered experience and memories. It is true that such congresses have an important impact on the Student Branches’ further development.

the report was written by Meskova Viktoria, DUTh SB IAS Chapter Chair

Lecture on “Condition Monitoring, Fault Detection, Diagnosis and Remaining Life Time of Electrical Machines”

On September 4th, 2017, Democritus University of Thrace SB IAS Chapter organized a presentation, in which several definitions were given in term of condition monitoring, fault detection, diagnosis and prognosis related to electrical machines operating in industrial environments. The lecturer was Dr.Gérard-André Capolino who is specialized in Control systems and Electrical Machines.

First of all, Dr.Gérard-André Capolino mentioned that electrical machines are key components in electromechanical energy conversion while in industry, three-phase AC electrical machines are supposed to be symmetrical in term of design and manufacturing when they are connected to the grid via a power converter or directly to it. Moreover, he referred not only to the differences among condition monitoring, fault detection, diagnosis, and prognosis but also to the relationships among them. In addition, he explained each one of them separately in order to clarify the reasons that their knowledge is really important.

Finally, one of the most significant parts of this presentation was the examples that were selected from different applications such as high-speed electrical traction, cranes and decentralized power generation, as they help the audience understand the significance of this presentation in practice.

The report was written by Maria Vasileiou, DUTh SBC Secretary

 

Webinar on “From University to the Automotive Industry- Motor Modelling and Design”

On July 27th, 2017, Democritus University of Thrace SB IAS Chapter organized a Webinar through WebEx about modeling and design of electric motors, which was conducted by Konstantinos Bourchas. Konstantinos was born in Athens in 1989, get his degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from National Technical University of Athens and continued with MSc studies on electrical power systems at KTH in Stockholm, Sweden. From September 2015 his is working as engine design engineer at Tesla Motors in California. His research interests include losses on electric motors and modeling and design of electrical motors. Tesla Motors is an American automotive industry, which designs, produces and sells electric cars and is located in California, USA.

At the beginning of the lecture, the specialist on electric motors presented a short bio, spoke about his interest in electrical motors and automotive applications during university and how he started to work on the field of electric motor design. Later, during the lecture he spoke about the motors in general, the process Tesla follows to complete its products production and his contribution to this process. Moreover, Konstantinos mentioned the perspectives that someone has after getting the degree in Electrical Engineering and what kind of qualifications someone needs to claim a job at a multinational and recognized company like Tesla. Some of that demands are hard work, perseverance, and passion for your object of interest. In the end, he answered our questions about his career and anything was incomprehensible.

The report was written by Meskova Victoria, DUTh SB IAS Chapter Chair.