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George Papalambrou


George Papalambrou is Assistant Professor of Control Systems for marine propulsion plants at SNAME, NTUA. He received his Dipl. in Mechanical Engineering from NTUA in 1992, MSc in Control Systems and Information Technology from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), UK in 1993 and PhD in Marine Engineering from the SNAME, NTUA, in 2008.

He worked in industry from 1995 to 2004, in applications including control systems and automation, robots, PLCs, image processing, data acquisition, defense systems. He joined SNAME from 10/2008 to 2/2010 as Lecturer (407/80) and in 2010 as Lecturer. In 11/2015 he was elected Assistant Professor.

He teaches various courses in control systems and laboratory exercises, in undergraduate and graduate level.

His research interests are in the areas of Machine Learning and Neural Networks, Image Processing for the marine environment, Model Predictive Control (MPC), Hinfinity robust control, adaptive control, optimal control with observers, system identification. Applications include control of marine propulsion powertrains with diesel engines and hybrid electric motors as well as computer vision for sea environment. The above control methodologies has been applied to experimental test engines and laboratory devices at LME.

He has been involved as Team Leader of research teams in research projects funded by EU (2008-2018). He serves as PI for NTUA's participation in EU project FASTWATER (2020-2024).

As member of team NOUS ( he developed and maintains the operation of underwater real-time imaging system at Alonnisos Peristera sea-wreck.

He is a Reviewer in Control Engineering Practice and Journal of Systems and Control Engineering.


Recent Publications:

Papalambrou G., Samokhin S., Topaloglou S., Planakis N., Kyrtatos N., Zenger K., Model Predictive Control for Hybrid Diesel-Electric Marine Propulsion, IFAC 2017 World Congress, July 2017.

Samokhin S, Topaloglou S., Papalambrou G., Zenger K., Kyrtatos N., Adaptive power-split control design for marine hybrid diesel powertrain, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Nov. 2016.

Topaloglou S., Bardis K., Papalambrou G., Kyrtatos, N., Transient Load Share Management of a Diesel Electric Hybrid Powertrain for Ship Propulsion, International Journal of Powertrain, accepted for publication, Sept. 2016.

Topaloglou S., Papalambrou G., Kyrtatos N., Controller Design for Hybrid Diesel Electric Ship Propulsion during Transient Operation, 26th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE), Rhodes, June-July 2016.

Topaloglou S., Papalambrou G., Kyrtatos N., Energy management controller design for hybrid ship propulsion during transient operation,  Proceedings of the 28th CIMAC Congress, June 2016.



Undergraduate Courses/Προπτυχιακά Μαθήματα:


Postgraduate Courses/Μεταπτυχιακά Μαθήματα:


Diploma Theses/Θέματα Διπλωματικών Εργασιών:

Δείτε εδώ σχετικά θέματα διπλωματικών που περατώθηκαν ή βρίσκονται σε εξέλιξη.

PhD Theses (Supervisor)/Θέματα Διδακτορικών Εργασιών

Ν. Πλανάκης (1/2017-), Β. Καρυστινός (6/2020-).


Contact details:

Dr. George Papalambrou
Laboratory of Marine Engineering
School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
National Technical University of Athens
Zografos-Athens, Greece
Building Lambda, 1st Floor, Office A4
Tel.: +30-210-7721793+30-210-7721793


skype: george.papalambrou2

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