George J. Delagrammatikas
Associate Dean of Education and Administration; Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Delagrammatikas joined Cooper Union’s Mechanical Engineering Department in September 2005 and has taught courses in design theory, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, experimentation, internal combustion engines, and automotive engineering. He has collaborated with multiple faculty members to develop hands-on experiences that apply fundamental classroom knowledge to real-world problems.
George first fostered his ‘hands-on’ approach to solving engineering challenges as an undergraduate researcher at MIT, where he helped design, analyze, fabricate, and race solar cars across America. At the same time, college internships allowed him to learn the automotive industry’s best practices at Ford Motor Company and Daihatsu Diesel Company. He encourages every engineering student to become involved in similar project- and team-based activities outside the classroom. George earned an MSME (1996) and PhD (2001) from the University of Michigan where he researched the optimal design of advanced automotive powertrains. He currently performs research in advanced combustion (HCCI engines), electric vehicles, and hybrid electric powertrains.
He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Automotive Engineers, the American Society of Engineering Educators, Pi Tau Sigma, and the Order of the Engineer. George is currently the faculty advisor for the Cooper Motorsports Club which designs and builds racecars for the FormulaSAE competition.
Areas of Interest: Internal combustion engine design, automotive engineering, machine design, renewable and sustainable energy systems, multidisciplinary design optimization, biomechanical engineering.
Projects & Links
Formula SAE Project
The Formula SAE competition was established so that SAE student members could conceive, design, and fabricate a small, open wheel, open cockpit formula-style car, to compete against other schools at nationally sponsored events.
A set of rules constrains vehicle design in the interest of making the competition as much a brainsport, as it is a car race. Student creativity, knowledge, teamwork, and imagination are all challenged. The end result is a rewarding experience for young engineers in a meaningful, intense, and team-based engineering project. More information is available online at SAE International's Website.
Cooper Union Motorsports maintains it's own website at: http://fsae.cooper.edu
Summer STEM Program
The Summer STEM Program is an intensive, six-week experience that immerses students in hands-on engineering design and problem-solving, thereby placing them on the right track for careers in technological innovation. Students work closely with Cooper Union faculty at the forefront of engineering education. Projects range broadly and include robotics, digital fabrication, computer programming and app development, biomedical and genetic engineering, improved urban infrastructure, and even racecar design. Faculty and teaching assistants from the departments of civil, chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering provide students with foundational knowledge and expert guidance to address real-world problems in their respective disciplines of expertise.
For more information, please visit the Summer STEM website here.