Dr. Andreas Vlahinos is Principal of Advanced Engineering Solutions, a virtual resource for rapid new product development, and professor adjunct at CU-Boulder. Dr. Vlahinos received his Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Georgia Institute of Technology. He has been a professor of structural engineering at the University of Colorado, teaching courses in Structural Mechanics and in Computer Aided Structural Engineering. Dr. Vlahinos was the recipient of the Professor of the Year Award multiple times.
He has over 100 publications in areas of structural stability, structural dynamics, and design optimization. Additionally, he has received the R&D 100 award. Dr. Vlahinos has been instrumental in rapid product development through the implementation of Design For Six Sigma (DFSS) and Computer Aided Concurrent Engineering for several Government agencies such as NASA, NREL and DOE and industry partners such as IBM, Coors, Lockheed Martin, Alcoa, Allison Engine Comp., Solar Turbines, Ball, Futech, American Standard, Kohler, Varian, Stewart & Stevenson, Harris Corp., General Dynamics OTS, TDM, PTC, MDI, Ford Motor Company , Rockwell Collins, BIC, BAE, XEROX, ULA, Woodward Inc., Gichner Shelter Systems, NAVISTAR DEFENSE, TOYOTA, and others. Finally, he is regularly invited as a keynote speaker on a variety of subjects (Innovation, Rapid new product development, DFSS ) in international conferences.