George Delagrammatikas

Professor of the Practice in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

George Delagrammatikas joined Duke University in January 2020 as Assistant Chair and Director of Master's Studies.  As a Professor of the Practice, he focuses on establishing and promoting high-impact educational opportunities for MEMS students in both graduate and undergraduate courses.  George brings expertise in design thinking, hands-on learning environments, automotive engineering, and design optimization.

His research is linked directly to in-class activities.  Samples of this work can be found in the Master of Science capstone course: ME 555 - Experiment Design and Research Methods (https://sites.duke.edu/memscapstone/).

George has been committed to STEM outreach and initiated the Duke Summer STEM Academy in 2022 in order to expose rising juniors and seniors in high school to the process of engineering design through real-world application to problems of societal importance (https://sites.duke.edu/summerstem/).

Competitive undergraduate racing has been an interest of George's since his college days on a solar car team that raced across the United States.  He brings his love for racing to his position as faculty advisor to the Duke Motorsports Team where he teaches students about engineering design, systems thinking, and project management.

George currently manages the External Advisory Board for the MEMS Department and works with industry to bring projects and research to the Department.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Professor of the Practice in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Director of Masters Studies of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Associate Chair of Academic Planning and External Affairs in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 100 Science Drive, 1112 Hudson Hall, Durham, NC 27708-0300
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-5346
  • Email Address: george.delagrammatikas@duke.edu
  • Websites:

Education

  • B.S.M.E. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995
  • M.S. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1996
  • Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2001

Research Interests

Engineering Education, Automotive Engineering, Design Optimization, Thermal Fluid Sciences, Experimental Methods, Prototyping

Courses Taught

  • EGR 101L: Engineering Design and Communication
  • ME 321L: Mechanical Engineering Analysis for Design
  • ME 392: Undergraduate Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 491: Special Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 492: Special Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 555: Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 591: Research Independent Study in Mechanical Engineering or Material Science
  • ME 592: Research Independent Study in Mechanical Engineering or Material Science
  • MENG 550: Master of Engineering Internship/Project
  • MENG 551: Master of Engineering Internship/Project Assessment
  • MENG 552: Master of Engineering Supplemental Internship

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Bartolomeo, M. V., A. Lombardo, M. Colella, and G. J. Delagrammatikas. “Measuring the traction limits and suspension forces of a formula SAE racecar.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2019.
  • Wong, A. C., G. J. Delagrammatikas, and E. M. Waters. “Using human-centered design to drive project-based learning in a high school summer stem course (evaluation).” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2019.
  • Delagrammatikas, G. J., and E. Rodas. “Teaching hands-on racecar design in a summer pre-college program.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2019.
  • Vaughan, A., and G. J. Delagrammatikas. “A high performance, continuously variable engine intake manifold.” In SAE 2011 World Congress and Exhibition, 2011. https://doi.org/10.4271/2011-01-0420.
  • Fedullo, T., and G. J. Delagrammatikas. “The traction control system of the 2011 cooper union FSAE vehicle.” In SAE 2011 World Congress and Exhibition, 2011. https://doi.org/10.4271/2011-01-1108.
  • Bartolomeo, M. V., A. Lombardo, M. Colella, and G. J. Delagrammatikas. “Measuring the traction limits and suspension forces of a formula SAE racecar.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2019.
  • Wong, A. C., G. J. Delagrammatikas, and E. M. Waters. “Using human-centered design to drive project-based learning in a high school summer stem course (evaluation).” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2019.
  • Delagrammatikas, G. J., and E. Rodas. “Teaching hands-on racecar design in a summer pre-college program.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2019.
  • Vaughan, A., and G. J. Delagrammatikas. “A high performance, continuously variable engine intake manifold.” In SAE 2011 World Congress and Exhibition, 2011. https://doi.org/10.4271/2011-01-0420.
  • Fedullo, T., and G. J. Delagrammatikas. “The traction control system of the 2011 cooper union FSAE vehicle.” In SAE 2011 World Congress and Exhibition, 2011. https://doi.org/10.4271/2011-01-1108.
  • Bartolomeo, M. V., A. Lombardo, M. Colella, and G. J. Delagrammatikas. “Measuring the traction limits and suspension forces of a formula SAE racecar.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2019.
  • Wong, A. C., G. J. Delagrammatikas, and E. M. Waters. “Using human-centered design to drive project-based learning in a high school summer stem course (evaluation).” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2019.
  • Delagrammatikas, G. J., and E. Rodas. “Teaching hands-on racecar design in a summer pre-college program.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2019.
  • Vaughan, A., and G. J. Delagrammatikas. “A high performance, continuously variable engine intake manifold.” In SAE 2011 World Congress and Exhibition, 2011. https://doi.org/10.4271/2011-01-0420.
  • Fedullo, T., and G. J. Delagrammatikas. “The traction control system of the 2011 cooper union FSAE vehicle.” In SAE 2011 World Congress and Exhibition, 2011. https://doi.org/10.4271/2011-01-1108.
  • Bartolomeo, M. V., A. Lombardo, M. Colella, and G. J. Delagrammatikas. “Measuring the traction limits and suspension forces of a formula SAE racecar.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2019.
  • Wong, A. C., G. J. Delagrammatikas, and E. M. Waters. “Using human-centered design to drive project-based learning in a high school summer stem course (evaluation).” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2019.
  • Delagrammatikas, G. J., and E. Rodas. “Teaching hands-on racecar design in a summer pre-college program.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2019.
  • Vaughan, A., and G. J. Delagrammatikas. “A high performance, continuously variable engine intake manifold.” In SAE 2011 World Congress and Exhibition, 2011. https://doi.org/10.4271/2011-01-0420.
  • Fedullo, T., and G. J. Delagrammatikas. “The traction control system of the 2011 cooper union FSAE vehicle.” In SAE 2011 World Congress and Exhibition, 2011. https://doi.org/10.4271/2011-01-1108.
  • Bartolomeo, M. V., A. Lombardo, M. Colella, and G. J. Delagrammatikas. “Measuring the traction limits and suspension forces of a formula SAE racecar.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2019.
  • Wong, A. C., G. J. Delagrammatikas, and E. M. Waters. “Using human-centered design to drive project-based learning in a high school summer stem course (evaluation).” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2019.
  • Delagrammatikas, G. J., and E. Rodas. “Teaching hands-on racecar design in a summer pre-college program.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2019.
  • Vaughan, A., and G. J. Delagrammatikas. “A high performance, continuously variable engine intake manifold.” In SAE 2011 World Congress and Exhibition, 2011. https://doi.org/10.4271/2011-01-0420.
  • Fedullo, T., and G. J. Delagrammatikas. “The traction control system of the 2011 cooper union FSAE vehicle.” In SAE 2011 World Congress and Exhibition, 2011. https://doi.org/10.4271/2011-01-1108.