Asst. Prof. Dr. Eng. Nikolaos Tapoglou is assistant professor in the department of Industrial Engineering and Management department of the International Hellenic University, Greece. Prior to joining IHU, he led the emerging machining technology team in the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) of The University of Sheffield as a Technical Fellow. He has developed substantial research in the field of simulation technologies for gear manufacturing processes. His current research focuses on the simulation of gear manufacturing processes, emerging machining technologies, sustainable lubri-cooling techniques for metalworking, additive manufacturing, optimization of advanced manufacturing processes, manufacturing simulation focusing on the calculation of in-process characteristics and manufacturing informatics. He is a member of several international organizations including the ASME, IMechE and the HEA. He has coauthored over 40 journal and conference publications and has worked on more than 20 research projects.