Kosta Falaggis

UNC Charlotte
William States Lee College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science
Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, UK

Courses Taught: MEGR 8174/7174 Engineering Analysis I – Differential Equations; MEGR 8175/7175 Engineering Analysis II – Advanced Linear Algebra; MEGR 2240 Computational Methods for Engineers; MEGR 7090/8090-007 & OPTI 6000/8000-002 Special Topics: Optical Metrology with Matlab

Biography:
Dr. Falaggis earned his Ph.D. in the area of Multi-Wavelength Interferometry and High Dynamic-Range Sensors at the University of Leeds, UK within the group of Catherine and David Towers (2006-2011). Dr. Falaggis was also a post-doctoral research associate at the Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, where he focused his research on Holography, Phase Retrieval Techniques, and Computational Wave-propagation techniques within the group of Malgorzata Kujawinska (2012-2015). His current research interests are (1) Coherent and Incoherent Optical Measurement and Imaging Techniques (Interferometry, Holography, Phase Retrieval, Deflectometry, Fringe Projection Profilometry, Photogrammetry), (2) Metrology of Freeform Optics and Measurements in Harsh Manufacturing Environments, (3) Computational Methods in Wave-Optics (Wave-Propagation and Diffraction phenomena), and (4) Machine Learning Techniques (Data-Driven and Physics-Guided Methods).