John N. Damoulakis, Ph.D.

Senior Director, Special Projects

John Damoulakis has more than 30 years’ experience in research concept definition, advanced technology development, technology transition to operations, and technology management.

As ISI’s senior director for special projects, Damoulakis focuses on the development of new, large-scale research opportunities and lines of sponsorship in advanced electronics and hardware trust and security.

He works closely with researchers across the Institute and collaborates with the MOSIS division to grow ISI’s presence in this area, which includes design and fabrication of advanced electronics in all application domains (digital, mixed-signals and analog).

A recipient of the Franklin Institute’s Levy medal for international contributions to optimal control and estimation theory, Damoulakis’ expertise includes signal processing, image processing, electronics hardware, space electronics, sensors and real-time embedded processing components and systems, as well as energy and manufacturing informatics.

He has worked with every major federal R&D organization and in the private sector to capture, complete and transition new technologies to government and commercial uses.

Before joining ISI in 2002, Damoulakis was a senior director at Lockheed Martin Corporation, where he developed, conducted and managed research for Department of Defense systems. He has written extensively on engineering sciences and holds several patents; he also participates in government and commercial panels on advanced technologies.

Damoulakis earned his PhD in mechanical and aerospace engineering at Rice University in Houston Texas, completed post-graduate work at Southern Methodist University, and attended numerous management and R&D strategy courses.

PhD, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rice University, Houston, Texas
MS, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece
BS, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece