Michael Balchanos

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Dr. Michael Balchanos is research faculty with the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, where he serves as the Naval Systems Research lead under the Defense and Space (D&S) Division at the Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL). His areas of expertise include research work in dynamic systems modeling and simulation methods, as well as SoS-level integration techniques for enabling decision support in complex and resilient systems design, involving several applications such as smart energy infrastructures, electric reconfigurable naval ships and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). He has also been developing similar methods for Electric Vehicle (EV) energy-based sizing and optimization applications, as well as the development of SoS-level frameworks for the connected autonomous mobility ecosystem of the future. He obtained his Diploma in Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech.



  • Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL)


  • Systems Design & Optimization

  • Diploma, Physics, 2002, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, 2005, Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, 2012, Georgia Institute of Technology.
Distinctions & Awards
  • IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) Society Franklin V. Taylor Memorial Award, October 2016.
  • Hellenic Scholarship Foundation (I.K.Y.) Undergraduate Scholarship, 1997–1998.