|Professional Activities and Recognition
- Recipient of a centenary award for outstanding achievement – University of Sheffield
- Manager of Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) funds for COST Action 541
UK Representative to the Management Committee of COST Action 541 ‘THIXOSTEEL’
- Participant in two ERASMUS exchanges under the Teaching Staff Mobility scheme with Politecnico of Torino (Italy) & University of Mondragon (Spain)
- Member of Focus Group EPSRC/University of Sheffield Strategic Framework Agreement
- Standing member of the International Organising Committee for the 7th , 8th, 9th and 10th Int. Conferences on ‘Semi-Solid Processing of Alloys and Composites’, since 2000.
- Standing member of the Organising Committee of the Int. Conf. in High Tech. Die Casting, HTDC since 2004.
- Visiting lecturer at the School of Mines, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, The University of Oviedo, Spain
- Visiting Professor, University of Campinas - UNICAMP, Department of Materials Science, Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Invited Lecturer on the Masters of Innovation in Casting Technology – Mondragon University, Spain
- Visiting Professor University of Osaka Prefecture
- Member of International Panel for the Conference on Creative Education; Member of the International Panel for the International Forum on Engineering Education; Member of the International Advisory Panel , 3rd International Symposium of Engineering Education at University College Cork, Eire, 1st - 2nd July 2010; Member of the Advisory Committee for the International Symposium on Advanced Forming and Die Manufacturing Technology – AFDM, Member of the International Advisory Board for the International Conference and Exhibition on Aluminium-Based Materials for the Automotive Industry, Member of Scientific Committee for Int. Conf. on Advanced Materials, Member of the International Organising Committee for the M&P 2005, 2nd JSME/ASME International Conference on Materials and Processing, Member of the Editorial Panel for Elsevier Editorial System (EES), the online submission and peer review tracking system for The 37th International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, Member of North East Derbyshire’s Citizens’ Panel.
- International Journal of Cast Metals Research, Materials Science and Technology, Metallurgical & Materials Transactions and Composites Part A: applied science and manufacturing, Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia, Journal of Materials Science, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Surface Coatings & Technology.
- An improved method of ultrasonic inspection, Kapranos, Owner Industry, BNFL, 1984
- Technique for Characterising Materials used in Thixoforging, Patent, University of Sheffield, P. Kapranos & DH Kirkwood, 1998
Key educational publications
- P. Kapranos and Lynne M. Newcombe, (2016) 'A multidisciplinary approach to effectively introduce the “Use of unfair means” to 1st year UG engineering students', Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium for Engineering Education, 14-15th July 2016, Ed. P. Kapranos, pp. 313-318
- Engineering and Enterprise – Inspiring Innovation, Ed. R. Bhamidimarri & A. Liu, Springer 2016. Chapter 'Use of Industrial SME Problem Based Learning to promote and embed Professional and Enterprising Skills', P. Kapranos, pp 83-92.
- P. Kapranos, (2015) PBL for doctoral students in collaboration with SMEs: 'Thinking like a professional engineer', Open Journal of Social Sciences http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/jss.2015
- 'Enhancing employability through enterprise education: Examples of good practice in higher education', Edited by Jane Owens and Maureen Tibby, HEA, Dec 2014, Case Study, P. Kapranos, Diploma for Personal & Professional Skills for the Doctoral Training Centres, Doctoral Training Centre for Advanced Metallics, www.heacademy.ac.uk.
- 'Facilitating work-based learning: a handbook for tutors', edited by Ruth Helyer, 2015. Developing Student Learning Beyond Knowledge Acquisition: Transferable skills for engineers, Author: P Kapranos
- P. Kapranos, (2014) 'Teaching transferable skills to doctoral level engineers - the challenge and the solutions', Open J. of Social Sciences, Vol: 2, No: 5, May 2014, pp 66-75. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/jss.2014.25014
- P. Kapranos, 'Teaching and Learning in Engineering Education - Are we moving with the times?' Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 102, 22 November 2013, Pages 3–10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.10.707
- Book – in Press: 'The Interdisciplinary Future of Engineering Education: Breaking through Boundaries in Teaching and Learning', to be published in 2018 by Routledge.
Key scientific publications
- DH Kirkwood, P Kapranos, KP Young, M Suery & HV Atkinson, 'Semi-Solid Metal Processing’, Springer Series in Materials Science, 124, ISBN 978-3-642-00706-4, January 2010.
- Pola, A., Tocci, M., Kapranos, P. Microstructure and Properties of Semi-Solid Aluminum Alloys: A Literature Review. Metals 2018, 8, 181; doi:10.3390/met8030181, http://www.mdpi.com/journal/metals, pp 1-17, March 2018.
- Chegeni, A.A. & Kapranos, P. A 'Microstructural Evaluation of Friction Stir Welded 7075 Aluminum Rolled Plate Heat Treated to the Semi-Solid State', Metals 2018, 8, 41; doi:10.3390/met8010041, http://www.mdpi.com/journal/metals, pp 1-9, January 2018.
- Chegeni, A.A. & Kapranos, P. 'An Experimental Evaluation of Electron Beam Welded Thixoformed 7075 Aluminum Alloy Plate Material', Metals 2017, 7, 569; doi:10.3390/met7120569, http://www.mdpi.com/journal/metals, pp 1-13, December 2017.
- P. Kapranos, 'Routes to Thixoformable Steel Starting Material' chapter for book on 'Thixoforming steel', Shaker Verlag Publications, ISBN 978-3-8322-9133-4, June 01, 2010.
- Kapranos, P.; Brabazon, D.; Midson, S. P.; Naher, S.; Haga, T. 'Advanced Casting Methodologies: Inert Environment Vacuum Casting and Solidification, Die Casting, Compocasting, and Roll Casting. In Comprehensive Materials Processing'; McGeough, J., Ed.; Elsevier Ltd., 2014; Vol. 5, pp 3–37, ISBN: 978-0-08-096533-8
- Kapranos, P.; Carney, C.; Pola, A.; Jolly, M. 'Advanced Casting Methodologies: Investment Casting, Centrifugal Casting, Squeeze Casting, Metal Spinning, and Batch Casting'. In Comprehensive Materials Processing; McGeough, J., Ed.; 2014, Elsevier Ltd., 2014; Vol. 5, 39 –67, ISBN: 978-0-08-096533-8
- Kapranos P., 'Thixoforming of Steel' Chapter for the first edition of the Encyclopedia of Iron, Steel, and Their Alloys, edited by George Totten and Rafael Cólas, published by Taylor & Francis in 2015.