Konstantinos Papadakis was born in Chania of Crete (1956). He received the Diploma of Mathematics from the University of Patras (1981) and his PhD (1988) Degree in Celestial Mechanics from the Department of Engineering Sciences of the University of Patras. He be-came Lecturer at the Department of Engineering Sciences on 1988 and from November 1992 he was Assistant Professor at the same Department. On 1994 he was at the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom for six months with sabbatical leave. From February 1999 he was Associate Professor and from July 2008 he was Professor at the Department of Engineering Sciences of the University of Patras. Since September 2013 he holds the position of Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Patras.
He is author of 3 books on Applied Mathematics and programming languages while his sci-entific interests are in the areas of the Dynamical Systems, Celestial Mechanics, Orbital Me-chanics, Computational Mechanics, and Numerical methods. He is author or co-author (http://scholar.google.gr/citations?user=O-jSrpAAAAAJ&hl=en) of over 60 research papers in international scientific journals and international scientific conferences. He is referee for 15 international scientific journals.
He has taught for several years the postgraduate courses, Differential equations, Dynamical Systems, Celestial Mechanics, Theory of orbits, Theory of stability and bifurcations of the Department of Engineering Sciences as well as the interdepartmental postgraduate course “Differential equations and Dynamical systems” of Medical Physics.
He is a member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), Hellenic Astronomical Society (Hel.A.S) and of Greek Mathematical Society.