Iosif S. Paraskevas works in the areas of Robotics and Automation, Mechatronics, Product and Systems Design Engineering and Project Management since 2003, with specialization in Space Robotics and Space Technology. He received Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (ME), M.Sc. in Automation Systems and Ph.D in ME, all from the School of Mechanical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), in 2005, 2007 and 2015 respectively.
Since June 2016 he works in Corallia Clusters Initiative, at the Hellenic Space Technologies and Applications Cluster (si-cluster).
He worked as a Research Assistant and as a Research Associate at the Control Systems Laboratory (CSL) of the NTUA. His research work was mainly focused on On Orbit Servicing (OOS) and Space Robotics and Automation. He was a member of the maintenance and operation team of the CSL space emulator, the design and technology of which has been presented in various international conferences. He was a member of the CSL-NTUA team that was one of the six shortlisted ESA YES3 Mission Proposals and participated in various research projects of the CSL, funded by the European Space Agency (ESA), since 2008. He also assisted the preparation of proposals for ESA calls, EU calls or other funding schemes, and the management of the corresponding awarded projects.
He has published more than 20 research papers in international journal publications and conferences, while he has been awarded by the NTUA, the State Scholarships Foundation and the Technical Chamber of Greece for his academic achievements. He has also been granted the Heracleitus II Ph.D. Grant as a Ph.D. candidate. He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece and of the Hellenic Association of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers. He is also member in IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers), ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) and HEL.A.S. (Hellenic Astronomical Society).