Dr. Goulas, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Twente's Faculty of Engineering Technology. He is appointed as part of the "Sector Plan Techniek" with focus area "Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing". Dr. Goulas is a Metallurgical Engineer & Materials Scientist, currently leading research in the field of 3D printing processes for large scale applications and novel materials for 3D printing. He also contributes with materials science and characterisation experience in 3D-Bioprinting research projects.

Dr. Goulas holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Delft University of Technology and a Diploma (MSc) in Mining & Metallurgical Engineering from National Technical University of Athens. He has also studied General Management at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. During his Postdoc at TU Delft he contributed to the development of multimaterial WAAM. Dr. Goulas has extensive experience in Research & Development, technology start-ups and engineering consultancy. He is currently representing RAMLAB BV in the Grade2XL EU research programme, where he is leading 2 work packages.

Dr. Goulas has also participated in international academic exchanges, including atomic scale studies of bainite at the Max Planck Institute of Iron Research in Düsseldorf and fatigue behavior of bainitic spring steels at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO. He teaches several courses, including "Materials Science 1," and "Materials and Manufacturing Processes" and as a guest lecturer for "3D Printing: Processes and Use," and Manufacturing systems". Additionally, Dr. Goulas serves as an Advisor for Fraunhofer innovation platform, where he advises on 3D metal printing and materials, and as a Board Member for Authenticfoundation, where he helps develop an international network of Greek nationals in Academia.


  • Material Science

    • Spring Steel
    • Microstructure
    • Temperature
    • Austenite
    • Ferrite
    • Bainite
    • Low Carbon Steel
    • Heat Treatment



Quantitative sustainability assessment of metal additive manufacturing: A systematic reviewCIRP journal of manufacturing science and technology, 49, 95-110. Pusateri, V., Hauschild, M. Z., Kara, S., Goulas, C. & Olsen, S. I. than 10 years of industry 4.0 in the Netherlands: an opinion on promises, achievements, and emerging challengesInternational Journal of Sustainable Engineering, 17(1), 1-12 (E-pub ahead of print/First online). Martinetti, A., Nizamis, K., Chemweno, P. K., Goulas, C., van Dongen, L. A. M., Gibson, I., Thiede, S., Lutters, E., Vaneker, T. H. J. & Bonnema, G. M. the effect of processing parameters on temperature history in Directed Energy Deposition: an analytical and finite element approachRapid prototyping journal, 30(2), 338-349. Ghasempour-Mouziraji, M., Afonso, D., Hosseinzadeh, S., Goulas, C., Najafizadeh, M., Hosseinzadeh, M., Ganji, D. D. & Alves de Sousa, R. and Diffusion Kinetics of Silicon on AISI D2 SteelSilicon, 16(2), 811-820. Najafizadeh, M., Ghasempour-Mouziraji, M., Goulas, C., Hosseinzadeh, M., Bozorg, M. & Cavaliere, P.
Mechanical and Biocorrosion Properties of Ti-XSn (X = 0, 5, 10, 15 wt.%) Alloys for Biomedical Application Fabricated by Powder MetallurgyMetallography, Microstructure, and Analysis (E-pub ahead of print/First online). Najafizadeh, M., Bozorg, M., Yazdi, S., Sarrafan, N., Ghasempour-Mouziraji, M., Goulas, C. & Cavaliere, P. Propulsion in Low-Re Numbers with Near-Zero Angle of AttackIn 2023 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) (pp. 2647-2652). IEEE. Ligtenberg, L.-J. W., Ekkelkamp, I. A. A., Halfwerk, F. R., Goulas, C., Arens, J., Warlé, M. & Khalil, I. S. M. of heat treatment on microstructure and functional properties of additively manufactured NiTi shape memory alloysJournal of alloys and compounds, 967, Article 171740. Zhu, J.-N., Zhu, W., Borisov, E., Yao, X., Riemslag, T., Goulas, C., Popovich, A., Yan, Z., Tichelaar, F. D., Mainali, D. P., Hermans, M. & Popovich, V. effect of adding Sn on the mechanical properties and microstructure of the titaniumMaterials letters, 351, Article 135044. Najafizadeh, M., Bozorg, M., Ghasempour-Mouziraji, M., Goulas, C. & Cavaliere, P. performance of 22SiMn2TiB steel welded with low-transformation-temperature filler wire and stainless steel filler wireJournal of Iron and Steel Research International (E-pub ahead of print/First online). Lin, Z. d., Song, K. j., Sun, Z., Zhu, Z. q., Zhao, X. f., Goulas, C., Ya, W. & Yu, X. h. of the Si3N4 coating formation through plasma spraying on Inconel 738Tribology - Materials, Surfaces and Interfaces, 17(4), 338-351. Najafizadeh, M., Ghasempour-Mouziraji, M., Shahrani, S., Bozorg, M., Goulas, C., Hosseinzadeh, M., Cavaliere, P., Perrone, A. & Perrone, S.

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