Dr. Ardavanis worked as engineering executive, and systems engineer in the railway, aviation, communication, power and robotic industries in USA, Canada, Greece, Bulgaria, Germany, India, Saudi Arabia, Trinidad & Tobago, Dubai, Egypt, and Oman. Also, he worked extensively in the preparation and implementation of various rail electrification projects that require environmental clearance. Dr. Ardavanis is a full member of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA). He is registered Professional Electrical Engineer (Reg. No. 52517/2007) of the Greek Chamber of Engineers. He is registered Professional Economist (Reg. No. 0071925) of the Greek Chamber of Economists.

Positions & Projects

1. Technical Director

Alstom (France)
Riyadh Metro System (Saudi Arabia)

2. Senior Rail Systems Consultant

Al-Handasah (Egypt)
Al Maktoum International Airport APM System (Dubai)
Dubai Tram System Phase 2 (Dubai)
Qatar Green Line System (Qatar)
Cairo Metro System (Egypt)

3. Head of Systems Engineering

SYSTRA (France)
Indian Railways’ Dedicated Freight Corridor System (India)

4. Head of Engineering

Oman Rail (Oman)
Oman Rail System (Oman)

5. Executive Technical Advisor to the President

of Metrolinx (Canada)
GO Transit Railway System (Canada)

6. Principal Railway Expert

SYSTRA, Louis Berger (ISC Consortium, France)
SAR North-South Railway System (Saudi Arabia)

7. Principal Electrical Railway Engineer

WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff (Sweden)
Trinidad Rapid Rail Transit System (Trinidad & Tobago)

8. Team Leader of Consultants to the Bulgarian Ministry of Transport

WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff (Sweden)
Plovdiv – Svilengrad Railway System (Bulgaria)

9. Senior Railway Engineer

Attico Metro (Greece)
Athens Metro (Greece)

10. R&D Senior Systems Engineer

ADNS (ARINC Data Network System) (USA)

11. R&D Electrical Engineer

General DataCom (USA)
Data Communication Networks (USA)

12. R&D Electrical Engineer

SPS Technologies (USA)
Robotic Vehicles Development (USA)

13. R&D Electrical Engineer

Inductotherm Corp. (USA)
Power Systems (USA)

14. Electrical Engineer

SPS Technologies (USA)
Robotic Vehicles Division (USA)

15. Naval Officer

Navy (Greece)