Remembering Dr. Tryfon T (Dr.C) Charalampopoulos
The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Program at LSU mourns the untimely loss of Dr. Tryfon T. Charalampopoulos. He was known among his students and many of his colleagues as Dr. C. Tryfon passed away on July 26, 2020 and was laid to rest September 1, 2020 in Filia the Greek village of his birth, where his family comes from. A remembrance event will be held in memory of Tryfon to give the opportunity to those who got to know him to express their thoughts and sentiments and celebrate his life. His family members, all of whom are in Greece, will be attending the event.
The remembrance event will take place via Zoom on Wednesday October 28, 2020 at 09:30 CST in the morning and will be recorded for posterity. Those who attend will have the opportunity to share their thoughts verbally or in writing via the chat channel.
Tryfon was born January 12, 1948 in Filia, a small village outside Kalavryta in Achaia, Greece. After high-school he served in the Hellenic Army as an officer and then he went on to earn a BSc. (1979), and a MSc. (1981) in Mechanical Engineering, followed by a Ph.D. (1985) in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, all at State University of New York at Buffalo. He then joined LSU where he faithfully served the Mechanical Engineering Department and Program for 35 years as a faculty member of Mechanical Engineering. During this period he also served as Associate Dean of Academic Programs in the College of Engineering (2002-2004) and Interim Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department (2003-2004) and held the Ted and Esther Walker and Al East Jr. Endowed Professorships until his passing. Tryfon was preceded in death by his mother Chrysafo his father Theodoros and three siblings, and is survived by his sister Dimitra Spyropoulou-Charalampopoulou, two brothers Vlasios and Christos, his nieces Kaliopi and Chrysoula Dimakopoulou, his nephews Yiorgos and Theodoros Dimakopoulos, his nephews Ilias, Theodoros, and Ioannis Spyropoulos, grand-nephews and grand-nieces and a God-child Ioannis Dafalias."