Dionysios Panagiotopoulos serves as Senior Associate at LDV Partners. He started his academic studies in computer science at the University of Piraeus in Greece. Later he moved to Michigan where he studied Mechanical Engineering (MSc and Ph.D.) at Oakland University.

During his Ph.D. studies, his research focus was on the design of experiments and reliability-based design optimization and he also worked as a development engineer for electric motors at Brose Nort America. After the completion of his PhD studies he joined FIAT Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) as an optimization specialist where he worked in minimizing fuel of hybrid vehicles and optimizing the powertrain architecture of fully electric vehicles. Furthermore, he created two classes to share his optimization knowledge with his colleagues at FCA. He graduated in 2022 with an MBA from MIT Sloan.