Kostas Adam graduated from the Physics department of the School of Exact Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th.) and is an undergraduate of the Mathematics department of the same School. He received his Research M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics from Utrecht University, in the Netherlands, where he worked in the applications of quantum field theory in cold dense matter. He is active in private higher education, teaching Physics and Mathematics to students in Colleges as well as to students of various schools of Exact Sciences and various departments of the Polytechnic School.
Dr. Anastasopoulos George
Dr. George Anastasopoulos is a Mechanical Engineer graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of University of Patras and holds a PhD from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of University of Patras. He has teaching experience as scientific and laboratory associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece and in Aircraft Engineering Department of the Technological Educational Institute of Sterea Ellada respectively. He has also teaching experience in private educational institutes and in vocational training centre. He has cooperated with private companies and industry as project manager and as energy expert. He has participated in national and international research projects in the area of monitoring of structural integrity and in the field of energy management and eco-design. He has 27 scientific publications in scientific journals and in national and international conferences and he speaks the English language fluently. He is member of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE-TCG) and of the Hellenic Society of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers (PSDMH).
Panagiota Antoniadou was born in 1989 lives in Thessaloniki, has a diploma in Civil Engineering, Master of Science Degree in Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has been working on research projects regarding buildings’ energy upgrade and sustainability. Main areas of interest and expertise are the building envelope, occupants’ perception and reaction in the build environment. Moreover, she has been focused on energy and environmental profile of the building along with the occupants’ comfort and well-being.
Vivian Benetou is an Architect Engineer, a graduate from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In 2008 she concluded postgraduate studies in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Macedonia with a thesis subject ton “Evaluation and Management methods of Real Estate for Public Enterprises and Entities: The case study of ΕRΤ S.A.” She has collaborated with a large number of Architecture and Construction companies. For a decade, she participated in the design and renovation of large hotel complexes. During her professional career she was appointed as Project Manager for complex constructions such as hotels, restaurants, retail shops, offices and residences across Greece. Today she operates as a freelancer Architect engineer and specializes in creating concept and retail Identities for companies.
Dolianitis Alexandros, PhD c.
Alexandros Dolianitis received his Diploma Degree in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) in 2012. In 2014 he received an MSc in "Planning, Organization and Management of Transport Systems" also from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) and in 2016 he received an MSc in Railway Systems Engineering and Integration from the University of Birmingham. Since January 2016 he is a PhD candidate at the Civil Engineering Department of Polytechnic School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh). He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.
Dr. Efstathiou Marianna
Dr. Marianna Efstathiou is a Mechanical Engineer and she received her Ph.D. from the Polytechnic School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She is a Co-founder of a start-up company that deals with 3d design, reverse engineering and 3d printing services. She has a number of publications in the fields of 3d design and the usage of innovative techniques for the investigation of ancient artifacts.
Dr. Galanis Nikolaos
Nikolaos Galanis has received his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in 2004 from the Polytechnic School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and in 2011his PhD in Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. He was working as a researcher in the Manufacturing Technology Division and CS Laboratory in the School of Mechanical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens. He has a number of publications in the field of Manufacturing, High speed machining and Hard Machining (ceramic materials).
Ioannis Kampitis has studied Civil Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), specialised in Transportation. In 2010 he was awarded an MSc in Analysis and Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures from the School of Civil Engineering at National Technical University of Athens. In 2015 he obtained the Counselling and Guidance Certification and he received Certification of the teaching qualification of Trainers for Adults of non-formal education from National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP). In 2016 he was awarded the Certificate of Pedagogical and Teaching Competence. He has worked on geotechnical projects at Temeltas (Istanbul). Since 2008, he has been teaching various technology modules at the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (ASPAITE), at Institutes of Vocational Training, Centres for Lifelong Learning, private Schools, NGOs. He has been teaching at Mediterranean College since 2010. He also works as a freelance engineer and has published several articles in international scientific conferences. He is coauthor in a collective volume on Psychopedagogical Approaches on Counselling and Guidance.
Dr. Karali Angeliki
Dr. Angeliki Karali is a Mechanical Engineer, a graduate of the School of Engineering at the University of Patras, Greece. She holds an MSc degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Rochester (USA), a Certificate in Business Administration-Marketing from the University of California-Berkeley Extension and a Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Pennsylvania State University (USA). During her doctoral studies, she taught extensively at the School of Engineering and after her graduation she worked as Assistant Professor of Engineering at the Shenango Campus of PSU. Her research interests included Acoustics & Structural Vibrations and Wave Propagation. From 1997 to 2001 she worked for Cummins, Inc. as a Senior Engineer in Product Development and R&D. Since 2002 she worked as an independent consultant in the areas of Continuing & Vocational Education and Lifelong Learning. She has developed and managed many educational and training programs in Greece and abroad, co-funded by the EU. She is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.
Sofia Karapanou received her Master of Engineering from the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) with emphasis on Transportation Planning, has completed the MSc in "Water Resources Science and Technology" and since October 2015 is an ΜΒΑ (Master in Business Administration) student at the Hellenic Open University. Since 2009, she has worked in the field of transport and traffic studies and has also worked as a researcher in Department of Transportation Planning of National Technical University of Athens, in reference with Road Safety. Since 2011 she participated in studies of public works in the field of water resources management, design and environmental implications. At the same time she has worked as a freelance engineer (since 2009) performing studies and engineering projects, regarding buildings’ design, licensing and energy Inspection. She is real estate valuer and an energy Inspector. She speaks fluently English, Italian and German and has basic knowledge of French. She is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece, Greek Society of Civil Engineers and the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers.
Kardala Maria, PhD c.
Maria Kardala graduated from the Civil Engineering Department of the Democritus University of Thrace. She acquired the Master of Science in “Analysis and Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures” from the National Technical University of Athens (N.T.U.A.). She is currently elaborating on a PhD Thesis at the School of Civil Engineering of N.T.U.A. on the field of “Numerical Simulation of Reinforced Concrete Structures with 3-D finite elements”. As a scientific researcher, she has presented papers at conferences on the field of strengthening of reinforced concrete structures through external confining reinforcement with high deformability fiber ropes. At the same time, she works as a freelancer Civil Engineer. She has excellent knowledge of English good knowledge of German and Italian language. She is member of the Technical Chamber of Greece (T.E.E.) and the Association of Civil Engineers of Greece (S.P.M.E.).
Pavlos Kastanas graduated from the Physics Department of the School of Science of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, with a specialization in Astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanics. He went on studying Astrophysics at a postgraduate level (MSc) at Queen Mary, University of London where he received the Astrophysics MSc degree with Distinction. During his postgraduate studies his research was focused on the discovery or Earth-like exoplanets. He has taught science classes to undergraduates and school students in England and in Greece. Since 2012 he has been a member of the staff of Mediterranean College teaching science classes such as Physics, Mathematics and Fluid Mechanics and he has been awarded the "Academic Staff Recognition and Excellence" award.
Dr. Katsoulakos Nikolas
Nikolas M. Katsoulakos received his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2004. In 2008 he was awarded an MSc in “Environment and Development”, in the NTUA. In 2013 he completed his PhD research in the field of Energy Planning/ Optimisation in the NTUA. Since 2005 he has been working as a self-employed mechanical engineer, mainly in the field of studying/ designing electrical, mechanical and energy systems in the building sector. He is also an accredited Energy Auditor. Moreover, he has been participated as a research associate in eight national and international research programmes and he is a research/ teaching collaborator in the National Technical University of Athens. He has more than 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece and of the Greek Association of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers. He speaks fluently English and has basic knowledge in German.
Vasilis Kesalidis holds a B.Sc. in Physics, specialized in Theoretical Physics, from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His postgraduate studies include a M.A.St. in Mathematics from University of Cambridge, under a fellowship of Trinity College, as well as a Research M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, working on applications of quantum field theory in cosmology. Since 2010 he is occupied in the field of secondary education public schools as a science teacher (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics), including the preparation of university candidates.
Dr. Maragkos Nikolaos
Dr. Nikolaos Maragkos is a Civil Engineer graduated from the Civil Engineering Department of Engineering Faculty in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th.). He also holds a postgraduate degree "Master of Science in Antiseismic Design of Structures" from the Civil Engineering Department of A.U.Th. and a Doctoral degree (PhD) in Tunnelling from the Geotechnical Engineering Division - Civil Engineering Department of A.U.Th. Dr. Maragkos has published an array of articles in academic and scientific journals and has made numerous presentations at international conferences. He works as a Public and Private Works Designer and he is a member of a Public and Private Works Construction Company. He teaches at the School of Engineering at Mediterranean College since 2011. He was a scientific associate at the Civil Engineering Department of Technological Educational Institute of Serres during the period 2006-2013.
Dr. Mavropoulos Georgios
Dr. Georgios Mavropoulos has obtained his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing., 1989) and a Doctor in Engineering (Dr.-Ing., 2001) degree in the area of Internal Combustion Engines, from the School of Mechanical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He serves as Senior Research Associate in the Internal Combustion Engines Laboratory of National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). His research interests focus in the areas of theoretical modeling and experimental techniques related to the Internal Combustion Engine performance, heat transfer, pollutant emissions, exhaust heat recovery and powertrain simulation. He is author of more than 35 research papers published in international journals and conference proceedings with referees. In parallel, he has worked in several manufacturing industries (in R&D Department of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH as local Area Manager for Cooling Technology and Electronics, in CeraMetal se S.A. as product design responsible) for over 18 years. He is a member of several international societies including SAE, ASME, ACS. He has been awarded for his work from professional societies and organizations.
Dr. Mirisidis John
John Mirisidis Ioannis received his Diploma Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnic School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2001 and his Ph.D. in the field of Coated Tools Wear Cutting Performance in 2006. He has been Scientific Collaborator at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Manufacturing Engineering at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2001-2015) and researcher for the Fraunhofer Project Center for Coatings in Manufacturing, in Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) (2008-2015). Since 2007 he has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Western Macedonia. Additionally, he has been an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2007-2011). Since 2012, he is Assistant Professor in PPC position “Materials Manufacturing Processing for Applications in Energy Systems”. He has published 25 scientific papers in International Journals and more than 40 scientific papers in conference proceedings. Also he has participated in several international research projects. His research interests include CNC programming, material characterization and FEM simulations.
Dr. Mylonas Chrysostomos
Chrysostomos Mylonas received his Diploma Degree in Civil Engineering from the Engineering Faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) in 2013. In 2014 he received a MSc in “Engineering Project Management” from the Civil Engineering department of the Engineering Faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh). Since January 2016 he is a PhD candidate at the Civil Engineering department of the Engineering Faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh). Since March 2018 he is a PhD scholar/ research associate at the Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT) of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.
Anthoula Dota received her Diploma Degree in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th.) and has completed the M.Sc. "Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development". She is a PhD candidate at Civil Engineering Department of Polytechnic School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th.) and has plenty publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings. She has an eight-year working experience in public (bridges, buildings, steel and composite structures, hydraulic works) and private projects (site surveying works, structural and hydraulic works). Furthermore, she has worked as a member of research teams in european engineering projects. She speaks the English language fluently, she is a member of Technical Chambers of Greece and she is registered in the official list of the Hellenic Ministry for the Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works with certification for the following categories of design works: 08 (Structural Design) and 13 (Hydraulic Projects). She teaches Site Surveying in Mediterranean College since February 2016.
Stelios Panoutsos has a Diploma Degree in Civil Engineering by the National Technical University of Athens and also holds a Master’s Degree in Structural Design and Analysis of Structures by the National Technical University of Athens. He is a professional in the sector of higher education teaching modules in the area of engineering mechanics, strength of materials, statics and dynamics and structural design and in the construction industry in the sector of structural design, structural assessment and retrofit and structural strengthening. He is also an experienced site supervisor engineer having involvement in a variety of projects. Since 2008 he is an accredited lecturer in Mediterranean College, teaching and assessing modules in the fields of engineering mechanics, strength of materials, statics and dynamics of structures.
George Pantelidis is a Mechanical Engineer from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and with an MSc for the University of London, Imperial College in Advanced Mechanical Engineering. He has been awarded the certification of European Energy Manger (EUREM). He has an over 15 years’ experience in electromechanical installations, in both design and construction. Concurrently he has more than 1.000 hours as a lecturer in energy efficiency subjects and he is the writer of the book “New guide to Energy Audits in Buildings”. He works as a scientific associate for energy efficiency in an Energy Service Company.
Papageorgaki Ino, PhD c.
Ino Papageorgaki is an M.Sc. Rural & Surveying Engineer and a Ph.D candidate at the National Technical University of Athens. She has a Diploma of Rural and Surveying Engineering (Bachelor & Master of Engineering) by N.T.U.A and a Master of Science (M.Sc.), in Water Resources: Science and Technology, by the School of Civil Engineering of N.T.U.A. Her research and working experience at the time is mainly focusing on spatial information analysis by geographic information systems (GIS) in surveying, photogrammetry, mapping, hydrology and natural hazards. She is also participating in research projects in Laboratory of Reclamation Works and Water Resources Management, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, N.T.U.A. She is supervising the projects (diploma thesis) of undergraduate students in: surveying, hydrology and flood risk, since 2010. She is a professional in the sector of higher education teaching modules in the area of engineering. She is an accredited lecturer in Mediterranean College, teaching Site Surveying and Flood Risk Management.
Dr. Papavasileiou Georgios
Dr. Georgios S. Papavasileiou holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering and an MSc. in “New Materials and Technologies in the Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures” with emphasis on Earthquake Engineering from the Democritus University of Thrace. He received his PhD. in Civil Engineering from the University of Cyprus (2014), and conducted research as a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering until June 2015. In September2015 he joined the Department of Civil Engineering and Land Surveying and Geoinformatics Engineering of the Athens University of Applied Sciences as a postdoctoral researcher (2015-2017). Since October 2016 he is an Adjunct Faculty (Academic Fellow) at the University of Applied Sciences of Thessaly, where he teaches the courses of "Steel Structures" and "Finite Element Method" at the department of Mechanical Engineering. He has rich publication record, including 23 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, 2 books and 4 theses. His research is in the field of computational engineering, steel and steel-concrete composite structures.
Dr. Papazisi Anna
Dr. Anna Papazisi is a Civil Engineer who graduated from the Department of Civil Engineering of the Polytechnic School of Democritus University of Thrace (DUTh) and a Geologist from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh). She holds a MSc in Engineering Geology from the University of London, Imperial College and a Ph.D. in Rock Mechanics from the Geotechnical Engineering Division of the Civil Engineering Department of the Polytechnic School of AUTh. She has participated in research projects and she had received a fellowship in the research project PENED. She works as: 1) a Scientific Associate at the Civil Engineering and Geomatics and Surveying Departments of the Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I.) of Serres since 2002, 2) a Civil Engineer in Attica Bank since 2006 and 3) a freelancer engineer and geologist since 2003.
Pouliou Anna, PhD c.
Anna Pouliou received her Diploma Degree in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), has completed her M.Sc. "Planning, Organization and Management of Transport Systems" and since January 2015 is PhD candidate at Civil Engineering Department of the Polytechnic School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh). She has worked in the fields of transport and traffic studies and road construction studies and has also worked on supervising public works. In 2014, she undertook the technical support for the participation of the Municipality of Thessaloniki in transnational European program RAIL4SEE - Rail Hub Cities for South East Europe. At the same time, she works as a freelance engineer performing studies and engineering projects since 2009. She speaks fluent English and has basic German and Italian knowledge. She is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece and the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers. She is reviewer/evaluator at National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP) and Energy Inspector since 2013. She is the Programme Leader of School of Engineering at Mediterranean College since September 2015.
Siasos Alexandros, PhD c.
Alexandros Siasos has Diploma Degree in Mechanical Engineering and also is Doctorate Student at the Mechanical Engineering School of National Technical University of Athens. As a PhD candidate he researches new innovative ways to reduce the cost of design, development and manufacture of textile reinforced composite products, and increase the repeatability and reliability of the manufacturing procedure. Furthermore, he is a freelancer Mechanical Engineer who works in the field of design, engineering and manufacturing of tools and final products.
Sirgkanis Aristeidis has a bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from A.T.E.I. West Macedonia and his MSc in “ Welding Engineering and Non Destructive Inspection” from A.T.E.I. West Macedonia. He has International Welding Engineering (IWE) Diploma from Welding Greek institute (WGI) and International Institute of Welding (IIW) ,he is certified inspector lvl II on Non Destructive Examination (NDE) according to EN /ASNT ( ΜΤ,PΤ,RT,UT,VI, WI, PHASED ARRAY, ) and he is certified inspector lvl I on Infrared Thermography. He is finishing his second MSc in “ Renewable Energy Sources & Energy Management in Buildings “from A.T.E.I. West Macedonia. He has worked as QA/QC Mechanical Engineer in construction companies such as METKA S.A. , EKME S.A. on construction of power plants and refineries and pressure vessels and equipment’s.in Greece and in other countries From 2012 he is working as Senior Inspector and engineer to HELPE S.A. on the inspection department.
Evi Spiliotopoulou received her Diploma Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). She has completed her Inter-Departmental Postgraduate Course M.Sc. in "Energy Generation and Management" with focus on Renewable Energy Sources and Rational Use of Energy in Industries and Buildings. She has worked as Operations Development Engineer in the field of ore processing plants at S&B Industrial Minerals. At the same time she works as a mechanical engineer at the sector of Food Industry since 2010. She has performed studies and design of Food Industries projects and supply and installation of electromechanical equipment. She speaks fluent English and has basic French and Chinese language knowledge. She is member of the Technical Chamber of Greece since April 2009.
Varouti Eirini, PhD c.
Eirini Varouti received her Diploma degree in Mining and Metallurgical Engineering (Materials Science and Technology stream) in 2010 and her MSc degree on Materials Science and Technology in 2012, both from the National Technical University of Athens. In 2012 she joined INN (Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology) as a PhD student (group of ‘Superconductivity and Magnetic oxides’). Among her research interests are: Synthesis of complex oxides, ferrimagnetic materials and multiferroic materials; Correlation of electromagnetic properties with structure and chemical composition ; Physics of interaction of electromagnetic field with ferroic materials and various composite media; Experimental techniques for RF and microwave materials characterization.
Menelaos Zafiridis is a graduate of the department of Mechanical Engineering of the Technical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, specializing in Aeronautics and Engines. He holds an MSc degree in Powertrain Engineering from the École Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs, France. His scientific interests and activities are mainly focused on exhaust after- treatment technologies of internal combustion engines.