Academic Staff - School of Engineering
Konstantinos Adam graduated from the Physics department of the School of Exact Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th.). 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 College as well as to students of various schools of Exact Sciences and various departments of the Polytechnic School.
Dr. George Anastasopoulos is a Mechanical Engineer. A graduate of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Patras, he holds a PhD from the same University. Currently a Tutor in the MSc/ MEng Programme at the MC School of Engineering-University of Derby he has taught in several Higher Education Institutions (University of Patras as a Laboratory Associate, and as Lecturer at the School of Engineering, University of Peloponese, TEI Stereas Elladas, and ASPAITE) and in Professional and Vocational Education. He works as a consultant in the private sector and in the industry as project manager and 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. He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE-TCG) and the Hellenic Society of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers (PSDMH).
Mr. Konstantinos Aspiotis is a geologist, a graduate of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). He completed his studies in 2013 with a specialization in Material Science and Technology, from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), focused on the “Self-healing cement mortar”. Since 2013, he is a Ph.D. candidate of NTUA, School of Chemical Engineering. His doctoral dissertation focused on the "Investigation of the parameters that affect the integration of self-healing characteristics in cementitious materials". As a researcher, he has been involved in numerous research projects, dealing with industrial minerals, materials science, smart materials (self-healing and self-cleaning cementitious materials), modeling process, soil and rock mechanics and in the petroleum industry. He teaches the modules Geology and Soil Mechanics and Geotechnics in the MEng(HONS) Civil Engineering & Construction programme at Mediterranean College.
Vivian Benetou is an Architect Engineer, a graduate of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an MBA holder from the University of Macedonia. She has collaborated with several Architectural and Construction companies and worked as Project Manager in complex construction projects such as hotels, restaurants, retail shops, offices and residences across Greece. She is as a freelance Architect engineer specializing in concept and retail Identity design of private firm spaces. Since 2011 she is an accredited lecturer at Mediterranean College School of Engineering. Her current research interests include Project Management Techniques and their implementation in medium size construction projects.
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.
Nikolaos Galanis (MEng, Dr-Ing) earned his MEng Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in 2004 from the School of Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In 2011 the School of Mechanical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) conferred his Doctorate Degree, on completion of his dissertation in “Ultra Precision Manufacturing of Artificial Biological Implants of Hip Joint”. He worked as Researcher in the Manufacturing Technology Division and CS Laboratory in the School of Mechanical Engineering at NTUA. He has several publications in refereed journals and international conferences in the fields of manufacturing, high speed machining and hard machining (ceramic materials). He taught several laboratory sessions at NTUA, was Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at TEI Stereas Elladas, and taught mechanical engineering courses at ASPAITE. He currently teaches UG and PG Mechanical Design courses at Mediterranean College where he has been an accredited lecturer by the University of Derby since 2016.
A Civil Engineer with pertinent experience through tenures in North America, Europe, Australia and Middle East, specialised in Project Management. Before joining Mediterranean College, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto (Canada) and was teaching in the Master of Engineering in Cities Engineering and Management. Nikos completed his PhD at the University of Birmingham (UK). One third of his doctorate was held at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (USA) and a smaller part at the University of Melbourne (Australia). He is a Dipl.-Ing. Civil Engineer of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with exchange studies at the City University London (UK), at the Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) and at the Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic). He is a holder of the Erasmus Mundus Masters in Strategic Project Management European (Politecnico di Milano Italy, Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh UK and Umea University Sweden). Part of his research has been published in international scientific journals and conferences and he is a reviewer of international scientific journals and conferences.
Dr. Angela Karali, Coordinator of the School of Engineering at MC, has a MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Patras, a MSc in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Rochester (USA) and a PhD in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Pennsylvania State University (USA). She also holds a Certificate in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of California Berkeley-Extension. As a PhD student and later as an Assistant Professor of Engineering at PSU-Shenango, she taught several undergraduate and graduate courses, in the areas of Engineering Mechanics and Applied Mathematics. Dr. Karali has worked in the new product development and manufacturing business units of Cummins, Inc., a FORTUNE-500 manufacturer of diesel engines and filtration products, headquartered in Columbus, IN (USA). For more than 15 years she has worked as a consultant focusing on the development and implementation of technical and education projects in Greece and several other EU member-states.
Sofia Karapanou is an accredited lecturer at the University of Derby-Mediterranean College where she has been teaching since 2016. She is a graduate of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in Civil Engineering with specialization in Transportation. She holds a MSc degree in Coastal Zone Management from the NTUA Interdisciplinary Post-graduate Programme and a MBA from the Hellenic Open University. She has worked as Researcher at NTUA in Road Safety. Since 2009 she works as an independent engineering consultant in transportation. Since 2011 she worked with engineering firms specializing in design studies of major infrastructure projects, environmental impact studies, water resources management, and anti-flood works.
Maria Kardala is a graduate of the Civil Engineering Department at the Democritus University of Thrace (DUTh) and holds a Master of Science degree in Analysis and Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). She is currently working on her PhD Thesis at the School of Civil Engineering at NTUA. Her research work focuses on 3D nonlinear finite element assessment of reinforced concrete members and the strengthening of reinforced concrete structures through external confining reinforcement with high deformability fiber ropes. Her research work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at international conferences. She is fluent in English and has a good knowledge of German and Italian. She is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) and works as a Civil Engineer consultant and Energy Inspector of buildings.
He studied Physics at the University of Athens and got a Master’s degree in Astrophysics with distinction from Queen Mary, University of London. During his postgraduate studies his research focused on the discovery or Earth-like exoplanets. He has been working in education for several years as an associate lecturer of the University of Derby teaching undergraduate science classes and has been awarded the “Academic Staff Recognition and Excellence Award” from Mediterranean College. He is the creator of popular astronomy channel “Astronio” and has designed a series of lessons of astronomy for children. To share his passion for astrophysics and science with a wide audience of non-specialists, he has participated in the TEDx events of the Technical Universities of Crete and Athens and has given speeches at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Athens Science Festival, The Planetarium of the Eugenides Foundation and Mediterranean College.
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. 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.
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.
Mechanical Engineer (NTUA) specializing in RES / Energy Saving technologies applications with emphasis on the building sector. He engages in the design / implementation of projects in the private sector, and actively participates in the design & implementation of co-financed European research programs (Interreg, MED, EEA Grants, Horizon, etc.) focusing on innovative projects in public buildings and infrastructure. He has implemented over 120 energy inspections. He is a PhD Candidate in Thermal Engineering at the NTUA School of Mechanical Engineering with a view to modeling nZEBs buildings, holds two master's degrees in Energy and Business Administration and has more than 18 publications in international scientific journals and conferences. He speaks English and German. He teaches at the MSc in Mechanical Engineering and Design at the MC School of Engineering.
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.
Stelios Panoutsos has a Diploma/ MEng in Civil Engineering and a MSc Degree in Structural Design and Analysis of Structures, both from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He is an experienced site supervisor engineer and construction project manager. Since 2008 he is an accredited lecturer at Mediterranean College (ATH), teaching in the fields of engineering mechanics, strength of materials, statics and dynamics of structures.
Ino Papageorgaki holds a MEng in Rural & Surveying Engineering and a Master of Science (M.Sc.), in Water Resources: Science and Technology, both from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). She is currently a Ph.D. student at NTUA. Her research and work experience are in spatial information analysis by Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in surveying, photogrammetry, mapping, hydrology and natural hazards. She is a collaborator in research projects carried out by the Laboratory of Reclamation Works and Water Resources Management at the School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, N.T.U.A. and since 2010 has also supervised several diploma theses in surveying, hydrology and flood risk. A University of Derby accredited lecturer since 2016 she is the Module Leader for Site Surveying and Flood Risk Management at MC School of Engineering.
Ιoannis Papantoniou received his Diploma/MEng Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Crete (TUC) and completed a MSc degree in "Materials Science and Technology" at NTUA. Since 2014 he is a PhD candidate in the Manufacturing Technology Division, School of Mechanical Engineering at NTUA. His research interests lie in the area of composite materials and specifically in the development, properties and manufacturing technologies of metal foams (mainly AL). Metal foams have extensive applications in, inter-alia, the automotive, marine and aerospace industries as they combine light weight and high strength and can absorb energy and noise. Mr. Papantoniou has published several peer-reviewed articles in international scientific journals and conference proceedings.
Apostolos Pappas is a Mechanical Engineer with a master's degree at the Cranfield Institute of Technology (U.K.). He has over 29 years of experience as a consultant for major projects in the field of multinational and Greek groups (AKTOR / Mechanical Equipment in Romania, OLYMPIC AIR SERVICES / CEO, THYSSENKRUPP MARINE SYSTEMS / Managing Director / Project Manager Airport Transfer).
Dimitris Pervolarakis is a graduate of the School of Civil Engineering at National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and holds a MSc degree in structural design and analysis from the same school. He is the owner of a private practice specializing in the design of conventional and special structures and an active member of a private firm for the renovation and expansion of hotels on the Greek islands. His expertise include Structural Analysis and Design Software (ETABS, SAP2000, Robot) and CAD tools (AutoCAD, CADware).
Mechanical Engineer, a graduate of National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and a PhD candidate also at NTUA, in the Laboratory of Internal Combustion Engines (ICE), Section of Thermal Engineering. His doctoral dissertation title is: "Development of a Semi - Empirical Two - Zone Combustion Model for the Estimation of NOx and Soot Emissions in Diesel Engines ». He has published in the Journal “Energy Conversion and Management” and presented in international conferences. Since February 2015 he is a Researcher at the University of Western Attica (former Technological Education Institute of Piraeus) in the ICE Laboratory, Thermal Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Alexandros Siasos has a Diploma/ MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and is currently pursuing his doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering at the same University. Since 2013 he is a Tutor and Module Leader at the School of Engineering, Mediterranean College (ATH), lecturing mainly in the areas of engineering design and manufacturing technology. His research interests lie in the improvement of repeatability and reliability of manufacturing processes, design cost reduction, and the development of textile reinforced composite products. He is an entrepreneur in the field of machine and product design and innovation, the owner of the engineering firm “Siasos R&D Studio”. He is a bicycle enthusiast and a great fan of trial biking.
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.
Konstantinos Stampoulis, received his Diploma Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), has completed the MSc Machine Design in Cranfield University in 1996 as well as the MSc Advanced Computer & Telecommunication Systems in AUTh in 2010. He has worked in the field of maintenance of electro-mechanical equipment, design and production of specialized machine components, energy conservation in buildings and machinery, public works supervision, project management of large scale national projects, various IT projects as well as in the field of adult education as an accredited lecturer. His research interests are focused in Human-machine interaction, industrial automation and industrial planning & product design.
Maria Stratoura is a Civil Engineer, a graduate of the School of Civil Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and holder of two master’s degrees in “Analysis and Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures” and in “Materials Science and Technology”, both from NTUA. Her professional experience includes structural design, and construction site supervision and management. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Patras School of Engineering in collaboration with NTUA. Her research interests lie on the experimental investigation of lightweight reinforced concrete structures and aims to improve their structural behaviour and durability. Her research work has been published in academic journals and presented at national and international conferences. Maria Stratoura is a member of the Scientific and Technical Chamber of Cyprus (ETEK) and the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE).
A Mechanical engineer with more than four years of industrial experience on technically challenging projects, is a member of the Machine Design Laboratory at NTUA where he is currently completing his doctoral dissertation. He has worked in the Quality Assurance/Quality Control team and Superconductive Busbar team of the Large Magnets Facility at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva. His work involves the analysis and design of industrial products, power transmission systems and infrastructure. He has extensive knowledge of structural, fluid-thermal, and dynamic-vibration engineering. He teaches at the MSc and MEng(HONS) programmes in Mechanical Engineering and Design at Mediterranean College.
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.