Professor Sofoklis Makridis is an Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental Engineering, University of Patras in Greece & Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Informatics, University of Bradford, UK.
He was till 2013, a Lecturer in the Department of Engineering, Sports and Sciences at Bolton University and associated member in IMRI & IREET Institutes. He is a physicist while he received the MEng in 2002 and the PhD in 2004 in fields of Materials Science and Engineering (NanoMagnetic Materials).
His Postdoc research has been accomplished on Materials for Hydrogen Storage by having a fellowship from the State Scholarships Foundation while he holds an MBA in spin-offs. The last decade gives lectures more than ten hours per week by covering physics, materials science and technology, hydrogen technologies, energy and innovation.
He serves as Editor-in-Chief at Challenges (MDPI) and at Verizona Publishing Ltd, London. He is involved in the Editorial Board of Materials and SCi (MDPI), Open Chemistry (DeGruyterOpen), of the Scientific Reports of the Nature Publishing Group, and Heliyon, Materials Science and Engineering B of Elsevier.
He is a Member of the IEEE Magnetics Society and Materials Research Society. Sofoklis had collaboration with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California regarding Hydrogen storage and CO2 capture.
He has more than 70 publications in international journals, international conference proceedings and book chapters. He has been involved in at least 12 EU/USA funded research programs, in many of which as a principal investigator or a leader.
He has more than 10 invited lectures in Research Centers and Universities and 5 invited lectures in conferences overseas in the last 5 years. He chaired more than 5 international Conferences.
His curriculum vitae has been cited in Marquis Who’s Who in the World (2010) and selected as one of the leading achievers from around the globe. Since 2011 he is in the Management Committee of three EU Cost actions.
He is an expert collaborative partner in Materials-Energy-Environment with long consultancy in Uk, EU, USA, China companies.
Professor Panagiota Michalakakou is a Physicist with a PhD in Heat and mass transfer analysis when an earth-to-air heat exchangers system is used for space cooling.
She has a deep knowledge in Environmental Physics while she received extended recognition through her citations (>3300) and h-factor (35) in Scopus. She has supervised many PhD students and supported diploma students in environmental and building research subjects.
She is Editor-in-Chief (Environment) of the Journal of Energy and Environmental Research and Technology at the Verizona Publishing, London/Uk
She is in the editorial board of Sustainability, MDPI
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Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Pollution & Climate Change at the Department of Environmental Engineering, University of Patras in Greece.
Computation and study of the radiation energy budget at global and
regional scale, Aerosols (natural and anthropogenic) impact on the
energy and hydrological budget, Climate changes, Biosphere – Atmosphere
exchanges in terms of energy (latent and sensible heat) and chemical
compounds using Micrometeorological techniques, Boundary layer.
Dr Dimitrios Panagiotakopoulos is currently the Head of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) research at Cranfield University. He has been leading the design and development of the National Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Corridor that aims to build up the capabilities and evidence to enables BVLOS flights of UAS in non-segregated airspace in the UK. Leveraging the Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre, high-end simulator facilities and digital twins and Cranfield Airport’ Digital Control Tower, the UTM research group has setup a unique live/virtual sandbox and UTM/UAM (Urban Air Mobility) ecosystem to address the challenges that ATM/UTM integration and UAM applications. This includes enabling next generation autonomous and clean vehicles, particularly those powered with hydrogen energy.
Dr holds a PhD from Imperial College London on Satellite Navigation and Positioning Systems, with a thesis that developed innovative statistical algorithms to monitor and guarantee the integrity of GNSS-based position and navigation computations within safety-critical aircraft flight management systems. I was the first time Extreme Value Theory was introduced in an ATM-related field.
Dr. Antonios Banos, Post Doc Research Associate at the University of Bristol
Head of the section: Nuclear for Hydrogen Production and Storage based on Actinides Research
University of Bristol, Interface Analysis Centre, School of Physics
HH Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TL, England
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Dr. Nikos Katsougrakis, Mechanical Engineer, PhD
Nikos Katsougrakis works as a mechanical engineer at the Bank of Greece
He holds two Master Degrees:
1. School Psychology from the University ‘TOR VERGATA’ Italy (2015)
2. “Medical Physics” from the University of Patras (2007)
Nikos Katsougrakis holds a PhD from the Department of Medicine of the University of Patras (2015) and is engaged in the Study and Design of Nanoparticles and Nanostructures Based on Silicon Suitable for Biological and Medical Applications and has published dozens of papers in various journals.
Dr Panagiota Pimenidou is a lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Bradford (UK), Programme leader of the BEng/MEng in Chemical Engineering. Her teaching interests are in Reaction Engineering, Engineering and Chemical Thermodynamics, Process Design, Upstream Processing and Refinery Operations. She is an expert in heterogeneous catalysis in the area of low carbon technologies and energy, the fields of chemical looping reforming for hydrogen production, nanocatalysis for organic transformations, customising inorganic materials in heterogeneous catalysis, redox materials, emissions reduction, as well as CO2 capture.
She is experienced in advanced oxidation processes with nanocatalysis immobilisation, advanced biodiesel production and additive manufacturing. Keen on further research collaboration and PhD supervison in multicatalysis and compartmentation of catalysis, high value synthetic fuels from CO2 hydrogenation, novel catalysis in hydrogen production and CO2 adsorbents.
Dr. Stephanos Nitodas, Research Programs Manager at Glonatech S.A. and Lecturer at Stonybrook Campus of SUNY (The State University of New York), graduated with the Diploma of Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and with a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering & Materials Science from the University of Rochester, New York. He has been awarded the Morris Cohen Distinguished Award of the Corrosion Division of the Electrochemical Society for the innovation work of his Ph.D. thesis (2001). Dr. Nitodas possesses extensive experience in chemical vapor deposition systems and technologies for the production of nanostructured carbon of various forms (carbon nanotubes and graphene). He has developed several nanotechnology-based polymer materials for high-tech industrial fields (3D printing, electronics, coatings, transportation) and established important research collaborations with major industrial partners, such as British Airways and Thales.
Dr. Nitodas has served as Scientific Consultant to the Deputy Minister of Education, Greece (2010-2012) in terms of preparation of research calls descriptions and implementation of guides for new research programs. He has given lectures and presentations with relation to nanotechnology applications and their engineering design, chemical engineering (thermodynamics, reaction engineering, process control) and nanomaterials synthesis and characterization.
Dr. Nitodas has participated as leading scientist/coordinator in 6 national and European research projects, and as principal scientist in 10 other research projects. He is the author of 24 publications and the co-inventor of 1 international (PCT) patent, whereas he has presented technical papers in over 40 international conferences. He is also editor in the Journal of Nanoscience with Advanced Technology. Since 2013 he is in the Management Committee of 2 EU COST actions. https://www.suny.edu/www.suny.edu/
Alexandra received her PhD thesis in 2011 in the field of hydrogen storage in intermetallics. She holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences and she has participated in three European Research Programs (HYSTORY, DIAMANTE, DECADE) and in a bilateral program Greece-Slovenia by the General Secretariat of Research and Technology, Greece.
She has 4 publications and 5 participations in international conferences with 2 oral presentations. She has co-supervised many students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Western Macedonia. Now she is in the Institute of Materials Science in NCSR ‘Demokritos’, Athens, Greece. She is now in AMEN-Technologies in Lefkippos Science Park in Demokritos area (http://www.amen-technologies.com/). Research Staff in the laboratories of the PPC (Public Power Corporation SA). www.kdep.gr
I am currently a statistical officer working on energy at Eurostat (ESTAT.E.5).
Previously, I was lecturing at the ex-Technological Educational Institute of Western Macedonia, Kozani, Greece, now University of Western Macedonia and at the laboratories of Power Systems at the School of Pedagogical & Technological Education (ASPETE) in Athens, Greece. I also worked as a researcher with Joint Research Centre and I participated to a plethora of European research projects.
My research has received relatively high impact. My h-index is 10 and my research interest index is 590 according to researchgate.com.
I am an outstanding reviewer at IEEE, Elsevier, MDPI, IJRER and a Special Issue editor at MDPI. I am member of IEEE, the Technical Chamber of Greece and JRC Alumni network.
Stamatis Eleftheriou is an Attorney at Law at Athens Bar Association. In 2018 he graduated from the Law department of University of Nicosia, holding a “Very Good” bachelor’s degree in Greek Law. Currently he is a MSc Candidate in the “Energy: Strategy, Law & Economics” postgraduate program of University of Piraeus. He mainly deals with energy disputes and he is skilled in commercial and labor law. Member of the energy related legal team which advises the Greek government on energy issues. He speaks Greek (native), English (fluently), French (intermediate) and is interested in RES and energy law.
Alexander Charitos is an Environmental Engineer from the University of Patras with an Integrated Master and expert in hydrogen applications in maritime applications & electrification. He has started being a PhD candidate on Nanocomposite materials Graphene/metal for hydrogen production and storage with the Chemistry Department (supervisors Prof. Vasilis Tangoulis & Prof. Sofoklis Makridis) . He co-supervises diploma students on hydrogen technologies.
Georgia Polytanou was born on 11/08/1995 in Maroussi,Attica,Greece . She entered higher education in 2013, at the University of Piraeus in the Department of International (European, European and Economic Studies). In 2019 she continued her studies at the University of Piraeus in the postgraduate education program “Energy: Strategy, Law and Economics” while in 2020 in the postgraduate program “Climate Crisis and Information and Communication Technologies”. She is enganged with deals energy security issues mainly in the Eastern Mediterranean region and focuses on state and company policies. She speaks 5 languages (Spanish, English, German, Portuguese and Italian).
Impact of Materials and Processes in Energy Saving Buildings: Cooling Materials
Supervision: Makridis (Supervisor), Mihalakakou, Santamouris
Materials and Processes in Green Buildings
Supervision: Mihalakakou (Supervisor), Makridis, Papadopoulos
Expertise: Energy Building analysis.
PhD Student: Phase change materials and hydrogen technologies for Green building.
PhD Student: Materials and Constructions for Green Buildings: Green roof
Design and Modelling Methodologies of an Efficient and Lightweight Carbon-fiber Reinforced Epoxy Monocoque Chassis, Suitable for an Electric Car
Welding Greek Institute, Technical Chamber of Greece, Hellenic Association of Mechanical & Electrical Engineers, Hellenic Association of Production & Management Engineers, BEST – Board of European Students of Technology, AIESEC – Global organization for leadership and management issues.