Scientific Council

Xenophon Verykios

Xenophon Verykios is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Patras. He studied at Bucknell and Lehigh Universities in the USA and taught at Drexel University as Assistant and Associate Professor from 1979 until 1986 when he was elected Professor at the University of Patras. Currently he is the director of the Laboratory of Heterogeneous Catalysis, a position he holds since 1987. He has served as Deputy Director and Managing Director of FORTH/ICE-HT, and as founder, chairman and CEO of the Patra Science Park (1988-1994) and the spin-of Helbio (2002). He has published teaching books, contributed chapters in scientific books, and has published more than 190 articles in international journals, which have earned more than 14,000 reports. He holds 11 European and International Patents. Since 2004 he is Editor-in-Chief (for Europe) of the international scientific journal Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. He is vice-president of the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (ELIDEK).


Constantine Galiotis

Constantine Galiotis is a Professor at the University of Patras (since 2002) and a collaborating member of the Board of Directors of FORTH/ICE-HT, where he served as Director for a 7-year period (2007-2013). He was a Faculty member of the University of London (Queen Mary and Imperial Colleges) from 1986 to 1997. He has 40 years of research experience in the fields of materials science and technology, and has attracted projects with an estimated value upwards of 13 million Euros. He has published a total of 300 papers, which correspond to about 11,000 reports (H-index = 44, Google Scholar). He has been an invited speaker in more than 40 International Conferences, and he is Editor-in-Chief of the international magazines “Graphene Technology” (Springer-Nature) and “Advanced Composites Letters” and a member of the Editorial Board of “Scientific Reports” (Nature). He participates in all the major research panels of EU Research DG (ERC-Engineering, INFRAIA, Teaming, Marie-Curie, etc.) and has served as Expert, Vice-Chair and Independent Observer in program crises committees. He is the head of the National Delegation at the NMBP Committee of Horizon 2020. He is a founding member of the Graphene Flagship and a member of the Executive Board of the Network. He has been president and organizer of international conferences / workshops and summer schools such as “Industrial Technologies 2014”, “GrapHEL (2012)”, “NANOCONF (2007)”, “ECCM 11 (2004)” and “Graphene Week 2017”.


Achilleas Gravanis

Achilleas Gravanis is Professor of Pharmacology at the Medical School of the University of Crete and Collaborative Researcher at the Institute of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology of the Foundation for Research & Technology – Hellas. He is Affiliated Research Professor at the Center of Drug Discovery of Northeastern University and Collaborating Researcher at Emulate SA, WYSS/Harvard spinoff. He is President and member of several Research Committees in the European Union, including the Program Committees of FP7 and FP7. He served as Chairman of the Research Committee of Biosciences, of the Hellenic National Council of Research & Technology and as member of the Council of Hellenic Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. He has published over 130 scientific papers in journals reported in PubMed (h index: 44, reports> 5.300). He is co-founder of the Bionatur Biotechnology spin-off.


Anthony Ephremides

Anthony Ephremides received his B.S. degree from the National Technical University of Athens (1967) and M.S. (1969) and Ph.D. (1971) degrees from Princeton University, all in Electrical Engineering. Since 1971 he has been a distinguished professor at Cynthia Kim Information Technology of the University of Maryland. He is co-founder of the Institute of Systems Research (ISR) of the department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, and has been a visiting professor at the universities of California, Berkeley, MIT, ETH Zurich, and at the University of Linköping in Sweden. He is specialist in the areas of communications networks, optimal control, information theory, and applications of Information Science. He was also a member of the University Council of the NTUA from 2012 to 2016.


Costantinos Biliaderis

Costantinos Biliaderis is a Professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. He was member of faculty or affiliated professor/researcher in Canadian universities and research centers (Univ. of Saskatchewan, Univ. of Guelph, National Research Council of Canada), and a visiting Professor with the Cyprus University of Technology. His scientific work focuses on the interactions of food constituents and their functionality (technological and health effects). He was a member of the National Research Council of Canada, President of the American Association of Cereal Chemists in Canada, member of the scientific council of EFET and of the scientific council of the National Agricultural Research Foundation, and is a full member of the Hellenic Agricultural Academy. He has worked in the food industry as a consultant on issues regarding food quality and in manufacturing new products. He is (co) editor of the scientific book “Functional Food Carbohydrates” and (co) writer of many research papers in international journals and chapters in scientific books (> 200 papers, citations> 10000, h-index: 61). He is a member of the Highly Cited Researchers team (ISI – Thomson Scientific) and has been honored by academic and research institutions abroad.


Antonios Rengakos

Antonios Rengakos studied classics at the University of Freiburg (B.A. 1979, Ph.D. 1982). He has taught at the Universities of Vienna (1994-1995), Freiburg (1991-1997). In 1997 he was appointed Professor of Ancient Greek Philology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His research interests include Homer, historiography and Hellenistic poetry. He is also co-editor (with F. Montanari) of the series Τrends in Classics Supplementary Volumes and the journal Trends in Classics (Berlin, Walter de Gruyter), and member of the scientific board of the journals Wiener Studien, Eikasmos. Since 2006 he is Director of the Linguistics Department of the Centre for the Greek Language in Thessaloniki. In 2011 he became a full member of the Academy of Athens (Chair: Ancient Greek Philology). In October 2016 he was elected corresponding member of the Heidelberg Academy of Science (Philosophical-Historical Section). He is a member of the Board of the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece (MIET).


Mattheos Santamouris

Matthaios Santamouris is a professor of Physics at the University of Athens and the University of New South Wales in Australia, former President of the National Center for Renewable Energy Sources and Director of the Laboratory of Building Energy Research, at the University of Athens. He has taught at the University of Lyon, France and has been a visiting professor with the London Metropolitan University, the University of Bolzano, the Tokyo Polytechnic University, the National University of Singapore, Brunnel University in London and the Cyprus Institute. He was a guest speaker in International meetings and Conferences, author of 270 articles and 24 books. He has participated in more than 200 International and National Scientific Research Projects and was coordinator and / or reviewer in numerous European Programs. He has won 7 awards for his scientific work at national and international level.


Xenia Chryssochoou

Xenia Chryssochoou is a graduate of the University of Athens and a Doctor at the Rene Descartes-Paris-V University (France) and has worked in various universities in France, Switzerland and the United Kingdom before returning to Greece in 2004. She is currently a Professor of Social and Political Psychology at Panteion University. She is interested in the sociopsychological dimensions of identity and how it is constructed in liberal societies, and in issues of multiculturalism and political participation. She has written scientific articles and books, has conducted volumes and special issues and researches on these topics. She is a member of many international scientific societies and was a member of the Board of Directors and Secretary of the European Association of Social Psychology.