National Technical University’s Ethics Committee of Research is composed of five (5) regular members and their substitutes. Members of Ethics Committee of Research are scientists, specialized in subjects of research, ethics/bioethics and deontology of research. Their cognitive subjects ensure the maximum possible representation of NTUA’s cognitive domains.

REGULAR MEMBERS

PAPANTONIS Dimitris, Emeritus Professor, born in Pireaus (Greece) in 1951, Mechanical Engineer of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), 1974, the degree of Hydraulic Engineer and Docteur-Ingenieur degree from Ecole Nationale d’ Hydraulique de Toulouse (ENSEEIHT), 1977. Since 1981 he is a Faculty Member of the Mechanical Engineering Department of NTUA and actually Professor on Hydraulic Turbomachines and Director of the Laboratory of Hydraulic Turbomachines of NTUA. He has been performing and directing research in the area of numerical flow prediction on hydraulic turbomachines, test modelling, transient phenomena and optimal sizing of small hydroelectric power plants. He has been responsible of various projects, in most of them acting as co-ordinator. He is the author of 4 books and the editor of one international book company. Since 1996 was the director of the Laboratory of Hydraulic Turbomachines of NTUA. In the period 2009-2013 was the Dean of the School of Mechanical Engineering and from 2014 up to 2108 was the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Administration of the NTUA. Member of committees of the Energy of Ministry and of GGET for the financing of renewable energy plants and member of the Board of Directors of PPC Renewable Energy, Hellenic Energy Exchange and Clearing of Energy Exchange S.A.

Mrs Evangelia Pavlatou received her diploma in Chemical Engineering at Chemical Engineering Department of University of Patras in 1989 and her PhD from the same institution in 1994. During 1996-1997 she has worked as post-doctoral fellow in the Physical Chemistry Department of Oxford University. She has been elected as Lecturer at the School of Chemical Engineering of NTUA in 2001 and became a full Professor in 2017 in the field of “Chemistry and Technology of Inorganic materials with emphasis on electrochemical and chemical techniques”. She is Director of Chemical Sciences Department of Chemical Engineering at NTUA.

Her research work is oriented through the following fields: (i) structural characterization of inorganic materials by application of various spectroscopic techniques, (ii) production and characterization (microstructure – properties – photocatalytic, mechanical, corrosion) of electrocoatings (iii) production of metallic and alloy nanostructures (nanowires, nanotubes and nanostructured templates) (iv) production and characterization of inorganic nanomaterials for self-cleaning, anticancer and antibacterial applications (v) wastewater treatment by development of metal removal processes and (vi) educational research for science and technology education by implementation of digital/multimedia tools. Her research has been published in 55 international peer‐reviewed journals, 1 in book, 25 in full proceedings of international proceedings, 61 abstracts at international conferences, and 56 articles at Greek conferences. She is member of the European Board representing Greece of Academy of Surface Technology (EAST), of Technical Chamber of Greece, as well as member of the Editorial board of the journal Surface and Coatings Technology. She has received more than 1300 citations and has participated in more than 33 European and national research programs.

KOSTAS THEOLOGOU is Associate Professor in History and Philosophy of Culture in the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece; he is also tutor in Social Geography and Material European Civilization at the Hellenic Open University. His research interests are in memory and collective identity, urban culture, and philosophy of technology and bioethics. He teaches post-graduate seminars in Philosophy of Music and Applied Ethics (at the University of Athens), Urban Space, Technology and Citizenship (at the School of Architects NTUA) and Bioethics and Biotechnology (Department of Medicine at the University of Thessaly). He is also member of the Executive Committee of the Greek Unit of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa). See also: https://ntua.academia.edu/KostasTheologou (cstheol@central.ntua.gr).

Vangelis Mallios studied law at the University of Athens. He continued his postgraduate studies at the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) in Criminal Law and Public Law in 2002 and completed his doctoral thesis at the University of Athens entitled “The Human Genome. Genetic research and protection of human rights. ” He has published two books and many articles. He is a Lawyer and has successfully handled cases before the European Court of Human Rights. He specializes in public law, human rights, education law and health law. He has participated in law-making committees.

I am metallurgical engineer graduated from the School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 1985. I completed my doctoral thesis on gold pyrometallurgy at NTUA in 1990. I worked as metallurgical engineer in MIRTEC S.A. in the period 1989-1990. Since 1991, I have been working as a researcher at the Laboratory of Metallurgy (NTUA), undertaking a large number of research projects (> 50) related to a) the chemical processing of ores and industrial minerals, b) the development of new methods for management of industrial solid and liquid wastes, c) the utilization of industrial solid wastes and by-products as secondary resources and d) the development of inorganic polymeric materials. I belong to the teaching staff of the School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, NTUA, as a Professor in the scientific area of Metallurgical Processes. I have 196 publications in international journals as well as in internationally acclaimed conference proceedings, and I have written four chapters in Elsevier and Woodhead Publishing books. I have three patents and have received three awards in US, UK and Greece for my research team’s innovative work in the field of extractive metallurgy. No of Papers 196, Citations 3477, h-index 27, i10-index 53

ALTERNATE MEMBERS

Dr Leonidas Alexopoulos is a Mechanical Engineer from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1997). In 2004 he received his diploma from Duke University and he continued his postdoctoral work in the department of Biological Engineering (MIT) and Systems Biology (Harvard Medical School). In 2008 he returned to Greece as lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at NTUA. He is currently Associate professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering and Director of Biomedical Systems Group (https://www.biosyslab.org/). He has received a number of awards for academic and scientific excellence. As of 2019 he has published more than 100 papers that have received 4000 citations with h-index 27. He has received several European and national research grants. He is a strong supporter of translational research and on this front he has been a founding member of the MIT Enterprise forum (Greek chapter), an advisor of Mindspace, advisor of startups, and member of the steering committee of the Hellenic Biocluster.

Kostas Koukouzelis holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of London and is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy and Social Studies, University of Crete. He is a member of the Center for Bioethics and sits on the National Deontology Committee for Clinical Trials since 2010 as a substitute member (Greek National Organization for Medicines at the Ministry of Health). His research interests lie in political philosophy and philosophy of law, global justice, Kant, and bioethics, with a special focus on environmental sustainability, climate change, and intergenerational justice. Some of his publications have appeared in Globalizations, Journal of Global Ethics, Philosophy & Social Criticism, Synthesis Philosophica, Public Reason: A Journal of Political & Moral Philosophy, Politics in Central Europe, and Theory, Culture & Society.

Vasiliki Petousi is an Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Crete, Director of the Center for Gender Research and member of the Postgraduate Programs BIOETHICS and Sociology.  Her area of expertise is Sociology of Law and Deviance and her research focuses on issues of research ethics and integrity, bioethics and sociology of law, crime and gender.  She serves as an independent expert of research ethics and integrity for the European Commission, the European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA) and the Research Executive Agency (REA) since 2010. She is a member of the Ethics Advisory Committees of research project funded through FP7 and H2020 and a member of the Research Ethics and Integrity Committee of the University of Crete and Panteion Unsiversity and a deputy member of the Research Ethics and Integrity Committee of the National Centre for Social Research.

Prof. Dimitrios Soudris received his Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece, in 1987. He received the Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Patras in 1992. He was working as Lecturer, Ass. and Assoc. Professor in Dept. of Electrical and Computer Eng., Democritus University of Thrace for thirteen years since 1995. He is currently working as Professor in School of ECE of National Technical University of Athens, Greece. His research interests include embedded systems design, reconfigurable architectures, network-on-chip architectures and low-power VLSI design. He has published more than 450 papers in international journals and conferences. Also, he is author and editor of eleven books of Kluwer, Springer and River Publishers His research work has been cited >3000 times. He is the Head of Embedded Systems group consisting of seven Senior Investigators (Post-Docs) and twelve PhD students and a number of M.Sc. students. He is project coordinator and principal investigator in numerous research projects (>55) funded from the European Commission, ENIAC-JU, European Space Agency and the Greek Government and European and US Industry. He has served as General Chair and Program Chair for PATMOS and General Chair of IFIP-VLSI-SOC 2008, PARMA 2011 & 2013 Workshop, Chair of Track “Modeling, Design, and Design Space Exploration Track” of SAMOS XIV Conference 2014. Also, he served and serves Technical Program Committees of many International Conferences. He received an award from INTEL and IBM for the project results of LPGD #25256 and awards from Int. Conf. VLSI 2005 and ASP-DAC 05 for the results of the project AMDREL IST-2001-34379. Also, he received HiPEAC Award for a DAC ’10 paper for the project MNEMEE FP7-216224, DAC’13 paper for the project ENIAC-TOISE-282557-2, DAC ’18 in edge computing acceleration and DAC ’19 paper for approximate computing.