National Advisory Committee

Ioannis K. Chatzigeorgiou, Rector, NTUA (Greece)

Dr.-Eng. Ioannis K. Chatjigeorgiou is a Professor at the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (SNA&ME) of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and since Nov 2023 he is the Rector of NTUA.
He graduated from SNA&ME in 1990 and was awarded his PhD in 1997. He joined the faculty of SNA&ME in 2001. He was elected full Professor of NTUA in 2016. He teaches in both the Undergraduate and the Postgraduate programs of SNA&ME. His research interests include: linear and nonlinear hydrodynamics of floating structures, violent hydrodynamic slamming, hydroelasticity, wave-current interaction with structures, environmental loading on floating bodies, dynamics of slender structures, dynamics of pipes with internal flow, analysis and design of mooring systems, hydromechanic analysis of moored floaters and sustainable energy production systems from the sea environment. He worked as a Visiting Professor in NTNU (2016), Ecole Centrale Marseille (2008 & 2011), University of East Anglia (2014-2016). He was awarded the Marie Curie Research Fellowship for outstanding researchers (2014) and for 2020, 2021 and 2022, he was included in the list of the 2% of top researchers
He is a member of several national and international professional and scientific societies, member of editorial boards in international journals, reviewer in more than 70 journals and reviewer for book publishers. He has published more than 170 articles in scientific journals, conference proceedings and collective volumes. He authored the books, “Analytical Methods in Marine Hydrodynamics” (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and “Dynamics of Pipelines for Marine Applications (Springer International Publishing, 2023). He has participated in the execution of numerous funded research projects.
Contemporarily, he is the Director of the Laboratory of Floating Structures and Mooring Systems. During Oct 2019 – Nov 2023, he was the Vice Rector of NTUA responsible for Research and Lifelong Education.

Prof. Gerasimos Siasos, Rector, NKUA (Greece)

Gerasimos Siasos is a Professor of Cardiology and the Rector of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He has been a Visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School (2015-2016), Dean of the School of Medicine (2021-2023), Vice Dean of the School of Medicine (2019-2021) and President of the University Hospitals “Aretaieion” and “Aiginiteio” (2019- 2021). Gerasimos Siasos graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine (NKUA). He was unanimously elected to all Academic ranks at the School of Medicine at NKUA. He has worked at the First Department of Cardiology (Hippokration Hospital) and was Head of the Atherosclerosis Unit and the Biochemical, Immunological and Molecular Biology Unit in the same department. He has also established and is still directing the “Heart and Diabetes” Unit for patients who suffer from heart disease and diabetes. He led the way in the establishment and operation of the 3rd Department of Cardiology in Sotiria Hospital, where he serves as a doctor and is the president of the working group “Heart and Diabetes” of the Hellenic Society of Cardiology. His research work focuses on: Molecular Cardiology, Atherosclerosis, Endothelial Function, Diabetes Mellitus in patients with Cardiovascular Disease. He is the author (or coauthor) of more than 400 peer-reviewed publications in highly prestigious international scientific journals with a total Impact Factor > 1,500, and more than 16,000 citations (h-index 63). He is Section Editor for Cardiovascular Diseases in the international biomedical journal Current Medicinal Chemistry (IF: 4.740). His writing work includes the editing of 20 books and journals on Cardiology.

Andreas Boudouvis, Rector (2019-2023), NTUA (Greece)

Andreas G. Boudouvis is a Professor in the School of Chemical Engineering (SChE), Dean (2013-2016) and since 2019 Rector of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).  He holds a Diploma from NTUA (1982) and a PhD from the University of Minnesota (1987). He has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (1989-90), Visiting Researcher at the Fondation de Cooperation Scientifique Sciences et Technologies pour l’Aéronautique et l’Espace, Toulouse, France (2014) and Visiting Professor at the Johns Hopkins University (2018-2019). His research is in transport phenomena; process engineering; multiscale analysis, model reduction and machine learning; large-scale scientific computing.

Meletios- Athanasios C. Dimopoulos, Rector (2015-2023), NKUA (Greece)

Meletios A. (Thanos) Dimopoulos, MD is a Hematologist-Medical Oncologist, Chairman of the Department of Clinical Therapeutics and Rector of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He has authored more than 1300 publications, he has more than 93000 citations and his h-index is 134. Dr. Dimopoulos serves on the Scientific Advisory Boards of several scientific societies. He is a recipient of the Robert A. Kyle Award for outstanding contributions to Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia, of Waldenstrom’s award for Myeloma Research of the International Myeloma Society, and of the CoMy Excellence Award. In August 2017 he was given the title “Officier dans l’ Ordre des Palmes academiques” (Republique Francaise, Ministere de l’ Education Nationale). In January 2020 he received the MD Anderson Distinguished Alumnus Award. In June 2019 he received the Robert Kyle Life Achievement Award. In February 2020 he was awarded by the President of the Hellenic Republic with the medal of the Grand Commander of the Order of the Phoenix. In October 2022 he was awarded with the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Belgrade.

Nikolaos Voulgaris, Vice-Rector for Research & Life-Long Education, NKUA (Greece)


Dimitra Papadopoulou-Klamari Law School, NKUA (Greece)

Professor Dr. Dimitra Papadopoulou is a Professor Ordinarius in the Law School of the NKUA since 2010. She teaches civil law (including contracts, family law, bioethics etc.) and has been a Humboldt Stiftung scholar. She has participated in many legislative committees in Greece and the EU. She has served, among others, as member of the board of the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre and the National Committee of Clinical Trials. She is currently serving, among others, as the Vice Chairwoman of the National Authority of Assisted Reproduction and the Chairwoman of the Committee of the Research Ethics Commission of the NKUA.

Stavroula Tsinorema, University of Crete, Member of the Greek National Commission for Bioethics and Technoethics (Greece)

Programme in Bioethics and Director of the Centre for Bioethics of the University of Crete. She is Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy (2021-2024) and a member the National Commission for Bioethics and Technoethics. 
She holds a First Class Honours  Degree in Philosophy from the University of Athens, followed by M.A. in Moral and Social Philosophy and  Ph.D. in Moral Philosophy  from the University of Exeter. Her research interests are in moral and social philosophy, bioethics, epistemology, philosophy of language and philosophy of mind. Her publications focus on the epistemology of value-concepts, methodological and epistemological issues in bioethics, ethics of science and technology, Kant’s moral philosophy, Wittgenstein. Her research projects have been sponsored by European and Greek funding agencies.
She is a member of the Editorial Board of a number of international academic journals; Vice-chair of Research Ethics Committee (EHDE) of National Centre for Social Research (EKKE); member of the Scientific Committee of Greek Patients Association; member of the Committee on Bioethics and the Ethics of the Sciences, and  the Committee on Human Rights, of  Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de Philosophie. She has participated in the legislative committee which drafted the Legal Act for the establishment of Research Ethics Committees in Greek Academic Institutions and Research Centres (L.4521/2018).

Antonia Trichopoulou, Member of the Academy of Athens, Emeritus Professor Medical School, NKUA (Greece)

Antonia Trichopoulou MD, PhD, Member of the Academy of Athens, President of the Hellenic Health Foundation, Full Professor Emeritus of the University of Athens School of Medicine. She has served as president of the Federation of the European Nutrition Societies and as chairperson or key member of numerous Greek, European Commission and World Health Organisation Committees. She has received numerous honours and awards. In 2011, she received the Federation of European Nutrition Societies Award for her “outstanding nutritionist career”. Her scientific work focuses on public health and nutritional epidemiology, emphasising health effects of the Mediterranean diet and traditional foods. Named in Thomson Reuters 2014 “World’s Most influential Scientific Minds” List and awarded as a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics in 2018 and 2021, she is decorated with the Golden Cross of Honour for work in preventative medicine and nutrition by the President of the Greek Republic.