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N. Adamopoulos

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Dr. N. Adamopoulos studied Physics at the University of Athens and after attending one year funded postgraduate studies at Demokritos National Research Centre, Greece, he moved to the University of Cambridge, UK, where he carried out research leading to a PhD in Applied Superconducivity. His PhD was funded by the British Technology Group and the European Community Research Council as one of the most promising research projects in UK and Europe at the time. His research consisted of developing novel superconductors and testing them at cryogenic conditions. Following one year as Research Assistant in Cambridge, he joined Maran Tankers Management, then Kristen Navigation. He holds a Diploma in Shipping. Since 2012 he has been a member of the Intertanko Documentary Committee. In November 2014 he was promoted to Deputy Operations Manager and in October 2016 to Operations Manager.

Despena (Debbie) Andrioti

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MSc, PhD in Health Economics from the Medical School, University of Athens, Ellada. She worked in leadership positions with the MoH, as well as advisor to the Minister in health policy issues. During 2001-2005 served as National Seconded Expert with the World Health Organization, European Office (Copenhagen) in health policy analysis, health systems financing and health workforce development. She has been teaching Health Economics, Public Health and Health Policy for more than 15 years. Actively involved in several research projects. The project “Cross Border Cooperation in Public Health” aiming at monitoring and improvement of cross-border population’s health was listed as a success story in the respective European Commission, DG REGIO web site. Debbie Andrioti has published in various scientific journals. Three of her publications are core references for educational curricula. She is EU expert on health workforce planning and forecasting issues. Debbie initiated and organized a number of international training courses. Her research interests include the impact of working environment on seafarers’ health with a focus on health risk assessment, health profiles, workforce planning and management, and health systems responsiveness to the needs of seagoing employees.

Martina Andrun

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Martina Andrun, Univ. Bacc. Ing. Nav. Arch. earned her bachelor’s degree in 2017 from the University of Split’s Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Naval Architecture, where she is presently enrolled in the second and final year of the Naval Architecture Master’s degree program. She attended the University of Rijeka between 2016 and 2017.

Alexander Artikis

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Alexander Artikis is an Assistant Professor of Computing in the Department of Maritime Studies of the University of Piraeus, His research interests lie in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Distributed Systems. He has published over 80 papers in top journals and conferences of these fields.

Vanda Brandic

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Vanda Brandic, Univ. Bacc. Ing. Nav. Arch. earned her bachelor’s degree  from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Rijeka in 2016, and is presently enrolled in the second and final year of the Master’s Degree program in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering. She presented the paper “PWBS Best Practice Analysis of Two Shipyards” at the Seventh Conference on Marine Technology - Winkler in November, 2017, which received high acclaim from top shipyard management. She is also Vice-Chairperson of the first SNAME Student section in Croatia, a very active member who among many other things prepared the SNAME student By-Laws for the University of Rijeka.

Jörg Brunswig

Jörg Brunswig

Jörg Brunswig finished his studies of naval architecture at Hamburg University of Technology in 2004. From 2005 to 2006 he worked at Germanischer Lloyd as a CFD engineer. In 2007 he joined the research team of Prof. Rung at TUHH to be part of the FreSCo+ development team and do research in the scope of different national and EU-funded projects. His main task was the implementation of the overset grids technique to simulate complex flows around multiple bodies with relative motion. From 2013 to 2015 he worked for Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft as a CFD and development engineer. Since September 2015 he is working for the CFD department of HSVA.

Stefanos Gkouveris

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Stefanos Gkouveris is a post-graduate student in Maritime Studies (M.Sc.) at the University of Piraeus and a partner at Horizon P.C., a company that operates in the field of new technological applications in maritime industry. He obtained his B.Eng at the Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, Greece, in 2010. During 2007 - 2017 he was affiliated with the maritime industry working as Sales Engineer and ICT assistant in several companies. His current objective is to merge his experience in maritime and ICT sector by managing and developing innovative technological mediums for the maritime community.

Stefan Harries

Stefan Harries

Stefan Harries is managing director and co-founder of FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS AG, his focus being Management, Strategies and R&D. He is a graduate of Naval Architecture from TU Berlin (Diplom-Ingenieur in 1992, PhD in 1998). He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering (TU Darmstadt, 1988) and an MSE from the University of Michigan (1990). Stefan Harries is associated with the Technical University Berlin as external lecturer for Simulation-driven Design. He looks back at more than 25 years of experience in the design and operation of marine systems. As scientist and researcher he has published extensively in the field of parametric modeling and optimization.

Doroteja Jaki

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Doroteja Jaki, Univ. Bacc. Ing. Nav. Arch. earned her bachelor’s degree in 2017 from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Rijeka, and is presently enrolled in the second and final year of the Master’s Degree program in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering. She is the Secretary/Treasurer of the first SNAME Student Section in Croatia. Involved in a plethora of SNAME activities, she significantly contributes to the promulgation of the SNAME student chapter at the University of Rijeka, such as Poster development and expert advice.

Olaf Chresten Jensen

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Olaf Chresten Jensen, medical doctor, specialist in occupational and community medicine with a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Aarhus. Has since 1992 been a researcher at the Center for Maritime Health and Society (CMSS), Department of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark. Over the years he has initiated an completed several epidemiological studies of occupational and health among seafarers, fishermen and off-shore workers and is the author of numerous scientific articles and reports from these studies. Thus, in almost 25 years he has been engaged in planning, implementing and publish similar studies which this application is all about. From 1999-2007 he was head of an international study based on questionnaires about health and safety and health with about 6500 sailors from 10 countries, which resulted in numerous international publications. Since then he continued with different areas of maritime health research and publications.

Nikolaos Kampantais

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Nikolaos Kampantais is a qualified lawyer and legal consultant within the field of marine and international trade law. He obtained a Law Degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2014) and graduated with Distinction from the LL.M. in Maritime and Transport Law of the Erasmus University of Rotterdam (2016). He is a young researcher in Maritime Law who is presently formulating his research question to undertake PhD research in the field of Marine Insurance Law at the Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport of the University of Aegean. He is based in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) and is a member of the Contracting Legal department of ABN AMRO Bank.

Aphrodite Kanellopoulou

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Aphrodite Kanellopoulou studied at the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. 

She is currently a PhD student at the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, while for the last three years she has been working as a research engineer at the Ship Design Laboratory of NTUA, having participated in three major European Projects.  

Her main research interests are related to parametric ship design and optimization, ship safety, marine hydrodynamic performance and computational fluid dynamics, machine learning and artificial neural networks.  

George Kapetanis

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George Kapetanis was born in Athens, Greece on May 5th, 1956.
He attended the German School of Athens and in 1976 he began studying at the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering of the Technical University of Hannover. In 1983 he got his diploma in Marine and Mechanical Engineering from the above University with a specialization in Marine Diesel Engines. He has further pursued graduate studies the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NA&ME) of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).

He has worked for over 30 years in different areas of marine engineering including shipyards, shipping companies but also academic institutions. He is currently continuing his research activities at Department of Maritime Transport of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He is being involved with research activities mainly in the field of Marine Emissions, Environmental and Safety.

John Kokarakis

John Kokarakis

John Kokarakis is a graduate in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from National Technical University of Athens (1979). He also holds graduate degrees from the University of Michigan (MSE 83, MSE 84 and PhD 86). His doctoral dissertation was in the design of marine risers for oil exploration and production in very deep water. He worked in various projects worldwide as a consultant and technical investigator of maritime accidents and failures. Some of the most notorious were the explosion of Space Shuttle Challenger, the grounding of Exxon Valdez, the explosion and fire of Piper Alpha, the capsize of drillship Sea-Crest in the Gulf of Thailand and others. Furthermore, he was a consultant of Sea-Land, American President Lines and Matson Navigation for numerous aspects of containership design, operation and repair. He has extensive experience in ship design and operations, spanning over forty years.

He is currently working at Bureau Veritas in charge of technical development. His work focuses on the implementation of the “green” regulations with specialization in fuel saving techniques, energy efficiency and speed optimization, hydrodynamic optimization, resistance and propulsion, performance monitoring, ship design, machinery and safety, education and training, asset integrity management and alternative fuels.

Damir Kolich

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Prof. Damir Kolich, PhD., Nav. Arch., is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Rijeka. He has been a member of SNAME since 1992 and was graduated from Webb Institute in New York in 1996. After working in the sales and design departments of various Croatian shipyards, he enrolled in the University of Rijeka Naval Architecture Department as a Teaching Assistant in 2008, where he earned his PhD in 2011. His specialties are lean manufacturing, design for production and data mining in shipbuilding. He is the Faculty Head of the SNAME Student Section at the University of Rijeka, first one in Croatia. He also assists the student “RITEH Waterbike Team”.

Dimitrios Liarokapis

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Research engineer Dimitrios Liarokapis is a member of the scientific staff of the Laboratory for Ship and Marine Hydrodynamics of NTUA, working on the design and conduction of experiments for laboratory and in-situ measurements. He is a mechanical, with research work of 15 years in the area of experimental ship & marine hydrodynamics and especially in flow field measurements. Over these years he has developed measuring techniques for towing tank measurements in the following fields: PIV, Pitot Tubes, Free Surfaced Measurements, Resistance Tests, Motion Capture and Performance of Sailing Yachts, Flat Plate Tests, Open Water and Self-Propulsion Experiments etc.

Elizabeth Lindstad

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Dr. Elizabeth Lindstad holds a PhD in Naval Architecture from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and a MSc. degree in Industrial Economy from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH). Elizabeth is a SNAME member and holds the grade of Fellow. She works as a Senior Scientist at the SINTEF OCEAN AS (MARINTEK) in Trondheim. Her scientific strength is the ability to combine naval architecture, technical knowledge, and economics with LCA knowledge as demonstrated through her doctoral thesis: Strategies and Measures for Reducing Maritime CO2 Emissions. Before joining research, she worked 10 years out in the industry within the fields of manufacturing, purchasing and logistics. Elizabeth has published in good journals and has been a regular contributor to SMC, the annual conferences of SNAME. She also frequently written articles for the maritime newspapers and magazines such as TradeWinds, Maritime Technology and Bunkerspot.

Shukui Liu 

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Dr. Liu is a senior researcher of the Ship Design Laboratory of National Technical University of Athens. He received his PhD in simulation of nonlinear ship motions from the Ship Design Laboratory and has worked in a number of large scale European Union-funded research projects. His scientific interests fall into applied and numerical ship hydrodynamics, covering the fields of seakeeping, stability, maneuvering, ship safety, and their impact on the optimization of ship design and operation.

Dimitrios V. Lyridis

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Dimitrios V. Lyridis is an Associate Professor in the area of Maritime Transport in the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NA&ME) at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He is currently Head of the Laboratory for Maritime Transport (LMT) of NTUA. He has a Diploma (1987) in NA&ME from NTUA (1987), an M.S. (1990) in NA&ME (Marine Systems Management) from the University of Michigan (UM), an M.S.E. (1990) in Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) from UM, and a Ph.D. (1990) in NA&ME from UM as well. His main scientific areas of interest are maritime economics and logistics, shipping finance, maritime transportation and energy. He has undertaken a large number of research projects in maritime transport, shipping finance, and energy (including cost benefit analyses for investment projects) and he has been involved in applied commercial projects in the areas of ship investment, restructuring, marketing, business and operational planning (including feasibility studies and business plans) for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) in the EU and in developing countries.

Darin Majnaric

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Darin Majnaric, Univ. Bacc. Ing. Nav. Arch. earned his bachelor’s degree  from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Rijeka in 2017. Presently he is in the second and final year of the Naval Architecture Master’s degree program at the same institution. Darin has been the team leader of the “RITEH Waterbike Team” for over a year and has been a member since his undergraduate years. Likewise, Darin has been an active student member of SNAME since 2017.

Ivor Majnaric

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Ivor Majnaric is an undergraduate student at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Rijeka. He is enrolled in the third year mechanical engineering program and plans to enter the Master’s degree program and specialize in marine engineering. Ivor has been a student member of SNAME since 2017 and also a member of the “RITEH Waterbike Team” since 2016, where his main contribution is the design of a management and propulsion system.

Vasiliki Margari

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Vasiliki Margari holds a diploma in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). She is interested in continuing research in this field. The paper presented in this conference is her first research experience and is related to her diploma thesis under the same title. This project enhanced her programming skills and broadened her knowledge regarding artificial neural networks. She was also part of Oceanos team, which represents NTUA in the international student competition dedicated to naval energy efficiency, HydroContest, as a member of the Design sub team. Contact information: vickyd.margari@gmail.com

Jochen Marzi

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Dr. Jochen Marzi graduated in 1985 from Hamburg University as Dipl. Ing. Naval Archtitecture and received his PhD in 1988 from Technical University Hamburg Harburg with a thesis on flow separation. Since then he worked for a shipyard research establishment at Bremerhaven Germany, making first contacts with joint European Projects. In 1996 Jochen Marzi joined Hamburgische Schiffbau Versuchsanstalt - HSVA, working as a senior CFD engineer and project manager both in research and consultancy work, leading several large European projects such as the VIRTUE IP in FP
6 and presently HOLISHIP in Horizon 2020. He is now Head of the CFD department and responsible for the coordination of European Research at HSVA and active in several R&D projects dealing with both, CFD and Ship Energy Efficiency. Jochen Marzi was a member of the European Council for
Maritime Applied R&D (ECMAR) from the beginning in 2007 until 2017 and served as Chairman from 2009-2011.
Hinrich Mohr

Hinrich Mohr

Prof. Dr. Hinrich Mohr studied at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany and received a diploma degree in Mechanical Engineering, specialising in internal combustion engines. 1988 he started as Scientific Assistant at the Institute of Internal Combustion Engines and Jet Engines at TU Braunschweig. 1993 he finished his doctor thesis. 1994 he joined Blohm + Voss in Hamburg, starting as a development engineer in the engine plant department with main focus on stationary power plants with large-bore dual-fuel engines. 1997 he took over the position of the responsible R&D manager. Since 2004 he is with the large engine division of AVL List in Graz, Austria. His business field is system integration, condition monitoring and field support for all kinds of large-bore engines. He concentrates on supporting ship owners and power plant operators in engine operation optimization, in dual-fuel engine development projects, on all kinds of special and alternative fuels as well as on related engine projects and on engine condition monitoring. Since 2003 he is lecturing about large-bore engines and gas engines at the TU Braunschweig, In 2017 he was appointed as honorary professor for this topic.
Josip Lino Novak

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Josip Lino Novak, Univ. Bacc. Ing. Nav. Arch. earned his bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Rijeka in 2016, and is presently enrolled in the second and final year of the Master’s Degree program in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at the University of Rijeka. As Chairperson of the first SNAME Student section in Croatia, he attended the SNAME Maritime Convention held in Houston in 2017, where he networked with other SNAME student members, especially with those of the parent SNAME Greek section.

Josip Lino Novak

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Josip Lino Novak, Univ. Bacc. Ing. Nav. Arch. earned his bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Rijeka in 2016, and is presently enrolled in the second and final year of the Master’s Degree program in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at the University of Rijeka. As Chairperson of the first SNAME Student section in Croatia, he attended the SNAME Maritime Convention held in Houston in 2017, where he networked with other SNAME student members, especially with those of the parent SNAME Greek section.

Evangelos Papakonstantinou

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Research engineer Evangelos Papakonstantinou is a member of the scientific staff of the Laboratory for Ship and Marine Hydrodynamics of NTUA, working on the design and conduction of experiments for laboratory and in-situ measurements. He is a Naval Architect & Marine Eng. NTUA, with research work of 18 years in the area of computational and experimental ship & marine hydrodynamics and especially in resistance, self propulsion test and computational calculations for bare hulls. Over these years he has developed measuring techniques for towing tank measurements in the following fields: Open Water and Self-Propulsion Experiments etc.

Christos Papaleonidas

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Christos Papaleonidas studied Mechanical Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. He is currently a MSc student and a PhD Candidate at the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, NTUA conducting research on "LNG Supply Chain Modelling and Optimization through Blockchain Application". He participates as a research engineer of the Laboratory Maritime Transport, in multiple European-Funded Projects focusing on Shipping and Energy.  His main research interests are related to economic and managerial issues of maritime operations, maritime supply chain management focusing on the LNG value chain and blockchain technology.

Apostolos D. Papanikolaou

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Apostolos D. Papanikolaou studied Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering at the Technical University of Berlin (Germany). He was Professor and Head of the Ship Design Laboratory of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) for more than 30 years. As of October 1, 2016, he is Senior Scientific Advisor of HSVA. He headed more than 75 funded research projects and was author/co-author of over 570 scientific publications dealing with the design and optimization of conventional and unconventional vessels, the hydrodynamic analysis and assessment of the calm water performance and the performance of ships in seaways, the logistics-based ship design, the stability and safety of ships and related regulatory developments of the International Maritime Organization. He received various international prize awards for his research work and scientific contributions to ship hydrodynamics, innovative ship design and safety assessment, lately the Lloyds List 2009 Greek Shipping award on technical innovation in tanker design (jointly with Germanischer Lloyd), the prestigious Dr. K. Davidson medal/award of SNAME for outstanding achievement in ship research in 2010 and the European Champions Award for Senior Researchers in Waterborne Transport in 2014. He is Fellow of RINA, SNAME, STG and JASNAOE and International Vice President of SNAME.

Efthymios-Evangelos Pappas



He has  graduated from the National Technical University of Athens as a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer. He did an internship at the Germanischer Lloyd, where he was familiarized with the regulations of classification societies and the program POSEIDON ND. He worked for 2 years at the Technical Department of Gas Log LNG Services L.t.d. as an Asset Integrity Engineer. After his service at Hellenic Army Land Forces he founded the company PIPOL for IT Technical Support & Solutions. He has been a SNAME member since 2006 and a founding member of the SNAME NTUA Student Section. He served as a Secretary of the NTUA student section over the period 2009-2010. He has advanced computer and electronic skills.

Yanna Pavlopoulou

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Founder and Managing Partner of CommonLawgic (www.commonlawgic.org), a non-profit Research Institute based in Greece, that offers legal assistance, strategic and project management support over sustainability reporting, ESG metrics, waste and resource efficiency. Lawyer (Athens Bar) since 2014, specialized in shipping, corporate and civil law; Former General Counsel and BoD member at Hellenic Star Shipping Co., Trained Sustainability Report Verifier on behalf of Lloyd’s Register Marine (2011), C.S.R. Practitioner; Assessor on Excellence Management Models (UN GRI Standards, AA1000, E.F.Q.M Marine).

• PhD candidate at NTUA Environmental Economics & Sustainability Unit,
• MSc from Liverpool JMU (School of Engineering) in Shipping Management • PG Diploma TRAIN MOS II (in Maritime sustainability and Supply Chain)
• LL.M from GEORGETOWN (with full scholarship),
• Law Degree from Athens (Arista).

Elected (2013-2015) General Secretary of PROPELLER (PIRAEUS) CLUB; member of SNAME, WISTA, EEDE, TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL HELLAS; Steering Team member of the www.letsdoitgreece.org (nationwide cleanup campaign); Coordinator of ALUMNI HUB (a network platform of Greek graduates from prominent foreign Universities); President of Georgetown Alumni Club of Greece.

Kees Pieters



In the past four years, Dr. Kees Pieters has been at the forefront of new innovations In the maritime industry, as research professor at Research Centre Sustainable PortCity.  

With a background in electrotechnical engineering, computer science and  artificial intelligence, Dr. Pieters understands the technological capabilities and limitations of this new technology, but his PhD research in Humanistics on complex systems and complexity thinking has been vital in looking beyond the hypes, and see the societal impact of robotics and machine learning, and appreciate the human factor in these new developments.

Timoleon Plessas

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Timoleon Plessas is a research engineer and PhD candidate at the Ship Design Laboratory of the National Technical University of Athens. His research activity is focused on the optimization of ship's design and operational aspects. More specifically, it is focused on the development of life-cycle optimization methodologies that take into account the whole life of a vessel and include both design and operational aspects in the optimization process (holistic optimization).

Spiros Rossopoulos

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Spiros Rossopoulos has a bachelor’s degree in Marine and Offshore Engineering from Plymouth University dated 1984, while he also holds an HND in Naval Architecture from Sunderland Polytechnic (1982). He also got his Master's Degree in International Shipping from Plymouth University in 1986. During his military duties from 1986 to 1988 he served at Hellenic Navy General Staff, in the Design office of the Hellenic Navy Landing crafts and in the Study office for the acquisition of frigates. In 1988 he joined Troodos Shipping as a Superintendent Engineer supervising repairs of a fleet of 7 VLCC's for 5 years. Subsequently he was promoted to R&D Manager while he outfitted 54 Tankers with Satellite communications and designed Troodos's Software System. In 1992 he started his own business, Relational Development Systems SA, focused on Maritime Asset Management. Supported by Troodos and financing development work from successfully delivering 3 large publicsector Subcontract works, he then focused efforts on providing a comprehensive integrated maritime asset management platform. His company was later evolved to Vector Marine Informatics SA, under the umbrella of Alfa Trust Innovation. In 2005 Vector Marine Informatics was acquired by a large traditional shipping group as Vector Marine Software Ltd. Spiros, committed to innovation and advanced management control systems, currently is Managing Vector Maritime Software, evolving an integrated workflow-based system ranging from Financial, Technical, Procurement, Seagoing and Office Personnel Management and Payroll, Operation and e-charts, to Message and Document management. In 2015 he endeavored to further complement the platform with a Telemetry, Performance and Predictive analytics subsystem.

John Trahanas

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Researcher John Trahanas is a member of the scientific staff of the Laboratory for Ship and Marine Hydrodynamics of NTUA, working on the design and conduction of experiments for laboratory and in-situ measurements. He is an Electronics & Electrical Technician, with research work of 21 years in the area of experimental ship & marine hydrodynamics and especially in the towing tank measurements. Over these years he has developed and contacted measuring techniques for towing tank measurements in the following fields: Free Surfaced Measurements, Resistance Tests, Dynamic Behavior of ship models, Performance of Sailing Yachts, Flat Plate Tests, Open Water and Self-Propulsion Experiments etc.

Vasileios Tsarsitalidis

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Vasileios Tsarsitalidis got his Master's degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in 2008 (third of class) from the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens and while doing his PhD (in the same school) he also got a master's degree in computational mechanics in 2010. In January 2015 he got his PhD in Marine Hydrodynamics and Propulsion and more specifically in non- conventional (biomimetic) propulsion. Meanwhile, he was an Assistant tutoring for the courses of "Ship Resistance and Propulsion", "Propeller Design" and "Mathematical Modelling of Lifting Flows" for 6 consecutive years. During the last years of the PhD he was also involved in several commercial projects, including performance prediction of energy saving devices, trim optimizations and propeller retrofits. In 2015 Vasileios did his mandatory service in the Hellenic Navy where he served as a 3rd class petty officer in a Frigate for six months. Then was transferred to the Navy Logistics Command where he served as secretary deputy to the Chief Engineer of the fleet, from where he was discharged with honors for the development of loadicator software for the S-class frigates and consulting services.
Currently, Vasileios is Ship Performance Engineer in Vector Marine Software, where he leads the development of performance module, works on the unification of shipboard systems and provides consulting services for newbuildings (plan approval, tank tests and sea trials) and retrofits. In SNAME, Vasileios has been a member since 2007, founder and first chair of the NTUA Greek Student section, and is now the YP Chair of Greek Section, while he also volunteers as the Webmaster of the Section.

B.S. Tselentis

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Dr. B.S. Tselentis has a background in chemistry (BSc) and biochemistry (MSc., PhD., University of London UK.) and has specialised in environmental monitoring of atmospheric and marine pollutants. He is an Environmental Management Systems Lead Auditor (ISO 14001) and coordinates research projects on measurements of basic pollutants in water and air, as well as developing novel analytical chemistry methodologies. He heads the Marine Sciences Laboratory of the Maritime Studies Department of the University of Piraeus and his research interests also lie in the area of environmental management of harbour and port operations with projects on Waste Management Plan Development and Port Environmental Certification Systems. He regularly advises on Environmental Impact Assessment for port and marina development plans.

George Tzabiras



George Tzabiras has a diploma on Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NTUA, 1975) and a diploma on Mechanical Engineering (NTUA, 1978). He received his PhD from the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) of NTUA in 1984. Since 1985 he has been a member of the academic staff and since 1997 a full professor in the School of NAME in the area of Ship Hydrodynamics (resistance and propulsion of ships). Over the period 2001-2003 he was elected as the President in the same School and since 2005 he has been the Director of the Laboratory for Ship and Marine Hydrodynamics of NTUA. His research activities cover the areas of experimental and computational hydrodynamics and he is the author or co-author of more than 90 research publications in refereed journals and conferences. He has participated either as the scientific responsible or as the main researcher in more than forty research projects supported by national or EEC funds.

Ernestos Tzannatos

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Dr. Tzannatos graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture of Portsmouth University, UK, in 1982. He obtained an MSc degree in Marine Engineering from University College London in 1983 and he completed his PhD on turbomachinery research at Cranfield University, UK, in 1986. He then worked at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Imperial College London, as a post-doc research assistant on turbocharger research. In 1991, he joined the Department of Maritime Studies in the University of Piraeus - Greece, where he is currently a professor of Maritime Technology and the Dean of the School of Maritime and Industrial Studies. His scientific and research interests are mainly in the area of technology in shipping and its impact upon shipping productivity, safety and pollution prevention.

Nikolaos P. Ventikos

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Dr. Nikolaos P. Ventikos is an Associate Professor in the Laboratory for Maritime Transport at the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Dr Ventikos’ expertise is in marine safety; risk engineering; (oil) marine pollution; human reliability (incl. human centered design, non-technical skills); marine casualty investigation; resilience engineering; systems engineering; offshore and environmental risk; and statistical modeling. He has published and presented his work in many highly esteemed scientific journals such as Ocean Engineering, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Marine Pollution Bulletin etc and in more than 100 scientific conferences. Dr. Ventikos was awarded the G.P. Livanos Grand Prize on Environmental Issues sponsored by the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping (2000). Dr. Ventikos is very fluent in English and French and he has basic knowledge of Arabic.

George N. Zaraphonitis

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Prof. George N. Zaraphonitis received his Diploma and his PhD from the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He worked for the Eleusis Shipyards from 1993 to 1994 and from 1994 to 1998 he joined the Marine Technology Development Company (MARTEDEC S.A.). In 1998 he was elected Assistant Professor in the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, NTUA, where he serves until today. He participated in more than twenty national or EU-funded research projects on the design and optimization of conventional and unconventional vessels, the analysis and optimization of the hydrodynamic performance and safety of ships in intact and damaged condition. Results from this work have been presented in more than eighty scientific publications.