IRES is a consultancy company founded in 2015 that operates through a constantly expanding network from industry and academia. Below is the core team that acts as driving force of IRES.
Elias P. Koumoulos
Dr. Elias P. Koumoulos holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering, followed by MSc in Materials Science and Technology and PhD in nanomechanics. To date, he has the authorship of over 70 published papers in ISI journals, 6 book chapters, 90 participations in national/international conferences, and has been thrice awarded for published research work in national and international level. Being occupied in EC and national funded projects, his interests include nanomaterials, nanomechanical properties of materials (metals, alloys, polymers, ceramics, functionally graded materials for brakes, thruster and valve applications, thin films, elastomers, packaging polymers), polymers (processing of plastics, forming, casting, films, biopolymers, petroleum products, environmental friendly processes), R&D, quality control, production process and design.
Kalogerini Maritini BScPhysicist, with an MSc Degree in Microsystems and Nanodevices. Her studies dealt with Femtosecond Laser Temporal Pulse Shaping, focusing on bio-microfluidics applications, together with development, characterization and study of 3D printing properties of biodegradable nanostructures, in the field of controlled release drug delivery.
Dr Foteini Petrakli holds a BSc in environmental engineering; during her MSc studies in the field of Materials Science and Technology, she dealt with environmental aspects. Shehas expertise in development, synthesis (through wet chemical routes) & characterization, of advanced composite ceramic nano-materials for specialized applications in extreme environments. Her research interests include: nanomaterials, ceramic nanomaterials, mechanical properties, materials testing, ceramic processing, functional ceramics, materials synthesis (sol-gel, slip-casting, biomimetic, precipitation), polymers, surface chemistry, SEM analysis, particle size analysis (TEM), XRD analysis, sintering, Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS), high temperature materials, pin on disc wear test, heavy metals adsorption, biomaterials, R&D, production process, risk management, life cycle analysis and design.
Anastasia Gkika holds a diploma in Chemical Engineering and an MSc in Computational Engineering. Her academic and professional background focus on electrochemistry, polymer materials and composite manufacturing. She has been dealing with multiple responsibilities and challenges within her 9 years’ of experience in project management and implementation of European research projects. Her research interests lie in several fields that include composite structures, polymers, thermal simulations, environmental and climate change aspects, air pollution/air quality, urban resilience and sustainability.
Panagiotis Karayannis holds a BSc in Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, and an MSc Degree in Material Science and Technology. During his studies, he was extensively engaged in nanomaterial synthesis on a laboratory scale and in the Risk & Safety assessment of nanomaterial processes. His work experience includes involvement in the Risk assessment of Oil & Gas infrastructure and industrial installations and providing supportive work in environmental impact assessment. He is interested in research fields such as Nanotechnology, Biomaterials, Ceramic Materials, Nanotoxicology, Risk Assessment, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Composite Materials and Quality control.
Theodoros Efthymiadis, Mechanical Engineer, is experienced in statistical models in order to evaluate energy conservation projects, through Multi-Linear Regression Models (achieved energy savings and corresponding statistical uncertainty). Today, Theodoros is further expanding his skills in statistics, with involvement in Data Analysis (Data Management and Machine Learning).
Dr. Nikos Romanos holds a Diploma and a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering. His research focused on computer simulations and the study of the crystallization of polymers. During his doctoral degree he was responsible for the design, assembly and system administration of 3 multi-processor Beowulf clusters. His working experience expands as a high-school faculty in the department of science. He has publications and presentations in the fields of chemical engineering, computer modeling, thermodynamics, materials science.
Konstantinos Paraskevoudis is Chemical Engineer from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). His Diploma Thesis dealt with polymer composites and biomaterials for 3D-printing, investigating the influence of the 3D printing parameters on the mechanical properties of 3D printed objects. Currently working on Data Science (MSc), Kostis’ expands his activities on Data Management and Machine Learning.