The company

IRES, founded in 2015, is devoted to provide decision making tools and methodologies for environmental, safety and risk assessment, materials characterization/digitization and process optimization. We are a team of chemical engineers, physicists, materials and data scientists with a mission to deliver world-class innovative solutions. Customized and tailored solutions on demand, often in tool form, successfully identify possible business risks and provide sustainable directions. For this, the whole lifecycle of products is considered, through a holistic evaluation of social, environmental and economic aspects based on EU standards and regulations. In collaboration with external bodies and related initiatives, IRES is part of, build upon and push the frontiers at new technological events, arising innovative technologies and strategic research trends.

IRES provides its expertise and services to the latest cutting edge technologies, like Nearly Zero Emission Buildings (NZEBs), Renewable Energy Systems (i.e. photovoltaics, wind and tidal turbine rotor blades), Additive Manu- facturing, (nanoenabled) Composites, Water Pollution and Wastewater Recycling.

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Data Science, Materials Science Digitization

Leader: Konstantinos Sioutas
Members: Vanessa Lislevand, Panagiotis Kolozis, Christos Karounias, Dimitris Kanakis

At IRES, Data Science plays a key role in the exploitation of available Data of Field Experts.

Our team works closely with Engineers and Materials Scientists in order to introduce data driven solutions to their problems. Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are therefore a crucial part of our team’s research. This includes an end-to-end pipeline of work, from Data Collection and Data Management to Preprocessing and Deployment.

We focus on the development of innovative solutions that can help Field Experts manage and process their scientific Data and add extra value to them beyond their initial purpose.

  • Machine Learning for Material Science
  • Computer Vision
  • Domain Ontologies
  • Data Management
Tailored Services & Consulting:
  • Data driven solutions for process optimization
  • Customized real-time defect detection on production line with Artificial Intelligence
  • Development of Image Processing Software for Microscopy Images
  • Data Management platforms (web, software) for Data Collection, Integration and Sharing
  • Consulting and educational workshops on FAIR Data and Domain Ontologies


& Circularity

Leader: Anastasia Gkika
Members: Fotini Petrakli, Lydia Peraki, Konstantina-Roxani Chatzipanagiotou, Evangelia Stamkopoulou, Giorgos Antonaropoulos, Myrto Nikolakopoulou, George Kourouklidis, Despoina Antypa, Michalis Galatoulas, Katerina Margeti, Vasiliki Ntagkonikou

The global market faces an ever-increasing depletion of natural resources and has resulted in enormous waste generation both causing environmental as well as socio-economic concerns.

Adapted to this crushing pressure, we address the challenge of transforming linear to circular production and support sustainable development by greening supply chains. We partner with our clients to develop sustainable solutions, create values by closing life cycles and pave the way for tailored decision making. Our vision is to employ advanced LCA modelling and integrate life cycle thinking in product development.

In this context, we deal with consulting in the fields of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Environmental & Carbon footprint and Circular economy thus, we can help you in managing grants and developing your green brand. IRES also provides services to organizations to be compliant to environmental management systems such as ISO14001 or EMAS.

Our team’s main fields of research and activities:

  • Comparative LCA reports for products
  • Carbon footprints of your products or processes
  • LCI data development regarding NMs
  • Preparation of EPDs / Eco-labels
  • Custom simplified LCA tool development
  • Circular economy

Risk &(nano)Safety

Leader: Spyros Damilos
Members: Stratos Saliakas, Mando Kostapanou, Dionysia Voultsou, Anastasia Kaisariti

Contemporary research has applied novel materials, as well as unique manufacturing and processing routes to achieve end products of spectacular qualities and properties.

However, the exposure potential and safety of used materials remains clouded by uncertainty in many cases. IRES is committed to applying state-of-the-art solutions towards accurate occupational risk evaluation of novel processes, facilitating safe innovation. We meticulously examine partner needs to provide case-by-case, tailored recommendations towards safer processes.

Our team’s main fields of research and activities:

  • Nanosafety consulting
  • Nanomaterial Process Risk evaluation
  • On-site Airborne (nano)particle exposure assessment
  • Screening measurements for process VOC emissions
  • Nanomechanical property testing on nano-enabled composites
  • Additive manufacturing process exposure assessment
  • Guidance towards Safer-by-Design processes


IRES is involved in a range of EU funded research projects, providing high-quality consulting services and delivering to customers innovative solutions for the development of materials based products.

EOLIAN project aims to advance in the manufacturing of cost effective and large-scale Structural Health Monitoring Multifunctional Smart Composites to detect both erosion and ice through electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) method and the heating system will be activated for de-icing. This can only be achieved by in mould electronics processes, printing erosion and ice detection sensors and heating system (heating track and sensor) with conductive inks on continous fibres and embed them into the composite (infusion or hand lay-up).



Start: 01/06/2024 End: 30/11/2027

The main impact that MagNEO project aspires to achieve is to replace rare earth elements (REE) for permanent magnet production with REE-free AINiCo(Aluminium, Nickel, Cobalt) alloys which are most promising due to their higher coercivity at elevated temperatures and develop new recycling strategies. In addition, that is going to reduce Europe's dependence on unstable markets and it will be an extra push for the attainment of green transition.



Start: 01/05/2024 End: 30/04/2028

The project will develop recommendations and clear routes toward digitalized circular business models. The overarching key result of DigiPass is to create a sustainable platform which includes support for Digital Materials & Product Passport and for collaborative innovation-by-design processes in a circular economy served by advanced materials. A business model for operating such a platform completes the overarching objective. DigiPass is harmonizing and synergizing collected materials data sources and digital infrastructures. This will enable interoperability of data exchange, and standardization of advanced materials knowledge representation at all maturity levels. Accelerating the design, development, and production of advanced, safe, and sustainable chemicals and materials, as they are necessary for innovative products, calls for a collaborative approach involving different stakeholders to support durability, repair and overhaul, reuse, and recyclability of products. DigiPass project impacts all materials development communities over the whole circular value chain.



Start: 01/04/2024 End: 31/03/2027

To achieve climate neutrality in aviation by 2050, hydrogen powered aircraft propulsion can be key. For this, several challenges need to be tackled such as thermal management and heat rejection of fuel cells in the aircraft. For each watt of electricity produced by a fuel cell, one watt of waste heat is generated. Recuperating it to further use would be indeed an asset. The exFan project will target such innovation by including a ducted heat exchanger in the nacelle of the propulsion system. It will use the ram jet effect, called also "Meredith effect" (ME) to generate thrust from waste heat. The design of a lightweight heat exchanger and the recovery of waste heat using the ME are promising topics further investigated in detail here. The exFan system will be included in a geared electric fan propulsion system of mega-watt class powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology. The heat exchanger will be a bionic design duly surface finished to hinder particle accumulation, corrosion, and erosion



Start: 01/12/2023 End: 30/11/2027

The METAWAVE project aims to address the common need for energy efficient high-temperature heating processes, proposing a breakthrough and propitious solution which can find application in various energy-intensive industrial sectors. METAWAVE is committed to the transition from fuel- to microwave-based heating processes, paving the way towards both decarbonisation of the industrial sector through electrification and minimisation of energy used as well as to increasing the competitiveness of process industries through higher productivity. Three microwave-assisted heating prototypes will be optimally designed through dedicated electromagnetic and thermodynamic simulations and subsequently manufactured to replace the conventional heating systems.



Start: 01/01/2024 End: 31/12/2027

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The project aims to provide a more accurate and efficient way to optimize LIB including interoperability with most used software and EU ontology platforms. Based on them, the quality of produced battery cells is assessed and classified into good or bad. After qualitatively assessing the cell quality, an environmental analysis is executed to determine the environmental impacts of produced battery cells regarding energy and material consumption. Based on these, the operation and planning for the production chains can be adapted to improve the manufacturing process in the future. A specific use-case is shown in Figure 5 where multi- scale modelling and materials characterisation methods are used as quality gates in a pilot line leading to improved thermal runaway and failure analysis.



Start: 01/01/2024 End: 31/12/2026

M2DESCO project aims to developing SAR models for multicomponent material- systems, representative of the HEA and HEC materials. In this way, important steps towards the understanding of the toxicity pathways and mode of action of such multicomponent materials will be achieved. Computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations will be used for the investigation of exposure potential to various airborne hazards, as well as the optimisation of the process controls for risk mitigation. Risk assessment can be further enhanced via the support of respiratory deposition models, coupled with CFD simulations and real-time data, leading to comprehensive cumulative and aggregate exposure assessments revealing issues and necessary actions towards operators’ health and safety.



Start: 01/01/2024 End: 31/12/2027

In the context of SUSPENS IRES is leading WP5 "Environmental and cost analysis", performing environmental and cost assessment on the new bio-sourced materials (bio-thermoset polymers) and the natural-based fibres (cellulose, lignin-based CF), developing life cycle inventories and evaluating the environmental and cost performance of the three demo cases.



Start: 01/01/2023 End: 30/06/2026

PioneeR aims the development of an open innovation platform and interoperable digital pipeline for addressing a design-by-simulation optimisation framework. For that, PIONEER implements inline feedforward control strategies for enhancing the efficiency of the industrial systems in high-mix/low-volume production schemes, based on the connection between materials modelling and materials characterisation, simulation-based digital twins and data-driven models, updated through distributed production data from embedded IoT edge devices and product quality



Start: 01/01/2023 End: 31/12/2025

MEloDIZER implements high-performance membranes and modules in strategic applications of membrane distillation (MD), hence providing the decisive step for the success of MD. These core components are fabricated with a focus on feasible wide uptake and on sustainability, substituting harmful materials and protocols with >80% of benign solvents and relying on green chemistry principles. Both flat-sheets and innovative hollow-fibres are produced, striking the optimum between productivity and energy efficiency, as well as minimising fouling/wetting phenomena, also by applying novel sacrificial coatings while membranes are in situ. Optimised modules are developed with a focus on hydrodynamics and energy recovery improvements.



Start: 01/12/2022 End: 30/11/2026

FABulous will develop an industrial surface ‘coating’ technology that exploits breakthroughs in multiphoton lithography and process modelling to manufacture high resolution 3D metasurfaces at a throughput viable for series production. These metasurfaces will be capable of manipulating light with unprecedented flexibility and will open the possibility of designing and manufacturing smaller, lighter, and more environmentally friendly products, through the replacement of bulky components and/or the chemical coatings currently used to enhance the efficiency and performance of optical products. The project will explore novel methods for rapid (>10cm2/min) microfabrication of high-resolution (smaller than 200nm) 3D structures, and the development of new production tools to optimise the design and integration of the metasurfaces into functional products. These innovations will then be scaled for commercial applications and integrated into an industrial platform with a quality assurance and control system, enabling the fabrication of 3D metasurfaces on a range of substrates with unprecedented productivity, resolution, flexibility, and reliability.



Start: 01/12/22 End: 30/11/2026

TwinAIR aims to improve urban life by tackling the challenge of indoor air quality (IAQ) improvement by understating its complex interrelationship with external factors. This is achieved by introducing a novel set of tools for identifying sources and tracing a variety of pollutants and pathogens, for enhancing understanding of their effects and assessing their impact on health, for controlling building management systems and services in ways that mitigate part of the impacts and for helping citizens to develop better insights into pollution impacts, along with encouraging healthier, more sustainable choices.



Start: 01/09/22 End: 31/08/2026

GENEX project aims at developing a novel end-to-end digital twin-driven framework based on enhanced computational models, which embed the interdisciplinary knowledge of the aircraft components and the manufacturing/repairing processes, to support the optimized manufacturing of composites parts, enable the continuous operation of aircrafts and improve the composites repairing processes for ensuring aircraft´s safety and airworthiness.



Start: 01/09/22 End: 28/02/2026


The project aims at better understanding the environmental impact of pharmaceutical compounds, throughout their lifecycle, and contributing to scientific knowledge, in order to adapt existing regulation & processes. It aims to offer (via extensive monitoring campaigns & scientific studies) information regarding occurrence of pharmaceuticals in the environment, their persistence, environmental fate, and toxicity (via in-vitro & in-vivo models) as well as application of in-silico methods to provide information about the basic risk management and fate prediction in the environment. Brief ideas about toxicity endpoints, available ecotoxicity databases, and expert systems employed for rapid toxicity predictions of ecotoxicity of pharmaceuticals will also be taken into account, in order to have a comprehensive approach to pharmaceuticals’ Lifecycle Assessment (LCA).


Start: 01/06/22 End: 30/11/2025


IRES will be responsible of developing the decision support tools modules based on environmental, safety, recyclability issues and materials properties, respectively, which will be integrated in an online tool.


Start: 01/06/22 End: 31/05/2026

IRES is leading the Work Package on the Environmental and Cost Assessment of circular processes for carbon and glass fibre composite parts, evaluating the recyclability and closing the process chain loop for carbon and glass fibre materials.



Start: 01/04/22 End: 31/03/25


IRES leads the Safety, Environmental and Cost Benchmarking of the EureComp demo cases, including Risk Assessment, Life Cycle Assessment, Techno-economic analysis and Socio-economic analysis, to evaluate different waste pre-treatment and recycling technologies of carbon and glass fibre materials and to close any loops towards circularity and sustainability.


Start: 01/04/22 End: 31/03/2026

IRES leads the Tasks of Occupational Risk assessment, Life Cycle Costing (LCC), Eco-design and Circular economy assessment, and participates in the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of the PRecycling demonstrators, to optimize the new circular value chains of the project’s plastic products by a holistic sustainability approach.



Start: 01/04/22 End: 31/03/26

IRES based on its expertise is undertaking the predictive modelling, simulation and AI analytics. Moreover, is leading the Tasks related with sustainability issues, including LCA and LCC, as well as nano-safety assessment and toxicity concerning the developed materials.



Start: 01/03/21 End: 28/02/25

IRES is mainly involved in the creation of i-CHADA that will be developed as a web platform and the creation of Nanoindentation data analysis tools, including machine learning and protocols. Also, IRES will assist in the development of Industrial case-specific application ontologies and metadata schema, in close collaboration with the other respective tasks. Finally, IRES will create Harmonized protocol for phase-separated compositional and nanomechanical characterisation data.



Start: 01/02/21 End: 31/01/25

OpenModel provides an integrated open access material modelling platform designed to be easily integrated with, and usable by, any existing and future EU platforms, e.g., Open Translation Environments (OTE), Materials Modelling Market Places (MMMP), Innovation Test Beds (ITB), and Business Decision Support Systems (BDSS). Furthermore, OpenModel integrates with Life Cycle Analysis as well as the "plug and produce" and characterization open innovation environments to enable better integration of characterization and processing into materials modelling orkflows.



Start: 01/02/21 End: 31/01/25

IRES leads the Designing products to be more sustainable (eco-design) Task, as well as the Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Costing Assessment Task providing its wide experience to this domain.



Start: 01/01/21 End: 31/01/25

IRES is mainly involved in the environmental assessment and the recyclability of the multifunctional aircraft components and the manufacturing processes (ATL and FF).



Start: 01/01/21 End: 30/06/24

In the context of imPURE, IRES in line with its expertise, will lead tasks related with safety & recycling, in-line monitoring (zero defect module) and qualification of operators for the repurposed production. In addition, IRES will lead tasks regarding Data analysis by implementing Data Management Plan (DMP) in combination with Machine learning (ML) analysis.



Start: 01/12/20 End: 31/05/22

IRES is co-leading the LCA/LCCA activities in WP3, utilising commercial software (SimaPRO) and tools to evaluate the environmental impacts of the novel Waste2Fresh system and compare results with conventional wastewater treatment technologies. IRES/VER will additionally lead the validation of the environmental sustainability and techno-economic performance of the Waste2Fresh system.



Start: 01/12/20 End: 30/11/23

IRES brings domain expertise in both Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Nanosafety fields. In conjunction with our experience in Data Science and Data Management, our project team will be able to contribute to the domain ontologies work package. Additionally, IRES can support the cooperation work package through its links to EMMC and EMCC. Finally, IRES is a member of the OYSTER project consortium, which could potentially provide a demonstrator for the domain of Material Characterisation. Open Model Data management plan AI powered validation & verification services



Start: 01/11/20 End: 31/10/23

IRES is dealing with environmental and cost impact, standardization and regulations. Risk assessment and Safe-by-Design Processes applied within the project is being evaluated in terms of occupational health & safety risks, providing casespecific recommendations, if required. The release of nanoparticles from nanocomposites is being investigated as an additional exposure scheme. Hazard identification procedures and exposure assessment campaigns is enabling the development of dedicated guidelines towards accomplishing Safer-by-Design Cabo4Power technologies. Advancement in Standardization for Health and Safety aspects of nanomaterials (e.g. developments in ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies) is being monitored, adapting and implementing advances achieved within the nanosafety assessment of Carbo4Power. Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment Liaison with regulation/standardization bodies Comparative impact assessment



Start: 01/11/20 End: 31/10/24

The nature of science has changed. It has become more interconnected, interdisciplinary, collaborative and data-intensive. Collaboration has become critical to solving complex problems. COST creates spaces where scientists are in the driving seat (bottom-up) and ideas can grow through a flexible and open approach. By enabling researchers from academia, industry and the public and private sector to work together in open networks that transcend borders, COST helps to advance science, stimulates knowledge sharing and pools resources. National governments make a real difference by ensuring that research cooperation optimises national investments in research and technology and unlocks thereby the full potential of science.



Start: 01/10/20 End: 30/09/24

IRES leads WP6 regarding materials, Structures Characterization and Systems Validation. In addition, IRES organize Project Training Programs for design/ analysis engineers, manufacturing and material engineers. While also contributes to LCA, LCC, safety and scandalization activities.



Start: 01/04/20 End: 31/03/24

Repair3D aims at the development of innovative reclamation and repurposing routes for end‐of‐life plastic and carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) components. IRES is WP leader on Life Cycle Assessment and Cost Evaluation and task leader on Preparation & implementation of the Data Management Plan (DMP) and on Quality and risk management.



Start: 01/01/19 End: 31/01/23

IRES contribute to the integration of the environmental and health issues using Life Cycle Assessment and Safe-by-Design approaches, supporting ECOMATTERS. The impacts and the cost benefits is being evaluated at each step of the project in order to result in a new, low-cost (competitive) and green technology reflected by development of DECOAT tool. A risk assessment of possible market drawbacks related to the developed technologies and products is being conducted, to guarantee the competiveness of the final outcomes. Finally, a data management methodology is being established by handling the produced data of the characterization, the testing and the design activities and by their incorporation in an access database, which is being developed by IRES.



Start: 01/01/19 End: 31/01/23

IRES is having an active role in the LightMe Ecosystem, regarding the efficient data management and processing flow, focusing not only on maximizing data sharing and usage among stakeholders, but also ensuring data and metadata privacy and integrity. We start our involvement at very early stages of the project since we had to handle a big amount of data planning all process controls, flows and data mapping. Thus, IRES is the WP Leader of work package 3, in which the collection of data to the objectives of the project and the establishment of an open innovation environment is enable future access, integration and harmonization of the produced data



Start: 01/01/19 End: 31/12/22

IRES is leading the sustainability assessment and standardization processes in order to incorporate any environmental and health issues that may arise during M3DLoC, into the BioMEMS manufacturing pilot line. The risk management framework that will be established will allow for the development of effective guidelines for the production, handling and application of the new M3DLoC devices.



Start: 01/01/18 End: 31/12/21

IRES as a key partner plays a significant role in the following activities in PRO-RES: Dissemination, including dissemination strategy, project website development and social media presence.



Start: 01/05/18 End: 30/04/21

IRES leads the WP of Data Management, developing a database platform not only for repository purposes, but also providing the framework of FAIR data, with modules such as metadata description, format type, expiration date, resources, user, access restrictions.



Start: 01/01/18 End: 31/12/21

Focus on handling and managing data for establishment of an Open Innovation Environment, development of business plan, dedicated business models, targeted Life Cycle Cost Analysis of developed techniques within the project and support of protocols development are the main tasks of IRES in the OYSTER project, who also leads Data Management Ontology activities.



Start: 01/11/17 End: 31/10/21

IRES main tasks is the implementation of integrated risk management (IRM) framework for the case of carbon-based nanobiomaterials but also hazard assessment and safety considerations arising from the use of nanobiomaterials.



Start: 01/10/17 End: 30/09/21

IRES provides a complete methodology on machine learning (ML) of nanoindentation for quality assurance of CFRPs, together with risk assessment. In addition, IRES leads the WP related with LCA & LCC.



Start: 01/04/16 End: 31/03/20

IRES had the leadership of WP regarding the Implementation of Safe-by-Design principles and Life Cycle Assessment. Our main activities included: Installation, maintenance and harmonisation of the SbD principles used in EQUINOX, Evaluation, completion and maintenance of the state-of-the-art with respect to characterization, exposure, hazard, regulation, safety, uncertainties and risks, Integration of the state-of-the-art in the innovation process with the implemented SbD principles to maximise impact, Assessment of procedures for infiltration and EQUINOX processes, Recycling and Life cycle assessment.



Start: 01/02/16 End: 30/06/19

IRES Kinetics – The Team

Dr. Elias P. Koumoulos
Dr. Elias P. KoumoulosCEO, Managing Director
Elias, 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, 7 book chapters, over 100 participations in national/international conferences, and has been thrice awarded for published research work in national and international level. 

Dr. Fotini Petrakli
Dr. Fotini PetrakliProject Manager, Sustainability & Environmental assessment
Fotini holds a BSc in Environmental …
Engineering during her MSc studies in the field of Materials Science and Technology, she dealt with environmental aspects. She has expertise in development, synthesis (through wet chemical routes) & characterization, of advanced composite ceramic nano-materials for specialized applications in extreme environments. Moreover, as a Sustainability consultant and Project manager in IRES company, she specialized in environmental aspects including life cycle assessment (LCA) and eco-design, social life cycle assessment (sLCA) and life cycle costing (LCC). Her research interests are also include: nanomaterials, ceramic nanomaterials, mechanical properties, materials testing, ceramic processing, functional ceramics, materials synthesis, polymers, surface chemistry, SEM, TEM & XRD analysis, sintering, Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS), high temperature materials, heavy metals adsorption & risk management.
Anastasia Gkika
Anastasia GkikaProject Manager, Group Leader, Sustainability & Environmental assessment
Anastasia, holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering…
and an MSc in Computational Engineering. Her academic and research background focus mainly on electrochemistry, polymer materials, composite manufacturing and life cycle assessment. She has been dealing with multiple responsibilities and challenges over her professional career as project and technical manager in EU funded projects. Her research interests lie primarily in the area of advanced composites, emerging technologies, polymers chemistry and thermal simulations, while aspects concerning environment, climate change, air quality, circular economy and sustainability lie also in her field of interests. Moreover, she is seeking to expand her knowledge on design thinking and innovation management.
Dr. Spyros Damilos
Dr. Spyros DamilosRisk & Safety, Group Leader
Spyros, holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering…
and an MSc in Energy Production and Management from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).  Followed by a PhD in manufacturing of nanomaterials from University College London (UCL). Throughout his industrial and academic experience, he has focused on quality assurance, process intensification, and the development of smart and advanced manufacturing platforms for continuous nanomaterial synthesis for healthcare applications. His work experience includes the composition of SOP/risk assessments, administration of ISO standards, statistical analysis, prototyping, and project management. He is interested in research fields such as Nanotechnology, Manufacturing, Two-phase Flows, Microwave Heating, Computational Fluid Dynamics, and Quality Control
 Κonstantinos Sioutas
Κonstantinos SioutasData Scientist
Konstantinos holds a BSc in Civil Engineering and…

Educator of Civil Engineering from the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education in Athens (Aspete). He have a Master’s Degree in Design and Construction of Underground Works from National Technological University of Athens. During his MSc he developed Artificial Neural Networks to predict the penetration rate in Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) excavations. Right now he is doing his PhD, and his dissertation revolves around developing various algorithms to predict some key parameters (Penetration Rate, Settlements) during an excavation using a TBM. Konstantinos have been involved in two papers, one in the 7th ICEGE 20019 in Rome, and one to be published in the WTC 2023 in Athens (first author). Also he have been working mostly as a freelancer thus far splitting his time between teaching engineering related courses and developing projects revolving around Big data or/and Data Science.

Vanessa Lislevand
Vanessa Lislevand Data Scientist
Vanessa holds a BSc in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics..

from the University of Crete followed by an MSc in Data Science from the Athens University of Business and Economics. During her master’s thesis she developed an emotion/sentiment classifier for the Greek language, which was also used for a further study that analyzes the negative sentiment in Greek Political Parliamentary Records. She has worked as a research assistant at the DSV apartment of the University of Stockholm on two projects: “AutoGrade: Automatic grading and assessment of electronic exams” and “EXTREMUM: Explainable and Ethical Machine Learning for Knowledge Discovery from Medical Data Sources”. Also she worked as a teacher assistant to the course “Practical Data Science” of the master program “Data Science” of the Athens University of Business and Economics. Her main interests extend to Natural Language Processing (NLP) and MachineDeep learning methods especially for the Humanities and for social good

Panagiotis Kolozis
Panagiotis KolozisData Scientist
Panagiotis holds a BSc in Economics …

with a focus on economic theory and policy from Athens University of Economics and Business. He has an MSc in Data Science from Athens University of Economics and Business. During his MSc he completed a Capstone project in which he developed a Deep Reinforcement Learning algorithm that created near optimal maritime routing paths.

He has worked as a data scientist performing data analysis and developing machine learning algorithms on Open banking data.

Dimitris Kanakis
Dimitris KanakisData Scientist
Dimitris, holds a BSc in Physics…

from the University of Copenhagen and the University of Athens , they have engaged in research on biophysics and astrophysics. His previous work has focused on deep learning, data analysis, image analysis, and machine learning in various projects such as cancer detection in cell tissues, profit margin analysis, bio metrics extraction using remote photoplethysmography (rPPG) and heart attack prediction.

Data scientist with a background in physics and mathematics, currently focused on machine learning, image analysis, and forecasting projects. 

Christos Karounias
Christos KarouniasFull Stack Developer
Christos holds a Bsc in Computer Science…


from the University of Derby. He has a passion for creating innovative and user-friendly applications/services. Having a strong background in server side programming languages and technologies he has completed a variety of projects, including web developing, server side applications , API’s and more.
Despoina Antypa
Despoina AntypaSustainability & Environmental assessment
Despoina holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering…
from the NTUA, followed by an MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems from the University of Edinburgh. Her professional background focuses on energy efficiency, energy saving, reduction of emissions and environmental awareness. She has been working on several EU projects aiming at different energy consuming sectors, providing project management and scientific support. She is highly interested in bridging the gap between policy and practice.
Dr. Konstantina- Roxani Chatzipanagiotou
Dr. Konstantina- Roxani ChatzipanagiotouSustainability & Environmental assessment
Konstantina-Roxani holds a BSc in Biology…
and an MSc in Environmental Sciences, with specialization in environmental technology. Her academic background focuses mainly on biotechnology, electrochemistry and catalysis. She has researched the use of metal and microbial electrocatalysts for the conversion of carbon dioxide, via the process of Microbial Electrosynthesis. Furthermore, her expertise include the synthesis, modification and characterization of carbon nanomaterials and supported precious metal catalysts, for the selective oxidation of biobased feedstocks. She is intrigued by circular processes and combining different mechanisms to achieve synergy, in the field of environmental technology. Her research interests also include ecosystem engineering, waste valorization, and being inspired by nature for the design of innovative, sustainable processes.   
Michalis Galatoulas
Michalis GalatoulasSustainability & Environmental assessment
Michalis holds a Mechanical Engineering…

and Aeronautics Diploma followed by an MSc in Financial and Management Engineering. During his studies and professional career, he has worked on numerous academic studies and co-funded projects in Aerospace, Composite Materials and Renewable Energy Systems, in terms of Design Optimisation & Decision Making.

Lydia Peraki
Lydia PerakiSustainability & Environmental assessment
Lydia holds a BSc in Industrial Management and Technology…
from the University of Piraeus and a Master’s at the University of Twente in the department of Environmental and Energy Management. Focus on sustainable development and circular economy thus, in her thesis she analyzed the carbon neutrality in a dutch wastewater treatment plant by creating a calculating tool for the estimation of biogenic and anthropogenic direct and indirect emissions. Further, her passion for circular economy led her to the creation of a research team for urban development with the utilization of wastewater in high-rise buildings. Her experience as an Environmental and technical consultant gave her knowledge on the implementation of good practices of ISO 14001. Moreover, her aim is to expand her knowledge and experience in the actual implementation of circular economy ideas at a local level.
Evangelia Stamkopoulou
Evangelia StamkopoulouSustainability & Environmental assessment
Evangelia holds an Integrated Master’s Degree in Materials…
Science and Engineering from University of
Ioannina and a MSc in Materials Science and Technology from National Technical University of Athens.
During her MSc she was an expert in measuring electrochemical and mechanical properties of nanoenhanced cement specimens with the use of nondestructive methods and furthermore under
hydrostatic pressure conditions, in order to estimate the behaviour of nano-materials. Her diploma
thesis was pertained to the quality control of nano-enhanced cement specimens, corroded and
noncorroded aluminum with the use of destructive and nondestructive methods of Digital Image
Correlation and Acoustic Emission. She mainly focuses on the behaviour of advanced materials.
Dr. George Antonaropoulos
Dr. George AntonaropoulosSustainability & Environmental assessment
George, holds a BSc in Chemistry…

from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and an MSc in Materials Science and Technology from the National Technical University of Athens. He received his PhD from the University of Crete. His PhD research work was carried out mainly in FORTH, in Crete, where he gained significant experience in the colloidal synthesis of functional, magnetic nanocrystals, focusing on the use of advanced characterization techniques and the capabilities offered at large-scale facilities to understand the structure-related properties of these materials. Throughout his academic years in universities and research institutes in Greece and abroad he developed a great interest in novel materials and has been always fascinated by innovation and emerging technologies. He has been also involved in Quality Control methodologies and related work in industrial environments. His research interests include nanotechnology, nanomaterial synthesis and characterization, Pair Distribution Function (PDF) analysis from Synchrotron radiation, hybrid nanocrystals (core@shell), magnetic phenomena in nanocrystals and magnetic hyperthermia.

Dr. Myrto Nikolakopoulou
Dr. Myrto NikolakopoulouSustainability & Environmental assessment
Myrto is holds a MSc in Environmental Sciences…

from the University
of Patras, holding a PhD in Biology from the University of Barcelona. Her doctoral research
was conducted in the fields of stream ecology, biogeochemistry, and ecological
engineering, investigating the role of emergent macrophytes in nature-based solutions for
the management of nutrient pollution in freshwater ecosystems. Special focus was given
on the influence of emergent macrophytes’ root architecture on nutrient dynamics, and the
mechanisms behind it, considering the plants’ physical, chemical and biological influence
on the subsurface aquatic environment. Her research has been published in highly
impacted peer-review journals and was presented in several international conferences,
including keynote presentations. Myrto has been awarded with a Marie Skłodowska-Curie
doctoral fellowship, and with the Petersen award from the American Society for
Freshwater Science, 2015. Further, Myrto has prior professional experience in
environmental consultancy, as well as in project management of EU funded projects,
putting efforts to restore ecosystem services, to establish nature-based solutions, and to
ensure water security, towards environmental sustainability.

Giorgos Kourouklidis
Giorgos KourouklidisSustainability & Environmental assessment
Giorgos holds a BSc in Economics …

from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with a study direction in Economic Theory and Business Administration. He also holds a MSc in Business Analytics & Management which helped him expand his skills in Data Science and Data Analytics. During his studies he has participated in numerous personal and group projects including Life Cycle Costing, Financial and Risk Analysis, Economic Assessment of Businesses and more.  His previous experiences consist of a diverse range of roles in HR Analytics, Sales and Marketing. During his career he has gained experience in data analytics, project management, economic assessment and more. A notable project in his last role as an HR Data Analyst is a predictive model he created to predict turnover based on open-text and other data points.

Katerina Margeti
Katerina MargetiSustainability & Environmental assessment
Katerina, holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering…

from NTUA and she has a great passion for sustainability. Her academic and research background focuses on life cycle assessment, particularly in her thesis, where she explored an alternative method of municipal wastewater and solid waste management in the municipality of Halandri. Additionally, she was involved in conducting a techno-economic analysis. She has recently embarked on this journey with the IRES team, aiming to expand her knowledge and experience.

Dr. Vasiliki Ntagkonikou
Dr. Vasiliki NtagkonikouSustainability & Environmental assessment
Vasiliki holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering…
from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with a PhD diploma in the Department of Synthesis and Development of Industrial Processes at the School of Chemical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). Her doctoral dissertation includes the upgrading of degraded petroleum fractions using liquid residual biomass, to evaluate the potential double benefit from biomass integration in underlying refineries. Her research activities involved the production and evaluation of environmentally friendly fuels, biofuels and hybrid fuels via hydroprocessing technology, as well as the simulation of industrial and refinery processes using the computer model Aspen Plus/ Hysys V.11 in order to complete and evaluate techno-economic and environmental studies. She has participated in various European and National research projects as well as in research activities in collaboration with national and international industrial partners. She has participated also in several European and National conferences/ seminars and she is co-author of various scientific publications in journals.
Nikoletta Kontouli
Nikoletta KontouliSustainability & Environmental assessment
Nikoletta holds a Master of Science in …

International and European Studies from the University of Piraeus. She is an expert in energy security, geopolitics, and sustainability, with a comprehensive academic backgroundShe is advancing her PhD, focusing her research on the conceptualization and measurement of energy security, emphasizing geopolitical dimensions and the development of quantitative indexes. She utilizes a broad array of quantitative and qualitative techniques, including LCA and sLCA, to evaluate energy policies’ environmental impacts and sustainability. Her active participation in international conferences and publications demonstrates her commitment to enriching academic discourse and influencing sustainable energy policies and practices. 

Stratos Saliakas
Stratos SaliakasRisk & Safety
Stratos holds a BSc in Applied Mathematical
and Physical Science. Having his studies focused on Statistics and Probability Theory, Stratos is further exploring innovative methodologies, such as Probabilistic Risk Assessment, that apply his knowledge to the field of Risk Assessment. Furthermore, his interests extend to Bayesian Statistics, Exposure Evaluation, Nanomaterial Characterization and Nanoparticle Dispersion Modelling.
Mando Kostapanou
Mando KostapanouRisk & Safety
Mando holds an Integrated Master’s Degree in Chemical…

Engineering with the diploma thesis executed through the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas / Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (FORTH/ICE-HT) on “Methanol reforming on doped nickel catalysts”, followed by an MBA from the Agriculture University of Athens, oriented in business management and financial analysis. Her professional experience is focused on Occupational Health & Safety with five years of experience and expertise in Risk assessment studies. Other focus areas are the implementation of various ISO standards (9001, 14001, 45001 and more), legal compliance audits, project management in architectural studies and preparation of business plans.

Dionysia Voultsou
Dionysia VoultsouRisk & Safety
Dionysia holds a Mechanical Engineering…

degree and a master’s degree in Advanced Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Technologies. She is a qualified Mechanical Engineer. 

Throughout her academic career, Dionysia has been dedicated to advancing the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), with a particular emphasis on turbulent flows. Her objective has been to deepen the understanding of complex fluid flow phenomena and optimize their performance. Additionally, Dionysia has conducted extensive research on laminar flow behavior, further enriching her experience in fluid dynamics.

During her professional journey, Dionysia has continued to enhance her skills as a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Engineer, actively engaging in simulations and analyses covering various areas such as mixing, heat transfer, laminar flow, and turbulent flow. This practical experience has provided her with a comprehensive understanding of fluid dynamics principles and advanced computational modeling techniques.

In academia, Dionysia’s research focuses on the computational modeling of separation flows, showcasing her dedication to driving innovative improvement methodologies such as synthetic jet solvers. Additionally, her work extends to the modeling of heat transfer phenomena, demonstrating her multidisciplinary approach to tackling engineering challenges.

Anastasia Kaisariti
Anastasia KaisaritiRisk & Safety
Anastasia holds an Msc in Chemical Engineering…

from University of Patras, with her diploma thesis being part of a Horizon 2020 programme “WASTE4THINK”,  and has previous 3-year work experience as a Quality Control Analyst. As a Quality Control Analyst, Anastasia implemented testing and inspection processes to ensure products met the highest quality standards. Furthermore, she participated in requalification processes of ISO standards and contributed in various Analytical Method Transfer activities. Additionally, she played a key role in enforcing health, safety, and environmental regulations, contributing to the well-being of her colleagues, protecting the environment, and upholding a continuous improvement mindset.

Dr. Paul Stavroulakis
Dr. Paul StavroulakisSenior Materials Engineer
Paulos holds a MEng in Mining and Metallurgical Engineering…

from the National Technical University of Athens, and a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Sheffield. His PhD research concerned the development of lightweight high stiffness alloys assisted by Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME), and was sponsored by Volkswagen AG.

Paul specialises in alloy design, process improvement, and materials characterisation, utilising both computational and experimental approaches in his endeavours. He has supervised and designed multiple diploma theses, was involved in several research and consultancy projects, and facilitated collaborations at the national and international level. He places a lot of emphasis on scientific outreach and knowledge dissemination, winning multiple presentation distinctions worldwide, and the importance of mental health in the workplace, being a qualified mental health first aider himself. 



Niki Kokkinaki
Niki KokkinakiFinancial & Administrative HR
Niki, holds a BSc in Early Education and…
an executive diploma in Leadership and Human Resources management. She has extensive background in HR generalist affairs, including employee recruitment and retention, staff development, conflict resolution and HR records management in domestic and international companies. Recently she has been focused on deep understanding of organizational behavior applied in various business environments.
Michaela Petrakli
Michaela PetrakliDissemination & Exploitation Manager, Administration
Michaela, holds a BSc in Environmental…

 Engineering. Further she has an executive diploma in Digital Marketing and Mixture Marketing and Brand from National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has experience in working in the B2B industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Strategic Planning and Public Relations. Michaela seeks new opportunities to assist her company to grow and expand in every possible way.


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