Our secret power

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

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.

Foteini Petrakli

Foteini Petrakli

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

Anastasia Gkika

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.
Panayiotis Karayiannis

Panayiotis Karayiannis

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

Theodoros Efthymiadis

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).

Nikki Kokkinaki

Nikki Kokkinaki

Niki Kokkinaki 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 organisational behavior applied in variant business environments.

Sandy Bei

Sandy Bei

Sandy Bei holds a BSc in Mathematics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has participated in an internship with main focus the research of multi-scale curvature of stochastic surfaces. Currently, she is further expanding her knowledge in Data Analysis.

Stratos Saliakas

Stratos Saliakas

Stratos Saliakas holds a diploma 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.

Collaborators

Konstantinos Paraskevoudis

Konstantinos Paraskevoudis

Konstantinos, is a Data Scientist (MSc) and also holds a Diploma in Chemical Engineering 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. During his MSc studies, he focused on Signal Processing and Machine Learning (MSc Thesis). His work experience in IRES includes the development of applications of Machine Learning in Materials Science as well as Computer Vision.

Kalogerini Maritini

Kalogerini Maritini

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.