Technical University of Crete (TUC)
Nicolas Kalogerakis is a Professor of Biochemical Engineering at TUC and has extensive experience in design and analysis of environmental processes, bioremediation of oil spills, ex-situ bioremediation, wastewater treatment and in mathematical modelling. He has a strong publication record that includes three patents, one book, 130 papers in referred journals and has more than 3500 citations with an h-index of 32. He has organized the European Bioremediation Conferences (EBC-I to V) over the past 10 years and he is the national representative of COST actions FA0901 and ES1104.
Dr. Eleftheria Antoniou is a Post-doctoral fellow at TUC. Eleftheria got her PhD in Material Science, investigating the Structure-Property Relationships in Associating Polymer Solutions (rheology, self assembly of amphiphiles in solution, polymer-surfactant interactions), from the department of Chemical & Biological Engineering of SUNY at Buffalo. As a post doctoral researcher in the Foundation for Research and Technology HELLAS (FORTH), she studied the Depletion effect in star - linear polymer blends, as well as the characterization of Polymer/inorganic nanocomposites in organic solvents, using light scattering. Her current research focuses on the production, isolation, and characterization of biosurfactants.
Maria Nikolopoulou is a PhD candidate in Environmental and Sanitary Engineering of Technical University of Crete, Greece. Her current research focuses on biodegradation of Hydrocarbons in oil and oil products on polluted marine environment, through bioaugmentation-biostimulation treatments, and the optimization of their removal rates through the development of innovative formulations (new oleophilic products-biosurfactants) and techniques (biofilm monitoring and development) for upgraded bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbons.
Stelios Fodelianakis is a post-doctoral researcher. He has a PhD in Environmental Microbiology from the Biology Dept., University of Crete, Greece where he also obtained his BSc. He is currently focusing on novel approaches on bacterial and microalgae diversity exploitation and consortium design, for biodegradation/ bioremediation applications as well as for large-scale production of bioactive compounds.
Dr Katerina Spanoudaki has a Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), an MSc in Environmental Engineering from Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine and a PhD in Water Resources Engineering from the School of Civil Engineering of NTUA.
Her current research interests focus on the experimental investigation of flow and pollution interaction between surface water and groundwater and the numerical simulation of oil spill fate and transport in the marine environment.