National & Kapodistrian University of Athens

National & Kapodistrian University of Athens National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) is the oldest (est. 1834) University in Greece. It currently comprises 8 Schools and 33 Faculties with over 100,000 undergraduate and 20,000 graduate students, of which approximately 7,000 are enrolled in PhD progammes.  The teaching and research facilities are located at the University Campus, in the centre of Athens, and the Euripus Campus on the island of Evia. They comprise approximately 200 laboratories, study centres and libraries as well as 60 clinics and 2 medical units at the School of Medicine, where medical services are offered to the public. The telematics centre hosts a unified, high-speed networking environment which offers users both basic and advanced telecommunication services. Facilities also comprise the National Observatory of Athens, the Archaeological Park and 18 museums. The key staff participating in this project belongs to the Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL) and the Energy and Environmental Research Laboratory (E2ReLab), both located at the Euripus Campus on the island of Evia. ESL aims in the advancement of scientific knowledge and education in the field of Power Systems Engineering, Smart Grids, Microgrids, Building Installations and High Voltage Technology.  It has its own teaching and research laboratories as well as a RES Microgrid Laboratory with PV panels, a Wind Turbine, a generator and batteries. ESL specializes in energy systems and ICT technologies, such as modeling, simulation and optimization of renewable (RES) and conventional energy systems, stand-alone or grid-tied, smart energy grids and building installations, energy production optimization and RES penetration, energy efficiency, power quality, testing and control of electromechanical building systems and lighting, electrical installations (LV, MV, HV), gamification, power electronics and applications, power flow, protection, stability and security of electricity grids. It also supports the MSc programme in “Intelligent Management of Renewable Energy Systems” offering, among others, courses in System Modeling and Simulation, System Optimization, Power Systems Analysis, Energy Markets and Standards, Integrated Renewable Energy Systems, Energy Efficiency. E2ReLab was established in 1981 under the title Cooling Provision, Air Conditioning & Alternative Energy Lab. The Lab has been renovated on October 2001 and since then it has shown remarkable progress in research and other technological activities. The basic activities of E2ReLab include Education of Mechanical Engineering courses; provision of services as a technical consultant in companies and other organizations of the private and public sector in the areas of: Renewable Energy Resources (mainly solar and geothermal) and Energy conservation, Heating-Cooling-Air Conditioning, Thermal behavior of materials, Environmental and Energy Technologies, etc.; Research activities in the above areas funded by European or National programs.   Role of the University in this project NKUA is Project partner in the consortium and brings its extensive expertise in the project topic. NKUA is the lead partner of WP3 offering the expertise in new teaching methods end especially in the training of Partner HEIs staff in applying gamification methodology for delivering new VET and BSc courses at Albanian universities and implementing it also through the ENGINE platform. NKUA will be responsible for gamified learning and practice-oriented teaching.  Furthermore, NKUA will contribute to the architecture design of ENGINE On-line platform that will be used in teaching process and will be commonly created by NKUA and UET with the support of all consortium partners. NKUA will participate to all other WPs implementation transferring the knowhow gained through its extensive experience in Erasmus Programmes.  

Staff involved in the project

Dr. Aphrodite Ktena

 Professor of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. MSc/PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Carnegie Mellon University, USA, 1993); BSc in Electrical Engineering (University of Bridgeport, USA, 1989). Project Coordinator of CBHE 2017 project ELEMEND (Budget 890,000 euros). ERASMUS coordinator for TEI of Sterea Ellada 2005 – 2019. R&D in smart metering and sensors, RES microgrid optimization, gamification for education, magnetic non-destructive testing techniques; measurement technology; modelling and simulation; system optimization. Has published more than 90 papers in international journals and conferences, is an associate editor in IEEE Transactions on Magnetics and reviewer for over 20 journals

Christos Manasis Professor of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. PhD in Electrical Engineering (University of Patras, Greece); Director of the Energy Systems Laboratory., former Director of the M.Sc. programme “Intelligent Management of Renewable Energy Systems”. Lectures on Power Systems Analysis, Power Systems Laboratory, Lectures in High Voltage Engineering, High Voltage Engineering Laboratory; Consultant, Public Power Corporation of Greece/ Generation-Transmission System Studies Department, Load flow studies, Overvoltage and insulation coordination studies, Analysis of transient phenomena in transmission system; gamified course content development. 

Professor Nicholas Assimakis received the Diploma and Ph.D. degree from the Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras, Greece. He is currently a Professor with the General Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. His research interests include digital signal processing, estimation theory, filtering, algorithm design and development. He has 86 scientific publications in international journals and conferences. He authored 4 books and co-authored 7 books

Dr. Anna Tatsiopoulou Project Manager- IT Consultant, PhD (University of Patras, Greece, Dept. of Business Administration, in Use of data mining techniques in the design of gamified applications; MSc. in Information Systems (University of Liverpool, UK); B.Sc. in Agriculture (Agricultural University of Athens -AUA-, Greece); R&D project management; external project evaluator for Greek Ministry of Finance and Development; external evaluator for National Organization for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP); teaching and working experience in the domain of IT Technologies; and in GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliance; former Director of M.Sc Programme “Applied Biotechnology in Agriculture” AUA Greece; research and professional experience in designing and evaluating mobile applications; User Interaction (UI) and User Experience (UX) 

Enea Mele PhD Candidate
(National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, in An Intelligent Decision Support System for the monitoring, control and optimization of autonomous power grids); B. Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Technological Educational Institute of Sterea Ellada, Greece, 2015); M. Sc. in Intelligent Management of Renewable Energy Sources (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, 2017); Currently working as a Senior Automation Tester; Engaged in research projects with the Energy Systems Laboratory of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece; research interests include RES microgrids, load and energy forecasting methods, machine learning and AI algorithm`s 

John Konstantaras Measurements & control expert, Freelance Electrical Engineer; MSc. in Intelligent Management of Renewable Energy Systems (Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Technological Institute of Sterea Ellada, Greece); B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Technological Institute of Sterea Ellada, Greece); Working experience as Quality Control inspector for Halcor S.A.

Leda Tzannetou PhD candidate of the General Department of Physics of the Faculty of Sciences of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (NKUA), with the theme "Detection of magnetic anomalies in the geomagnetic background". Graduate of the Interdepartmental Program of postgraduate studies in Physical and Technological Applications (FTE) of the School of Applied Mathematical and Physics Science (SAMPS) of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. Graduate of the Department of Physics of the Faculty of Science of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (NKUA).

Professor Michalis Gr. Vrachopoulos, has a PhD and long experience in Mechanical Engineering projects specialized in buildings’ thermal behavior and the design of energy installations for buildings and industry including renewable energy projects (solar and geothermal). He is director of Energy and Environmental Research Laboratory of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He has published more than 90 papers in international journals and conferences and he is author of five books in heating, cooling, air conditioning and renewable energy issues. He was Coordinator and Scientific responsible in numerous R&D projects. He had a leading scientific role in project TESSe2b: Thermal Energy Storage Systems for Energy Efficient Buildings. An integrated solution for residential building energy storage by solar and geothermal resources, Horizon 2020 project, GA 680555 which has been described as one of the successful projects of the European Commission's previous Horizon programming period that can be exploited to achieve Green Deal targets. 

Assist. Professor Maria K. Koukou graduated from Chemical Engineering department, University of Patras in 1991 and she awarded with a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering in 1997 from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in the field of installations analysis and design. She is member of Energy and Environmental Research Laboratory of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has participated in more than twenty European and Greek R&D projects with a leading research role. Her research interests concern the analysis and design of installations and processes focusing on energy saving and Renewable Energy Sources (RES) projects combined with thermal energy storage technologies. She has published more than 85 scientific publications in international journals and conferences. She is also author of a book on Renewable Energy Sources and 2 chapters in books. She is member of the Technical Chamber of Greece, ASHRAE and other professional and scientific bodies.

Dr Elena Maniati works in education as an Educational Project Coordinator and at the same time teaches History and Philosophy of Science at the Hellenic Open University and at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science of the University of Athens. Her scientific activity focuses on the study of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology and on the approach of corresponding scientific areas, such as the Natural Sciences and Humanities in Education from the point of view of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. She has a rich authorial-research work and a published series of books and articles 

 Contact Person

 Enea Dimitris Mele,  

Mob: +0030 6971805130,  

Email: dimitrismele@gmail.com 

University official website: https://en.uoa.gr/ 

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