I have a Chemical Engineering Degree from the National Technical University of Athens since 1989.
Between 1991 and 1996, I worked as a teaching and research assistant at the
Computer Aided Process Engineering Laboratory at
Ecole Centrale Paris in France, and in parallel I obtained a PhD in the area of biofuels. Immediately after this position I moved into Cambridge
(UK) to work as a senior staff engineer until April 2003
for Aspen Technology,
a world-wide leading supplier of engineering software and services to the process industries. While
at Aspen Technology I have been involved in proposing technology, software and
business directions in the area of Modelling & Simulation. I was responsible
for the development and introduction into practice of innovative new online
dynamic simulation technology with a proven impact in the efficiency of industrial plant operations.
In summer 2002, I received from Larry Evans, founder, chairman and CEO
of AspenTech until October 2002 the highest AWARD for Outstanding
New Technical Achievements in Applied Technology. The award was
related to the industrial implementation (Dow-Chemical, PPG Industries, Equistar
Chemicals) of robust, on-line, continuously calibrated, large-scale, first
principles dynamic process models and software development of underlying technology
product Aspen SEM - State Estimation Technology (Kalman Filtering).
Between September 2003 and February 2005, I provided engineering services to
ABB Automation, St. Neots, UK related to the application and automation of best practices for the
hardware I/O design and DCS database configuration for the Caspian Sea field development projects.
The tools and methodology developed contributed to deliver the Sangachal projects in the
required schedule and quality. From September 2004 to October 2006 I provided Project Management Services to
European Dynamics in relation to software
development activities (web applications) for the European Commission and other European organisations.
In 2005 I returned back to Greece and between January 2007 and July 2016 I worked as a Principal Consultant for
AVEVA delivering Dynamic Simulation studies and Operator Training Simulators. I am now part of the AVEVA SimSci
European Technical Support Group.