Theodoros Theodoulidis, Professor
Theodoros Theodoulidis is a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Macedonia. He holds a PhD degree (1997) and a Diploma in Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1992). He was appointed Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, TEI of Western Macedonia, in 2004 and Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Macedonia in 2007. Since 2013, he has been a Professor and Director of the Laboratory of Magnetic and Electric Analysis of Non-Destructive Evaluation (MEANDER), Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Macedonia.
He was Head of the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, Deputy Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Dean of the School of Engineering from 2016 to 2019.
His research work is focused on the theoretical and experimental study of electromagnetic fields, mainly in eddy current Non-Destructive Testing applications and has been author of a number of articles in prestigious international scientific journals. By November 2022, his research citations in Scopus (excluding the self ones) were over 1,500 (h-index 24), whereas in Google Scholar the number of cited references was over 2,700 (h-index 32). In 2017, he was awarded the AEM International Award for his contribution to the analysis of electromagnetic fields.
He has been a visiting researcher at international universities / laboratories: Iowa State University USA, Michigan State University USA, CEA Saclay FRANCE, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics CHINA.
He is a member of international scientific committees, has supervised 2 doctoral theses and co-supervised 3. He has also been a peer-reviewer of many international scientific journals and contributed to 17 research projects, in 5 of which he was a scientific coordinator. He has also conducted many eddy current inspections in the Greek power and petrochemical industry (certified inspector).
He served his military service as an OF(D) (Military Engineer). He is a chess master.
Nikolaos Sariannidis, Professor
Vice-rector for Academic Affairs & Student Welfare
Nikolaos Sariannidis is a Professor at the Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Western Macedonia, (subject area “Quantitative Methods in Accounting and Finance”). He graduated the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Piraeus (1994), and holds an MSc degree in Investment Analysis, University of Stirling (U.K., 1998). In 2007, he was awarded a PhD degree by the Department of International Economic Relations and Development, Democritus University of Thrace, for his PhD Thesis entitled “Analysis and Evaluation of ATHEX Financial Derivatives: The Factor of Volatility”.
He was Head of the Department of Accounting and Finance (2013-2017), and vice-rector for Financial Planning and Development, TEI of Western Macedonia (2018-2019).
His scientific and research work is mainly focused on applications of econometric methods to capital markets and economic development. He has published more than 60 original articles in internationally acclaimed scientific journals and conference proceedings, thirty-eight (38) of which are indexed in the SCOPUS bibliographic database.
Stergios Maropoulos, Professor
Vice-rector for Research & Lifelong Learning
Stergios Maropoulos is a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and vice-rector for Research and Lifelong Learning, University of Western Macedonia. He holds a BSc in Μetallurgy, University of Manchester/UMIST. He was also awarded a Master’s Degree (MSc) and a Doctorate (Ph.D) in Mechanical Properties and Microstructure of Alloy Steels, University of Manchester/UMIST. He was vice-rector for Research and Lifelong Learning, Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design, TEI of Western Macedonia, and Director of Advanced Industrial Production of the Technological Research Centre of Western Macedonia.
He is Member of the Regional Research and Innovation Council, and of the Special Development Programme Monitoring Committee (EAP), Region of Western Macedonia. In addition, he is President of the Research Centre of UOWM, Director of the Laboratory of Mechanical Processes and Quality Control, of the Centre for Testing of Materials and Constructions (CTMC), and of the Postgraduate programme (MSc) “Welding Engineering and Non- Destructive Inspection”.
His research is focused on the engineering properties of metallic materials and structures. He has published a number of research papers in international scientific journals and conference proceedings and has been awarded the Vanadium Award of the Institute of Materials, British Ministry of Defence, for his research in high-strength low-alloy steel. He has also carried out research in identifying causes of accidents due to fracture of metal tools and machinery in British industries.
In addition, he has contributed to a number of national and European programmes and worked as a production and quality control manager in the metal manufacturing industry.
Georgios Iordanidis, Professor
Vice-rector for Finance, Management & Development
Georgios Iordanidis graduated Philology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He holds a Master’s degree, University of Manchester, and a PhD in Organization and Management in Education, School of Philosophy & Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has been as a lecturer in the Department of Primary Education, and the Department of Early Childhood Education (University of Thessaly, University of Western Macedonia and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), the Department of Special Education, University of Thessaly, and the Department of Educational and Social Policy, University of Macedonia. He taught Management in Education, Assessment Methods in Education, School Climate and School Culture, Management of School Units etc., and various courses in postgraduate programmes (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University of Thessaly, University of Macedonia, Charokopio University, School of Pedagogical & Technological Education-ASPETE). He also taught at the Greek Open University, the Open University of Cyprus and the University of Cyprus (visiting Professor).
He is a Professor at the Department of Early Childhood Education, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Western Macedonia, teaching Organisation & Management in Education and Leadership in Education. He is also Director of the Postgraduate Programme “Education Science: Management in Education – Leadership in Education “. His teaching and research interests include Organisation and Management in Education, Assessment Methods in Education (specialising in teaching staff assessment), Management of School Units, Organisational Culture, Leadership in Education etc.
He is author of three books and has published a number of papers in Greek and international journals. He has also participated in many conferences in Greece and abroad.
Anna Spyrtou, Professor
Vice-rector for Administrative Affairs
Anna Spyrtou is a Professor at the Department of Primary Education, University of Western Macedonia. She graduated the Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1990 and was awarded a PhD in Science Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2002. She was appointed Lecturer in the Department of Primary Education, University of Western Macedonia in 2004 and Professor in 2019.
She was Director of the Interdisciplinary Postgraduate programme “Educational Sciences: Science, Environment, and Technology in Education” (2014-2019). She is member of the executive committee of the Postgraduate Programme “Education and ICT”, Department of Primary School, University of Western Macedonia (2015-2019).
She is member of the Regional Board for the Assessment of Educational Project Coordinators and Heads of the Educational & Counselling Centres, Directorate of Primary & Secondary Education, Region of Western Macedonia (2018-2020).
She is also Chair of the Scientific Association for Science and Technology Education.
She has contributed to 5 research programmes and collaborated with the University of Helsinki (Department of Teacher Education).
Her research is focused on: (a) Teaching-Learning Sequences, (b) Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Science, (c) Course Material Design for Science, and (d) Nanotechnology in Compulsory Education.
She is Member of Greek and international scientific committees and reviewer in international and Greek scientific journals. She has won two awards for her educational films “The Journey of Electricity” and “Florinano”.
She is editor of the book: Exploring the Secrets of Nanocosm. Athens: Gutenberg Publications (2018).
Personal Website: http://users.uowm.gr/aspirtou/