Prof. Gregory J. Grigoropoulos
Professor of Ship and Marine Hydrodynamics at the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (SNAME) of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He was awarded the degrees of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (1981, NTUA), of Mechanical Engineering (NTUA, 1986) and the PhD in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NTUA,1989). He is fluent in English and German. He was Managing Director of Kavala Shipyards Ltd involved in building of wooden and GRP boats (1988-91). He joined the academic staff of NTUA in 1992 as Adjunct Lecturer and following the academic hierarchy he was elected Professor in 2007. In the period 1992-2005 he was Manager of the Towing Tank and Deputy Director (1995-05) of the Laboratory for Ship and Marine Hydrodynamics of NTUA. His specialization and expertise encompass: Applied Ship Hydrodynamics, Experimental Procedures and Measurements, Design of high speed craft and sailing yachts, Design and construction of fishing vessels, Computer Aided Design ,Decision Support Systems for Shipping Industry. Member of SNAME, STG and RINA. Chairman of Greek Section of SNAME (2004-06) and Regional Vice-President of SNAME (2005-09). His scientific and educational work encompasses: 85 publications in Intl. Journals and peer-reviewed Conferences, 220 technical reports of the Lab. for Ship and Marine Hydrodynamics of NTUA, Participation in more than 50 National and International projects, Member of Intl. committees, reviewer of scientific journals and organizer of Intl.Conferences.7 lecture notes for NTUA students.