School of Mechanical Engineering

National Technical University of Athens


Professor


Address: National Technical University of Athens,
Heroon Polytechniou 9, 15780 Zografou, Athens, Greece,
School of Mechanical Engineering, Section of Thermal
Engineering
, Building Ο, Laboratory of Steam Boilers and Thermal Plant. (1st Floor, Office 0.115). 
Tel.  (+30) 210 772-3662. 
Fax  (+30) 210 772-3663. 
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Personal Homepage: http://www.lsbtp.mech.ntua.gr/ekakaras


Studies

1989 PhD in Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens/ Institut fur Warme und Brennstofftechnik T.U. Brauschweig, Greece-Germany
1984 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece


Professional Experience

2012 - 2018 Director, of Chemical Process and Energy Resources Institute (CPERI), Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Thessaloniki, Greece
2007 - today Professor, NTUA, Greece
2001 - 2007 Associate Professor, NTUA, Greece
1997 - 2001 Assistant Professor, NTUA, Greece
1995 - today Director of the Laboratory of Steam Boilers and Thermal Plants (currently supervising more than 10 scientists, 5 Post-doc and 5 PhD candidates) and Director of the Notified Body-Certification Laboratory of Hot Water Boilers, NTUA
1991 - 1996 Lecturer, NTUA, Greece


Research
Measures for efficiency increase of conventional Plants. Novel technologies for solid fuels utilization for power generation (IGCC-PFBC) - Fluidized Bed combustion Technology. CO2 separation and capture. Pulverized Brown coal combustion in Large scale Plants - Effect of fuel quality and combustion scheme on the emissions of SO2, NOx and unburned fuel, units efficiency and availability. Utilization of alternative fuels (biomass). Natural gas utilization - Co-generation - Fuel Cells. Radiation heat transfer in combustion chambers - Effect of Slagging on thermal transfer.


Distinctions

1988 Sectoral grandee of EEC (DG XII)
1985 - 1989 Postgraduate Scholarship of National Technical University of Athens
1985 - 1987 A.S. Onasis Foundation Scholarship


Member of:

-   National Delegate in the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF).
-   Member of the RFCS Monitoring and Assessment Exercise.
-   Member of the EURACOAL Executive Committee.
-   Representative at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe:
    a) Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Coal in Sustainable Development,
    b) Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Coal in Thermal Power.
-   Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.
-   Member of the "Verein Deutscher Ingenieure-Gesellschaft Energietechnik(VDI-GET)".
-   Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
-   Member of Technical Committee PTC47 of ASME for the standardization of efficiency measurements of Integrated Coal Gasification Combined Cycle.
-   Member of the Combustion Institute (U.S. and Greek sections).
-   Member of the scientific council of VGB (Large Plant Operators).
-   Member of EUROLAB (HellasLab).
-   Member of COGEN – Hellas.
-   Member of IEA Implementing Agreement on Fluidised Bed.
-   Member of the Board of the Institute of Energy for South-East Europe.


Current Duties

1995 - today Director of the Laboratory of Steam Boilers and Thermal Plants, in charge of a group of 25 post graduate researchers


Teaches at NTUA
Undergraduate: "Thermal Energy Conversion in Power Plants I", "Thermal Energy Conversion in Power Plants II".
Postgraduate: "Thermal Power Plants for Electricity Generation ΙΙ" and "Pollution Abatement Technology and Postgraduate Program: Energy Generation and Management".