School of Mechanical Engineering

National Technical University of Athens


Associate Professor


Address: National Technical University of Athens,
Heroon Polytechniou 9, 15780 Zografou, Athens, Greece,
School of Mechanical Engineering, Section of Industrial
Management and Operational Research
, Building E, Office Ε.106, 1st Floor. 
Tel.  (+30) 210 772-3491, (+30) 210 772-3575. 
Fax  (+30) 210 772-. 
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Personal Homepage: http://kkir.simor.ntua.gr/


Studies

2003 PhD, National Technical University of Athens
1999 Diploma (Bachelor + MSc equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens


Professional Experience

2019 - today Associate Professor of Project Management and Risk Management, National Technical University of Athens, School of Mechanical Engineering
2018 - 2019 Associate Professor of Project Management, University of South Australia, School of Natural & Built Environments
2011 - 2017 Assistant Professor in the scientific area of Project Management, National Technical University of Athens, School of Mechanical Engineering
2007 - 2010 Assistant Professor in the scientific area of Project Management and Risk Analysis, University of the Aegean, Financial and Management Engineering Dept.
2005 - 2007 Research and Teaching Associate (PD407/80 Lecturer grade) in the scientific area of Project Management, National Technical University of Athens, School of Mechanical Engineering
2004 - 2007 Research and Teaching Associate (PD407/80 Lecturer grade) in the scientific area of Project Management and Risk Management, University of the Aegean, Financial and Management Engineering Dept.
2000 - 2007 Freelance consultant in the field of Industrial and Operations Management


Research
Project Management, Risk Management, Innovative Education Approaches.
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Distinctions

2018 Emerald Literati Award: Highly commended article (research paper on optimism bias in project management), Emerald Publishing
2018 Outstanding contribution in Reviewing, Elsevier, Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology journal
2014 Winner five Minutes Research Thesis (5MRT), Natural & Built Environments Research Colloquium 2014, University of South Australia
2012 - today Representative of ELOT/Greece at ISO TC258 responsible for the development and maintenance standards related to Project, Programme and Portfolio Management
2008 - 2012 Representative of ELOT/Greece at ISO TC236 for the development of ISO21500 Project Management Standard
2007 - 2010 Risk SIG Liaison in Greece. Acts as the link between the Greek members of the Project Management Institute and the Risk SIG-PMI component
2002 NTUA's fellowship for the fulfilment of the PhD studies
2000 Award from the Technical Hellenic Chamber, due to outstanding academic performance


Member of:
Technical Hellenic Chamber, Hellenic Association of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Risk SIG PMI - USA, Project Management Institute - USA, PMI-Greece, PMI-Adelaide, Greek Tunneling Society, Hellenic Operational Research Society (HELORS).


Current Duties
Head of Sector of Industrial Management & Operational Research.
Member of the Continuous Education Committee of the NTUA General Assembly.
Member of the Studies Committee of the School of Mechanical Engineering.
Member of the School of Mechanical Engineering General Assembly.


Teaches at NTUA
Undergraduate: Project Management, Risk and business continuity management, Decision Support Systems, Business Game.
Postgraduate: Project & Programme Management, Total Quality Management.