The Hellenic Association of the Directors of Sciences Laboratory Center (PANEKFE) is the scientific association that organizes the 12th European Science Olympiad (EUSO 2014) in Athens. The main objective of PANEKFE is to promote experimental practice in the teaching of science in Elementary, Middle and High School. For this reason, organizes lectures, workshops, symposia, seminars, conferences, workshops, publications (print and electronic) and all kinds of activities with science and research content. The most important activity is the annual organization National Laboratory competition for the selection of the three-member student teams representing Greece in the competition of the European Science Olympiad.
The Eugenides Foundation was established in 1956 as a non-profit-making legal entity in private law. Its purpose was to implement the wishes expressed in the last testament of the late Eugenios Eugenides, a benefactor of the Greek nation. Registered and based in Athens, its founding charter states that its objective is to contribute to the education of young Greeks in science and technology.
The Foundation is administered by a board of three members, one of whom is always the serving Chancellor of the National Technical University of Athens. In recognition of its multi-faceted contribution to Greek society the Foundation was awarded the Gold Medal of the Athens Academy in December 1965.
National Technical University of Athens / School of Chemical Engineering
The National Technical University (NTUA) is the oldest and most prestigious educational institution of Greece in the field of technology, and has contributed unceasingly to the country’s scientific, technical and economic development since its foundation in 1836. It is closely linked with Greece’s struggle for independence, democracy and social progress. In Greek, NTUA is called the “Ethnicon Metsovion Polytechnion” which stands for National Metsovion Polytechnic. It was named “Metsovion” to honor the donors and benefactors Nikolaos Stournaris, Eleni Tositsa, Michail Tositsas and Georgios Averof, all from Metsovo, a small town in the region of Epirus, who made substantial donations in the last half of the 19th century. NTUA is divided into nine academic Schools, eight being for the engineering sciences, including architecture, and one for the general sciences. The personnel of the nine Faculties include more than 700 people as academic staff, 140 scientific assistants and 260 administrative and technical staff. The total number of NTUA employees is about 1350. The total number of undergraduate students is about 8500 and the graduate students 1500.
The School of Chemical Engineering, aims at training Engineers who will meet the present and future needs of the Country, as well as at developing their capability for original research, in order to provide answers to the problems of development in an international framework. Therefore, the Department tries to enrich the courses it offers with the most updated knowledge in Chemical Engineering, and with state-of-the-art solutions to industrial problems. Social and environmental problems are dealt with as integral parts of the Engineering Curriculum, and the optimal solutions to technical problems are always presented and judged with reference to such considerations. Furthermore, the development of the students personality is actively pursued, in order to make them appreciate the problems of Greece and the World at large, and to become responsible citizens and scientists, advising State and Industry on subjects of their scientific and technical competence.
Director: Mr. Kostas Kampouris President of PANEKFE
Vice Director: Prof. Konstantinos Manafis, Eugenides Foundation
Vise Director and Organisation Head: Mr. Dimitris Notaras, EUSO
Secretary General: Mr. George Tountoulidis, PANEKFE
Cashier: Dr. Christos Dedes, PANEKFE
Leader of Countries Delegations Guides: Dr. Georgia Papageorgaki
Graphics, Website & Social Media Administrator: Mr. Vasileios Garganourakis, PANEKFE
Prof. Stilianos Liodakis, National Technical University of Athens, School of Chemical Engineering
Mr. George Chalkiopoulos, Greece Country Coordinator
Dr. Sotiris Glavas, Ministry of Education
Mr. Pothitos Pappous, Eugenides Foundation
Mr. Panagiotis Aximastos, Eugenides Foundation
Chairman of the Scientific committee: Dr. Stilianos Liodakis, Professor in Chemistry, National Technical University of Athens, School of Chemical Engineering, Labs of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry.
Head of Biology team: Dr. Fragiskos N. Kolisis Professor in Enzyme Technology, Laboratory of Biotechnology,School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens.
Coordinator: Mr. George Chalkiopoulos, M.Sc Biologist, EUSO C. Coordinator.
Mrs. Eleni Lianantonaki, Biologist, Teacher in Secondary Education, Assistant in the 1st Science Laboratory Center of the Secondary Education Administration of East Attica.
Dr. Maria Vassilopoulou, Biologist, School Advisor teacher in Science
Dr. Eleytherhia Fanouraki, Biologist, Coordinator of the 1st Science Laboratory Center of the Secondary Education Administration of Heraklion Crete.
Dr. Ioannis Smyrnias, Biologist, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cardiovascular Division, King’s College London.
Maria G. Savvidou, MSc, PhD candidate in Biotechnology at the National Technical University of Athens, School of Chemical Engineering.
Head of the chemistry team: Dr. Avraam Mavropoulos, M.Ed. Chemist, School Advisor teacher in Science.
Coordinator: Dr. Konstantinos Kordatos, Assistant Professor in Chemistry, National Technical University of Athens, School of Chemical Engineering, Labs of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry.
Dr. George Katsigiannis, Chemist, School Advisor teacher in Science.
Mrs. Polina Dimitra Nakou, MSc Chemist, Chemistry teacher at Geitonas school.
Mrs. Feny Antonopoulou, MScChemist, Head of Science in I.B. school.
Head of the physics team:Prof. Manolis Dris, Professor Emeritus Experimental High Energy Physics, National Technical University of Athens.
Coordinator: Dr. Kostas Papamichalis, Physicist, Coordinator of the 1st Science Laboratory Center of the Secondary Education Administration of East Attica.
Mr. Ioannis Gatsios, Physicist, former Coordinator of the Science Laboratory Center of the 4th Secondary Education Administration of Athens
Mr.Panos Mourouzis, Msc Physicist, Coordinator of the Science Laboratory Center of the Secondary Education Administration of Kerkira.
Mr. Christos Papanikolaou, MSc Physicist, Teacher in Secondary Education, Athens College.
Christina – Amalia Drosou
Guides of Delegations
Anastasia Dima – The Netherlands
Antigoni Sambatakaki – Portugal
Artemis Semenoglou – Slovakia
Christos Thomatos – Latvia
Danai Sykara – Denmark
Eleni Neoptolemou – Belgium
Fani Zoumpou – Bulgaria
Filianna Tanti – Luxembourg
Georgia Papanikolaou – Hungary
Ismini Papadopoulou – Lithuania
Konstantina Amygdala – Italy
Maria Koulouri – Ireland
Nayia Tsitoura – Finland
Nefeli Tsakanika – Spain
Nikos Papanikolaou – Slovenia
Panagiota Menounou – Cyprus
Panos Papadopoulos – Czech Republic
Stavroula Kostaki – Austria
Thodoris Bizbianos – Sweden
Victor Vassilopoulos – France
Dimitris Paparis – Greece
Dimitris Tselifis – Germany
Ivana Paparizou – Romania
Maria Theodoropoulou – Croatia
Maria Vlavaki – Estonia
Volunteers for social and other activities
Greek Dances: Margarita Kampouri
Greek Songs: Antigoni Sampatakaki
Greek Cooking: Maria Koulouri
Theatre: Vasiliki Tassopoulou
Photography: Christos Karystinos