• Dr Aristotelis Kyriakis received his B.Sc in Physics from the University of Patras (1989) and his Ph.D. in Particle Physics from the National Technical University of Athens (1994). He joined the Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPP) of NCSR “DEMOKRITOS” in Athens, Greece in 2003 and he is now serving as a Director of Research in the same institute. His research interests are solid state sensor development and electronics design and physics analysis in the framework of LHC experiments. He has successfully supervised four Ph.D theses in Greece and one in abroad. He is a co-author of more than 1000 publication and he is currently working on the Silicon strip tracker upgrade of the CMS/LHC experiment.He was also involved in SENERA NATO SfP project for radiation source localization and identification using both novel radiation delector networks and localization algorithms.


  • Dr Karafasoulis is an associate researcher with the NKUA. He works also at the Hellenic Army Academy as Laboratory Special Teaching Staff He holds a BSc in Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a Ph.D in High Energy Physics (DELPHI/CERN) experiment from the National Technical University of Athens. Konstantinos has 20 years working experience in the fields of radiation detector simulation, data acquisition systems and data analysis techniques. He has participated in the DELPHI and CMS experiments at CERN with the Demokritos/Greece and INFN/ Italy teams and he has been involved in various European and National funded R&D projects for the simulation and development of radiation detectors, data acquisition systems and novel data analysis techniques (e.g. NATO SENERA, FP7-COCAE, EPAN, PYTHAGORAS, PENED, ESA-C14240). He is involved in the detailed simulation with GEANT4 of the MIDAS device and in the development of reconstruction algorithms for deducing the energy and the identity of particles crossing the device based on the energy depositions of the particles in the MAPS. He is leading the GEANT4 simulations effort in the “Comprehensive radiation monitor package for Lunar mission” project.


  • Ioannis Kazas is a Special Funtional Scientist at the Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics, NCSR “D”. He has participated in numerous national and international research projects focusing on the development of solid-state radiation detectors and associated electronics. His main research activities include design and evaluation of radiation detectors for applications in elementary particle physics and space environment. He is a member of the Tracker group of the CMS/LHC collaboration at CERN, and currently he is working for the Phase-2 Upgrade of the experiment, as the leading FPGA developer for the design of the Data Acquisition System for the Inner-Tracker Detector.


  • Dr. Ioannis Kaissas was elected assistant professor of the Electrical Energy Department of the ECE School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in November 2021. Since autumn 2022 he manages the Laboratory of Nuclear Technology, which already had a distinguished role in Greece, demonstrating long-term teaching and research activities and social assiduity during the periods of the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear accidents. He holds a degree (Ptychion) in Physics, a MSc in Medical Physics - Radiation Physics and a PhD in the determination of the spatial distribution of radioactive sources by applying coded apertures to pixelated spectroscopic detectors. Based on the above studies, the relevant research and his long-term service in the Greek Atomic Energy Commission and in the Piraeus “Metaxa” anti-cancer hospital, he was recently awarded the titles of Radiation Protection Expert in the fields of medical exposure and non-medical exposure, i.e. in industrial, research and environmental fields. He teaches: Introduction to Nuclear Technology Applications; Theory and Technology of Nuclear Reactors and co-teaches: Heat Transfer; Applied Thermodynamics. His research activities include the topics of application of nuclear technology in industry, medicine and the environment, such as: nuclear safety and security; management and classification of naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM), measurements of Cesium distribution due to the Chernobyl accident, radon measurements, ionizing radiation detectors metrology and environmental radioactivity measurements.