Team

Our team of experienced metallurgical engineers, highly skilled researchers and chemical analysts can tackle any metallurgical or process engineering challenge.

Head of Group

Dimitrios Panias

My name is Dimitrios Panias and I am a metallurgical engineer, who graduated from the School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 1984. I completed my doctoral thesis on gold pyrometallurgy at NTUA in 1989. I am Professor in Extractive Metallurgy at NTUA teaching Chemistry, Non-Ferrous Metals Extractive Metallurgy, Transport Phenomena, Computational Chemical Thermodynamics, and Electrometallurgical Processes. I am the director of the Laboratory of Metallurgy and head of the TeSMet (Technologies for Sustainable Metallurgy) research group. 

My research interests include but are not limited to Extractive metallurgy, Electrometallurgy, Waste Valorization, Wastewater Treatment, Geopolymerization (lightweight porous and fire-resistant inorganic polymers) as well as Chemical processing of ores and metallurgical wastes with ionic liquids. My research group TeSMet has undertaken numerous EU-funded research projects like REMOVAL, REACTIV, SISAL, ENSUREAL, ALSICAL, SIDERWIN, SCAVANGER, and others as well as offered services to Greek and European Companies (such as Mytilineos S.A., LARCO, HALCOR, LHOIST, PASEK MINERALES, Aplitt AS, etc.). I have 240 publications, more than 100 in peer-reviewed journals, with more than 6500 citations (h-index 39).

The tesmet Group

Thymis Balomenos

Research Coordinator
I am Efthymios (Thymis) Balomenos and I am a senior researcher at the Laboratory of Metallurgy.

Dimitris Sparis

Supervising Researcher / Pyrometallurgical Processes
I am Dimitris Sparis and I received my Mining and Metallurgical Engineering Diploma in 2011 from the National Technical University of Athens.

Michalis Vafeias

Supervising Researcher / Hydrometallurgical Extraction Processes
I am Michalis Vafeias and I hold a degree in Mining and Metallurgical Engineering. I graduated from the National Technical University of Athens in 2008.

Danai Marinos

Supervising Researcher / Hydrometallurgical Purification Processes
My name is Danai Marinos, and I graduated from the Mining and Metallurgical Engineering Department of NTUA in 2013.

Stavroula Koutalidi

Supervising Researcher / Electrometallurgical Processes
I am Stavroula Koutalidi and I am a graduate of the Chemical Engineering School of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) since 2013.

Margi Tsaousi

Senior Researcher / Financial Manager
I am Margi Tsaousi and I am a PostDoc researcher in the school of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering.

Aikaterini Toli

Senior Researcher
My name is Aikaterini Toli and I graduated from the school of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering of NTUA in 2012.

Maria Bagani

Researcher
My name is Maria Bagani and I have graduated from National Technical University of Athens in 2018, holding a Diploma in Mining and Metallurgical Engineering.

Elena Mikeli

Researcher
My name is Elena Mikeli and I am a researcher in the laboratory of Metallurgy at National Technical University of Athens for the past three years.

Eirini Lappa

Supervising Researcher
My name is Eirini Lappa and I currently work as a researcher in the group of Technologies for Sustainable Metallurgy (TESMET

Dimitrios Kotsanis

Materials Characterization Specialist / XRD / FTIR / Raman
I am Dimitrios Kotsanis and I graduated from the Department of Geology and Geoenvironment of NKUA (2000).

Adamantia Lazou

Supervising Researcher / Process Modelling
I am a senior researcher at the School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in Greece.

Eirini Georgala

Junior Researcher / Communications Manager
I am Eirini Georgala and I graduated from the National Technical University of Athens in 2021 as a Mining and Metallurgical Engineer

Maria Psoma

Chemist / Analytical Techniques Developer
I am Maria Psoma and I am a Chemist. I graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2012 and have worked in analytical laboratories since 2011.

Amalia Bebelou

Junior Researcher
I am Amalia Bebelou and I graduated from the National Technical University of Athens in 2021 as a Mining and Metallurgical Engineer.