Inaugural conference

Antonia Moropoulou

Antonia Moropoulou, is currently Professor at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece and President of the General Assembly of the Technical Chamber of Greece. She is a Chemical Engineer, PhD, Full Professor at the Section of Materials Science and Engineering of the NTUA School of Chemical Engineering and Director of the NTUA Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory. She is Studies Director of the NTUA Master Program “Protection of Monuments” - Direction “Materials and conservation Interventions”. She has served as NTUA Vice Rector of Academic Affairs (2010-2014) and Vice President of the European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI) (2013-2016). She was elected as Contracted Professor in IUAV University of Venice (1993), Visiting Professor at Princeton University (1995-1996). She is a world class expert in building materials and the preservation of monuments that comprise the World’s Cultural Heritage.  She has worked on restoration projects in Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, the Holy Aedicule of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, the Medieval City of Rhodes, and other major historic cities monuments and sites in Greece and the Mediterranean. She has been scientific coordinator of more than 80 National, European and International research competitive programs and author of 5 books, 22 chapters in books, editor of 20 special editions and author of more than 500 scientific publications, with more than 4000 citations by other authors, 21,000 reads and 2 billion views. In 2012 she was awarded the ‘YPATIA’ Award by the ‘Association of Hellenic Women Scientists’. In 2017 she was honoured the SEFI Fellowship Award. She was the Chief Scientific Supervisor of the project for the “Conservation, reinforcement and repair interventions for the rehabilitation of the Holy Aedicule of the Holy Sepulchre in the All-Holy Church of Resurrection in Jerusalem”, which was recently implemented in the framework of the common agreement of the Status Quo Christian Communities, following invitation by the Greek-Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem.