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Christos Samaras
Christos Samaras
Mechanical Engineer (M.Sc., Ph.D. candidate)
Thessaloniki - Greece
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Studies


2011 - today: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Degree: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering

2009 - 2010: Department of Power and Propulsion, School of Engineering, Cranfield University, U.K.
Degree: M.Sc. by Research in Thermal Power
Thesis: “Emissions estimation from industrial gas turbine combustors.”

2001 - 2007: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Degree: Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
Thesis: “Simulation of a hybrid Solid Oxide Fuel Cell/micro Gas Turbine power generation system.”



Work experience


2011 - today: Researcher at Laboratory of Applied Thermodynamics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Key tasks: Elaboration of emission inventories for cities and smaller regions, feasibility studies for biomass power plants, emission calculations for private, public and heavy-duty vehicles, processing of experimental data (impact of FAME on DPF regeneration) and software development (COPERT Micro, COPERT Australia).

2010 - 2011: Quality Manager at Viomer S.A. - industrial projects, Diavata, Thessaloniki, Greece
Main tasks: For the project “CCR upgrading process” at Thessaloniki’s refinery: Welding selection in order to perform non-destructive tests, cost calculation of all QA/QC works, recording of welders productivity according to the daily welding production, preparation and control of the test packages before the hydraulic tests, completion of welding maps, elaboration of the final drawings using AutoCAD and development of worksheets for pressure vessel calculations using excel and VBA.

2009 - today: Teacher to undergraduate students in Thessaloniki and Sindos, Greece
Courses: Excel, VBA, ECDL core, Thermodynamics, Drawing, Fluid Mechanics, Mathematics, Physics, Statics and Structural Mechanics.

2009: Mechanical Engineer at S.C.A. Packaging Hellas S.A., industrial area of Thessaloniki (Sindos), Greece
Primary task: Surveillance of the factory’s main boiler: Daily start-up or shutdown of the boiler, pressure and temperature observation, implementation of pH tests at the water cycle, as well as acid supplementation for the conservation of the desired water pH.

2008 - 2009: Fellow worker at V. Maliokas and Associates L.T.D., Thessaloniki, Greece
Main tasks: Development of hydraulic and electrical studies. Sample works including: Final stage study of five small hydropower plants in the water supply network of Veroia city, feasibility study of a small hydropower station on the Strimonas River, electrical design of a pump station at the area of Kaligga – Veroia town and electrical design of a pump station at the area of Gazi.



Publications


2013: Ntziachristos, L., Samaras, C., Smit, R., Tooker, R., & Mellios, G. (2013). Air pollutant and greenhouse gas road transport inventory using COPERT AUSTRALIA. 21st International Clean Air and Environment Conference. Sydney.

2012: Samaras, Z., Moussiopoulos, N., Douros, I., Samaras, C., Vouitsis, E., Tsegas, G., Chourdakis, E., Mitsakis, E., Salanova-Grau, J. M., Aifadopoulou, G., Stamos, I., Gotti, A. and  Sarigiannis, D. (2012). Transport Emissions and their Impact on Air Quality in Athens: A Case Study in the Framework of TRANSPHORM. 19th International Transport and Air Pollution Conference. Thessaloniki.

2011: Samaras, C., Di Lorenzo, G., Kalfas, A., & Pilidis, P. (2011). An emissions model for NOx and CO emission trends from industrial gas turbines. International Gas Turbine Congress Vol. 10. Osaka.

2007: Samaras, C., Psarra, A., & Kalfas, A. (2007). Model of a hybrid solid oxide fuel cell/micro gas turbine power generation system. The Second European Fuel Cell Technology and Applications Conference. Rome.



Interests


Engineering: Hydraulics, Gas Turbines, Pollutant Emissions, Hydro Power Plants, Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy Applications in general, Fuel Cells, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Applications, Welding, Piping, Pressure Vessels and Industrial Applications.

Computer science: Programming in general, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, Visual Basic, FORTRAN, HTML, and AutoCAD.

Last update: 25 September 2013