Maritime Department


Prof. Athanasios Giannakis

Head of Maritime Department 

Master Mariner in ocean going ships. Head of the Maritime Department at  the Uninettuno University. Director of IIMS. Many years as competitive shipbroker, port Captain and director of shipping companies. Director of maritime studies of the European University, and for 22 years professor and deputy director at KESEN (Masters’ School for Further Nautical Education). Leader evaluator of  teaching material of Marine Academies Greece. Competent person at IMO for  the nautical educational system of Japan and Latvia. He has published 3 books and has done research in antifoulings. Pilot in command of private airplanes.

Capt. George Argyriou

Nautical Studies Professor

Master mariner in ocean going of all types of ships, with intermediate university studies and practice in shipbuilding in Hamburg Germany.  Is visiting Professor to the MBA in Maritime and Shipping Management of Uninettuno University and module co-ordinator in shipping in Uninettuno University. He has taught at the “Masters’ School for Further Nautical Education Athens”, at the Merchant Marine Academy of Athens and private colleges. He has published works and treatises and lecture notes. He has been Master Mariner and Assessor of special academic committees, for many years working in big shipowning companies.

Prof. Eleni Chatzichristou

Astrophysics Professor

Doctor of Astrophysics, currently manager of the Laboratory of Excellence UnivEarthS at the Université Paris-Diderot in France. She has been Dean of Academic Affairs for City Unity College of Atnens, Greece and Academic Director of their Campus in Rhodes. She has been Research Fellow of the “Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, National Observatory of Athens” and Research Associate of various Academic and Research Institutions including NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and Yale University, USA. She is a  visiting Professor to the MBA in Maritime and Shipping Management of Uninettuno University.

Dr Fotis Tsopelas

Marine Pollution – Chemistry Lecturer

Doctor of Analytical Chemistry (National Technical University of Athens) and Member of the American Chemical Society. He has been a visiting professor in the Departments of (i) “Food Technology” and (ii) “Public Health” of the Technological Educational Institute of Athens and “Chemistry and Materials Science” of Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus. His current research interest involve the development of analytical techniques for the detection of food adulteration and the development of approaches for the evaluation of ADMET properties of candidate drugs and ecotoxicological profile of xenobiotics. He is a visiting professor to the MBA in Maritime and Shipping Management of Uninettuno University.

Capt. Marko Botsaris

Nautical Lecturer

He is a visiting professor to the MBA in Maritime and Shipping Management of Uninettuno University. He is a Master Mariner and Senior Marine Consultant/ Auditor and Instructor for Greek Consulting Organizations, holding a Master of Science in Shipping. He has taught as Lecturer in many private colleges in Greece and lecturer of Marine Geography and Oceanography.  He is a Learning Specialist for ABS Academy and consultant for the creation of innovative onboard e-learning platforms. He has expertize on scientific writting methods under Harvard University training. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute.

Dr Nikos Giannakis

Physics Lecturer

PhD in nanotechnology, from Kent University and Physics (MPhys), Cardiff University. He has been Associate Lecturer at the University of Kent and he is Lecturer at Uninettuno University. Participation in research projects at Queen Mary University UK, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) UK, Demokritos NCRS Athens. Responsible for the R&D of the Institute for International Maritime Studies. Design of atomic microscope (STM), for educational use. He has worked on the transport properties of nanowires theoretically. His research field is the implementation of the Embedding Method in nano-plasmonics.

Dr Katerina Migly

Maritime Economics Lecturer

Doctor in Economic Studies and professional of the shipping industry in various Greek Shipping Companies. Her research has been done on the modeling, for the prediction of the economical impact in a maritime crisis. She is a Lecturer of Maritime Economics and Shipping Management in private colleges in Greece and a visiting professor to the MBA in Maritime and Shipping Management of Uninettuno University.

Dr Luca Cacciolatti

Business Reader

Reader in Marketing at University of Westminster, London. He researches in the areas of marketing strategy, entrepreneurship and innovation applying theories of sociological institutionalism. He has extensive experience working with students’ start-ups being the director for the MSc Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Enterprise Development at University of Westminster. He is currently a European Expert on Horizon2020 calls related to sustainable manufacturing value chains. He is on the editorial board of Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Journal of Business Research and International Journal of Innovation Studies.

Dr Nikos Mazarakis

Meteorology Lecturer 

Meteorologist, Country Manager of StormGeo Greece and director of MeteoMarine. He studied Physics at the Physics Dept. of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and received his degree in 1998. Had his M.Sc. at the field of “Environmental Physics” in 2001 at the same department and commenced with his Ph.D. Thesis at the Physics Dept. of the University of Patras in the field of Convective Parameterization Schemes and Lighting obtaining his diploma in 2010. Worked as associated researcher at the National Observatory of Athens since 2004, as a professor of Marine Meteorology at the Center of Further Education for Seafarers (KESEN) during the periods 2003-2006 and 2010-2014.

Ms Maria Giannaki

Chartering Lecturer – Shipbroker – Arbitrator

Professional of Shipping Industry for 13 years as competitive chartering broker  in big maritime companies. She is a Lecturer in shipping in various private colleges in Greece and a visiting professor to the MBA in Maritime and Shipping Management of Uninettuno University. She has a Bachelor of Science in Shipping and Transport (UK) and LLM  in Commercial Disputes Resolution (UK). She runs Certificates in Shipping and in Alternative Disputes Resolution (mediation-arbitration) at the Institute for International Maritime Studies. She is a PhD candidate in autonomous ships.

Capt. Nikos Alsanis

Nautical Lecturer

Experienced tanker captain with broad experience in ship management, and safety systems. He is an ISM Lead Auditor, Maritime Security Auditor, Navigation Assessor, Navigation Auditor, Instructor. He is familiar with Quality Systems and Safety trainings. He specializes among others in ISM systems, CSO, Safety Management Systems, & Tanker Inspections. He has studied at University of Leicester, MBA in Maritime Management. He is teaching  Maritime and Shipping Management, at the Institute for International Maritime Studies. Chairman of The Nautical Institute Hellenic Branch. CHIRP/MARS Ambassador.

Dr. Dimitris Lamprakis

Maritime History Lecturer

PhD in Ottoman History, from the Centre of Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies (CBOMGS) at the University of Birmingham, UK. MA in Modern and Contemporary History from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (PUSPS), Athens. BA in Political Science and History from the Department of Political Science and History, at PUSPS.  He has been Teaching Associate at the Department of History, University of Birmingham. He has also been Teaching Assistant on the module “Ottoman Archives in the Greek Lands” at the Department of Archiving, Library Science and Museum Science, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece. Participation as Postdoctoral Fellow in the ‘Palaeo-Science and History’ Group at the Max-Planck-Institut für Menschheitsgeschichte / Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

Associate Lecturers

Mrs Alexandra Protopapa

Associate Lecturer in Maritime

Executive admissions officer. She has worked in Shipowner’s Operation Department and maritime eduation for more than 15 years. She is also an active enterpreneur of the tourism industry. Her studies are in Psychology and she has an MBA in Economics from University of Athens. She is a Tutor to the MBA in Maritime and Shipping Management of Uninettuno University.

Orfeas Zafeiropoulos

Associate Lecturer in Presentation Techniques in Arbitration

Diploma in acting art from Diomedes Fotiadis Drama School, Greece. Diploma in Classical Singing from the Musical Horizons Conservatory, Athens. Certified speech therapist, Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. Certifications from the Yale University and the Berklee Music College. He has been working in the theater and music industry as an independent artist for the past 28 years. He teaches theatre, music theory and singing, physical communication, body language and speech training.

External collaborators

Dr Pavlos Sklikas 

Communication Lecturer

He has completed his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Broadband and Mobile Communication Networks at the University of Kent, UK. He has worked as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Kent for 4 years. In 2014 he started working at a major Telecommunications Network vendor in Athens, Greece as an R&D Network/System Verification Engineer on 2G/3G wireless systems, and since 2017 he is an R&D Engineer on SDN-Enabled Optical Access Network Architectures. He is actively involved in National and European funded research programs, and his research interests focus on the fields of optical/wireless access networks, fronthaul architectures, Radio-over-Fiber, Cloud-Radio Access Networks, Distributed Antenna Systems and Medium Access Control protocols.

Mr George Goutzianas

Business Administration Advisor

He is the Business Executive Development Manager for the Institute of International Maritime Studies. He has been in the shipping and maritime industry in Chartering, at the ISM Department as an officer and internal Auditor, a Flag and Registry consultant as well as an offshore management consultant. He has gained a Bsc of Arts in Business at the University of Indianapolis, Indiana USA, a Diploma In Shipping & Maritime Management from City Unity College, Athens Greece and has studied at the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS).

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