NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, GREECE
MORE THAN 80 MAJOR NATIONAL AND EUROPEAN RESEARCH PROJECTS
The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) is the oldest and most prestigious technical educational institution in Greece. Over the last 15 years NTUA is actively participating in many national and international research and development projects and for this reason it has established a research Committee dedicated to the financial and administrative support of the research projects and networks and has developed an advanced technical infrastructure to facilitate the projects’ procedures.
The School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering and especially the Laboratory of Metallurgy (NTUA), being in this creative environment has experienced significant progress in the last 20 years in terms of research and development projects in various fields, like rehabilitation of sites polluted from mining and metallurgical industries, environmental protection, thermodynamic studies of metallurgical systems, mathematical modelling, simulation of metallurgical and environmental protection processes, synthesis of inorganic polymeric materials from mining and metallurgical wastes, networking in the areas of mining, ornamental stones and processing.
All these activities have led to the gain of considerable expertise and reputation proven by the more than 80 major national and European research projects it has undertaken. In the last 10 years only, scientific research within the lab has produced more than 100 scientific publications in international journals and international scientific conferences while several patented metallurgical processes have been developed. The Laboratory of Metallurgy currently employs 8 members of academic staff, 5 senior engineers holding PhD. degree and over 15 postgraduate students.