EURECA-PRO Conference 2023


26-29 Sept    Chania, Crete



Prof. Evan Diamadopoulos

General Chair
Technical University of Crete

Prof. Michail Lagoudakis

Technical University of Crete

Dina Fragkedaki, MBA

Technical University of Crete

Marita Gkizeli, PhD

Technical University of Crete

Manousi Eleni
Eleni Manousi, ΜΒΑ

Technical University of Crete​

Aga Kosciuszko
Aga Kosciuszko, MA

Montanuniversität Leoben​

Afroditi Fotiou, MSc

Technical University of Crete

Eleni Mylona, PhD

Technical University of Crete

Paula García Llamas
Paula Garcia Lamas, PhD

Universidad de León

Volkmar Kircher
Volkmar Kircher, PhD

Montanuniversität Leoben


Prof. Halima Alem Marchand

Université de Lorraine

Materials Processing, Nanotechnology, Characterization of Nanoparticles, Characterization Techniques, Surface Analysis

Assoc. Prof. George Arampatzis

Technical University of Crete

Process and System Design, Water Resources Management, Energy Systems Management, Environmental Systems Management, ICT Systems, Decision Support Systems

Assoc. Prof. Bouchra Belaissaoui

Université de Lorraine

Membrane Separation, Process Intensification, Membrane Contactor, CO2 Capture, Wastewater Treatment

Assoc. Prof. Xavier Bellanger

Université de Lorraine

PCR, Genomics, Bacterial Transformation, Bacterial Conjugation, Southern Hybridization

Assoc. Prof. José Alberto Benitez-Andrades

University of Leon

Semantic Technologies, Knowledge Modeling, Social Network Analysis (SNA), Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web

Jean-Noël Breka, PhD

Université de Lorraine

Operations Management and Supply Chain, Industry 4.0, Green logistics, Functional economy, Circular economy

Prof Jan Bongaerts

TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Circular economy, critical metals, computational technique

Prof. An Caris

Hasselt University

Urban Logistics, Operations Research, Synchromodal Transport, Sustainable Logistics, Physical internet, Healthcare Logistics, Human Factors in Warehouse Operations, Humanitarian Logistics

Prof. Anna Chrobok

Silesian University of Technology

Development of sustainable and Clean Processes forFineChemicals Production, Designing of Heterogenous and Homogenous (bio)Catalysts, Designing Characterization and Application of Functional Ionic Liquids and Deep Eutectic Solvents

Assoc. Prof. Bogdan-Zeno Cozma

University of Petroşani

Materials Science, Machine Tools, CAD Design, CAE Finite Element Analysis, Welding Technology, Materials Technology.

Asst. Prof. Lefteris Doitsidis

Technical University of Crete

Robotic Vehicles, Computational Intelligence, Cooperative Control and Optimization, Educational Robotics

Prof. Carsten Drebenstedt

TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Mine planning and technologies, ecology in mining, reclamation, mine water management, and raw material awareness

Assoc. Prof. María Cristina Fernández Martínez

Universidad de León

Nursing, Health, Wellbeing, Mental Health, Social Network Analysis

Asst. Prof. Valina Geropanta

Technical University of Crete

Smart Cities, Innovation Environments, Smart - Intelligent Districts and Smart Buildings Urban Planning for Urban Resilience, Urban Health, City Wellbeing and Social Innovation ICT-based Strategies for the Cultural Heritage and Tourism

Prof. Marcin Górski

Silesian University of Technology

Structural Engineering, Smart Structures, Smart Materials, Innovative Structural Materials, Nanotechnology in Structural Materials, Structural Health Monitoring, BIM, Circular Economy

Emmanuelle Gurtner, PhD

Université de Lorraine

Governance and Performance in Hybrid Organizations (Public/Paraplice/Private), Management Tools, Health

Assoc. Prof. Liesbeth Huybrechts

Hasselt University

Participatory Design, Design Anthropology and Spatial Transformation Processes, Design for/with Participatory Exchanges and Processes of Capacity Building between Human and the Material/Natural environment, Participatory Shaping of Sustainable, Livable and Smart Societies.

Prof. Kostas Komnitsas

Technical University of Crete

Hydrometallurgy, Waste Valorization, Soil and Water Decontamination, Life Cycle Analysis, Risk Analysis

Prof. Eftychios Koutroulis

Technical University of Crete

Design and Implementation of Microelectronic Circuits and Systems, Electronic Energy Management Systems, Renewable Energy Sources, Energy Harvesting, Power Electronics, Electronic Measurement Systems

Prof. Jurate Kumpiene

Luleå University of Technology

Waste Characterisation and Treatment, Soil Remediation, Technology in the Service of Humanity

Prof. Markus Lehner

Montanuniversität Leoben

Energy Process Engineering, Thermal Cracking, Catalytic Processes for CO2-Utilisation, Power-to-Gas, Gas Cleaning

Assoc. Prof. Raquel Leirós-Rodríguez

Universidad de León

Rehabilitation Medicine, Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy

Pascale Marangé, PhD

Université de Lorraine

Discrete event system, Modelling, Circular economy

Prof. Noni Maravelaki

Technical University of Crete

Decay Mechanisms, Weathering Products and Conservation Methods of Exposed Stones, Characterization of Archaeological Objects, Historical Mortars and Nano-additives Technology, Laser Techniques & Artefact Conservation

Asst. Prof. Nick Michiels

Hasselt University

IT/AI for Sustainable Manufacturing, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics and Image Processing

Assoc. Prof. Robert Michnik

Silesian University of Technology

BiomedicalEngineering, Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System, Modeling of the Functioning of the Musculoskeletal System, Experimental Biomechanical Research, Design of Physiotherapeutic Devices and Mobile Motion Analysis Systems

Assoc. Prof. Alexandre Nominé

Université de Lorraine

Laser and Plasma-based Processes for the Synthesis of New Nanomaterials for Photonics

Prof. Szymon Ogonowski

Silesian University of Technology

Control System Design, Industrial Automation, Industry 4.0, IoT, Automation in Mineral Processing, Predictive Monitoring, Signal Processing

Prof. Momo Safari

Hasselt University

Energy and Environment, Batteries, Electrolyzers, Fuel Cells, Mathematical Modeling and Simulations

Prof. Sonja Schreurs

Hasselt University

Circular Economy, Valorisation of Industrial Residues, Pyrolysis for Organic Rest Streams, Alkali Activation for Inorganic Rest Streams

Asst. Prof. Alexandros Stefanakis

Technical University of Crete

Constructed Wetlands, Pollutant Removal Processes/Transformations, Circular Water Economy, Reuse Options of Water or Solid Waste

Asst. Prof. Stefan Steinlechner

Montanuniversität Leoben

Process Development/Optimization for the Treatment of Industrial Residues and By-products, Metallurgical process modelling, Extractive Metallurgy of Zinc, Lead, Copper, Nickel, and Precious Metals

Prof. Michael Tost

Montanuniversität Leoben

Environment, Health, Safety, Sustainable development, Sustainability, Mining, Security, Climate change, Government Relations, Project management, Event management, External Relations

Prof. Annick Timmermans

Hasselt University

Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Technologies to enhance the Rehabilitation Environment, Rehabilitation Assessment and Intervention

Asst. Prof. Anna Waligóra

Silesian University of Technology

Pedagogy, pedeutology, special education, education, higher education, management in higher education, speech-language pathology, psychology

Prof. Sebastian Werle

Silesian University of Technology

Pyrolysis, Gasification, Waste Utilization, Oxidative Liquefaction, Renewable Energy Sources, Circular Economy, Hydrogen Production

Assoc. Prof. Stefanie Walter

Mittweida University of Applied Sciences

Sustainability in Macroeconomic Cycles, Transfer and regional marketing, Integrated European Sustainability Communication

Adj. Assoc. Prof. Manuel Woschank

Montanuniversität Leoben

Logistics, Structural Equation Modeling, Supply Chain Management, Decision Theory, Knowledge Management

Prof. Henning Zeidler

TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Digital production / additive manufacturing, renewable materials and upcycling of residue materials for production processes, -sustainable production and circular economy, education aspects / blended and distance learning ind additive manufacturing

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Stefan Steinlechner

Montanuniversität Leoben (MUL)
Stefan Steinlechner, Chair of Nonferrous Metallurgy, Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria, focuses his research on process development and optimization for the treatment of industrial residues and by-products, metallurgical process modeling and extractive metallurgy of zinc, lead, copper, nickel, and precious metals. Stefan did his Post Doctoral research at the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Optimization and Biomass Utilization in the Recycling of Heavy Metals. Since 2018, he is a private lecturer at the Chair of Nonferrous Metallurgy and Head of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for selective recovery of minor metals using innovative process concepts.