Antonia Moropoulou

Antonia Moropoulou

Prof. Emeritus – NTUA, Member of the Executive Committee – Technical Chamber of Greece. Member of the Governing Council of the UoI

Antonia Moropoulou is Professor Emeritus at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, a member of the Executive Committee of the Technical Chamber of Greece, and a member of the Governing Council of the University of Ioannina. She is a Chemical Engineer, PhD, and she established and acted as Director of the Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory at the NTUA School of Chemical Engineering, as well as founder and Studies Director at the Interdisciplinary Inter-Departmental NTUA MSc Master Program for the ‘’Protection of Monuments” at the School of Architecture, for the Direction ‘’Materials and Conservation Interventions’’. She was elected as Contracted Professor in Instituto Universitario di Architectura a Venezia (IUAV) (1994), Visiting Professor at Princeton University - civil and environmental engineering (1995-1996) and has served as NTUA Vice Rector of Academic Affairs (2010-2014) and Vice President of the European Society for Engineering Education – SEFI (2013-2016) and President of the General Assembly of the Technical Chamber of Greece (2017-2019). She was entrusted as Chief Scientific Supervisor of the Rehabilitation of the Holy Aedicule of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem by the Christian Leaders, leading the NTUA interdisciplinary team. She has worked on restoration projects in Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, the Medieval City of Rhodes, and important cultural heritage monuments in Greece in Europe and the Mediterranean. She has been scientific coordinator of more than 100 National, European and International research competitive programs, has scientifically edited 19 books as collective publications and has been author of 5 books and 635 scientific publications. She has at Scopus an h-index of 38, with more than 92.586 readings and three billion views of her work. In 2020 she was acknowledged by Stanford University unit as an author of the top 2% with the highest impact in the field of Cultural Heritage Protection. She has been at the forefront of initiatives for sustainability, local development (with strategic Program Agreements) and youth employment by knowledge alliances within the synergy Education - Research - Innovation. In 2012 she was awarded the “YPATIA” Award by the “Association of Hellenic Women Scientists”. In 2015 she was conferred by His Beatitude, Patriarch of Jerusalem and All Palestine, Theophilos III, of the honorary title of the Supreme Taxiarch of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher. In 2017 she was honoured by the European Society for Engineering Education - SEFI Fellowship Award. In 2019 she was awarded by HE the President of the State of Palestine, Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, the Medal of Honor and Distinction “Golden Grace”, in recognition and appreciation for the preservation of the World Human and Cultural Heritage. In 2019 she was awarded in Vatican City the “Giuseppe Sciacca” International Award, for the prize in Science. Her multivariate activities connect Education to social and political activities. Her participation in the student’s movement and the democratic uprising in November ’73, as member of the Coordinating Secretariat and the first broadcaster of the historic radio, has triggered her motivation and in acting as a value’s reference.