NOVA MECHANICA sa has assembled an internationally recognized Management team including individuals with experience in Research and Development, business/commercial and operational experience.  The management team is well qualified for the challenging tasks ahead which include understanding, the needs of  R & D institutions as well as in the needs of the market , with very long experience, scientific knowledge and pioneering science applications , creativity, and high aesthetics, developing a strategy  of commercial exploitation of scientific innovative ideas .


Giannakopoulos Antonios, Prof.
Scientific Director NOVA MECHANICA S.A
University of Thessaly


   Obtained his B.S. from National Technical University of Athens in 1983 and M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and Solid Mechanics from Brown University, U.S.A. in 1987 and 1989 respectively. He became Docent of the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden in 1993. He was assistant and associate professor at the Department of Solid Mechanics of the KTH in 1989 and 1993 respectively. He was senior researcher at the Department of Materials Science of MIT from 1995 to 2001 and served as deputy Editor to Acta Materialia and Scripta Materialia in the period 1998-2001. He became associate and full professor at the Department of Civil Engineering of University of Thessaly in 2001 and 2005 respectively. He founded the Laboratory for Strength of Materials and Micromechanics in 2003 and is currently its director. He is co-founder of the Center for Research and Technology Development of Thessaly and of NOVA MECHANICA S.A. ,  spin-off company.  Professor Giannakopoulos made contributions to fracture and contact mechanics of metals, ceramics and rubber materials. He has explored indentation of Functionally Graded Composites, piezoelectric and piezomagnetic materials. Related topics include fretting fatigue, metal forming and friction. His work extends in FEM, analytical methods and experiments. Recently, he is working on topics of bioengineering, fatigue of MEMS, textiles and strain gradient elasticity.  Over the years, Professor Giannakopoulos has published more than 78 papers in peer reviewed international journals, 15 papers in conference proceedings, 1 book and has co-authored 9 international patents.
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Houstis Ilias, Prof.
Board of Directors Vice President of, Nova Mechanica S.A.
University of Thessaly
Legal Representative and President of Centre for Research and Technology – Thessaly (CE.RE.TE.TH) a legal, non-profit entity (public R& D institution) organized under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Development.
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CERETETH was established in January 2006 with main mission to conduct basic, applied, and technological research through its 4 Institutes

  1. The Mechatronics Institute (IMTRONICS)
  2. The Institute of Technology and Management of Agricultural Ecosystems (ITEMA)
  3. The Institute of Biomedical Research & Technology (BIOMED)
  4. The Institute of Human Performance & Rehabilitation (PERFOTECH)

  and the spin-off company Nova Mechanica S.A.,  that leads to new products and services with industrial, economic and social impact.

  None of the members of the managing team receives salary, compensation fee, or any form of direct or indirect tender from the company, in accord with the Greek Law. None of the managing team has any form of conflicting interest with the Greek Public sector, as well as with other companies that specialize in specifically protected trades.


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