Welcome message from Head of the Department
One of the main objectives of the School is the provision of high-quality education in one of the broadest and dynamically evolving sciences and the preparation of well-trained Chemical Engineers capable of judging, evaluating, deciding and eventually being able to staff a variety of research, educational, educational or administrative organizations.
Chemical Engineering is often defined as the science that, through large-scale physical and chemical processes, converts raw materials into products of high added value, useful in society. Of course, it has long since ceased to be determined only by processes taking place within the boundaries of classical chemical industry (eg chemicals, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, food, etc.) or a refinery. It has now successfully penetrated topical themes such as energy, environment, safety, nanotechnology or biomedicine and biotechnology.
The curriculum of the School, through a dynamic adjustment process, attempts to respond to the challenges of this ever-evolving environment. The theoretical and laboratory courses of the course (enriched with some specialty introductory courses) of the first semesters follow courses of specialty in Chemical Engineering, which in combination with a fairly wide range of elective courses (in the areas mentioned above) provide each student with the opportunity to create his own scientific profile. The cycle of undergraduate studies is completed in the fifth year of studies with the elaboration of work (technical-economic study, diploma thesis), in which the student is trained in the integrated approach to design issues or individual scientific questions with the combined use of his / her undergraduate knowledge.
The School of Chemical Engineering offers a postgraduate second cycle program leading to a postgraduate degree in Chemical Engineering, as well as a postgraduate third cycle program leading to a Ph.D. degree. In addition, the School participates in two interdisciplinary postgraduate programs that award diplomas in “Processes and Technology of Advanced Materials” and in “Protection, Maintenance and Restoration of Cultural Monuments”.
At this point, I think it is appropriate to address particularly to our newly-elected students of our Department.
First of all, I would like to congratulate you on your success, with which a very busy cycle has been closed in the best way and a young person starts. You became students of one of the most remarkable Schools of Greek Universities. In the coming years, you will not only acquire specialized scientific knowledge and innovative skills, but you will end up being scientists with ethics and self-confidence, learning to communicate clearly and to work efficiently with those around you. Nothing is easy but nothing should scare you. On the other hand, because you have proved that you have the forces, on the other hand, because in this effort you are not alone. Your Teachers and all members of the School will always be at your side willing to provide you with all the advice and assistance you may need, and that you should take advantage of it. I wish everyone a good and creative academic year.
The Head of the Department
Professor Vassilis Zaspalis