Teaching and learning

MSc: Sustainability and Quality in Marine Industry



The programme consists of lectures and seminars. Lectures are given by academic professors or a professional or a researcher appointed by the department. Seminars are taught by highly skilled and experienced trainers. Active participation from the students is required.The MSc thesis is tutored by an academic professor, or a professional or a researcher appointed by the department.


Resident faculty members

Professor Fani Sakellariadou is marine geochemist. She studied chemistry at the Athens University. She holds a Ph.D. in applied marine geochemistry from the Royal School of Mines at Imperial College. She has received a Master Diploma in Oceanography from Athens University and a DIC in Organic Chemistry from Imperial College.  She served as marine geochemist consultant in Hydrex, a researcher in Hellenic Centre for Marine Sciences and, for more than 10 years, a national expert in climatic changes issues in DG XI, EU. She is a Titular Member and Project Coordinator at Division VI, Chemistry and the Environment of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). She has main years of university teaching and research experience. Her main research interests are in geochemical studies of marine sediments, marine placer deposits, pollutant studies in harbor sediments, sustainable development/management of the coastal zone, environmental impacts of shipping and marine geospatial planning. She has published more than 150 scientific papers and two books.

Professor Ernestos Tzannatos specializes in the management of marine technology for the promotion of productivity, safety and environment protection in the marine industry. He is a graduate (B.Sc.) of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture of the University of Portsmouth – U.K. (1982), obtained his M.Sc. in Marine Engineering at University College London (1983) and completed his Ph.D. research at Cranfield University – U.K. in the area of Turbomachinery (1986). Professor Tzannatos has a university teaching and research experience which spans over thirty years, being also frequently engaged in the provision of expert opinion consultancy for private and government entities related to shipping and the marine sector in general. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), Member of UK’s Engineering Council (CEng) and Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.

Basil Tselentis is a Professor in Marine Environment at the Department of Maritime Studies, University of Piraeus. He is a Chemist with postgraduate studies in Biochemistry at University College London. He also holds a degree in Public Health from the National School of Public Health. He teaches courses related to Environmental Management, Quality Assurance and Certification in Shipping and Transport. His research activities include the management of the coastal marine environment and is specialized in the environmental monitoring and environmental certification of commercial and tourist ports, as well as integrated plans for environmental management of maritime activities in the coastal zone. He is Lead Auditor (ISO 14001) from Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance.