People
 
Theodoros THEODOULIDIS Associate Professor, University of Western Macedonia, Greece.
 
Dr Theodoros Theodoulidis received the Diploma degree in Electrical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1992 and the PhD degree from the same University in 1997. In 2000, he joined the Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Western Macedonia, Greece and in 2007 he was appointed a position of Associate Professor. His research interests focus on theoretical studies and calculations of electromagnetic fields with emphasis on eddy current testing nondestructive applications and power systems. Apart from his extensive theoretical work he has also conducted many eddy current inspections in the Greek power and petrochemical industry as a certified inspector.
 

 
Konstantinos RALLIS PhD Student, University of Western Macedonia, Greece.
 
Konstantinos Rallis received his Diploma degree in Electrical Engineering from the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece in 1994 and MSc degree from the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom in 1996. He is a chartered engineer currently working towards his PhD degree at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Western Macedonia, Greece. His research interests concern computational electromagnetics, emphasizing on the analysis of grounding systems and lightning effects.
 

 
Voulgaraki Charitini PhD Student, University of Western Macedonia, Greece.
 
Voulgaraki Charitini received the Diploma degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Macedonia, in 2005 and MSc degree in System Engineering and Management from the Democritus University of Thrace in 2008. She is currently working towards her PhD degree at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Western Macedonia. Her research interests include studying on the application of high-temperature SQUID magnetometers in electromagnetic nondestructive evaluation, nondestructive applications and materials engineering. She has worked in research programs and she also teaches in labs (NDT, mechanical configurations, etc.) of the Technological Educational Institute of W. Macedonia.
 



 
Collaborators
 
Nikolaos POULAKIS Associate Professor, Technological Educational Institute of West Macedonia, Greece.
 
Dr Nikolaos Poulakis received his degree in Physics from the University of Athens, Greece, in 1988 and his doctorate degree from the Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 1997. His doctoral thesis focused on the study of the optical properties of high temperature superconductors. In 1999 he joined the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Grenoble, France, as a post-doctoral researcher, under a European “Marie Curie” grant to study the magnetic properties of superconductors and organic conductors with NMR/NQR. In 2001 he joined the Electrical Engineering Department of the Technological Educational Institute of West Macedonia at Kozani, Greece. He is now an Associate Professor and teaches Electrotechnics. He is currently working on eddy current precision measurements and on the application of high-temperature SQUID magnetometers in electromagnetic nondestructive evaluation.
 

 
John BOWLER Professor, Iowa State University, USA.
 
Dr John Bowler has been at Iowa State University since the fall of 1999. He has a joint appointment as Senior Scientist with the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation and Professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prior to working at ISU, he was at the University of Surrey, England. Dr. Bowler received his M. Sc. in Science Education from the University of Keele, England in 1980 and his Ph. D. in Physics from The University of Surrey in 1984. His main research interests are in electromagnetic methods of NDE and the properties of electrically conducting composite materials. In addition, he has published articles on the suppression of distortion in loudspeakers, the design of magnets for magnetic resonance imaging and the dynamics of rarefied gases. The work on electromagnetic NDE focuses on new and improved inspection methods for the detection of cracks and corrosion in aircraft and nuclear power plant. He has developed theoretical and computational models to support developments in eddy-current inspection hardware. Dr. Bowler is a senior member of IEEE.
 


 
Theodoros Zygiridis, Lecturer, University of Western Macedonia, Greece.
 
Dr Theodoros Zygiridis received the Diploma and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, both from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2000 and 2006, respectively. In 2008 he joined the Dept. of Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, Greece, where he was appointed Lecturer on applied engineering mathematics in 2010. His main research interests are in the area of computational electromagnetics, and mainly focus on finite-difference time-domain methodologies, high-order techniques, accuracy-preserving algorithms, as well as applications to contemporary engineering problems.