Antonios Vavouliotis

Member of the si-Cluster Steering Board, Managing Director Adamant Composites Ltd.

Antonios Vavouliotis: Member of the si-Cluster Steering Board, Managing Director Adamant Composites Ltd.

Dr. Antonios Vavouliotis is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Adamant Composites Ltd. He holds a Ph.D. degree (Ph.D.-2009) and Diploma in Mechanical and Aerospace engineering (Dipl.-Ing.-2003) from the University of Patras.

His doctoral research was on the development of advanced composite materials using nanotechnology for aerospace applications. At the same time, he acquired theoretical training and hands on experience on the design and building real spaceflight hardware, participating in YES2 (Young Engineers Satellite 2) educational mission of European Space Agency (ESA).

From 2009 till 2012 working as post-doctoral researcher at the Laboratory of Applied Mechanics and Vibrations, University of Patras, he participated in many research projects in advanced materials and structures, funded by the European Space Agency and the 7th EU Research Framework Programme. He has published more than 50 papers in international journals and 3 chapters in scientific books.

In 2012 with a group of highly experienced research engineers he co-founds Adamant Composites Ltd. The company, presently develops novel materials products based on nanotechnology under technology development contracts in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA). In parallel, the company leads the technological development of deployable truss structures for future space telescopes for ESA. Goal of the company is to design and deliver space-approved hardware "Made in Greece".

In 2015, he had the honor to be part of 40 under 40 list of young Greek entrepreneurs of Fortune Greece magazine. Since 2015 he acts also as Chief Executive Officer of Pleione Energy SA, an international Joint Venture in the field of innovative energy storage applications using nanotechnology.