Climate change impacts on cultural heritage: Facing the challenge

Moropoulou Antonia

Antonia Moropoulou, is currently Professor at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and President of the General Assembly of the Technical Chamber of Greece. She is a Chemical Engineer, PhD, Full Professor at the Section of Materials Science and Engineering of the School of Chemical Engineering. She was elected as Contracted Professor in IUAV University of Venice (1993), Visiting Professor at Princeton University (1995-1996) and has served as Vice Rector of Academic Affairs of NTUA (2010-2014) and Vice President of the Administrative Council of the European Society for Engineering Education SEFI (2013-2016). She is a world class expert in building materials and the preservation of monuments that comprise the World’s Cultural Heritage and in particular, Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, the Venetian Fortresses of Rhodes, Rethymnon, Herakleion and Corfu, architectural monuments of Venice and Magna Grecia, Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Monasteries in Athens, Mount Athos, Creta, Serbia and Kosovo, the Temples of Eleusis, Thission in Athens, Luxor in Egypt et als. She has been scientific coordinator of more than 80 National, European and International research competitive programs and author of more than 500 scientific publications. In 2012 she was awarded the ‘YPATIA’ Award by the Association of Hellenic Women Scientists and has been nominated for the international Award “Giuseppe Sciacca” that will receive in November 2019 at the Vatican City.