Industrial Pollution
Apostolos Vlyssidis  Undergraduate 
(A+)
School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens
The analysis of industrial processes in mass and energy balances for understanding the origin of liquid, solid and gaseous waste and waste heat into the environment. Qualitative characteristics of industrial waste. Trials and best practice regarding waste treatment and recycling techniques have been implemented for each industry.

Electronics II
Yannis Papananos  Undergraduate 
(A+)
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens
Welcome to the "Electronics II" course. The course includes a brief introduction to the manufacture of integrated VLSI circuits along with the practical aspect of polarization techniques and thermal stabilization of both discrete and integrated bipolar transistors. The following is the analysis and design of polarization and amplification circuits with JFETs and MOSFETs in both discrete and in integrated form. They studied also power amplifiers class A, AB, complementary symmetry, etc. At the same time students are exposed to the environment of use ORCAD which have been given from the previous semester. The labor supply given to students counted in the score of June only.

Statistical Physics
Georgios Varelogiannis  Undergraduate 
(A)
School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Science, National Technical University of Athens
In this course, the basic concepts of statistical physics are given, such as characteristic properties of macroscopic systems and basic concepts of statistics, the statistical description of systems of particles and interactions (thermal, adiabatic, general) between macroscopic systems. The three laws of thermodynamics are also analyzed while presenting the necessary mathematical tools.
Statistical physics is a branch of physics that uses methods of probability theory and statistics, and particularly the mathematical tools for dealing with large populations and approximations, in solving physical problems. It can describe a wide variety of fields with an inherently stochastic nature. Its applications include many problems in the fields of physics, biology, chemistry, neurology.
This course enables the student to become familiar with the concepts of statistical physics. This purpose is accomplished easily enough if the student to follows the lectures consistently and participates in the solution of the exercises and the development of the tasks assigned.

The operational research is an interdisciplinary branch of applied mathematics that uses methods of statistical analysis, mathematical modeling and mathematical optimization to arise optimized solutions to complex decisionmaking problems. Operational research object is the establishment of the maximum (the yield or profit) or the minimum (the loss, the risk, the cost) of problems in many disciplines. The concept of optimization has many applications in all branches of engineering. Finding the best path, the optimal design of structures, optimal location of dams, design water and sewage networks, organizing worksites and time scheduling and logistics, are just a few examples of the problems in which techniques of operational research have widespread application. In this course the basic principles of operational research and optimization are presented as with applications of these techniques both at research and professional level.

Petrochemical Industry
Emmanouil Koukios, Dimitrios Karonis  Undergraduate 
(A)
School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens
The petrochemical industry is the "heart" of modern Organic Industry, and there produced the basic raw materials and the required chemical means to produce Organic Products Industry. It is also an industry which currently receives increasing criticism mainly for environmental reasons, which should not be overlooked in the educational preparation of the new Chemical Engineering.

Applied Biotechnology
Fragiskos Kolisis, Evangelos Topakas  Undergraduate 
(A)
School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens
How cell information changes, bioprocesses use in animal cell culture study, bioprocesses use in plant cell culture, use of genetically modified microorganisms, medical applications of bioprocess engineering, traditional industrial processes.

Environmental Science
Catherine Haralambous, Maria Loizidou, Ioannis Ziomas  Undergraduate 
(A)
School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens
The course of Environmental Science is taught in the 6th semester of the School of Chemical Engineering of NTUA. It aims to familiarize students with the scientific examination of environmental quality and environmental disturbances primarily from anthropogenic causes. It also seeks to give a global and comprehensive approach of the environment and also addresses to environmental problems that currently exist.

The course presents and analyses the potential uses of renewable resources of plant and animal origin as feedstocks of the broader chemical industry. In particular, the course examines, on the one hand, all typical industrial applications of bioresources, such as the production of bioethanol, acetic acid, pulp and paper, cellophane and rayon, adhesives, pharmaceuticals, essential oils, etc. On the other hand, several modern applications are also presented, which are closely linked to environmental protection and sustainable development, such as the substitution of liquid fossil fuels by biofuels, and the production of biodegradable polymers, medical application products, chemical intermediates, natural colours, pest control substances etc. The students familiarize themselves with the utilization of the biological raw materials, as well as consider the constraints in the applications. Particular emphasis is given in the design of applications.

Machine Dynamics I
Ioannis Antoniadis  Undergraduate 
(A)
School of Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens
The concept of the signal. Frequency analysis, Fourier series, spectra. Fourier transform,
convolution, cross and autocorrelation. Modulated signals, demodulation. Discrete signals.
Sampling Theorem. Discrete and fast Fourier transform. Restrictions of the Discrete Fourier
Transform, aliasing, leakage, resolution. Vibrations and fault diagnosis. Vibration
measurements, and international standards. Fault diagnosis: basic principles, unbalance,
misalignment, looseness, impacts, fault detection in bearings and gears. Experimental modal
analysis – Introduction. Theoretical concepts. Determination of natural frequencies and mode shapes in the frequency and time domains.

This is a new synthetic, modular course focussed on developing a comprehensive project that combines technology with entrepreneurship and aims to familiarize students with the whole cycle of the birth of a business concept that is based on the exploitation of an opportunity, the feasibility study to assess viability and establishing the business unit to the first phase of implementation of the investment project, ie the business plan.
