Zissis Samaras is Full Professor and Director of the Lab of Applied Thermodynamics, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. His research work deals primarily with engine and vehicle emissions testing and modeling and he has carried out a wide range of projects on modeling emissions from internal combustion engines. Dr. Samaras was involved in the development, testing and large-scale evaluation of Diesel particulate filters. He has provided expert advice to a number of organisations and private sector customers, including the European Commission, the European Environment Agency, the World Bank the Greek Ministry of Environment, Rhône-Poulenc, ACEA, CONCAWE. He was vice chairman of the management committee of COST action 319 (cordis.europa.eu/cost-transport/src/cost-319.htm) on the Estimation of Exhaust Gas Emissions and for many years co-Leader on behalf of the European Environment Agency of the Topic Group "Mobile Sources" of the UN-ECE Task Force on Emission Inventories (www.eea.europa.eu/publications/EMEPCORINAIR/page016.html). He coordinated a number of large European projects, including “Particulates, Characterisation of Exhaust Particulate Emissions from Road Vehicles”, “Inspection & Maintenance of in-use Vehicles”, “ICT-Emissions (www.ict-emissions.eu) Development of a methodology and tool to evaluate the impact of ICT measures on road transport emissions” and co-led “Artemis (http://www.trl.co.uk/ARTEMIS/), Assessment and Reliability of Transport Emission Models and Inventory Systems”. He is elected Academic Member and Vice Chairman of the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC - http://www.ertrac.org/?m=25) on "Energy, Environment and Resources". He is the author of more than 250 scientific publications, among them more than 120 in peer-reviewed journals, which received more than 700 citations in peer reviewed articles, reviews and technical notes.
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