I am a Project Manager at the dept. of Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering with a broad experience of more than 25 years in management of research projects, workshops and conferences.
My background includes a degree in Engineering, a MSc in Agricultural Economics, a diploma in Marketing, and training in Project Management of EU and International projects.
I have been the project manager of large research programs and projects such as NordMin – A Nordic Network of Expertise for a Sustainable Mining and Mineral Industry (Nordic), CAMM2 – Centre of Advanced Mining and Metallurgy (national), and a large number of E.U funded projects.
I have organized several workshops and conferences both national and international.
Currently, I am actively involved in LTU´s strategic area SUN-Natural resources for sustainability transitions, in the competence center DRIZZLE - Centre for Stormwater Management, and in various research projects.
Also, I work with the Rut & Sten Brands foundation for the promotion of rock technology.
My duties include strategic planning, resource planning, budgeting, allocation of resources, contract preparation and negotiation, operation and evaluation of project activities, status and progress reports’ development and monitoring, presentation, and public speaking.
WEIHED P., CHRISTAKOPOULOU B. “NordMin 2013-2017- a Nordic Network of Expertise for a Sustainable Mining and Mineral Industry”, Nordic Council of Ministers 2017, TemaNord 2017:518
KATAPODIS P., CHRISTAKOPOULOU V., CHRISTAKOPOULOS P. “Optimization of Xylanase Production by Sporotrichum thermophile in Corn Cobs Using Response Surface Methodology" Engineering in Life Sciences, 410-415, 2006
KATAPODIS P., CHRISTAKOPOULOU V., CHRISTAKOPOULOS P. “Optimization of Xylanase Production by Thermomyces lanuginosus in tomato seed meal using Response Surface Methodology”, World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 22, 501-506, 2006
KATAPODIS P., CHRISTAKOPOULOU V., KEKOS D., CHRISTAKOPOULOS P. “Optimization of Xylanase Production by Chaetomium thermophilum in wheat straw using Response Surface Methodology”, Biochemical Engineering Journal, 136–141, 2007