Prof. Dr. Dr hc Emmanouil Koukios

Current Position – Contact Info

  • Research Fellow, Institute for Sustainable Technologies - NRI, Innovation Strategy Department, Pulaskiego 6/10, 26-600 Radom, Poland; tel. 0048 48 364 9239; mobile: 0030 697 345 2533; email1: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; email2: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Full Professor, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), School of Chemical Engineering, Head of NTUA’s (a) Bioresource Technology Unit (1985-2016); (b) Organic Technologies Laboratory (1994-2016).
  • Director, “Sustainability Policy and Practice: An Executive Re-training Programme” (SUPER), Innovative MSc-level education for business and policy makers (2014-today).
  • Council Member, Hellenic Quality Assessment & Accreditation Agency (2014-2016).
  • Director of Studies, TECHNOSCOPE: Advanced Course on Technology Management & Strategy for Business Executives, Athens (1998-2008).
  • Coordinator, Cooperation Programme META (Methodologies for Technology Analysis & Strategy), NTUA & Athens University of Business & Economics (1995-2000).


Academic Degrees & Titles

  • Dipl. Chemical Engineer
  • BSc Economics
  • MSc Regional Development
  • Dr. Eng. (Bioengineering)
  • Hon. Dr. Bioresource Technologies.


Previous & Other Key Position

Visiting Research Scholarships & Professorships

  • SHELL Oil Refinery Centre, The Netherlands (1971); Purdue University, USA (1980-1981); Technological Univ. of Piraeus, Greece (1987-1988); Pannonian/Veszprem University, Hungary (1990); Sherbrooke University, Canada (1991); University of California, Berkeley, USA (1991); University of Texas, Austin, USA (2005); MIT, USA (2006); University of Foggia, Italy (2013-2014); Institute for Sustainable Technologies, Poland (2016-2017).


Distinctions, Awards & Other Key Activities (selected key words in bold)

  • Research Fellowship, Marie Skłodowska – Curie, Polonez Programme (2016-2017).
  • Research Fellowship, STAR AgroEnergy Programme, Foggia, Italy (2013-2014).
  • Dean, School of Chemical Engineering, NTUA (2010-2013).
  • Co-editor, Book Series “Enterprises-Technology-Society,” Publisher “Ellinika Grammata,” Athens (2000-today, 5 titles)
  • Chairperson, European Commission’s FP7 Advisory Group, Programme Area: Knowledge-Based BioEconomy (KBBE, 2008-2012).
  • Chair, National Selection Committee for Patent Prizes, Industrial Property Organisation, Ministry of Development (2001-2005).
  • President, Hellenic Biotechnology Society (1995-2000).
  • President, Hellenic Evaluation and Technology Assessment Society (1998-2002).
  • International Committee Member, International Conference Series on Technology Policy and Innovation (ICTPI, 2006-today).
  • Conference Co-ordinator, ICTPI-9, “Science, Society, Sustainability”, Santorini (2006).
  • Invited Expert, Sorrento Meetings for Development, Organised by OBI, Bari (2013-2015).
  • National Coordinator, Technology Foresight Programme, General Secretariat for Research & Technology (2001-2005) - 20 Working Groups, 5000 participants, 100 meetings.
  • Technology Foresight in Greece, Co-ordinator of the Biotechnology Panel (2002-2005).
  • The Greek Foresight exercise was awarded as one of the 10 Best EU Projects by the EC’s “Science for Society” Programme (2006).
  • Invited Expert, High Level Expert Group on Converging Technologies, European Commission (2004).
  • Member, High Level Expert Group on Foresight, European Commission (2001-2002).
  • Bureau Member for bioenergy, European Renewable Energies Centers (EUREC) Agency (1998-2001).
  • Rapporteur, Biotech Program Monitoring Panel, European Commission (1997-1998).
  • Seconded National Expert, Innovation in Agro-biotechnology, SAST (Strategic Analysis of Science & Technology) Unit, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium (1991-1993).
  • Senior Fulbright Research Scholar, University of California, Berkeley, USA (1991).
  • International Scientific Scholarship on Biomass Utilization, NSERC, Canada (1991).
  • Coordinator, Innovative Business Initiatives Program, Ministry of Youth (1982-1985).
  • Reviewer of Film and other Art; Member of the Editorial Board of the Contemporary Cinema Journal, Athens (1973-1983).
  • Several awards to Diploma and Doctoral Theses, and papers by students supervised by the applicant.


Research Interests

  • Bio-economy and bio-society; bio-based development, with emphasis on bioresource technologies for non-food market outlets, i.e.,
  • Biomass utilization for energy (bioenergy, biofuels) and industry (fibre, chemicals);
  • Biological systems engineering and management;
  • Management of technology and innovation; strategic intelligence of socio-technical change; development of policy- and decision-support systems, i.e.,
  • Technology assessment, evaluation, foresight, policy analysis
  • Sustainability analysis and optimal design of complex socio-technical systems
  • Publication of more than 120 refereed papers and more than 300 other papers that have received more than 3000 citations; H-factor 30 (google); for more details, see: