National Technical University of Athens, NTUA,
Kostas Spyrou is a Professor at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), expert on the mathematical modeling, investigation and assessment of ship dynamic stability and safety. He has been the Chairman of the Standing Committee managing the international conferences and workshops on the stability and safety of ships and ocean vehicles. He received the 2020 Kenneth E. Davidson medal from SNAME for outstanding contributions in ship research. He was the Weinblum Memorial Lecturer for the academic year 2016-2017, a title conferred to international leaders in ship hydrodynamics. He has served as the Dean of NTUA‘s School of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering and also as the Chairman of the Hellenic Institute of Marine Technology. Long-term Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and in China’s Harbin Engineering University. Research Fellow of the Science and Technology Agency of Japan. He has been a key contributor to the works of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) towards the second generation intact stability criteria. He is a Fellow of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects.