A) Education A.1. 1982. Higher Technological Educational Institute of Larissa, Department of Agricultural Machinery & Irrigation. Diploma as Technological Agronomist.
A.2. 1987. National Technical University of Athens, School of Mechanical Engineering. Diploma as Mechanical Engineer.
A.3 2007. University of Thessaly, Department of Agriculture, Crop Production and Rural Environment. Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Sciences.
B) Research Experience Researcher in the Greek National Research Project by the name: Production of new UV-absorbing greenhouse cover materials aiming to reduce insects and diseases inside the greenhouse. Research project founded by the Greek Research and Technology General Secretariat. 01/06/2001-31/05/2003.
Partner of the European Project by the name: Adapt agricultural production to climate change and limited water supply (LIFE 2009).
C)Teaching Experience 1986-1993. Temporary Lecturer of the Department of Agricultural Machinery & Irrigation of the Technological Education Institute of Larissa, Greece for the courses: Storage of Agricultural Products, Agricultural Tractor, Harvesting Machinery, Tests in Agricultural Machinery Applications, Energy in Agriculture.
1993-now. Assistant Professor, Department of Biosystem Engineering (former Agricultural Machinery & Irrigation), Technological Education Institute Larissa, Greece.
D) Professional Experience 1987-1993. Private Mechanical Engineer executing studies and drawings of heating, sewage, water supply and electrical installations in factories e. t. c. as well as advisor and Production Engineer in Agricultural Machinery Factories in Thessaly Region.
E) Thesis E.1 Mercedes Benz’s Agricultural Tractor: Unimog. Diploma Thesis, Technological Education Institute of Larissa, Greece, 87 pp.
E.2 Operational Research in Plastic Film Industry, Diploma Thesis, National Technical University of Athens, 195 pp.
E.3 Optical Properties Determination of Photo eclectic Plastic Films and Investigation of their Effect on Greenhouse’s microclimate and cultivation. PhD Thesis. University of Thessaly, Greece 164 pp.
F). Publications F.1 Publications in peer-reviewed journals
Effect of two new UV-absorbing greenhouse-covering films on growth and yield of an
eggplant soilless crop. Scientia Horticulturae, 110(1): 30-37.
F.2 Papers published in Proceedings of International Conferences
Kittas, C., Papaioannou, C., Obeid, D., Katsoulas, N., Tchamitchian, M., 2004. Effect of two new UV-absorbing greenhouse covering films on growth and yield of a tomato soilless crop. E-Proceedings of the: International Symposium of the CIGR in New trends in Farm buildings. May 2-6 2004, Evora, Portugal.
Katsoulas, N., Katsoupa, M., C., Papaioannou, and Kittas C., 2007. Effect of a new “silver” PE greenhouse covering film on microclimate and production of a tomato crop. First Symposium on Horticulture in Europe, 17 – 20, February 2008, Vienna, Austria.
Papaioannou Ch., Katsoulas N., Kittas C., 2008. Study of transmission to UV radiation of UV-absorbing greenhouse cover materials during three years. AgEng 2008, July 23-26 2008, Chersonesοs, Heraklio, Crete.
Vatsanidou A., T. Bartzanas, Ch. Papaioannou, C. Kittas, 2009. Efficiency of physical means of IPM on insect population control in greenhouse crops. International Symposium on High Technology for Greenhouse Systems GreenSys 2009, Quebec, Canada, 14-19 June 2009.
F.3 Papers published in Proceedings of National Greek Conferences
Papaioannou, Ch., Obeid, D., Katsoulas, N., Kittas, C., 2003. Effect of two new greenhouse UV-absorbing cover materials on greenhouse microclimate and tomato growth. Proceedings of the 3rd National Conference of Agriculture Engineers. I: 354-361 (in Greek).
Papaioannou, Ch., Katsoulas, N., Kittas, C., 2003. Effect of new- UV-absorbing greenhouse cover materials on growth and development of a hydroponicaly grown tomato crop. Proceedings of the 21st Scientific Conference of Greek Society of Horticultural Sciences. I: 65-68 (in Greek).
Vatsanidou A. Margaritopoulos J. Papaioannou Ch. Tsitsibis I, Κittas C., 2003. Effect of new UV-absorbing greenhouse cover materials on insect activity. Proceedings of the 3rd National Conference of Agriculture Engineers 1: 362- 369. Thessaloniki Greece, 29- 31 May 2003 (in Greek).
Papaioannou, Ch., Katsoulas, N., Obeid, D., Kittas, C., 2003. Effect of two new greenhouse UV-absorbing cover materials on growth and development of hydroponic cultivated tomato crop. Proceedings of the 22st Scientific Conference of Greek Society of Horticultural Sciences. Patras Greece 19-21 October 2005 (in Greek).
Maletsika P. Papaioannou Ch., Kittas, C., 2005. Effect of UV-radiation on the yield and quality characteristics of tomato fruit. Proceedings of the 4rd National Conference of Agriculture Engineers: Athens 6-8 October 2005, 65- 70.
Papaioannou Ch. Kokkora M. Dioudis P. Kokkoras J., 2005. Bruising comparison evaluation of three apple cultivars. Proceedings of the 4rd National Conference of Agriculture Engineers: Athens 6-8 October 2005, 545-550.
Papaioannou, Ch., Katsoulas, N., Kittas, C., 2009. Solar radiation distribution inside a moderated arched-type greenhouse. Proceedings of the 6rd National Conference of Agriculture Engineers: Thessaloniki Greece, 8-10 October 2009 (in Greek).
G). Citations G. 1 T. Bartzanas, N. Katsoulas, C. Kittas, T. Boulard and M. Mermier. Effect of vent configuration and insect screen on greenhouse microclimate. International Conference “Passive and Low Energy Cooling 1003 for the Built Environment”, May 2005, Santorini, Greece
G. 2 C. Gilli. Films plastiques UV-sélectifs Effets des films plastiques UV-sélectifs sur le botrytis et les insects. Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil (ACW), Centre de Recherche Conthey. Der Gemüsebau/Le Maraîcher 6/2008.
G. 3 Kota HIDAKA, Katsuhira YOSHIDA, Kazuhiko SHIMASAKI, Katsusuke MURAKAMI, Daisuke YASUTAKE and Masaharu KITANO. Spectrum Conversion Film for Regulation of Plant Growth. Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture, 53 (2), 549–552 (2008). Laboratory of Applied Meteorology, Division of Regional Environment Science, Department of Bioproduction Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812–8581, Japan. (Received June 27, 2008 and accepted July 16, 2008)
G. 4 Beatriz M. Diaz, Alberto Fereres. Ultraviolet-Blocking Materials as a Physical Barrier to Control Insect Pests and Plant Pathogens in Protected Crops Pest Technology 2007. Global Science Books. Departamento de Protección Vegetal, Instituto de Ciencias Agrarias, Centro de Ciencias Medioambientales-CSIC, C/Serrano 115 dpdo., Madrid 28006, Spain
G. 5 E. Schettini, G. Scarascia Mugnozza, A. Candura, G. Vox. EFFETTI DEI FILM PLASTICI FOTOSELETTIVI E FOTOLUMINESCENTI SULLE COLTIVAZIONI IN AMBIENTE PROTETTO. Dipartimento Progettazione e Gestione dei Sistemi Agro-Zootecnici e Forestali – PROGESA, Università degli Studi di Bari, Via Amendola 165/a, 70126 Bari. IX Convegno Nazionale dell’Associazione Italiana di Ingegneria Agraria, Ischia Porto, 12-16 Settembre 2009, memoria n. 5-1.
G. 6 Forján, E., Vílchez, C., Casal, C., Gálvez, A.C., De La Morena, B.A. Strawberry crop under plastic films that attenuate UV and/or PAR and/or infrared (IR) radiations: Plant development and fruit productivity and quality. Acta Horticulturae 842, pp. 181-184 (2009) (http://www.actahort.org/members/showpdf?booknrarnr=842_24) G. 7Castellon H., Diaz E., Jaimez R.E. Balances Termicos, Calidad de Sustratos Y. Growth, yield and physiological behavior of the tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) under film caves with anti-static, anti-dew, and photoluminiscent additives. Filmes Plasticos: Sus Efectos Sobre el comprtamiento de cultivos en Los Invernaderos construidos en Venezuella, Anexo 1, March 2009 (http://www2.ula.ve/cdcht/dmdocuments/wbk1A.pdf) G. 8 Legarrea, S., Karnieli, A., Fereres, A., Weintraub, P.G. Comparison of UV-absorbing nets in pepper crops: Spectral properties, effects on plants and pest control. Photochemistry and Photobiology 86 (2), pp. 324-330 (2010) (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19947970) G. 9 Tsormpatsidis, E., Henbest, R.G.C., Battey, N.H., Hadley, P. The influence of ultraviolet radiation on growth, photosynthesis and phenolic levels of green and red lettuce: Potential for exploiting effects of ultraviolet radiation in a production system. Annals of Applied Biology 156 (3), pp. 357-366 (2010) (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1744-7348.2010.00393.x/full) G. 10 Savvas, D., Leneti, H., Mantzos, N., Kakarantza, L., Barouchas, P. Effects of enhanced NH4 +-N supply and concomitant changes in the concentrations of other nutrients needed for ion balance on the growth, yield, and nutrient status of eggplants grown on rockwool. Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology 85 (4), pp. 355-361 (2010)
H). Membership H. 1 Member of the Hellenic Union of Agricultural Engineers (HelAgEng).
H. 2 Member of the European Union of Agricultural Engineers (EurAgEng).
H. 3 Member of the Greek Technical Chamber (TEE, # 52102).
H. 4 Member of the International Society of Horticultural Sciences (ISHS)
I). Committees Member of the Organising Committee of the International Symposium on «Advanced technologies and management towards sustainable greenhouse ecosystems-GreenSys2011» which will be held in the Halkidiki peninsula, Greece, from 5 to 10 June 2011