Maritime Programs

Dr Andreas Chrysanthou
Dr Chrysanthou graduated from the English School Nicosia in 1974 and completed his studies in the University of Salford UK (1975-1984) attaining a BSC and a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering Science.  He was then involved in a project funded by the Ministry of Defence UK based on the digital control of turbofan jet engines which culminated with the successful implementation of such control methods on a real jet turbofan engine in the year 1992. He was then repatriated to Cyprus and during the years that followed Dr Chrysanthou became active in various fields of engineering disciplines within the Cyprus market with particular emphasis in the design and installation of centralized air conditioning and underfloor heating systems. Dr Chrysanthou has joined the ranks of Intercollege Nicosia in 2007, and has since developed and coordinated several technical programmes in the field of Applied Engineering. His work was culminated with the development of the first in its kind Renewable Energy Laboratory, which has served as a fundamental training platform for many vocational programmes and training seminars in Cyprus.  He is currently Director of Administration of Intercollege, with active participation in the teaching sector especially in the field of Thermodynamics.

Dr Stylianos Hirodontis
Dr Stylianos Hirodontis has received his undergraduate Bachelor Degree as an Electrical and Electronic Engineer from the University of Manchester – UMIST, in the UK in 2006. He graduated Top of the class and he received a number of awards for his performance.  He then received his postgraduate MSc with Distinction in the field of Electrical Power Engineering with Business from the University of Strathclyde, in 2008. He then followed a Doctoral Degree from the University of Manchester – UMIST and graduated in 2010. His research was in the field of Electrical Engineering and the research was based on Load Shedding for Islanded Distribution Networks. He then returned in Cyprus where he worked at the University of Cyprus as a postdoctoral researcher and conducted studies in the field of Total Ownership Cost of Transformers, and Evaluation of the cost methods for the pricing of Electrical Energy in Cyprus. At Intercollege he works as full time teaching staff and he is the coordinator of the “Electrical Technician”, “Computer Technology” and “Information Technology” diplomas and “Marine Academy”. He teaches the following modules: Basic Electrical Theory, Drawings, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Renewable Energy Sources (Photovoltaic Systems) II, and Design and Installations of Photovoltaic Systems, Basic Electrotechnology and Theory of Electric Machines. Dr Stylianos is also an experienced Electrical Engineering Consultant and holds licenses from EMS and ETEK of Cyprus.

Mr Robert Dunn
Mr Robert Dunn holds a First Class Engineer Certificate (CoC) from Glasgow College of Maritime Studies. He holds various professional qualifications such as: CoC Chief Engineer from MCA(UK) (2017 refresher), Advanced Fire Fighting, Personal Survival, Survival & Rescue Boats (2016 refresher) from South Shields Marine College, Shipboard Security from Azalea Maritime, Bijela (2014 refresher), Shipboard Safety at South Shields Marine College (2008), Risk Management and Incident Investigation at Lloyds (2013 refresher), He has been employed by NMM Stena, Mistui, TK, Denhom and Jardines as a Chief Engineer and by ODA (UK Govt) in Kiribati as a Marine Engineer Cl 1. Since 2016, Robert Dunn is working as a part-time lecturer at Intercollege Larnaka and Nicosia.

Mr Dimitris Konstantinidis
Mr Dimitris Konstantinidis is coming from Shipping Industry and he is presently working in Lemissoler Shipmanagement Ltd as a Procurement Manager. He graduated from the Higher Technical Institute with an HND in Marine Engineering technology. After serving his military duty he continued his studies in UK at Newcastle University graduating with a BEng degree in Marine Engineering and an MSc in Naval Architecture. Dimitris is also a holder of an MBA from CIIM. Dimitris has been working in the Technical Department of Lemissoler for several years as a Technical Coordinator. He has experience on various types of cargo vessels on both, vessel maintenance and dry dock planning. He is part time lecturer in Intercollege Nicosia since February 2017.

Dr Andreas Frangos
Captain/Dr Andreas Frangos has 30 years of experience in the Maritime Industry including in Ship Management sector operating Bulk Carriers, Tankers (MRs, Aframaxes, Suezmaxes and LNGs). He is also involved in Academic affairs for 16 years having lectured in various Universities (TEPAK, Frederick University Cyprus, and Univesity of Nicosia). Dr Andreas Frangos holds a Dprof from University of Middlesex in London in the field of Maritime Education (Tanker Chartering). His research addressed to Maritime education and writing Curriculum on Tanker Chartering. He also holds a Bsc from University of Patras (Faculty of Science) and DPSA/MSC from U.W.I.S.T (University of Wales, Institute of Science and Technology). He also holds Captain A Class Certificate. He is a Fellow in ICS (Institute of Chartered Ship Brokers) Association in London. He is the substitute representative of CSC (Cyprus Shipping Chamber) in BIMCO (Baltic and International Maritime Council).He is also the Deputy President of Cyprus Marine Club.

Mr Panayiotis Tafanides
Mr Panayiotis Tafanides was born on 01st January 1971 in Johannesburg/South Africa. He’s married and father of three children. Graduated from Merchant Maritime Academy Nea Michaniona (Macedonias). Sailed on Bulkers and Crude Oil tankers. In 1998 he was employed as Assistant Crewing Superintendent in Intership Navigation. In 1999 he become Crewing Superintendent and was in charge of 32 General cargo coasters. In 2004 he took over the responsibilities of 12 LR Oil/Chemical tankers and 6 LPG’s. In 2010 was promoted to Supervisor and in September 2015 he become Senior Supervisor Personnel, Training & Compliance. Since September 2016, he is also a lecture at Cyprus Maritime Academy. Mr. Tafanides is an active member of several communities at Cyprus Shipping Chamber, also he’s member on Maritime Institute of East Mediterranean, member of Association of Merchant Marine Officers and member of the Academic Advisory Committee of Cyprus Maritime Academy.

Mr Vasileiou Peristianis
Mr Peristianis Vasileiou completed his Bachelor degree in Physics at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece and his MSc degree in Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. Since 2017, he is working as a part-time lecturer teaching the course of Marine Meteorology at Intercollege Larnaka and Nicosia.

Mr Ioannis Hatzis
Mr Ioannis Hatzis is a retired Captain of the Hellenic Navy. Over the course of his 26 years carrier in the Hellenic Navy, he was assigned to various posts of increasing responsibility such as: Staff Officer, Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of warships. He was also assigned in Hellenic Navy General Staff as Head of the Security Department. During the last period of his carrier in the Hellenic Armed Forces, he was assigned at the Hellenic National Defense General Staff and in particular in the National Security Accreditation Authority as the Head of Information Security (INFOSEC) office. He has taken a variety of courses on National and NATO training centers regarding Staff Officer advanced education. He was the team leader in drafting the Hellenic Republic’s National Security Regulation establishing the Security Accreditation Procedure. During his military carrier he taught both military and civil personnel mainly in Classified Information security subjects. Additionally he taught young Officers of the Hellenic Navy regarding the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). At the moment he is at the dissertation (final stage) phase of MSc Shipping Management and International Trade and he is also a part-time lecturer at Intercollege Nicosia. Mr. Ioannis Hatzis can speak English, Italian and German.

Mr Constantinos Adamides
Mr Constantinos Adamides holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science and over the last 3 years, he concentrated his focus into his primary job field responsibilities including amongst others Admission’s, Erasmus Co-ordination (Inter-Institutional Agreements/Student Mobility/Staff Mobility), Computer Lecturing and I.T. Administration (back-ups/performance and maintenance of the network/computer laboratory/staff’s computers also performance/maintenance of peripherals and managing hardware/software problems that come along the way). Over the past 5 years Constantinos Adamides has been working as a part-time lecturer at Intercollege Nicosia and from October 2019 he started working as a part-time Lecturer at the Nautical Science program, teaching the module of Computers.

Ms Fani Papamichael
Ms Fani Papamichael holds a degree in “Sociology with a minor in Political Science” from the University of Cyprus and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Cyprus Institute of Management. She is a Certified Trainer from the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus. She has been working at Intercollege and in particular in the Training and Development department since 2011. Her main tasks are organizing, monitoring and evaluating training programs within the organization’s training and development. She deals with the identification of training needs and coordinates with external consultants, trainers and collaborators for the participation of Intercollege and University of Nicosia in European and local competitions and training programs. She collaborates with local authorities in order to make offers and training programs based on current market needs. Among other things, she is responsible for the subsidized programs and proposals of the Human Resource Development Authority. In addition, she is the Erasmus mobility coordinator of Nicosia’s campus for the placement of college students for their internship abroad as part of the European Erasmus program, as well as the staff training abroad via Erasmus funding. Additionally, she teaches subjects of Human Resources Management, Communication and Behavior at Culinary Arts and Aesthetics departments of Intercollege Nicosia, at the Cyprus Maritime Academy and at the Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management Department of the Business School at the University of Nicosia. She is a member of the council at the Cyprus Sociological Association and a member of the Film Classification Board of the Press and Information Office. Her research interests focus on Social Sciences, Communication and Branding.

Mrs Maria Athanasiou
Mrs Maria Athanasiou is an attorney at law. She holds a bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws Degree specialized in International Commercial law from Cardiff University. Maria is currently pursuing her PhD Degree at the University of Nicosia focusing on the Law of the Sea. Maria is currently working in the litigation department of a Cyprus-based law firm. She is a lecturer in the field of Maritime Law in Intercollege Nicosia. During 2015 to 2018, she was the secretary of Young European Movement UK in Wales.

Ms Maria Theodorou
Ms Maria Theodorou holds a degree in English Language and Literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Wales, Cardiff. She has a 17-year experience as an English teacher in secondary education and 20 years of experience in higher (tertiary) education. Since 2001, she has been working at Intercollege in Nicosia and the last nine years she has been intrigued in the vocational programs of the College. She also has experience in European programs related to English and for the past 6 years, she has completed, apart from the duties of the College, working on the European project called CLIL4U which aimed to promote different courses (content subjects) through English. The project started in January 2014 and was completed in June 2016.  Immediately after that, she got involved in another project called Safety4el that dealt with the health and safety for electricians especially those working in construction sites, promoting their safe work as well as their learning of the English language as a means of communication.  The second program started on the 1st September 2016 and ended on the 30th August 2019.

Ms Panagiota Argyrou
Ms Panagiota Argyrou is currently pursuing her PhD in Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering at the University of Nicosia. Her field of investigation deals with natural gas treatment including acid gases removal. Panayiota’s research will propose a more efficient process for eliminating acid gases, promises to lower the operating costs of natural gas treatment plants raising also the market share of more environmentally cleaner natural gas. Ms. Argyrou, in parallel with her postgraduate studies, she is assigned as a part-time lecturer in Intercollege with major subjects Physics and Mathematics. Panayiota holds an MSc by Research in Physics during which she worked as a member of the Superconductivity and Magnetism group of the Condensed Matter team at the Department of Physics of University of Warwick, UK. Her thesis dealt with the superconducting properties of non-centrosymmetric superconductors in Niobium-Rhenium series of compounds, with the aid of high definition experimental equipment. During her Master’s studies, Panayiota was employed from the Department of Engineering as a Laboratory Demonstrator/ Supervisor for undergraduate Physics students. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Kent, UK, receiving a Bachelor Degree with Honours in Physics, with a thesis project on Colour Perception and Virtual Reality with the aid of Oculus Rift equipment, in coordination with BAE Systems Company. In parallel with her undergraduate studies, Panayiota was an academic peer mentor for undergraduate Physics students.