Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Notable Alumni and Professors

Notable Alumni and Professors

  • Manolis Andronikos, archaeologist and professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Manolis Andronikos made one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century: he discovered the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina in the prefecture of Imathia, Greece. The tomb was unopened and contained many invaluable items, such as the Golden Larnax.
  • Athanasios Angelopoulos, Greek academic, professor of Pastoral Theology.
  • Vassilis Angelopoulos, head of NASA's Themis project, 2010.
  • Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, business woman, named as one of the 50 most powerful women by Forbes magazine. She was the president of the Organizing Committee for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. She studied Law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
  • Phaedon Avouris, IBM Fellow and the manager for Nanometre Scale Science and Technology at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. He has received many prizes, among which the APS Irving Langmuir Prize for Chemical Physics (2003), the AVS Medard W. Welch Award for Surface Science (1997), the Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics (2008) and the Richard Feynman Prize (1999). He is a B.Sc. graduate of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
  • Peter Fitzgerald, member of the Republican Party in the United States and former Senator from Illinois (1999–2005). He completed his post-graduate studies as a Rotary Scholar at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
  • Christos Yannaras, philosopher and writer.
  • Emmanuel Kriaras, lexicographer and philologist.
  • Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos, member of the Academy of Europe and professor at the Civil Engineering Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
  • Dimitrios Pandermalis, professor of Archaeology, curator of the new Acropolis Museum.
  • Thanassis Papakonstantinou, musician
  • Christos Sartzetakis, jurist and elder statesman. He entered the Law Faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1946, and received his degree in 1950, after which he practiced law in Thessaloniki. He was the unyielding prosecutor in the sensational case of the assassination of the left-wing member of parliament Grigoris Lambrakis, committed on 22 May 1963 in Thessaloniki by far-right extremists. On 9 March 1985 he was elected by the Greek Parliament as President of the Hellenic Republic for one 5-year term, succeeding Konstantinos Karamanlis.
  • Vassilios Skouris, the 10th President of the European Court of Justice.
  • Manolis Triantaphyllidis, a major representative of the demotic movement in education in Greece.
  • Dimitris Tsatsos, legal scholar.
  • Vassilis Vassilikos, writer and diplomat.
  • Evangelos Venizelos, Vice President of the Greek Government, Minister of Finance and a member of the Greek Parliament for the Panhellenic Socialist Movement for the first electoral district of Thessaloniki. He is a Professor of Constitutional Law at the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
  • A bust of Manolis Andronikos.

  • Evangelos Venizelos, Vice President of the Greek Government, Minister of Finance and member of the Greek Parliament.

  • Peter Fitzgerald, a U.S. Senator from Illinois (1999–2005).

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