Prof. em. Dr.-Ing. Dr.h.c. Armin Gruen

Prof. Dr. Armin Gruen was since 1984 Professor and Head of the Chair of Photogrammetry at the Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland. Since 1 August 2009 he is retired and is now working as an independent consultant on various projects.

He holds a number of international awards, among which are the Otto von Gruber Gold Medal (ISPRS, 1980) and the Brock Gold Medal Award (ISPRS, 2008), the Honorary Membership of the ISPRS (2008), the Honorable Doctorate (Dr.h.c.) from the Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece (2015) and the Honorary Membership of the Asian Association of Remote Sensing (AARS, 2018).

He currently also acts as the President of the ISPRS White Elephant Club.

Title of the talk: Underwater Photogrammetry for Ocean Science

Prof. Dr. Pagona-Noni Maravelaki

Prof. Dr. Pagona-Noni Maravelaki has served as a member of the Greek Ministry of Culture (1993-2008) working in the Acropolis, Athens and in Chania, Crete. She was elected Assistant Professor at the TUC School of Architecture, Section of Materials Science and Technology in 2007, and Full Professor since 2019. She is a world class expert in building materials and the preservation of monuments that comprise World’s Cultural Heritage monuments (Venice, Monuments of the Sassanid Period in Fars, Iran, The Oslo Opera House, Cnossos, Venetian city of Chania, Crete, et als). She has been invited in Conferences and specific Workshops giving lectures on the innovative and compatible methods and materials for the conservation of the monumental cultural heritage (San Francisco, Cyprus, Iran, Italy, Spain, Germany, etc). She has published one book and more than 180 journal, chapters in books and conference articles and holds 1 patent. She has participated as project leader (25) in national and European research projects: currently one H2020 (InnovaConcrete) one Erasmus+ ( Eureca-Pro); awarded one international competition on the cleaning and protection of Carrara marble in Opera House Oslo; as principal investigator (15) and as a member of the project team (9). She has been an invited specialist in the European Committee for Standardization CEN, in the COST G7 Artworks Conservation by Laser, in TD COST Action TD1406 MC Substitute Innovation in Intelligent Management of Heritage Buildings (i2MHB). She is member and WP coordinator of the RILEM Technical Committee “LHS-Specifications for testing and evaluation of lime-based repair materials for historic Structures”, and she is serving as Expert in the RILEM Technical Activities Committee, Cluster E: Masonry, Timber and Cultural Heritage. She is included in the list of the Top 2% Scientists Worldwide based on their total scientific work, according to the recent ranking of the bibliometric study by Baas, Boyak, and Ioannidis (2021) of Stanford University published on October 19, 2021 by Elsevier.

Title of the talk: Mortar characterization as a tool for recognizing construction and historical phases in monuments