The Committee 2023-2024

The Committee 2023-2024

Chairman:  Konstantinos Veronis

Konstantinos is a 4th year undergraduate student in the department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering. Having grown up on a Greek island, he was exposed to the nautical and marine environments from a young age.

From his first year at the University of Strathclyde, he has passed all courses with distinction and has been awarded a Dean’s certificate for meritorious standard. 
Moreover, he enjoyed participating in events organised by SNAME student section. Having served as SNAME’s Web-Master for the University of Strathclyde student section, he gained knowledge and expertise in the functions of the society.

Konstantinos has been elected as the Chairman for the academic year of 2023-2024, with a strong determination to enhance the UoS SNAME Student Section for the benefit of existing members, as well as those who will join in the future.


Vice Chairman
Gerasimos Ziakas

Gerasimos Ziakas is a Naval architecture & Marine Engineering student in 4th year. As a child he always wanted to do something creative which would perform a function.

Growing up in Greece, He has lived very close to the sea and during the summer months, He enjoyed going to the beach with a sketchbook and some crayons and drawing small sailboats. Understanding the science behind how these vessels worked fascinated him and as a grew older he realised that his aspiration was to create something of such great importance to mankind as a new vessel. Wishing to further explore this field of engineering, he had the opportunity to shadow engineers and crew during dry-docking activities and inspections at Shipyard Kelaidis and Prosperity Bay Shipping Company Ltd in Greece.

Therefore, by studying Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering he wishes to learn ship design principles and engineering technologies while acquiring hands-on experience through the work placements offered during his undergraduate studies. Look forward to gaining admission to undergraduate studies at a renowned UK university that successfully combines the lead expertise of its faculty with long-standing tradition and competence in the field of marine engineering, maritime technology, and naval architecture. He anticipates the opportunity to benefit from the abundance and quality of the courses, the high-quality teaching, and cutting-edge facilities which would provide him with all the necessary knowledge, skills, and technical expertise to make a valuable contribution to the maritime sector.

Theodora Karali

Theodora is a 4th year undergraduate student at the University of Strathclyde, studying in the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.

Having grown up in Greece, she has been immersed in the nautical environment since her childhood and has harboured a strong aspiration to pursue a career in the maritime sector. Since 2021, she has been an active member of both the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and the University of Strathclyde SNAME Committee. 

Building on her previous experience in this capacity during the previous academic year, she has been elected as the Committee's secretary.


 Ioannis Falkonakis

Ioannis Falkonakis is a driven and dedicated master’s student pursuing Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Strathclyde.

With a diverse professional background in maintenance and repair, and managerial roles, he brings problem-solving skills, and leadership abilities to the table.

Through his involvement in the SNAME, IMarEST and SUNAS student committees, as well as his role as former role as president of Strathclyde’s Debating society, he is committed to making a positive impact on students’ learning experience and professional growth

Communication Officer:
Santosh Kumar


I am Santhosh Kumar and currently pursuing my degree on Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Strathclyde.

I uphold vast knowledge and skills about Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. I can work well under pressure, tackling any challenges and obstacles encountered in my line of work.

I am a competent independent worker and work equally well as a team-player. I have huge passion in the field I am pursuing

Operations Officer:  
Evangelos Nomikos 

Vangelis is currently a 4th year student of the Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering (NAOME) department at the University of Strathclyde. With a strong curiosity for ships and their intricate design, Vangelis strives to contribute to the advancement of the maritime industry through his studies and future career.

Throughout his academic career, Vangelis has demonstrated exceptional aptitude in mathematics, physics and engineering principles. Beyond the classroom, he actively engages with the maritime community. This provides the chance to connect with industry professionals and fellow students, fostering valuable relationships and staying up to date with the latest advancements in the field. In addition to the academic pursuits, Vangelis seeks to gain practical experience through internships and research opportunities.

With an unwavering passion for Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Vangelis Nomikos is determined to make a lasting impact in the maritime industry. Through his dedication, expertise and commitment, he aspires to contribute to the development of vessels that shape the future of our oceans.

Committee Advisor: Antonis Michael

Antonis is a 5th Year student at the NAOME Department, pursuing his master’s degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. As a student, Antonis has been awarded the Dean’s Certificate for his meritorious standards achieved.

His love and passion for the maritime world derives from a very young age as he used to travel with passenger ships to the Greek islands. Moreover, as a teenager, Antonis volunteered in different sailing competitions because of the passion he had for the marine world. Also, his family background in the maritime industry had a major role in him improving his knowledge and pursuing his dream.

Moreover, from the first year of his studies he was interested in joining university activities with the aim to help enhance the quality of the academic and professional level of the students, and as a result he was elected a class representative during the first year of his studies. Following his first involvement with voluntary activities, he was elected the treasurer of UoS SNAME Student section where he had overseen the financial management of the society and then the Vice-Chairman where in cooperation with the chairman they organized and led the society successfully.

Antonis, acted as the Chairman of the UoS SNAME Student Section for the academic year of 2022-2023 where he worked towards improving the UoS SNAME Student Section but also engage the society with professionals for the benefit of all its current members and the ones joining in the future. With a successful leadership role, Antonis’s responsibilities in the committee are to advise the new Chair and share his knowledge and experience.