The Institute is structured in Laboratories, serving as basic functional business units, representing a distinct cost center, and Research Groups.
CPERI’s Director leads all the Institute units with the support of the administrative, financial and the IT department and is a member of the CERTH’s Board of Directors. In the exercise of responsibilities and duties, the Director is assisted by the Scientific Council of the Institute.
The CPERI Administration has a coordinating role in communication between the Institute Laboratories and the Research Groups and the central services of the CERTH.
The Analytical Services Unit is a horizontal structure of the Institute in which all researchers have access to the services.
According to the legislation, the Scientific Council of CPERI consists of seven members with a term of two years. Scientific Councils meet obligatorily once a month and exceptionally either after the Director’s proposal, or the majority of its members or after the proposal of the 1/5 of the research staff of the Institute. The council assists the Director of the Institute in the exercise of its responsibilities, monitors the research and development program of the Institute and submits its opinion and criticism to the Director of the Institute and to the Board of Directors of the research center. In addition, it contributes to the Institute’s strategy, to the organizational chart and to the human resources policy, whereas it supports the Director of the Institute in the drafting of opinions on specific questions submitted to the Board of Directors Council. Finally, it evaluates the research work of the Institute in relation to the ESETAK, appoints the judging and the advisory committees for new Researcher and Special Functional Scientists positions.
On December 2020 till today, new elected members of the Scientific Council are:
CPERI is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratory instruments and pilot units dedicated to supporting research in all the scientific areas. The acquisition of national institutional projects achieves continuous upgrade and modernisation of the existing infrastructure and instrumentation.
From the beginning of 2018, new laboratory facilities related to the scientific direction of energy and environment in Lakomma, Chalkidiki, have been added to the CPERI.
Very recently, in November 2021, a new building in the central premises of CPERI was donated by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the ENERGO/The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Hub for the Research and Adoption of Sustainable Energy Sources, has been delivered to CPERI. As it is self-evident by its title, the ENERGO will focus on clean energy and, more specifically, on the area of clean automotive powertrain technologies for Green Mobility and, according to its operational plan, can accommodate about 100 researchers.
Also, within 2021, the second phase of the Ptolemaida branch’s facilities expansion has been completed, doubling the research potential for laboratories and researchers that can be accommodated. Meanwhile, the procedures for the approval of the budget for the construction of the third phase have begun.
Finally, funding by the European Investment Bank (EIB) has been approved to construct two new building facilities, of a total area of 4000 m2, the one in the Thess Intec technology park and the other in the existing premises of the site of Lakomma. The new infrastructure will support basic and applied research activities to develop innovative technologies for the production of products and services with the vision of achieving technological excellence in its fields.
The Research infrastructure include, among others, computer software, measuring instruments and analytical devices, independent laboratory and pilot units, etc. The Director of the Institute is responsible for their smooth operation and proper access. A Register of Research Infrastructures is kept, compiled and updated on an annual basis. The Equipment Manager is the Scientific Responsible of the project from which the equipment was purchased and / or depreciated.
MINOAN – Smart Sustainable Energy Conversion and Management
GREEN – Geo-Resources, Energy & Environmental Management
GrEnEA – Green Energy& Environmental Applications
LIM – Laboratory of Inorganic Materials
ARTEMIS – Advanced RenewableTechnologies for Energy & Materials Integrated Systems
NRRE – Natural Resources & Renewable Energies
PSDI – Laboratory of Process Systems Design and Implementation
LPRE – Laboratory of Polymer Reaction Engineering
NICE – Novel materIals for Clean Energy Applications
LEFH – Laboratory of Environmental Fuels/Biofuels and Hydrocarbons
HydPro – Hydroprocessing
BCPL – Biological Computation & Process Laboratory
LEET – Laboratory of Environmental & Energy Transition technologies(GrEnEA, Green & Minoan Groups)