Dr. Polyportis, A.

Post-doctoral researcher
Department Design, Organisation and Strategy
Section Marketing and Consumer Behaviour

Biography

Athanasios (Thanos) Polyportis is a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. Dr. Polyportis’ research interests involve a variety of areas such as consumer behaviour, marketing, sustainability and design, circular economy, innovation, emotions, appraisal dimensions and economic psychology.

Athanasios received his Ph.D. degree in the Department of Marketing and Communication, Athens University of Economics and Business, summer 2020. During his Ph.D. research, Athanasios was a visiting researcher at Radboud University as well as an adjunct Professor in Marketing for University of Derby. He also holds a M.Sc. in Marketing and Communication, Athens University of Economics and Business (2015). Prior to that, he received (2011) a M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, undoubtedly the most challenging engineering school in Greece. He has received national and European (NSRF 2014-2020) funding for his research.

He is currently working on investigating consumers’ perceptions and adoption of new, recycled plastic products and how designers and marketers can influence these perceptions via the material, design, and communication of these products. 

Education

  • 2016 ─ 2020
    Ph.D. in Marketing and Consumer behaviour, Department of Marketing and Communication, Athens University of Economics and Business
  • 2015 ─ 2016
    Predoctoral Programme, Department of Marketing and Communication, Athens University of Economics and Business
  • 2013  2015
    M.Sc. in Marketing and Communication (Summa Cum Laude), Department of Marketing and Communication, Athens University of Economics and Business
  • 2003  2011
    M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

Experience

  • 2020 ─ Present
    Postdoctoral researcher, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology
  • 2016 ─ 2020
    Teaching Fellow, Teaching Assistant and B.C. Lab Operator, Department of Marketing and Communication, Athens University of Economics and Business
  • 2018 ─ 2019
    Adjunct Professor in Marketing, University of Derby
  • 2017─ 2019
    President of the Ph.D. Candidate Union, Athens University of Economics and Business
  • 2014 – 2015
    Assistant Marketing Manager, Enistec G.P. (energy sector)

Lectures and/or coaches students on:

  • Consumer Behaviour (ID5135)
  • Strategic Product Innovation (IO2031)
  • Individual M.Sc. Graduation project supervision

Involved in the research project(s):

Athanasios Polyportis

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