Instructor's Summary

Mr. Nikolas Karnavos

Mr. Nikolas Karnavos, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Analytical Chemist with over 35 years of extensive experience within the Oil, Gas, Refinery and Petrochemical industries. His expertise widely covers Gas & Liquid Chromatograph Process Analysers, Process Analyzer Techniques (Online & Offline), Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), Data & Method Validation in Analytical Laboratories, Laboratory Automation Techniques, Practical Problem Solving in Chemical Analysis, Practical Statistical Analysis of Lab Data, Chemical Laboratory, Analytical Laboratory & Instrumentation, Laboratory Health & Safety, GLP, Laboratory Quality Management (ISO 17025), ISO 9001 and Medical Laboratory Quality Management (ISO 15189). Further, he is also well-versed in Environmental Online Analyzers (Air & Water), Gas Chromatography and various instrumental methods of analysis such as Water Analysis & Quality Control, Water and Wastewater Chemical Analysis, Statistical Data and Laboratory Analysis, Gas Analysis, Qualitative Fuel Analysis, Environmental Chemical Analysis, Laboratory Environmental Analysis including Water Quality Testing, Process Water and Wastewater Effluents, Oily Sludge Treatment, Atomic Absorption and Spectroscopic Methods in Analytical Chemistry, Analytical Method Development and Methods of Environmental Measurements (Water, Air, Liquid & Solid Wastes).


Mr. Karnavos was the Laboratory Manager of Exxon wherein he was responsible for ISO 17025 certification, upgrading laboratory equipment in refinery, petrochemical and polypropylene plants, upgrading and extending LIMS, handling the transition plan process of the existing laboratory to a new as well as formulating and executing the plans for applied research and technology transfer. During his career life, he had occupied several significant positions as the Laboratory Analyst, Laboratory Professor, Quality Manager, Partner & Managing Director, Environmental Engineer, Process Engineer, Environmental Management Corporate Department Head and Quality Control & Plastics Application Head with different international companies like the AQUACHEM, Hellenic Petroleum (EXXON) and Technological Institute.


Mr. Karnavos holds a Master degree in Chemical Engineering and Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Technological Institute and KATEE Kavala respectively.  He is an Accredited Trainer for the Organization for the Certifications & Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP), a Certified Internal Verifier/Assessor/Trainer by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), a Certified Instructor/Trainer and an Accredited Environmental Auditor from the IEMA. Further, he is the President of Greek Association of Chemical Engineers and an active member of various professional engineering bodies internationally like the IEMA, Technical Chamber of Greece and the CONCAWE. He also published numerous books and scientific papers and delivered various trainings and workshops worldwide.