Ioannis Papazoglou, was born in Athens, obtained his diploma from the School of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens and his Masters and PhD degree from the Department of Nuclear Engineering of MIT in the field of Reliability and Risk Assessment. Between 1980 and 1984 he was leader of the Risk Evaluation Group of the Department of Nuclear Energy at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, U.S.A. He returned to Greece in 1985 and joined the National Center for Scientific Research DEMOKRITOS (NCSRD), where he became Director of the Institute of Nuclear Technology - Radiation Protection and member of the Board of NCSRD Directors in 1988-1992 & 2008-2011. He has also served as vice-president and member of the board of directors of the Greek Atomic Energy Commission.
Dr. Papazoglou research interest includes reliability methodology for large systems, safety analysis and quantitative risk assessment of industrial systems, optimization techniques, multicriteria decision analysis, uncertainty quantification and recently occupational risk assessment.
Dr. Ioannis Papazoglou has been active in the European scene of risk assessment & management through various positions in European organizations and committees:
President of the European Association of Risk Analysis (ESRA), President of International Association for Probabilistic Safety Analysis and Management(IAPSAM), member of the executive board of Society of Risk Analysis – Europe. . He serves at the editorial board of the “Journal of Hazardous Materials”, “Reliability Engineering and System Safety” and the “International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management
He has published over two hundred and seventy scientific publications comprising articles in scientific peer reviewed journals, papers in peer reviewed conference proceedings, technical reports and book chapters”.
Quantified Risk Assessment (QRA) of large technological systems refers to the assessment of the potential consequences of industrial accidents and the corresponding frequencies with which they are expected to occur. Industrial accidents with potentially detrimental effects to public or workers’ health and the environment usually involve the release of a dangerous substance (toxic, flammable, explosive, radioactive) and its dispersion in the environment. In general QRA can be distinguished into two phases: a) Assessment of the possible plant damage states of an installation and the estimation of the relative probability with which these damages may occur. This is achieved with the use of reliability techniques and methods that determine the sequences of events that can lead to the release of a dangerous substance. b) Assessment of the potential dispersion of the dangerous substance in the atmosphere, land and or water bodies, estimation of the extreme phenomena that may follow (toxic clouds, thermal radiation form fires or overpressure of explosions)and the establishment of the dose received by the vulnerable receptors. Integration of the results of the two phases provides the quantification of risk. Several examples of risk management based on QRA will be also presented