Nikolaos (Niko) Kalantzis is a graduate of the Department of Physics of the University of Athens and has trained and specialized in Forensic Handwriting & Document Examination in Greece, Germany and the U.K. Having two postgraduate degrees from the University of Staffordshire (PgD in Forensic Science, MSc in Questioned Documents, both with Distinction ) he served as a Visiting Research Fellow of Staffordshire University from 2008 until 2018 when he became a researcher there, participating in experiments and research projects. Niko also delivers lectures at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in institutions throughout the world (Greece, U.K., Kingdoms of Saudi Arabia, Canada etc.), he designs and delivers postgraduate courses, professional refresher courses (for C.P.D.) and specialized courses aimed at professionals who deal with documents (e.g. barristers, auditors, bank personnel etc.). He is professional member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Science, holds a diploma in Questioned Documents (FSSocDip) and is associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, participating actively in the activities of the Greek branch of the ACFE. Finally, Niko has an active presence in research publishing and presenting at international forums. Niko speaks fluently English, Greek and has adequate knowledge of French. Full Curriculum Vitae
Dimitrios Kalantzis, graduate of the Panteion University and Police Officers School , trained and specialized as a Forensic Handwriting & Document Examiner with the Hellenic Police, in 1977. There he served until 1994, having served as Director of Laboratories of Forensic Investigations, from 1992 to 1994. Dimitrios has also received training in Forensic Handwriting & Document Examiantion in the Forensic Laboratories of the German Federal Police (BUNDESKRIMINALAMT), by the then Director Dr. Manfred Hecker, and he is a regular member of the German society for Forensic Handwriting Examination (GESELLSCHAFT FϋR FORENSISCHE SCHRIFTUNTER - GFS), He is also a Professional Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Science.
Michael Pertsinakis is a graduate of the law school of the Democritus University of Thrace and is trained and specialized in Forensic Handwriting & Document Examination in Germany and the U.K. He holds an MA and MPhil in PgC in Forensic Science, a PgC on Research Methods from the University of Staffordshire, of which he is PhD student, exploring the connection of ophthalmic diseases and writing. Michael is a professional member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Science, a member of the International Graphonomics Society and an associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Michael speaks fluently English, Greek and German. Full Curriculum Vitae