Nikolaos Koumartzis has been the PA Art Director, establishing the PA’s visual presence and laying out it’s Mindfield bulletin. Prior to coming aboard as a PA staff member, he kept a column about parapsychological research around the world in Greek magazines for more than three years, published numerous related articles, and two related books (History of Psychical Research in Greece, Dion Publications and White Bible of Parapsychology, Daidaleos Publications).
Nikolaos’s efforts to help Greek audiences get in touch with parapsychological research around the world is his homage to Dr. Angelos Tanagras, the first and only president of the Hellenic Society of Psychical Research, which was responsible for bringing the 4th International Conference of Parapsychology in Athens (April, 1930) - a major event for Greece.
Nikolaos Koumartzis is a PhD researcher at the Dept. of Journalism and Mass Media Communication in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), he is currently conducting research on the emerging phenomenon of Internet regulation and online censorship around the globe. What's more, he is the main author of a series of peer-reviewed papersin the fields of Internet governance, journalism, and music technology:
- A New Music Instrument from Ancient Times: Modern Reconstruction of the Greek Lyre of Hermes using 3D Laser Scanning, Advanced Computer Aided Design and Audio Analysis, Koumartzis Nikolaos, Kotsakis Rigas, Tzetzis Dimitris, Journal of New MusicResearch, 44:4, 324-346, Routledge.
- Internet Regulation and Online Censorship, Nikolaos Koumartzis and Andreas Veglis, The First International Congress on the Internet, Trolling and Addiction (ITA15).
- Reconstruction of ancient lyres using 3d technologies and methods of sound analysis: The Lyre 2.0 Project (in Greek), Koumartzis Nikolaos, Kotsakis Rigas, Kalliris Giorgos, Veglis, Andreas, Acoustics 2014 Convention, Thessaloniki.
- Internet Regulation and Online Censorship, Nikolaos Koumartzis, Andreas Veglis, International Journal of E-Politics, Vol 5 (4), 2014, pp.65-80.
- Internet Regulation: A New Approach: Outline of a system formed to be controlled by the Internet Users, Nikolaos Koumartzis, Andreas Veglis, Computer Technology and Application, Volume 3, Number 1, 2012.
- Internet Regulation:The Need for More Transparent Internet Filtering Systems and improved measurement of public opinion on Internet Filtering, Nikolaos Koumartzis, Andreas Veglis, First Monday Journal, October, 2011.
- On the Pursue for a Fair Internet Regulation system. Nikolaos Koumartzis, Andreas Veglis, στο Sixteenth IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC11)
- The Future of Internet Regulation: Current Trends, a Dangerous Precedent and the Role of Internet Users, Nikolaos Koumartzis, Andreas Veglis, Euro-NF International Workshop on Traffic and Congestion Control for the Future Internet (2011).
- BT’s CleanFeed and Online Censorship in UK: Improvements for a More Secure and Ethically Correct Systeym, Nikolaos Koumartzis, Thesis at Ma Publishing, London College of Communication (University of the Arts London), September 2008. Available at http://webobserver.net/?p=146
What's more, he is the recipient of a series of scholaraships, grants and bursariesrelated to his academic career:
- Academic Excellence Scholarship by International Hellenic University (as part of my MSc in Strategic Product Design 2012-13 course)
- Contributory Scholarship by International Hellenic University (as part of my MSc in Strategic Product Design 2012-13 course)
- PhD Academic Excellence Scholarship, Research Committee, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2011.
- Eileen J. Garrett Scholarship Award by Parapsychology Foundation, 2011
- Coly Prize by Parapsychology Foundation, 2010.
Last, regarding his engagement in the parapsychology field, he authored and co-authored articles andsuch as:
- Psychical Research in Greece, Koumartzis Nikolaos, Mindfield (5.1), pp. 18-22, 2013.
- Dr. A. Tanagras & Psychical Research in Greece (short documentary),Koumartzis Nikolaos, MetaCON 2012 Conference of the Hellenic Society of Metaphysics, Athens, January 2012.
- Toward a cross-cultural view of parapsychology. Evrard Renaud & Koumartzis Nikolaos, Paranthropology, 1(2), pp. 29-30, 2010.
- World of Parapsychology: visit, participate, make it grow, Koumartzis Nikolaos & Evrard Renaud, "Paranormal Review, n°56, pp. 17-20, 2010.
- TheWoP.org: Visit, Participate, Make it Grow (short presentation), Koumartzis Nikolaos, 53rd Parapsychological Association Convention, Paris, July 2010. Available at www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5oVKqcmmQo.