The family’s son is a tireless mind, practically obsessed with quality and exploring different cultures. As the founder of Myrolion, you may find him picking olives, visiting fellow producers and clients abroad, or just answering e-mails, one by one.
Athanasios Demeslis acquired his bachelor’s degree in materials science from the University of Patras in 2016. In his thesis, he worked to develop carbon composites, including graphene, and carbon nanotubes for conductive ink applications. Upon its successful completion, his thesis was published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Advanced Functional Materials.
In 2018, Athanasios participated in the Life Innovation 2 contest sponsored by the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) and Apivita. In the contest, he presented OliveSmart, an original concept aimed at tackling core problems of the olive oil industry while modernizing distribution for a cheaper, more environmentally friendly result. Athanasios was awarded the grand prize: a full scholarship to a master’s program in entrepreneurship and biotechnology, developed by the Biotechnology Department of the University of Thessaly and the NHRF. Athanasios is expected to acquire his diploma in mid-2021.
Through his studies and effort, Athanasios has accumulated significant experience in soil biology, olive farming, olive oil extraction, and olive oil tasting. No wonder Myrolion is lovely!