Divisions / Laboratories 

Educational and research activities of the Department of Chemical Engineering are divided into four Departments, in which Laboratories are also allocated. Specifically, Departments and Laboratories are the following:

Division Head: Professor: Athanasios Salifoglou
Research Areas

1. Organic synthesis and applications. Design and development of protocols for the synthesis of new products. Bioactivity of organic compounds. Characterization of organic materials. Natural products, isolation, identification, technological applications.
2. Bioinorganic chemistry, environmental chemistry, electrochemistry, photocatalysis. Composition of aliphatic, aromatic, heterocyclic, organometallic compounds – identification – biological activity research – applications.
3. Application and optimization of analytical methods in chemical parameters specification in environmental samples, application of technologies in water treatment, industrial inorganic raw materials. Research of inorganic compounds/materials properties.
4. Physical chemistry of polymers, interfaces and solutions. Τissue Engineering, biomaterials, biosensors. Hypercritical fluids and ionic liquids. Nanomaterials. Static, dynamic and thermodynamic properties of polymers, self-organization of soft matter.

Division Head: Professor Aikaterini Mouza

Research Areas
  1. Computer-aided Process Synthesis and Design. Process Control and Optimisation. Production scheduling and planning of multi-stage and multi-product industrial facilities. Energy systems scheduling and planning. Optimization of Modern Energy Markets. Dynamic process modeling and Simulation.Supply chain modeling and Optimization. Biomedical systems modeling and Optimization.

  2. Nanostructures – Nanotechnology – Transfer and release of substances (drug-gene delivery) – Biocatalysis and enzymatic reactions.

  3. Design and study of physical & chemical processes on  basic and macroscopic level using nanofluids and surface active agents. Study of multiphase flows and use/development of advanced non-invasive experimental techniques. Technical and Economical Plant Design Projects aiming best use of natural sources, use of alternative energy forms and production of new chemical products (Sustainable Chemical Technology).

  4. Renewable energy sources with emphasis on Biomatter and Waste. Study of evaporation and pyrolysis for energy, biofuels, H2 and materials production. Design of reactors of thermochemical conversion of biomatter and waste and escalation of reactor’s size. Technical and Economical Design Projects. Modeling and simulation of thermochemical processes. Waste Recycling.

Division Head: Professor Marc Assael

Research Areas
  1. Transport Phenomena and Chemical Engineering Unit Operations. Ηeat and mass convective transfer, mixing, dispersion in gases, turbulent combustion, molecular mass transfer in polymer solutions. Newtonian and non-Newtonian flows. Multiphase flows and interfacial phenomena including, wetting, thermocapillary phenomena, effect of surfactants, drying-condensation, etc. Colloid systems. Magneto-hydrodynamics. Experimental and computational fluid dynamics (asymptotic methods and advanced numerical methods). Gas separations and purifications using porous materials (adsorbents and/or membranes). Equilibrium and transport phenomena in nanoporous structures.

  2. Thermophysical properties of fluids and solids. Measurements and correlations. Development of methods for exact measurement of liquids, gases and solids thermal conductivity. Development of methods for exact measurement of liquids and gases viscosity. Hydrocarbon, alcohol and alternative coolants. Melt metals. Insulating solids. Standard measurements. Metrology.

  3. Dispersion of gas pollutants. Urban pollution measurements. Urban pollution simulation. Plants danger analysis. Simulation of explosion and fire consequences.

  4. Transport phenomena in operations of mechanical stirring/mixing.

  5. Heterogeneous catalysis, High temperatures electrochemistry, Fuel cells.

Division Head: Associate Professor Dimitrios Christophilos
Research areas
  1. Εnergy-Environment

    Catalytic processes of hydrocarbons, solid fuel, biomatter- Biofuel. Hydrogen and greenhouse gases technologies – Membrane processes. Sorbent and nanoporous materials – Gas pollutants release – Molecular simulation. Treatment and management of liquid and solid waste.

  2. Food

    Food conservation processes – Thermal processes – Drying – Refrigeration – Hyperhigh pressure. Qualitative management, food hygiene & safety. Process modelling.

  3. Materials

    Surfaces and interfaces of polymers and thin & small hymens. Mixtures of homopolymers/copolymers (Structure – Dynamics). Nanostructured hybridic materials of polymer/inorganic. Responsive polymer systems. Structure, morphology, properties of steels and cast irons – Solderings.