Christos Chatzidoukas
Assιstant Professor, Dynamic Simulation, Control and Optimization of Polymer and Biochemical Reactors 

– Ph.D. Proc. Systems Eng.(Imperial College, UK, 2004)
– Dipl. Chem. Eng. (AUTh, GR, 1998)

Curriculum vitae




Office: 4th floor of Building E13
Telephone: 2310.996167 Fax: 2310.996198
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Student Reception: Daily 9:00 – 18:00


  1. Microbial cultures and photosynthetic cultivation of microalgae. 
  2. Sustainable valorization of biomass (lignocellulosic, bacterial and microalgal). 
  3. Sustainable exploitation of renewable raw materials and agricultural/industrial by-products. 
  4. Production of biopolymers from renewable resources for health applications (bone and tissue engineering). 
  5. Downstream processing for the recovery and isolation of high-added value products from biomass. 
  6. Optimal enzymatic pretreatment of starch and lignocellulosic biomass. 
  7. Process systems engineering in biochemical- and biopolymer-producing processes. 
  8. Scale-up studies of chemical and biochemical processes. 
  9. Dynamic modeling, control and optimization of chemical and biochemical reactors in real time. 
  10. Dynamic transient operation of chemical and biochemical reactors between products of different quality specifications. 
  11. Mass and energy transport phenomena in bioreactors and chemical reaction units. 
  12. Process integration 
  13. Continuous-flow production systems. 
  14. Transient expression of mAbs by targeted delivery of mRNA in mammalian cell cultures.
  1. Karasavvas E., Chatzidoukas C.* 2020 Model-based dynamic optimization of the fermentative production of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) in fed-batch and sequence of continuously operating bioreactors”, Biochemical Engineering , 162, 107702
  2. Papapostolou A., Karasavvas E., Chatzidoukas C.* 2019 “Oxygen mass transfer limitations set the performance boundaries of microbial PHA production processes – A model-based problem investigation, a provision for scale-up studies”, Biochemical Engineering Journal, 124, 224-238. (IF: 3.327. Total citations: 0)
  3. Penloglou G., Chatzidoukas C., Kiparissides C. 2018 “Scale-up and intensification of a microalgae cultivation process for the production of high-added value biochemicals”, Materials Today: Proceedings 5(14), 27463-27471. (IF: Not known yet, CiteScore: 1.09 -. Total citations: 0)
  4. Penloglou G., Vasileiadou, A. Chatzidoukas C., Kiparissides C. 2017 “Model-based intensification of a fed-batch microbial process for the maximization of polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) production rate”, Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, 40(8), 1247-1260. (IF: 2.277. Total citations: 2)
  5. Chatzidoukas C.*, Kondylidis A., Meimaroglou D. 2017 “Model-assisted operational design of bacterial PHA-production processes: the obstacle of heterogeneity inducing modules”, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 40, 2887-2892. (IF: 0.207. Total citations: 0)
  6. Karapatsia A., Penloglou G., Chatzidoukas C.*, Kiparissides C. 2016 “Fed-batch saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation of hydrolysate sugars: A dynamic model-based approach for high yield ethanol production” Biomass & Bioenergy Journal, 90, 32-41 (IF: 4.062. Total citations: 7)
  1. Numerical Methods for Engineers (4th Semester – Compulsory Course)
  2. Dynamic Process Simulation (6th Semester – Compulsory Course)
  3. Process Control (7th Semester – Compulsory Course)
  4. Chemical Engineering Laboratory II (8th Semester – Compulsory Course)
  5. Chemical Product and Plant Design Project I (9th Semester – Compulsory Course)
  6. Chemical Product and Plant Design Project I (9th Semester – Compulsory Course)
  1. Georgia Papapanagiotou, “Development of an innovative system of autotrophic cultivation of microalgae for the sustainable production of high value nutraceuticals through targeted microalgal biomass fractionation”, (Starting date: December 2020).
  2. Μελίνα Όροβα, “Hybrid enzymatic and microbial process systems for the valorization of solid wastes from catering companies: Experimental study and mathematical modelling”, (Starting date: December 2020).
  3. Paraskevi Psahoulia, “Photosynthetic valorization of anaerobic digestion residue for bioenergy production”” (Starting date: February 2019)
  4. Andreas Ouranidis, “The 4th industrial age biopharmaceutical development of synthetic, messenger RNA nano systems, and clinical validation thereof to breast cancer xenograph models”, (Starting date: February 2019)