Catalysis: Development of improved catalysts for reactions of industrial and environmental importance. Electronic interactions between metal and carrier in supported metal catalysts. Design of advanced reactors with rapid heat exchange. Catalytic reformation of biofuels for production of renewable hydrogen.
Photocatalysis: Study of photocatalytic reactions and their application for protection of the environment and for energy production. Photocatalytic production of hydrogen with simultaneous degradation of organic compounds.
In-situ Raman studies of catalytic processes at the molecular level with simultaneous measurements of catalytic activity (operando Raman spectroscopy). Structure-function relationships in catalytic systems. Defects and oxygen vacancies in catalytic mixed metal oxide materials.
Surface study of realistic model catalysts.
Electrochemical Promotion of Catalysis (EPOC): Study of EPOC and investigation of its application in reactions of industrial and technological interest. Design of monolithic electropromoted reactors (MEPR).
Fuel cells: Development of low or high temperature conventional fuel cells, operating on H2 or carbon fuels. Development of non-conventional fuel cells (microbial fuel cells, photo fuel cells). Modeling of fuel cells.
Electrochemical treatment of wastewaters.
Faculty members: S. Bebelis, S. Boghosian, A. Katsaounis, D. Kondarides, S. Ladas, P. Lianos, C. G. Vayenas, X. Verykios Research Activity Short Presentation