Every year the Department invites distinguished scientists from universities, research centers and industry to talk about their work. The Invited Talks Program is mainly addressed to postgraduate students of the Department.

Current Academic Year


Date Time Speakers Name Seminar Subject
- Dr. Giannis Mpourmpakis (University of Pittsburgh ) Computational Catalyst Design for Energy and the Environment
- Professor Xi Chen (College of Control Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University ) A Framework of Polymerization Process Simulation and Optimization with Microstructural Quality Indices: The State of the Art and Perspectives
- Dr. Nick Vlachopoulos External collaborator of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and the University Grenoble-Alpes
- Dr. Paraskevi Karka (University of Groningen ) From ex-post to ex-ante LCA: using machine-learning to evaluate bio-based process technologies ahead of detailed design
- Manuel Vázquez (Institute of Materials Science of Madrid, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain) Cylindrical Micro- and Nanowires: From Curvature Effects on Magnetization to Sensing Applications
- Dr. Konstantinos Pyrgakis (National Technical University of Athens) The use of Process Systems Engineering tools in scaling up and ensuring sustainability of innovative solutions
- Dr. Pavlos K. Pandis (National Technical University of Athens) Role of materials in heterogeneous catalysis towards the production of value-added products
- Dr Stavros Theofanidis (AristEng - Engineering Consulting Firm, Luxembourg) CO2 utilization in tandem with on-purpose ethylene production
- Dr Panagiotis Boutikos (FORTH/ICE-HT) Process engineering approaches in energy and environment


Previous Academic Years


Date Time Speakers Name Seminar Subject
- Stylianos Varoutis (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)) Numerical and experimental investigation of transport phenomena in the field of Rarefied Gas Dynamics
- Maria Vlachomitrou (University of Thessaly) Δυναμική αλληλεπίδραση ελαστικής μικροφυσαλίδας τύπου contrast agent με στερεό τοίχωμα ή αγωγό - Μη μόνιμη ροή υγρού μετάλλου σε πόρο παρουσία μαγνητικού πεδίου και θερμικού φορτίου
- Andreas Giotis (Technical University of Crete ) Πειραματική μελέτη της ροής γαγγλίων σε στοχαστικά ανακατασκευασμένες πορώδεις δομές
- Thomas Goudoulas (Technical University of Munich (Technische Universität München, TUM), Germany) In situ rheology and advanced characterization of complex fluids
- Nickolas D. Polychronopoulos (Polydynamics Inc (Ontario, Canada)) Flow Modeling in Additive Manufacturing
- Georgios Anastasios Kelesidis (ETH Zürich, Switzerland) Carbonaceous nanoparticle dynamics in reactive flows: From global warming pollutants to functional nanomaterials
- George Tatsios (University of Edinburgh (UK)) Modelling of pumping and separation processes using thermally driven micro compressors
- Nikolaos Cheimarios (NovaMechanics Ltd Nicosia, Cyprus) Models, methodologies and computational tools for the analysis of Chemical Vapor Deposition processes: From multiscale modeling to systemic analysis
- Christos Dritselis (Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Thessaly) Μαθηματική μοντελοποίηση και αριθμητική προσομοίωση φαινομένων ροής και μεταφοράς σε διεργασίες και συστήματα
- Varvara Sygouni (Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras) Effect of pores and channels surface wettability on the progress of phenomena taking place during multiphase fluid flow
- Dr. Mária Lbadaoui-Darvas (Laboratory of Atmospheric Processes and their Impacts (LAPI), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland) Adsorption Nucleation Theory: a unified theory for quantitative predictions of heterogeneous nucleation of liquid water and ice
- Nikolaos Maniotis (ΚΕΔΕΚ) Magnetic Nanoparticles as Therapeutic Agents: A scientist's angle of view
- Gregory Megariotis (Chemical Engineering Department, NTUA ) Multiscale Modeling of Complex Molecular Systems
- Prof. Miguel A. BAÑARES (Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica, ICP - CSIC, Madrid, SPAIN) Operando studies of supported oxide catalysts a complementary IR-Raman vista
- Δρ. Ιωάννα Παπαβασιλείου (ΙΤΕ/ΙΕΧΜΗ ) Advanced electrochemical devices for energy production and storage
- Ioanna Martinaiou (FORTH/ICEHT) Development and characterization of electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Fuel Cells
- Konstantinos Dasios (Τμήμα Χημικών Μηχανικών, Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών) Mechanics of Nanocarbons & their Composites
- Γιάννης Γκαραγκούνης (Chemical Process and Energy Resources Institute - Center for Research and Technology Hellas) Ηλεκτροχημική Αποθήκευση Ανανεώσιμης Ηλεκτρικής Ενέργειας
- Metin Muradoglou (Koc University) Interface-Resolved Simulations of Multiphase Flows of Complex Fluids
- Dr Emmanouel Simianakis three pet projects, (I) What can an unknown peak in the Cl/Ti 0001 interface be? (II) Can we bring together abinitio theory, characterization and catalyst synthesis together? Does it mater if we do? The case of LaMnO3 (III) How is it possible for Ni 110
- Dimitra Psiachou Μελέτη της ευθραυστοποίησης του σιδήρου από υδρογόνο: Σύνδεση ατομιστικής και συνεχούς κλίμακας



Date Time Speakers Name Seminar Subject
- Hermenegildo García (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (UPV)) Metal-organic Frameworks as versatile solar photocatalysts for the production of renewable fuels



Date Time Speakers Name Seminar Subject
- Prof. Athanasios Nenes (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland) Atmospheric Aerosols, Acidity and Impacts
- Itamar Willner (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Stimuli-Responsive Nucleic Acid-Functionalized Nano-Carriers and Materials for Biomedical Applications
- Phanourios Tamamis (Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University ) Computational Molecular Systems Engineering Approaches to Discover Novel Materials
- Dr Christina Vafeiadi (Nestlé Research, Lausanne Switzerland) Trends in the Food Industry & Examples of Applied Biotransformation



Date Time Speakers Name Seminar Subject
- Prof. Melanie Colet Lagrille (Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile) Energy and Sustainability in Chile: Opportunities in Renewables and Recycling
- Dr. Panos Kotsakis (Rolco Bianil) The science behind fast moving homecare consumer goods



Date Time Speakers Name Seminar Subject
- Assoc. Prof. Alexandros Katsaounis (Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras) Ερευνητικές δραστηριότητες του Εργαστηρίου Χημικών Διεργασιών και Ηλεκτροχημείας του Τμήμ. ΧΜ του ΠΠ
- Prof. Constantine Galiotis (Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras) New Advances and Trends in the Science & Technology of Graphene and other 2D Materials
- Professor Constantinos Tsitsilianis (Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras) Macromolecular Design of “Smart” Polymeric Systems: Responsive Nanocarriers and Injectable Hydrogels
- Assist. Prof. Panagiotis Vafeas (Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras) Three–Dimensional Spatial Anisotropy and Applications
- Assist. Prof. Konstantinos Dassios (Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Ioannina) Inorganic micro- and nano-composites: Processing Optimization and Non-Destructive Evaluation
- Prof. Sukru Talas (Afyon Kocatepe University) #Day 1 - Introduction to Nickel Aluminides
- Prof. Yusuf Kayali (Afyon Kocatepe University) #Day 1 - The introduction to Coating
- Prof. Yusuf Kayali (Afyon Kocatepe University) #Day 2 - The use of Coating in the Industry
- Prof. Sukru Talas (Afyon Kocatepe University) #Day 2 - The use of Nickel Aluminides in the Industry
- Prof. Spyros Pandis (Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras) Nanoparticles in the air that we breath
- Dr Emmanouil Glynos (Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology, Heraklion, Greece) Controlling/Tunning the Behavior of Polymers at Surfaces and Interfaces via Macromolecular Architecture
- Dr Emmanouil Glynos (Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology, Heraklion, Greece) High Performance Solid Polymer Electrolytes for Energy Storage via Macromolecular Engineering
- Assist. Prof. Y. Dimakopoulos (Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras) Recent Advances in Computational Rheology and Mechanics of Complex Fluids
- Prof. Stella Kennou (Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras) Material interfaces for applications in microelectronic devices
- Prof. Ehud Yariv (Technion Mathematics Department ) Flows about superhydrophobic surfaces




Date Time Speakers Name Seminar Subject
- Dr. Mark Sullivan (Department of Chemical Engineering, Μ.Ι.Τ. ) Evolution in structure and function of transition metal carbides during the catalytic activation of C-O, C-H, and C-C bonds
- Michael Kornaros (Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras) Βιοτεχνολογική επεξεργασία και αξιοποίηση υπολειμματικής βιομάζας για παραγωγή βιοκαυσίμων και προϊόντων υψηλής προστιθέμενης αξίας
- Professor Dr. Rudy Koopmans (Director of the Plastics Innovation Competence Center, Director of the Institute of Applied Plastics Research, and Professor at the University of Applied Sciences (HEIA-FR) at Fribourg (CH) ) A series of lectures on "Plastics at Work"
- Christakis Paraskeva (Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras) Application of physicochemical processes in particle technology, in consolidation of poor consolidated materials and in the treatment of agro-industrial wastewaters
- Prof. Joongjai Panpranot (Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand ) An efficient production of industrial organic chemicals using structure-tailored TiO2 supported noble metal catalysts
- Prof. Elena Baranova (Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada) Electrochemical Promotion of Metal and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles Interfaced with Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia Solid Electrolyte
- Dr. Marco De Corato (Imperial College, UK) Ultrafast deformations of yield-stress fluids imparted by ultrasound driven microbubbles