- Diploma, Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, 1978.
- Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, U.S.A., 1983.
Mathematical modeling and analysis of chemical and biochemical engineering systems with emphasis on:
- Dynamics and stability of biochemical reactors. Study of the dynamics of reactors with mixed cultures of interacting microorganisms. Reactors with periodically varying inputs.
- Construction and analysis of mathematical models of growth of microbial populations on multiple nutrients.
- Analysis of system dynamics. Bifurcation theory. Numerical methods.
S. Pavlou, A. G. Fredrickson, “Growth of microbial populations in non-minimal media: some considerations for modeling”, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 34(7), 971-989 (1989).
S. Pavlou, I. G. Kevrekidis, “Microbial predation in a periodically operated chemostat: a global study of the interaction between natural and externally imposed frequencies”, Mathematical Biosciences, 108(1), 1-55 (1992).
S. Dikshitulu, B. C. Baltzis, G. A. Lewandowski, S. Pavlou, “Competition between two microbial populations in a sequencing fed-batch reactor: theory, experimental verification, and implications for waste treatment applications”, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 42(5), 643-656 (1993).
P. Lenas, S. Pavlou, “Periodic, quasiperiodic and chaotic coexistence of two competing microbial populations in a periodically operated chemostat”, Mathematical Biosciences, 121(1), 61-110 (1994).
S. Liakou, S. Pavlou, G. Lyberatos, “Ozonation of azo dyes”, Water Science and Technology, 35(4), 279-286 (1997).
S. Pavlou, “Microbial competition in bioreactors”, Chemical Industry and Chemical Engineering Quarterly, 12(1), 71-81 (2006).
K. A. Karanasios, I. A. Vasiliadou, S. Pavlou, D. V. Vayenas, “Hydrogenotrophic denitrification of potable water: A review”, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 180(1-3), 20-37 (2010).