Christos Kordulis, Ph.D., is a Professor of catalysis at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Patras. He is also collaborating faculty member of the Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (ICE-HT/FORTH) as well as tutor at the Hellenic Open University for the M.S. degree program entitled “Catalysis and protection of the environment.” Kordulis obtained his Diploma (chemistry) in 1980 and his Ph.D. degree (catalysis) in 1985 from the University of Patras, Patras, Greece. He worked as Research Fellow for one year at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Groupe de Physico-Chimie Minérale et de Catalyse (Professor B. Delmon, Louvain la Neuve, Belgium). He obtained Certificate of Postgraduate Studies in open and distance learning (1999) from Hellenic Open University, Patras, Greece. Kordulis research interests are focused on heterogeneous catalysis, interfacial chemistry, catalysts preparation, surface characterization, oil upgrading, biofuels, and environmental catalysis. His group developed a supported catalyst preparation technique called Equilibrium Deposition Filtration (EDF) based on the detailed study of the interfacial region created upon impregnation of a carrier with an aqueous solution of the ionic species carrying the active metals. In the context of this research two modern methods (potentiometric mass titrations, differential potentiometric titrations) for determining the PZC of solid (hydr)oxides, as well as the mechanism of protonation of these materials in suspensions, have been discovered. He is author or coauthor of several research publications in peer review international journals, articles in book series, and textbooks.
Biography Updated on 1 June 2013