Despina Vamvuka is a Chemical Engineer and Professor in the Dept. of Mineral Resources Engineering at the Technical University of Crete, where she teaches and carries out research in the field of “Solid Fuels Beneficiation and Technology”. Prof. Vamvuka’s scientific interests cover a wide spectrum of activities related to the beneficiation of solid fuels (coal, biomass, organic residues) and the new clean technologies for energy production. She has extensive experience in the fields of pyrolysis, combustion, gasification and reduction of pollutant emissions from solid fuels, as well as coal/biomass characterization and physical and chemical beneficiation. She is the writer of over 100 scientific publications, several students’ publications, two books “Clean use of coals. Low rank coal technologies” (published by Ion publications) and “Biomass, Bioenergy and the Environment” (published by Tziolas publications) and two book chapters relevant to the above mentioned subjects. Until today, she has participated as a partner or coordinator in 20 National/European research and educational programs. She has been member of organizing and scientific committees for international conferences, she is member of scientific committees for biofuels and hydrogen, member of the committee of studies of the Department of Mineral Resources Engineering, member of the Editorial Board of 3 scientific journals, as well as member of the Board of Directors of the Greek Combustion Institute. She is referee for General Secretariat of Research and Technology (GSRT) in Greece, referee of many international scientific journals, as well as of National Research Programs.
Biography Updated on 5 June 2012