George Avgouropoulos graduated from the University of Patras with a Diploma in chemical engineering (1997). Postgraduate studies were carried out in Chemical Engineering Department of University of Patras in collaboration with Institute of Chemical Engineering and High Temperature Chemical Processes (FORTH/ICE-HT), under the supervision of Professor Verykios and Research Director Dr. Ioannides, respectively. He received an M.S. Diploma in energy and environment (2003) and a Ph.D. Diploma in chemical engineering (2003) from the University of Patras. Since July 2003, he has been working as a Research Associate at FORTH/ICE-HT. In June 2010, he was elected a Lecturer at the Materials Science Department of University of Patras in the field of “materials engineering in microphase-nanophase or/and molecular or/and biomolecular materials or/and devices–experimental direction.” In the midterm, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow of National Fellowships Foundation (2006-2007), Assistant Professor at the Technological Educational Institution of Kalamata in Greece (from 2005 to 2010), and Fixed Term Lecturer at the Materials Science Department (since 2008). He has coauthored 33 research papers (more than 1300 citations) and presented more than 48 research papers in scientific conferences, while he coholds two international patents. Three of his papers have been recognized as "top-50 most cited articles" by Elsevier. He has developed research activities in the development of nanostructured materials (CuCeOx, CuMnOx, precious metal-based catalysts) for application in hydrogen technologies (methanol fuel processors and PEM fuel cells). Recent research activities also focus on the application of nonconventional methods with respect to the nature and structure of target materials (e.g., carbon-based nanostructured materials for energy devices). His expertise spreads across a variety of analytical characterization techniques including N2 adsorption, XRD, TEM, SEM, XPS, TGA, and temperature-programmed method.
Biography Updated on 13 December 2011