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Vasilis BURGANOS Research Director

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Last updated: December 2018


1988: PhD in Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Rochester, USA
1986: MSc in Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Rochester, USA
1983: Diploma in Chemical Engineering, NTU, Athens, Greece


Previous Employment/Occupation:

1995-1999: Principal Researcher, FORTH/ICE-HT, Greece
1992-97, 2004-14: Adjunct Lecturer (non-remunerated), University of Patras, Greece
1990-1995: Research Associate, FORTH/ICE-HT, Greece
1988-1990: Post-Doctoral Fellow, FORTH/ICE-HT, Greece
1983-1988: Research and Teaching Assistant, Univ. of Rochester, USA


Research Activities:

Diffusion and sorption in porous materials. Single and multi phase flow in porous media. Evaporation and film formation. Flow at nanoscales. Pore structural analysis and digital reconstruction. Membrane-based separation processes. Hybrid media. Molecular simulations.


Participation in Research Projects:

1988-present: Participated in several European and national programmes, including RTD projects, Marie-Curie mobility and training projects, Networks of Excellence, and industry-funded projects. Principal Researcher in 25 EC or GSRT-funded projects, and 10 industrial contracts.



Over 190 publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings.



Participated in numerous international and national conferences.
Member of the scientific and organizing committees of international and national conferences.
Key-note lecturer in international conferences.
Main organizer of conferences, workshops, and intensive courses
"Membranes: Preparation, Properties and Applications", MRS Annual Meeting, Boston (2002)
"XII International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources", CMWR XII, Crete (1998)
"Nanostructured materials & Membrane Training Course", NanoMemCourse, Marie Curie Conferences and Training (2008)
"4th Panhellenic Symposium on Porous Materials", Patras (2009).


Teaching Activities:

2005-2014: Design of new materials and preparation processes (Graduate School, Department of Materials Science, University of Patras, Greece).
2004-2013: Physical chemistry, classical and statistical thermodynamics (Graduate School, Department of Materials Science, University of Patras, Greece).
1992-1997: Mass and energy balances, algebra, analysis, transport phenomena in separation processes (Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, Greece).
1993 : Filtration of suspensions and aerosols (Department of Chemistry, University of Sofia, Bulgaria).
1983-1987:Process control, chemical reaction kinetics, chemical engineering lab, mathematics for chemical engineers, numerical analysis for chemical engineers, analysis and design of chemical reactors (TA, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Rochester, USA).


Editorship and Books:

  • Editor, Computational Methods in Surface and Ground Water Transport, Southampton, 1998.
  • Editor, Computational Methods in Contamination and Remediation of Water Resources, Southampton, 1998.
  • Guest Editor, Materials Research Society Bulletin, Membranes and Membrane Processes, 1999.
  • Editor, Materials Research Society, Symposium Proceedings, "Membranes - Preparation, Properties, and Applications", Warrendale, PA 2003.
  • Booklet: "Recommendations for the Assessment of a Potential Risk of Groundwater Pollution Originating from a Soil Contamination in the Unsaturated Zone", pp. 1-66, with P. Grathwohl et al., Tubingen, 2003.
  • Encyclopedia of Membranes, Springer, 2015 (6 entries).
  • Academic Editor, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2018-present.
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue, Molecular Dynamics Simulation in Materials, Materials, 2018-present.


Selected Publications:

Full List of Publications


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