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Constantinides George

George Constantinides Associate Application Scientist

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Last updated: March 2015


1990: PhD in Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Patras, Greece
1984: Diploma in Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Patras, Greece


Previous Employment/Occupation:

1994-1997: Adjunct Lecturer (non-remunerated), University of Patras, Greece
1991-1995: Post-Doctoral Fellow, FORTH/ICE-HT, Greece
1989-1990: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA


Research Activities:

Multiphase flow and transport processes through porous media: Soil and aquifer remediation from organic contaminants using biochemical processes (including natural attenuation) and/or aqueous surfactant solution floods; Underground pollution and risk assessment; Enhanced oil recovery; Soil consolidation.
Particulate systems.
Stability of emulsions and thin liquid films.
Development of instruments for the determination of the shape and the refractive index of non-spherical particles in liquid suspensions.
Mathematical analysis, modelling and computer-aided simulation of physicochemical processes.


Participation in Research Projects:

Participation in international (BRITE-EURAM; TEMPUS; Environment & Climate; INCO; Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development; ERDF; Regions of Knowledge), national (EPET; PAVE; PENED; EPAN; Excelence) and industrial RTD projects.



12 refereed journal papers, 2 papers in books, 18 papers in proceedings of national and international conferences.


Conference Participation/Attendance:

Presentation in 18 international and 10 national conferences.


Teaching Activities:

1994-1996: Chemical Engineering Laboratory I (Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, Greece)
1996-1997: Unit Operations II (Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, Greece)
1993-1997: Solid-gas separation methods (Department of Chemistry, University of Sofia, Bulgaria)


Selected Publications:

  • “Diffusive Dissolution of a Drop in a Capillary”, V. V. Ugrozov, A. N. Filippov, C. A. Paraskeva, G. N. Constantinides, and V. M. Starov, Colloids and Surfaces A-Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 239 (1-3), 129-133 (2004)
  • "Visualization Experiments of Biodegradation in Porous Media and Calculation of the Biodegradation Rate", D. V. Vayenas, E. Michalopoulou, G. N. Constantinides, S. Pavlou, and A. C. Payatakes, Advances in Water Resources, 25, 203-219 (2002)
  • "Effects of Precursor Wetting Films in Immiscible Displacement through Porous Media", G. N. Constantinides, and A. C. Payatakes, Transport in Porous Media, 38, 291-317 (2000)
  • "Mechanistic Model of Steady-State Two-Phase Flow in Porous Media Based on Ganglion Dynamics", M. S. Valavanides, G. N. Constantinides, and A. C. Payatakes, Transport in Porous Media, 30, 267-299 (1998)
  • "Effect of the Surfactant Concentration on the Kinetic Stability of Thin Foam and Emulsion Films", K. P Velikov, O. D. Velev, K. G. Marinova, and G. N. Constantinides, J. Chem. Soc. Faraday Trans., 93, 2069-2075 (1997)
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