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Ioannides Theophilos

Ioannides Theophilos Research Director,

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Last updated: February 2015


2002: Certificate of Specialization in "Entrepreneurship Development"
National Capodistrian University of Athens
1991: PhD in Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Patras, Greece
1986: Diploma in Chemical Engineering, NTU, Athens, Greece


Previous Employment/Occupation:

1993-1997: Research Collaborator, FORTH/ICE-HT & Department of Chemical Engineering Univ. of Patras, Greece
1991-1992: Research Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena CA USA


Research Activities:

Heterogeneous Catalysts: Synthesis and characterization of oxide and metal catalysts, aerogel catalysts.
Catalytic Processes: Production and purification of hydrogen for fuel cell applications. Environmental catalysis for VOC abatement.
New materials: Electrodes for Li-ion batteries.
Membrane processes: Development of inorganic membranes for hydrogen separation.


Participation in Research Projects:

1991-2014: Participation in more than 30 research projects funded by EU and national bodies.



66 refereed journal papers. Citations: ~3600 (without self-citations). H-index = 31.


Conference Participation/Attendance:

More than 90 presentations in international and national conferences..


Professional Affiliations:

Technical Chamber of Greece, Association of Greek Chemical Engineers, Association of Greek Researchers, Hellenic Catalysis Society.



FORTH/ICE-HT Graduate Fellowship (1987-1991).
Global 100 Eco-Tech Award, Japan Association for 2005 Exposition, September 2005, Expo 2005, Nagoya, Japan.
Two of our papers have been recognised in the "Top-50 most cited articles" as published in Elsevier's Catalysis journals 2002-2006 & 2003 - 2007.


Selected Publications:

  • Avgouropoulos G., Ioannides T., "Selective CO oxidation over CuO-CeO2 catalysts prepared via the urea-nitrate combustion method", Appl. Catal. A, 244, 155-167 (2003).
  • Papavasiliou J., Avgouropoulos G., Ioannides T., "Production of hydrogen via combined steam reforming of methanol over CuO-CeO2 catalysts", Catal. Comm., 5, 231-235 (2004).
  • Papavasiliou J., Avgouropoulos G., Ioannides T., "Steam reforming of methanol over copper-manganese spinel oxide catalysts", Catal. Comm., 6, 497-501 (2005).
  • Papavasiliou J., Avgouropoulos G., Ioannides T., "In situ combustion synthesis of structured Cu-Ce-O and Cu-Mn-O catalysts for the production and purification of hydrogen", Appl. Catal. B, 66, 168-174 (2006).
  • Avgouropoulos G., Ioannides T., "Effect of synthesis parameters on catalytic properties of CuO-CeO2", Appl. Catal. B, 67, 1-11 (2006).
  • Avgouropoulos G., Ioannides T., "Adsorption and reaction of CO on CuO-CeO2 catalysts prepared by the combustion method", Catal. Lett., 116, 15-22 (2007).
  • Papavasiliou J., Avgouropoulos G., Ioannides T., "Combined steam reforming of methanol over Cu-Mn spinel oxide catalysts", J. Catal., 251, 7-20 (2007).
  • Delimaris D., Ioannides T., "VOC oxidation over MnOx-CeO2 catalysts prepared by a combustion method", Appl. Catal. B-Environ. 84, 303-312 (2008)
  • Papavasiliou J., Avgouropoulos G., Ioannides T., "Steady-state isotopic transient kinetic analysis of steam reforming of methanol over Cu-based catalysts", Appl. Catal. B-Environ. 88, 490-496 (2009)
  • Economopoulos E., Ioannides T., "Synthesis of transparent silica aerogels using tetraalkylammonium fluoride catalysts", J. Sol-Gel Sci. Technol., 49, 347-354 (2009)
  • Delimaris D., Ioannides T., "VOC oxidation over CuO-CeO2 catalysts prepared by a combustion method", Appl. Catal. B-Environ. 89, 295-302 (2009)
  • Avgouropoulos G., Papavasiliou J., Daletou M.K., Kallitsis J.K., Ioannides T., Neophytides S., "Reforming methanol to electricity in a high temperature PEM fuel cell", Appl. Catal. B-Environ. 90, 628-632 (2009)
  • Papadopoulou, E., Delimaris, D., Denis, A., Machocki, A., Ioannides, T., "Alcohol reforming on cobalt-based catalysts prepared from organic salt precursors", Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 37, 16375-16381 (2012)
  • Tabakova, T., Idakiev, V., Avgouropoulos, G., Papavasiliou, J., Manzoli, M., Boccuzzi, F., Ioannides, T., "Highly active copper catalyst for low-temperature water-gas shift reaction prepared via a Cu-Mn spinel oxide precursor", Applied Catal. A-Gen., 451, 184-191 (2013)
  • Reina, T.R., Papadopoulou, E., S. Palma, S., Ivanova, S., Centeno, M.A., Ioannides, T., Odriozola J.A., "Could an efficient WGS catalyst be useful in the CO-PrOx reaction?", Appl. Catal. B-Environ., 150-151, 554-563 (2014)


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