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Christakis PARASKEVA

Christakis Paraskeva Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, Greece

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Last updated: December 2016


1992: PhD in Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Patras, Greece
1986: Diploma in Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Patras, Greece


Previous Employment/Occupation:

1992-2001: Post-Doctoral Fellow, FORTH/ICE-HT & Technical Staff at Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras.


Research Activities:

Technologies and particle separation methods, Particulate systems, Flow in granular porous materials, filtering of particulate pollutants, colloid particle migration within soil, computer- aided simulation of particle transport and deposition within porous media (dynamic behavior of deep bed filtration systems)..

Development of scientific instruments to characterize the size and shape of inorganic, organic and biological particles.

Consolidation of non -aggregated porous materials with inorganic salt precipitation, deposition of sparingly soluble salts in oil extraction rock formations: Applications: Consolidation of poorly consolidated oil reservoirs, stabilization of sandy soils for building purposes, protection of soil from water and wind erosion, water proofing of underground constructions (tunnels) and rainwater reservoirs.

Water & waste water treatment methods, Design of water and wastewater treatment systems, Environmental Management and Protection.

Separation Processes, wastewater treatment by membrane filtration technologies (Ultrafiltration, Nanofiltration, Reverse Osmosis, distillation, crystallization, adsorption, extraction, etc. Applications in agro-industrial wastewater treatment technologies.

Isolation and purification of bioactive compounds with high added value, from agro-industrial wastewaters.


Participation in Research Projects:

Participation in international (BRITE- EURAM, ENERGY, TEMPUS, INCO-Copernicus, CRAFT, IST, Environment & Climate; Environment and Sustainable Development; Regions of Knowledge, INTERREG, LIFE), national (EPET/SPA, STRIDE, EPET, ESPA, SYNERGASIA, ARISTEIA II, PENED, PAVE) and industrial research projects.



51 refereed journal, 3 papers in books, 41 papers in proceedings of international conferences, 34 papers in proceedings of national conferences.


Conference Participation/Attendance:

Participation in 41 international and 30 national conferences, 7 posters in international conferences.



Unit operations I, Unit Operations II, Laboratory of Unit operations I &II, Mass Transfer, Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering II (fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer -graduate level).


Professional Affiliations:

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), American Filtration Society (AFS), Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE), Greek Association of Chemical Engineers.



Government Scholarship Committee, Cyprus, undergraduate scholarship (1981-1986), Lordos Institution, Cyprus, undergraduate scholarship (1984-1985), ELDA (Greek Refineries), graduate scholarship (1986-1989), ICE/HT-FORTH Graduate Fellowship (1990-1991), member of Organizing committees of local (6) and international conferences (3).


Selected Publications:


Publications in .pdf format PDF 199 KB

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