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Pavlou Stavros

Stavros Pavlou Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, Greece

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Last updated: February 2015


1983: PhD in Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Minnesota, USA
1978: Diploma in Chemical Engineering, NTU, Athens, Greece


Previous Employment/Occupation:

1992-1996: Associate Professor, Dept. of Chem. Eng., Univ. of Patras, Greece
1987-1992: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chem. Eng., Univ. of Patras, Greece
1985-1987: Lecturer, Dept. of Chem. Eng., Univ. of Patras, Greece
1983-1985: Adjunct Lecturer, Dept. of Chem. Eng., Univ. of Patras, Greece


Research Activities:

Mathematical modelling and analysis of chemical and biochemical engineering systems with emphasis on: (a) Dynamics and stability of biochemical reactors. Study of the dynamics of reactors with mixed cultures of interacting micro-organisms. Reactors with periodically varying inputs. (b) Construction and analysis of mathematical models of growth of microbial populations on multiple nutrients (c) Analysis of systems dynamics. Bifurcation theory. Numerical methods.


Participation in Research Projects:

Participation in 8 programmes.



70 refereed journal papers. 18 papers in international and 16 in national conference proceedings.


Conference Participation/Attendance:

Participation in 18 international and 4 national conferences without proceedings. 6 invited lectures.


Teaching Activities:

Inorganic chemical technology, process simulation and control, material and energy balances, biochemical processes, system dynamics, introduction to computers, analysis and design of bioreactors.


Professional Affiliations:

Technical Chamber of Greece.


Selected Publications:

  • "Complex dynamics of microbial competition in the gradostat", A. Gaki, A. Theodorou, D. V. Vayenas, S. Pavlou, Journal of Biotechnology, 139(1), 38-46 (2009).
  • K. A. Karanasios, I. A. Vasiliadou, S. Pavlou, D. V. Vayenas, "Hydrogenotrophic denitrification of potable water: A review", Journal of Hazardous Materials, 180(1-3), 20-37 (2010).
  • C. N. Economou, G. Aggelis, S. Pavlou, D. V. Vayenas, "Modeling of single-cell oil production under nitrogen-limited and substrate inhibition conditions", Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 108(5), 1049-1055 (2011).
  • M. Milivojevic, S. Pavlou, B. Bugarski, "Liquid velocity in a high-solids-loading three-phase external-loop airlift reactor", Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 87(11), 1529-1540 (2012).
  • A. G. Tekerlekopoulou, M. Tsiflikiotou, L. Akritidou, A. Viennas, G. Tsiamis, S. Pavlou, K. Bourtzis, D. V. Vayenas, "Modelling of biological Cr(VI) removal in draw-fill reactors using microorganisms in suspended and attached growth systems", Water Research, 47(2), 623-636 (2013).
  • M.-Y. Sultana, C. S. Akratos, S. Pavlou, D. V. Vayenas, "Chromium removal in constructed wetlands: A review", International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 96, 181-190 (2014).


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