NIAKOLAS, Dimitiros

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NIAKOLAS, Dimitiros

Assistant Professor

Chemistry Department

University of Ioannina, Greece

Research Fields

Energy / Environment


Research Project, Scientists etc



  • 2010: MSc diploma in Business Administration, Hellenic Open University, Patras, Greece
  • 2007: PhD in Chemistry, University of Patras, Greece
  • 2000: BSc in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Patras, Greece


  • Basic and applied research & development on solid oxide Fuel/Electrolysis Cells (SOFCs/SOECs) and high-pressure PEM electrolysis cells/stacks, including electrochemical reactor engineering, for space and terrestrial applications towards the production/storage of renewable energy
  • Experimental Physical Chemistry, Electrochemistry and Electro-Catalysis, Chemical and Electrochemical kinetics
  • Strategic management of innovation, competitiveness and technology evaluation


2023-present: Assistant Professor, Experimental Physical-Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina

2007-2023: Post doc researcher & Senior Research Fellow, FORTH/ICEHT

2019-2020: Adjunct Associate Professor, ΠΔ/407, Department of Chemistry, University of Patras

2018-2019: Adjunct Assistant Professor, ΠΔ/407, Department of Chemistry, University of Patras

2017-2018: Adjunct Lecturer with contract, Department of Chemistry, University of Patras

2016-2017: Adjunct Lecturer with contract, Department of Chemistry, University of Patras


One of the responsible persons for the preparation, scientific progress and reporting in Greek (National) and European-funded projects including the: (•) “ROBANODE” [EU-FCH-JU-245355], (•) “SUSHGEN” [Marie Curie-ITN-238678], (•) “T-CELL” [EU-FCH-JU-298300], European Space Agency (ESA) [4000109578/13/NL/SC], (•) “SElySOs” [HORIZON 2020-671481], (•) “Eco-Bio-H2-FCs” [Τ2ΕΔΚ-00955], (•) Principal Investigator in “NewSOC” [HORIZON 2020-874577], (•) European Space Agency (ESA) [RFCS 4000138165/22/NL/CGD], (•) Principal Investigator in 24/7 ΖΕΝ [HORIZON EUROPE-101101418] (•) Principal Investigator in ΝΟΑΗ2 [HORIZON EUROPE-101137600].


37 in peer-reviewed journals; h-index: 20 (Scopus)


Presenter in 54 International and National (Greek) conferences with 107 total participations (12 as an invited speaker & 3 awards).


Graduate and undergraduate courses, including laboratory courses, in: Physical Chemistry – Electrochemistry – Chemical Kinetics – Electrochemical characterization techniques


  • Ioannidou, S.G. Neopyhytides and D. K. Niakolas, “Ternary Fe- or Mo-Au-Ni/GDC as Candidate Fuel Electrodes for the Internal Dry Reforming of CH4: Physicochemical and Kinetic Investigation”, Energies, Vol: 17, Pages: 184, Published (2024), Doi:
  • Zaravelis, D.K. Niakolas, “Enhancement of the intrinsic Ni/GDC activity under rSOC operation by means of Fe–Au doping: An electro-kinetic study”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol: 48, (2023), Pages: 36663-36677, Doi:
  • Zaravelis, L. Sygellou, A. Souvalioti, D.K. Niakolas, “Transition metals in Ni/GDC for the reversible solid oxide cell operation: Optimization of the Mo-Au-Ni synergy and further enhancement via substitution of Mo with Fe”, Electrochimica Acta, Vol: 453, Pages: 142343, (2023), Doi:
  • Ioannidou, M. Chavani, S.G. Neopyhytides and D. K. Niakolas, “Effect of the PH2O/PCO2 and PH2 on the intrinsic electro-catalytic interactions and the CO production pathway on Ni/GDC during Solid Oxide H2O/CO2 co-electrolysis”, Journal of Catalysis, Vol: 404, Pages: 174-186, (2021), Doi:
  • Neofytidis, E. Ioannidou, M. Kollia, S.G. Neophytides and D.K. Niakolas, “The promoting effect of Fe on Ni/GDC for the Solid Oxide H2O Electrolysis”, International Journal of Energy Research, Vol: 44, Pages: 10982-10995, (2020), Doi:
  • Neofytidis, E. Ioannidou, L. Sygellou, M. Kollia and D. K. Niakolas, “Affecting the H2O electrolysis process in SOECs through modification of NiO/GDC; Experimental case of Au-Mo-Ni synergy”, Journal of Catalysis, Vol: 373, Pages: 260-275, (2019), Doi:
  • Ioannidou, S. Neophytides and D. K. Niakolas, “Experimental Clarification of the RWGS reaction effect in H2O/CO2 SOEC Co-Electrolysis Conditions”, Catalysts, Vol: 9, Pages: 151-169, (2019) Doi: 10.3390/catal9020151
  • Ioannidou, Ch. Neofytidis, L. Sygellou and D. K. Niakolas, “Au-doped Ni/GDC as an Improved Cathode Electrocatalyst for H2O Electrolysis in SOECs”, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Vol: 236, Pages: 253-264, (2018), Doi: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2018.05.017
  • Neofytidis, V Dracopoulos, S.G. Neophytides and D.K. Niakolas, “Electrocatalytic performance and carbon tolerance of ternary Au – Mο – Ni/GDC SOFC anodes under CH4 – rich Internal Steam Reforming conditions”, Catalysis Today, Vol: 310, pages: 157-165, (2018), DOI:
  • Dimitrios K. Niakolas, “Sulfur poisoning of Ni-based anodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells in H/C-based fuels”, Applied Catalysis A-General, Vol: 486, pages: 123-142, (2014), Doi:
  • Papaefthimiou, M. Shishkin, Dimitris K. Niakolas, M. Athanasiou, Y. T. Law, R. Arrigo, D. Teschner, M. Hävecker, A. Knop-Gericke, R. Schlögl, T. Ziegler, S. G. Neophytides, and S. Zafeiratos, “On the Active Surface State of Nickel-Ceria Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anodes During Methane Electrooxidation”, Advanced Energy Materials, Vol: 3, Issue 6, pages: 762-769, published: (2013), Doi: