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Dr. Nikolaos Kiratzis

Academic Position: Professor

PERSONAL

Born January, 1962 in Vogatsiko, Kastoria, Greece.  Married since 1996 with four children

ACADEMIC RECORD

  • University of Patra, Patra, Greece – 1979-1984. Diploma in Chemical Engineering awarded  July 1984
  • Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA – 1984-1987.  MSc in Chemical Engineering awarded May 1987.
  • Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA – 1987-1991.  PhD in Chemical Engineering  awarded November 1991.

HONORS

  • Student Scholarship (State Scholarships Foundation), University of Patra, Patra, Greece, 1979-80
  • Graduate Research Fellowship from the Department of Energy (DOE), USA at Tufts University, 1984-1987
  • Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the DuPont Chemical Co., USA at Tufts University, 1987-1991
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the DuPont Chemical Co., USA at Tufts University, 1992-93
  • Post-doctoral researcher, W.R. Grace & Co.-Conn.,Research Department, Cambridge, MA, USA, 1992-93
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department of Materials, London SW5 2BΡ, UK, 1994-1996
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department of Chemical Engineering, London SW5 2BΡ, UK, 1996-1997
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department of Chemical Engineering, London SW5 2BΡ, UK, 1997-1998
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, Harvard University, Center for Engineering in Medicine, Shriners Hospital for Children, 2000-2002
  • Royal Society International Short Visit, University of  St. Andrews, Department of Chemistry, Scotland,UK, Jul-Sept. 2005
  • Visiting Researcher, Department of Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki & The Centre for Research and Technology Hellas  (CERTH), Chemical Process Engineering Research Institute (CPERI), 2006-2007

TEACHING AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • Professor of Electrochemistry, former Department of Applied Sciences  and Department of Environmental  & Pollution Control Technologies, Technological Education Institute (TEI) of W. Macedonia, Kozani, Greece, 1998-2019
  • Visiting Researcher, Department of Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki & The Centre for Research and Technology Hellas  (CERTH), Chemical Process Engineering Research Institute (CPERI), 2006-2007
  • Royal Society International Short Visit Researcher, University of  St. Andrews, Department of Chemistry, Scotland, UK, Jul-Sept. 2005
  • Post-doctoral Researcher, Harvard University, Center for Engineering in Medicine, Shriners Hospital for Children, 2000-2002
  • Post-doctoral Researcher, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Departments of Materials and Chemical Engineering, London SW5 2BΡ, UK, 1994-1998
  • Graduate Research Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tufts University, USA, 1984-1991

INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE

  • Esso-Exxon (Ε.Κ.Ο.), Thessaloniki, Greece, June, 1983 to September, 1983.
  • W.R. Grace & Co.-Conn., Research Department, Cambridge, MA, USA, 1992-1993

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • Electrochemical Society (ECS), USA
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • Technical Chamber of Greece

CLASSES AND LABS TAUGHT AT TEI OF WEST MACEDONIA

  • Thermodynamics, Department of  Environmental  & Pollution Control Technologies
  • Transport Phenomena, Department of  Environmental  & Pollution Control Technologies
  • Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics, Department of  Environmental  & Pollution Control Technologies
  • Electrochemistry, Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Introduction to Fuel Cells, Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Introductory Chemistry,  Department of Pollution Control Technologies
  • Clean Technologies of Energy Production, Department of Pollution Control Technologies
  • Technology of Materials, Department of Pollution Control Technologies
  • Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Applied Sciences
  • Quality Control & Technology of Materials Laboratory, Department of Applied Sciences

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Solid Electrolyte Fuel Cells (SOFCs)
  • Anodes for SOFCs
  • Electrocatalysis in SOFCs
  • Functional film Ceramic Fabrication and Characterization Processes
  • Rheology of Ceramic Dispersions
  • Development of  Solid Oxide Steam Electrolyzers
  • Availability (Exergy) Analysis of Energy Processes
  • Multiscale Modeling of Ceramic Cells
  • Computational Materials Science

REPRESENTATIVE  PUBLICATIONS

  1. “Fabrication of Thin Functional Films by Solution Aerosol Thermolysis (SAT)” , A. Krestou, I. Giozis, G. Maroulis, A. Barbatsis, C. Tsanaktsidis, V. Kyriakou, and N. E. Kiratzis, ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, 7 (11) P660-P670 (2018) DOI: 10.1149/2.0251811jss
  2. “Morphology and Structure of Ceramic Thin Films Deposited by Spray Pyrolysis”, George Tsimekas, E. Papastergiades, and Nikolas E. Kiratzis, ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, (2017) 6 (8) P553-P560 DOI: 10.1149/2.0301708jss
  3. “Applications of the technique of solution aerosol thermolysis (SAT) in solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) component fabrication”, N.E.Kiratzis, Ionics (2016) 22:751-770 DOI 10.1007/s11581-016-1704-3
  4. “Preparation and characterization of copper based cermet anodes for use in solid oxide fuel cells at intermediate temperatures”, N. E. Kiratzis & P. Connor & J. T. S. Irvine, J Electroceram, 24(4), (2010) 270.
  5. “Fabrication of ceramic electrolytic films by the method of solution aerosol thermolysis (SAT) for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC)”, E. Papastergiades & S. Argyropoulos & N. Rigakis & N. E. Kiratzis, Ionics, 15(5) (2009), 545.
  6. “Preparation and Characterisation of Copper/Yttria Titania Zirconia Cermets for Use as Possible Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anodes”, N.Kiratzis, P. Holtappels, C.E. Hatchwell, M. Mogensen, J.T.S. Irvine, Fuel Cells, 1, (2001),211.
  7. “Depletion flocculation of particulate systems induced by Hydroxyethylcellulose”, N.E.Kiratzis, P.F. Luckham, Journal of the European Ceramic Society,19 (15) , (1999),2605.
  8. “Depletion flocculation of particulate systems induced by Hydroxyethylcellulose”, N.E.Kiratzis, M. Faers, P.F. Luckham, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects  151, (1999), 461.
  9. “Rheological Behaviour of Stabilised Aqueous Alumina Dispersions in Presence of Hydroxyethyl Cellulose”, N.Kiratzis, P.F. Luckham, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 18(7),(1998),783.
  10. “Protons and electrons in CGO electrolytes”, N.E.Kiratzis, B.C.H. Steele, J.M. Ralph, A. Atkinson, M. Sahibzada, J.A. Kilner, Electrochemical Society Proceedings, Volume 97-24 (1997), 36.
  11. “The Synthesis of Hydrogen Cyanide in a Solid Electrolyte Fuel Cell”, N.Kiratzis, M. Stoukides, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 134 (8) (1987), 1925.

CONTACT DETAILS

Department of Mineral Resources Engineering
University of Western Macedonia
Koila, Kozani, 50100
Greece

e-mail: nkiratzis@uowm.gr