Who We Are

Faculty Members

George Angelopoulos

Dr. George N. Angelopoulos is Professor and the director of the Materials and Metallurgy Laboratory at the Chemical Engineering Department, University of Patras, Greece. Dr. Angelopoulos’ specialization is the high temperature materials’ processes. His early research was on pyrometallurgy. He focused on the study of thermodynamics and kinetics of reduction smelting and on slag-metal reactions. He has elaborated mathematical models of high temperature processes. Today his actual research interests are focused on surface modification processes and the protective coatings of metals as well as on the utilization of metallurgical by-products and waste materials. He has an extended collaboration with the main metallurgical, cement and ceramic industries of Greece and a broad experience on pilot plant experiments. He has been held National Expert and Executive Member of the F7 “Surface Characteristics”, ECSC, European Committee as well as independent expert of EU Sixth Framework Programme. He is scientific coordinator of 10 and has participated in more than 20 EU and national projects respectively. He has co-authored more than 100 publications in international journals and conference proceedings and has an EU patent application No.01600011.9 -1215/1260289. Within the frame of his educational activities, he is instructor of several courses concerning the materials’ science and engineering, coordinator of the industrial training of Chemical Engineering students and supervisor of doctoral, master and diploma theses.

P. Nikolopoulos
Dr. Panagiotis Nikolopoulos is emeritus professor at the dpt. of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras. He served as director of the Ceramics and Composite Materials Laboratory. His research area is focused on interfacial properties between solid ceramics and liquid or solid metallic phases, bioceramics and concrete technology. Contact him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Dr. Victor Stivanakis is lecturer at the dpt. of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras. Today his research interest is focused on the development of new technologies related with the synergy of industrial wastes (fly ash, bottom ash, incinerator ash, etc.) for the production of "green" materials. Conatct him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it     



Postdoctoral Researcher


Dr. Angeliki Christogerou graduated in 2004 from the dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, Greece. She completed her MSc degree in Materials Scinece and Technology and her PhD thesis (2011) at the same University, working on the utilisation of mining and industrial by-products (boron-containing solid wastes, bauxite residues, metallurgical slags) for the production of heavy clay ceramics (bricks, roofing tiles, lightweight aggregates).

Ever since she is working as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Laboratory of Materials and Metallurgy (UPatras) focusing on fundamental and applied research in the field of waste/by-product stream valorisation for the production of high added value eco-friendly materials (green cements, geopolymers).

Contact her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and http://gr.linkedin.com/pub/angeliki-christogerou/2a/87a/33

More infos at http://scholar.google.gr/citations?user=VulheocAAAAJ 


Dr. Dimitra G. Kanellopoulou 

completed her undergraduate (1997) and postgraduate studies (2012) in the Dpt. of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, Greece. Diploma thesis and MSc thesis were on wastewater treatment (municipal wastewater and olive mill wastewater, respectively), while her PhD thesis was on monument conservation (focused on marble dissolution study).  

Under collaboration with University of Patras and other foundations (ICE-HT/FORTH, NTUA, CERECO S.A, TEI of Sterea Ellada) she has also carried study of crystallisation and dissolution (conditions, mechanisms, morphology, characterization) of sparingly soluble salts in biological (calcification) and industrial systems (deposits of salts in exchangers, boilers etc.).  She has also worked on composition, characterization and evaluation of materials with applications in energy and the environment (eg adsorbents, fuel cells).  Lately her research is in the fields of inactivation, stabilization, recovery and  re-use of by-products and  waste. 

Contact her at dkanel @chemeng.upatras.gr and  https://www.linkedin.com/in/dimitra-kanellopoulou-57730a8/



PhD Candidate 

Maria D. Kamitsou graduated in 2010 from the dept. of Materials Scinece, University of Patras, Greece. She also completed her MSc degree (2013) in Catalysis for Environmental Protection and Clean Energy Production at the dept. of Chemistry at the same University.  Ever since, she is a Phd student in the laboratory of Materials and Metallurgy at the dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras. She is working on belite and sulfo-belite cements Her research is based on the production of belite and sulfo-belite cements (green cements, low energy) with parallel valorisation of different types of industrial wastes such as FGD and Red Mud.

Contact her at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-kamitsou-9270168b/