Ioannis V. Yentekakis
Professor, Physical Chemistry 
Physical Chemistry and Chemical Processes Laboratory
Division II: Environmental Process Design and Analysis

Extended CV (pdf)



  • 1987: Phd in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Patras
  • 1983: Diploma in Chemical Engineering, Chemical ENgineering Department, University of Patras

Research Interests

  • Physical Chemistry: Heterogeneous Catalysis; Environmental Catalysis; Chemical reaction engineering and thermodynamics; Catalyst promotion; Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Nano-technology: Synthesis of nanostructured catalysts for environmental and energy applications; Detailed characterizations by XPS, XRD, TEM, FTIR, ICP, TPD, TPR, TEM etc.
  • Emissions control catalysis (DeNOx; DeN2O; CO, HCs, H2S and SO2 emissions control); Automotive pollution control.
  • Electrochemistry; Electrocatalysis; Fuel Cells
  • Electrochemical Promotion (the NEMCA effect)
  • Advanced utilization of Natural Gas, Biogas and biomass derived energy carriers
  • H2 production and technology
  • Environmental management of CO2 (CO2 capture; CO2 utilization for the production of useful chemicals and liquid fuels)
  • Analysis and Design of chemical/electrochemical reactors and processes; Multiphase reactors design.

Participation in Research Programs and Projects

  • «ΕΡΕΥΝΩ- ΔΗΜΙΟΥΡΓΩ-ΚΑΙΝΟΤΟΜΩ», ΠΕΡΕΜΒΑΣΗ ΙΙ «Καινοτόμος διεργασία προηγμένης αξιοποίησης βιοαερίου και εκπομπών CO2: πλήρης μετατροπή τους σε αιθυλένιο». Budget: €1.000.000 (Total), TUC:  €275.000. Funded by: ΕΥΔΕ-ΕΤΑΚ, (2018-2021).
  • Program THALIS, "Development of novel doubly promoted (surface and structural) catalytic systems for the simultaneous emissions’ abatement of NOx and N2O", Budget: €164,000/€600,000 , Funded by Hellenic Ministry of Education (2011-2015).
  • Program ESPA, "Power valorization and treatment of enological wastewater", Budget: 140,000 € , Funded by NSRF 2007-2013 (2012-2014).
  • Program PENED, "A Novel process for direct production of electrical energy and hydrogen from urban and industry wastewater treatment", Budget: €114,000, Funded by GSRT and EU (2005-2009).
  • Program PENED, "Development of novel very effective and selective automotive catalytic converters", Budget: € 114,000, Funded by GSRT and EU (2005-2009).

Distinctions and Awards

Recent Publications

  • I.V. Yentekakis, G. Goula, P. Panagiotopoulou, A. Katsoni, E. Diamadopoulos, D. Mantzavinos, A. Delimitis. Dry reforming of methane: Catalytic performance and stability of Ir catalysts supported on γ-Al2O3, Zr0.92Y0.08O2-δ (YSZ) or Ce0.9Gd0.1O2-δ (GDC) supports. Topics in Catalysis, 58(18) (2015) 1228-1241. (IF=2.487)
  • M.A. Goula, K.N. Papageridis, N.D. Charisiou, E. Pachatouridou, E. Papista, E.F. Iliopoulou, A. Delimitis, G.E. Marnellos, M. Konsolakis, I.V. Yentekakis. A comparative study of the H2-assisted SCR of NO by C3H6 over noble metal (Pt, Pd, Ir)/γ-Al2O3 catalysts. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 4(2) (2016) 1629-1641. (IF=4.010)
  • I.V. Yentekakis, G. Goula, P. Panagiotopoulou, S. Kampouri, M.J. Taylor, G. Kyriakou, R. M. Lambert. Stabilization of Catalyst particles against sintering on oxide supports with high oxygen ion lability exemplified by Ir-catalysed decomposition of N2O.  Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 192 (2016) 357-364  (IF=11.698)
  • M.A Goula, N.D. Charisiou, G. Siakavelas, L. Tzounis, I. Tsiaoussis, P. Panagiotopoulou, G. Goula, I.V. Yentekakis. Syngas production via the biogas dry reforming reaction over Ni supported on zirconia modified with CeO2 or La2O3 catalysts. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42 (2017) 13724-13740 (IF=4.229)
  • I. V. Yentekakis, G. Goula. Biogas Manangement: Advanced Utilization for Production of renewable energy and Added-Value Chemicals. Review. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 5 (2017) 7   (IF=5.60)
  • I. V. Yentekakis, G. Goula, S. Kampouri, I. Betsi-Argyropoulou, P. Panagiotopoulou, , M. J. Taylor, G. Kyriakou, R. M. Lambert. Ir-catalyzed Nitrous oxide (N2O) decomposition: Effect of the Ir particle size and meta-support interactions, Catalysis Letters, 148 (2018) 341-347  (IF=2.911)
  • N.D. Charisiou, G. Siakavelas, L. Tzounis, V. Sebastian, A. Monzon, M.A. Baker, S.J. Hinder, K. Polychronopoulou, I.V. Yentekakis, M.A. Goula. An in depth investigation of deactivation through carbon formation during the biogas dry reforming reaction for Ni supported on modified with CeO2 and La2O3 zirconia catalysts. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 43 (2018) 18955-18976 (IF=4.229)
  • I.V. Yentekakis, G. Goula, P. Leone, S.G. Neophytides. Editorial: Advanced Utilization and Management of Biogas. Frontiers in Environmental Sciences 6 (2018) 75
  • I.V. Yentekakis, G. Goula, M. Hatzisymeon, I. Betsi-Argyropoulou, G. Botzolaki, K. Kousi, D.I. Kondarides, M.J. Taylor, C.M.A. Parlett, A. Osatiashtiani, G. Kyriakou, J.P. Holgado, R.M. Lambert. Effect of support oxygen storage capacity on the catalytic performance of Rh nanoparticles for CO2 reforming of methane. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 243 (2019) 490-501.
  • I.V. Yentekakis, P. Vernoux, G. Goula, A. Caravaca. Electropositive promotion by alkalis or alkaline earths of Pt-group metals in emissions control catalysis: A Status Report. Catalysts, in press 2019

Ph.D. Candidates

  • Georgios Artemakis
  • Georgia Botzolaki
  • Anatoli Rodogianni
  • Eleni Zikou