Triantafyllidis research group
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Laboratory of Chemical and Environmental Technology
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Dr. Konstantinos S. Triantafyllidis Professor Department of Chemistry Aristotle University of Thessaloniki University Campus, P.O. Box 116 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece T +30 2310 997730 E ktrianta@chem.auth.gr
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1) “Development of innovative nanocellulose-reinforced composite wood products with advanced hydrophobic and antimicrobial properties (CELL4GLUE)” Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Coordinator), CHIMAR S.A., NANOTYPOS S.A. Funding: «Special Actions "Aquaculture" - "Industrial Materials" - "Open Innovation In Culture“», co-financed by EU - European Regional Development Fund and Greek national funds through the Operational Program Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (EPAnEK 2014-2020) (project code: Τ6ΥΒΠ-00341), 2020-2023. Project Coordinator and Principal Investigator for AUTH. 2) “Advanced nanoporous materials for the deep desulfurization of liquid fuels via adsorption in mild conditions (DeSulfur)” CPERI/CERTH (Coordinator), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), University of Crete, ELPE S.A. Funding: Action “RESEARCH – CREATE – INNOVATE Β’ CALL” co‐financed by EU- European Regional Development Fund and Greek national funds through the Operational Program Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (EPAnEK 2014-2020) (project code: Τ2ΕΔΚ-01976), 2020-2023. Principal Investigator for AUTH. 3) “Production of green transportation fuels and energy from microalgae cultivated in greenhouse drainage water (ALGA-FUELS)” CPERI/CERTH (Coordinator), Department of Chemistry/Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Department of Agriculture/AUTH, ALFA WOOD S.A., ELPE S.A. Funding: Action “RESEARCH – CREATE – INNOVATE Β’ CALL” co‐financed by EU- European Regional Development Fund and Greek national funds through the Operational Program Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (EPAnEK 2014-2020) (project code: Τ2ΕΔΚ-00041), 2020-2023. Principal Investigator for Dept. of Chemistry/AUTH. 4) “Valorization of waste and agro-industrial by-products for saving resources and producing of chemicals, fuels and materials”, within the frame of the “Research Infrastructure for Waste and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources (INVALOR)”, with University of Patras as the coordinating pole of the Network-Infrastructure and the participation of 19 Laboratories/groups from 7 Greek Universities and Resarch Organizations. Funding: Ministry of Finance & Development and European Union-European Regional Development Fund, Programme EPANEK 2014-2020, 2017-2020 (Project Coordinator for AUTH Prof. A. Zouboulis) Team leader and Main Researcher. 5) "Nanostructured Hierarchical Zeolites for Sustainable Production of Second Generation Biofuels (HierZeo4Biofuel)" Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Funding EU-Greek Ministry of Education/ Program ESPA2007-2013/Action EXCELLENCE, 2014-2015.Project Coordinator & Principal Investigator. 6) “New Lightweight and Nanotechnology Enhanced Bio-composites from Lignocellulosic Materials (FIBRACOM)”, CHIMAR S.A. (Coordinator), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES). Funding: Ministry of Development/GSRT- Action “Bilater Cooperation Greece-China”, 2013-2015. Principal Investigator for AUTH. 7) “High performance nanocomposite materials: Reinforcement of polymers with advanced carbon and silica nanostructures (NANOCOMP)” Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (coordinator), FORTH-Crete, University of Ioannina. Funding EU-Greek Ministry of Education/ Program ESPA2007-2013/Action THALIS, 2012-2015. Project Coordinator & Principal Investigator. 8) "New catalytic processes for the production of second generation biofuels (CAT-BIOFUEL)" CPERI/CERTH (coordinator), University of Patras, National Technical University of Athens. Funding EU-Greek Ministry of Education/ Program ESPA2007-2013/Action THALIS, 2012-2015. Project Coordinator in collaboration with Dr. A. Lappas, P.I. (from CERTH), and Main Researcher. 9) “Polymer nanocomposites using reactive 1D, 2D and 3D carbon nanostructures (PC-NANOCOMP)” Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (in coopeation with Pennsylvania State University). Funding ΕU-Greek Ministry of Education, Program ESPA2007-2013/ Action “Support of Postdoctoral Research”, 2012-2014. Project Coordinator & Principal Investigator (with Dr. P. Xidas as the supported Postdoc). 10) “Catalytic nanomaterials for bioethanol production from lignocellulosic biomass” Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Bilateral cooperation with University of Bucharest). Funding: Ministry of Development/GSRT- Action “Bilater Cooperation Greece-Romania”, 2012-2013. Project Coordinator & Principal Investigator. 11) “Novel inorganic nanostructures for the development of polymer based nanocomposites with improved properties (NanoFill)” Plastika Kritis S.A. (coordinator), University of Crete, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), University of Ioannina. Funding: ESPA/Greek Ministry of Education/GSRT- Action SYNERGASIA-I, 2011-2013. Principal Investigator for AUTH. 12) “Development of novel nanostructured catalytic materials for environmental and energy applications using Greek minerals as raw materials (NanoMgO)” CPERI/CERTH (coordinator), University of Ioannina, Grecian Magnesite S.A., CERECO S.A. Funding: ESPA/Greek Ministry of Education/GSRT- Action SYNERGASIA-I, 2011-2013. Project Coordinator in collaboration with Dr. A. Lappas (Principal Investigator from CERTH), and Main Researcher. 13) “Development of nanostructured micro-/mesoporous catalytic materials for the pyrolysis of biomass towards the production of chemicals and biofuels”, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Funding EPEAEK-PYTHAGORAS-II/Greek Ministry of Education, 2005-2007, Project Coordinator & Principal Investigator. 14) "Development of nanostructured mixed oxides from Layered Double Hydroxides as catalysts for deNOx processes and fine chemicals production", Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (coordinator), CERECO S.A. (bilater cooperation with University of Bucharest). Funding: Ministry of Development/GSRT- Action “Bilateral Cooperation Greece-Romania 2005-2007”, 2006-2008. Project Coordinator & Principal Investigator. 15) “Development of novel polymer – clay nanocomposites with improved mechanical and barrier properties”, University of Ioannina (coordinator), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), CAMPOS S.A., CPERI/CERTH. Funding EPAN(PENED2003)/Greek Ministry of Development, 2005- 2008. Principal Investigator for AUTH. 16) “Self-organized mesophases and mesostructures for catalytic applications”, University of Ioannina (coordinator), CPERI/CERTH, University of Crete, CERECO S.A. Funding: Ministry of Development/GSRT, EPAN/PENED2003, 2005-2008. Principal Investigator for CPERI/CERTH. 17) “Treatment of industrial effluents for the removal of waste with the use of novel micro-/mesoporous adsorptive materials and ceramic membranes” Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (coordinator, P.I. Prof. K.A. Matis), University of Western Macedonia, CPERI/CERTH. Funding EPAN (PENED2003)/ Greek Ministry of Development, 2005-2008. Main Researcher of AUTH team. 18) “Environment-friendly Refining/deNOx Processes utilizing Innovative Nanostructured Micro/Mesoporous Catalytic Materials”, CPERI/CERTH (ccordinator, P.I. Prof. I.A. Vasalos), SIMTEC (in cooperation with Argonne National Laboratory, USA). Funding GSRT/Greek Ministry of Development- Action “Greece-USA Bilateral Program”, 2004-2006. Collaborating Researcher of CPERI/CERTH. 19) "Application of Catalyst Evaluation Technologies for Petroleum Industry", CERTH / CPERI . Funding: GSRT, Program AKMON, 3rd KPS. Specific task: "Characterization of acidic and redox properties cracking catalysts", 2002-2005. Reseacher . 20) "Optimization of refinery processes via development and application of new catalysts " Partners: FORTH / CPERI , University of Ioannina , NTUA , University of Patras, ELDA . Funding: GSRT- EPET-II. Specific task: "Synthesis and Characterization of New Catalysts based on metal-modified ZSM-5 zeolite and testing in the dehydrogenation of propane and the cracking of gas-oil" , March 1999 - October 2000. Researcher. 21) " Interaction between vanadium and transition metals in catalysts for cracking of hydrocarbons " , Institution: Department of Chemistry , University of Ioannina. Funding : GSRT- PENED '94 . Specific task: "Synthesis and Characterization of Catalysts based on transition metal exchanged zeolite Y and modified with vanadium ," Jan. 1998 - Sept. 1998. Postgraduate researcher. 22) " Increasing the Competitiveness Greek Refineries " Partners: University of Ioannina, FORTH / CPERI (coordinator) , FORTH / ICE-HT , ELDA , EKO , MOTOR OIL. Funding: EU - GSRT (STRIDE-HELLAS Project No. 48) . Specific Task: "Synthesis , Modification and Characterization of zeolite ZSM-5 for use as catalytic material", July 1992 - December 1993. Postgraduate researcher. 23) "Synthesis and characterization of catalysts with zeolitic structure " Department of Chemistry , University of Ioannina. Funding: GSRT- PENED'89 . Specific Task: "Modification Y type zeolite by ion-exchange methods and ( hydro ) thermal treatment and characterization of the composition and structure ", April 1992 - June 1993. Postgraduate researcher.
European & international projects
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1 ) “Flexible and resilient integrated biofuel processes for competitive production of green renewable jet and shipping fuels (FLEXI-GREEN FUELS)” Project coordination: Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences (BHV) (Germany), AUTH as partner and other 11 EU academic, research and industry partners. Funding: H2020 (LC-SC3-RES-1-2019-2020), 2021-2023. Principal Investigator of AUTH. 2 ) “European Sustainable BIObased nanoMAterials Community (BIOMAC)” Project Coordination: AUTH (Prof. D. Bikiaris) and other 32 EU academic, research and industry partners. Funding: H2020 (H2020-NMBP-TO-IND-2018-2020, DT-NMBP-04-2020, IA), 2021-2024. Group leader and Main researcher of AUTH team. 3) "A novel technology for producing bio-based synthetic textile fibres from biomass-derived furanic monomers (ECOLASTANE)" Project Coordination: Asociacion Murciana Industrias Quimicas (Spain), CPERI/CERTH (Greece; P.I. Dr. A. Lappas), and other 6 EU partners, Funding: EU-FP7 project (FP7- SME-2012, project No. 298619), 2013-2015. Collaborating Researcher. 4) “Reinforcement of Engineering Polymers for Aerospace Applications: Development of high performance polymer nanocomposites using as filler novel 2- and 3- dimensional silicate porous matrices, layered silicates or hybrid silicate-carbon nanotubes additives” Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Funding: European Space Agency (ESA), 2008-09. Project Coordinator & Principal Investigator. 5) “Renewable fuels for advanced powertrains (RENEW)” –Subtask: Development of novel mesoporous and partially crystalline zeolite-based materials as catalysts for upgrading of biomass-based paraffinic feedstocks. Project coordinator: Volkswagen AG with 40 partners including CPERI/CERTH (Prof. I. Vasalos, Dr. A. Lappas). Funding: EU - FP6, Priority 6.1.ii / Integrated Project (IP), 2004-2008. Collaborating Researcher of CPERI/CERTH. 6) “Clay nanoparticle reinforcement of aerospace polymers” -Task: Synthesis, Characterization and Testing of Epoxy Polymer – Clay Nanocomposites”, Michigan State University, USA, Primary Investigator Prof. T.J. Pinnavaia, Funding NASA-John Glenn Research Laboratory, Nov. 2000 – March 2002. Post- doctoral researcher. 7) “Development of a method for the re-use of waste-waters of photo-finishing processes and the recovery of the removed harmful compounds”. Funding EU (Environment), Project coordinator: University of Erlangen, Germany – Subtask: Synthesis and Characterization of Zeolitic materials as adsorbents of harmful organic compounds”, University of Ioannina (coordinator Prof. N. Evmiridis), Nov. 1994 – July 1995. Postgraduate researcher.
1) “Green” employment in the management of biowastes (Green_Crew), Municipality of Serres (Coordinator), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Municipality of Nestos, Municipality of Municipality of Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. Funding: EU-European Regional Development Fund, Υπηρεσία Διαχείρησης Προγράμματος Εδαφικής Συνεργασίας "Interreg V-A Ελλάδα - Βουλγαρία" 2014 – 2020, 2017-2019 (Coordinator for AUTH). 2) COST – European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research: Action CA18220: European network of FURan based chemicals and materials FOR a Sustainable development (FUR4Sustain)”, 2019-2022 (Member of Management Committee; participation in WG1: Developing FDCA synthetic routes). 3) COST – European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research: Action CA17128: Establishment of a Pan-European Network on the Sustainable Valorisation of Lignin (LignoCOST)”, 2018-2021 (Member of Management Committee and Sience Communication Manager). 4) COST – European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research: Action FP1306: Valorisation of lignocellulosic biomass side streams for sustainable production of chemicals, materials & fuels using low environmental impact technologies (LIGNOVAL)”, 2014-2017 (Vice- chair, Member of Management Committee and Grant Holder). 5) COST – European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research: Action TD1203: “Food waste valorisation for sustainable chemicals, materials & fuels (EUBis)”, 2012-2016 (Substitute Member of Management Committee for Greece). 6) COST – European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research: Action CM0903: Utilisation of Biomass for Sustainable Fuels & Chemicals (UBIOCHEM)”, 2009-2013 (Participation in WG1: Primary conversion of lignocellulosic feedstocks and Leader of WG2: Conversion of Biomass into energy. Member of Management Committee). 7) ENMIX – European Nanoporous Materials Institute of Excellence: since 2010 (member of the CPERI/CERTH participating team) 8) COST – European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research: Action D36: “Molecular structure-performance relationships at the surface of functional materials”, 2005-2011 (Member of Management Committee). 9) “In-situ Study and Development of Processes involving Nanoporous Solids (INSIDE_PORes), NoE funded Network of Excellence (FP6), Project coordinator: NSCR Demokritos, 2004-2008 (researcher- member of the CPERI/CERTH team). 10) COST – European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research: Action D24: “Sustainable Chemical Processes: Stereoselective Transition Metal-Catalysed Reactions”, 2002 – 2006 (Research cooperation with Prof. Vasile Parvulescu from Work Group D24/0007/02 “Synthesis and application of new ligands for asymmetric heterogeneous catalysis”. (Member of Management Committee). 11) “CO-ordination of Nanostructured Catalytic Oxides Research and Development in Europe (CONCORDE)”, Coordinated Action funded by EC (FP6), 2003-2005 (researcher, member of the AUTH team – responsible Prof. A. Lemonidou). 12) "Energy Technologies for Sustainable Development" Partners: CERTH / CPERI (coordinator), AUTH, NTUA, University of Athens, University of Thessaly, University of Patras, FORTH / ICE-HT, Hellenic Petroleum SA, HELECTOR, SIMTEC LTD. Funding: GSRT-EPAN: Action 8.3.6. Human Networks for Research and Technological Training, 2003-2005 (coordination in collaboration with Prof. I.A. Vasalos).