Avgouropoulos George

Research actvities:

  • Nanostructured materials: Synthesis and characterization. Preparation of nanostructured oxides (CuCeOx, CuMnOx) and precious metal-based catalysts (i.e. Au/Fe2O3, Au/CeO2, Pt/CeO2, Pt/Al2O3 and (Pt,Au)/CNTs) and LiMn2O4-based nanostructured spinels via impregnation, coprecipitation, sol-gel, hydorthermal and combustion methods. Μaterials characterization by a variety of analytical techniques (in-situ and ex-situ) such as AAS, N2 adsorption, XRD, TEM, SEM, XPS, TGA, transient-isotopic methods.
  • Catalytic processes for the production and purification of hydrogen for fuel cell applications: a) Production of hydrogen via steam reforming of methanol, b) Water-gas shift reaction, c) Removal of CO from hydrogen-rich mixtures via preferential CO oxidation.
  • Environmental catalysis for air pollution control (CO and VOCs abatement).
  • Development of a methanol-fuelled power unit (Internal Reforming Alcohol Fuel Cell) based on a methanol reformer and a high temperature PEM fuel cell.
  • Development of nanostructured electrodes for Li-ion batteries: LiMn spinel based nanostructured cathodes; Sn-, Si- and graphene-based anodes.

Representative publications:

  • “Selective CO oxidation over CuO-CeO2 catalysts prepared via the urea-nitrate combustion method”, G. Avgouropoulos, T. Ioannides, Appl. Catal. A: Gen. 244, 155-167 (2003).
  • “Combined steam reforming of methanol over Cu-Mn spinel oxide catalysts”, J. Papavasiliou, G. Avgouropoulos, T. Ioannides, J. Catal. 251, 7-20, (2007).
  • “Catalytic performance of Au/doped ceria catalysts for the preferential CO oxidation reaction”, G. Avgouropoulos, M. Manzoli, F. Boccuzzi, T. Tabakova, J. Papavasiliou, T. Ioannides, V. Idakiev, J. Catal. 256, 237-247 (2008).
  • “Steady-state isotopic transient kinetic analysis of steam reforming of methanol over Cu-based catalysts”, J. Papavasiliou, G. Avgouropoulos, T. Ioannides, Appl. Catal. B: Environ. 88, 490-496 (2009).
  • “Development of an internal reforming alcohol fuel cell: Concept, challenges and opportunities”, G. Avgouropoulos, T. Ioannides, J.K. Kallitsis, S. Neophytides, Chem. Eng. J. 176-177, 95-101 (2011).
  • “In situ hydrogen utilization in an internal reforming methanol fuel cell”, G. Avgouropoulos, A. Paxinou, S. Neophytides, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 39, 18103-18108 (2014).
  • “Insights on the effective incorporation of a foam-based methanol reformer in a high temperature polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell”, G. Avgouropoulos, J. Papavasiliou, T. Ioannides, S. Neophytides, J. Power Sources 296, 335-343 (2015).
  • “Combustion-synthesized LixMn2O4-based spinel nanorods as cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries”, P. Angelopoulou, F. Paloukis, G. Słowik, G. Wójcik, G. Avgouropoulos, Chem. Eng. J. 311 191-202 (2017).

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