Dr. Eleni Heracleous is a Lecturer in Energy and Alternative Energy Technology Systems at the School of Science and Technology of the International Hellenic University. She previously worked (2008-2013) as a Collaborating Researcher in the Laboratory of Environmental Fuels and Hydrocarbons of the Chemical Process & Energy Resources Institute (CPERI) in the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) in Thessaloniki. From 2005-2008, she worked in Shell Global Solutions in Hamburg, Germany in the frame of a Marie-Curie host fellowship.
She received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2005. She also holds a diploma in Chemical Engineering from the same university.
Dr. Heracleous’ research interests lie in the area of renewable energy sources and more specifically in the development of catalytic processes for the conversion of biomass to high-added value green chemicals and fuels. She has also activities in the CO2 capture from stationary emission sources via carbonate and chemical looping. Moreover, she has been working on the environmental evaluation of such biomass conversion processes and other bioenergy systems via Life Cycle Analysis (LCA).
Her research experience is manifested by her participation in several EU and national research projects, publications in highly recognized refereed international journals, participation in scientific books and multiple presentations in national and international conferences. Her teaching experience includes a temporary lecturer position at the Department of Chemical Engineering in AUTH for a Liquid Fuel Processes course, teaching assistant positions for laboratory courses at the same department and participation as invited instructor in several educational seminars on her areas of scientific expertise. Dr. Heracleous has also supervised/co-supervised several undergraduate diploma theses and currently co-supervises two on-going Ph.D. dissertation projects.