Heracleous Eleni Lecturer, School ofScience and Technology

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.

Selected Publications

  • Heracleous E., "Environmental assessment of biofuels via Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)", In N. Karnavos, A.A. Lappas, G. Marnellos (Eds.), ‘Biofuels-Sustainable Energy’, Panhellenic Association of Chemical Engineers, Tziolas Publications, Thessaloniki, GR (2014) • Book Chapter
  • Heracleous E. and Lappas A.A., "Production of synthetic liquid biofuels via Fischer-Tropsch", In N. Karnavos, A.A. Lappas, G. Marnellos (Eds.), ‘Biofuels-Sustainable Energy’, Panhellenic Association of Chemical Engineers, Tziolas Publications, Thessaloniki, GR (2014) • Book Chapter
  • Iliopoulou E.F., Heracleous E., Delimitis A. and Lappas A.A., "Producing High Quality Biofuels: Pt-based Hydroisomerization Catalysts Evaluated using BtL-Naphtha Surrogates", Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 145 (2014) 177 (2014)
  • Heracleous E. and Iliopoulou E.F., "Micro-mesoporous Pt/ZSM-5 Catalysts for the Hydroisomerization of BTL-naphtha", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 52 (2013) 14567 (2013) • Journal Paper
  • Heracleous E. and Lemonidou A.A., "CAT4BIO conference: Advances in catalysis for biomass valorization", Platinum Metals Review 57(2) (2013) 101 (2013) • Conference Paper
  • Heracleous E., Liakakou E.T., Lappas A.A. and Lemonidou A.A., "Investigation of K-promoted Cu-Zn-Al, Cu-X-Al and Cu-Zn-X (X=Cr, Mn) catalysts for carbon monoxide hydrogenation to higher alcohols", Applied Catalysis A: General 455 (2013) • Journal Paper
  • Lemonidou A.A., Kechagiopoulos P.N., Heracleous E. and Voutetakis S.S., "Catalytic Steam reforming of bio-oils to hydrogen", In K. Triantafyllidis, A.A. Lappas, M. Stöcker (Eds.), ‘The Role of Catalysis for the Sustainable Production of Bio-fuels and Bio-chemicals’, Elsevier B.V., Oxford, UK (2013) • Book Chapter
  • Heracleous E., "Well-to-Wheels analysis of Hydrogen Production from Bio-oil Reforming for use in Internal Combustion Engines", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 36 (2011) 11501 (2011) • Journal Paper
  • Heracleous E. and Lappas A., "Production of biofuels via Fischer-Tropsch (FT) Synthesis", in R. Luque, J. Campelo, J.H. Clarck (Eds), ‘Handbook of biofuels production - Processes and Technologies’, Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, UK (2011) • Book Chapter
  • Vasiliadou E.S., Heracleous E., Vasalos I.A. and Lemonidou A.A., "Ru-based catalysts for glycerol hydrogenolysis", Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 92 (2009) 90 (2009) • Journal Paper
  • Christodoulakis Α., Heracleous E., Lemonidou A.A. and Boghosian S., "An operando Raman study of structure and reactivity of alumina-supported molybdenum oxide catalysts for the oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane", Journal of Catalysis 242 (2006) 16 (2006) • Journal Paper
  • Heracleous E. and Lemonidou A.A., "Ni-Nb-O mixed oxides as highly active and selective catalysts for ethene production via ethane oxidative dehydrogenation. I. Characterization and catalytic performance", Journal of Catalysis 237 (2006) 162 (2006) • Journal Paper
  • Heracleous E. and Lemonidou A.A., "Ni-Nb-O mixed oxides as highly active and selective catalysts for ethene production via ethane oxidative dehydrogenation. II. Mechanistic aspects and kinetic modelling", Journal of Catalysis 237 (2006) 175 (2006) • Journal Paper
  • Heracleous E., Lee A.F., Wilson K. and Lemonidou A.A., "Investigation of Ni-based alumina supported catalysts for the oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane to ethylene: Structural characterization and reactivity studies", Journal of Catalysis 231 (2005) 159 (2005) • Journal Paper

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