Dr Athanasios G. Konstandopoulos

Dr. Athanasios G. Konstandopoulos is a specialist in combustion aerosols and nanoparticles, with extensive research and engineering consulting experience in the design, modeling and testing of emission control systems and monolithic reactors, for mobile and stationary applications. Since 2006 he is an associate professor of Chemical Engineering at Aristotle University (Thessaloniki, Greece).

He is also the Founder and Director of the Aerosol & Particle Technology (APT) Laboratory at CPERI/CERTH (Thessaloniki, Greece), since 1996 and he also serves as Director of CPERI and member of the Board of Directors of CERTH.

He has coordinated and managed many research projects, funded by the European Commission (EC) as well as leading international industries. He is the author of numerous scientific and technical papers, and he is frequently an invited speaker in industry and scientific conferences. In 2005 he was elected as one of the youngest ever Fellows of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). His most recent awards include the 2006 Descartes Prize for Research (the highest scientific award in the European Union), the 2006 International Partnership for the Hydrogen Economy (IPHE) Inaugural Technical Achievement Award and the Global 100 Eco-tech Award at the 2005 Expo in Aichi, Japan, these three awards bestowed to him as coordinator of large international research teams in solar hydrogen technologies. In addition he has received the American Institute of Chemical Engineers First Place Award (1991) and the Yale University H. P. Becton Prize for excellence in research (1992).

Dr. Konstandopoulos reviews publications for several scientific journals and he also serves as an evaluator for international research funding organizations, including the European Commission.

He has served as adjunct/visiting professor in Universities in Europe and the US, and he is among others a member of SAE, The Combustion Institute, the Gessellschaft fur Aerosolforchung and the Hellenic Association for Aerosol Research (elected to be its president for 2006-2009). He has a hybrid background in Mechanical (Dipl. ME, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 1985; MSc ME Michigan Tech, 1987) and Chemical Engineering (MSc, MPhil, PhD, Yale University, 1991).