Position  Associate Professor, Head of the Department

 University of Western Macedonia

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Bakola and  Sialvera Street
50100 Kozani
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Contact Data  Tel (office): +30 24610 56690
Fax: +30 24610 56601
Laboratory  Environmental Technology Laboratory (ETL)
Curriculum Vitae

Born in 1970, Dr. Marnellos graduated the Dept. of Chemical Engineering at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) in 1995. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1999 from the AUTH, and a Master degree in Business Administration from the Macedonia University (Thessaloniki) in 1998. Since 2003, he is appointing an academic position (today as an Associate Prof.) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Western Macedonia (UoWM – Kozani, Greece), and he is also an affiliated faculty member in the Chemical Process & Energy Resources Institute (CPERI) at the Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH). In June 2015, he was appointed as Head of the newly founded Department of Environmental Engineering at the University of Western Macedonia. He is the co-author of 55 papers in international scientific journals, 19 in international conference proceedings, 64 in national conference proceedings and 2 book chapters, concerning solid state electrochemistry, heterogeneous catalysis and biomass-to-energy science and engineering. He is also holding an international patent, which deals with the use of high temperature proton conducting membrane reactors for electro-catalytic ammonia synthesis at atmospheric pressure. In 2005, he established and currently leading the research group of Sustainable Technologies on Alternative & Renewable FUELS. STAR FUELS’ mission is to stimulate and conduct high-level fundamental and applied research in the fields of hydrogen technologies (production, recovery and fuel cells), air pollution control (NOX, VOCs, etc) and biomass to energy conversion technologies. Based on his efforts for research and institutional funding, STAR FUEL was rapidly staffed and equipped with over 2 M€ of modern and high quality analytical infrastructure. He had independently obtained numerous research grants and industrial contracts, while during his Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral and also as a faculty member, he participated in extended European research consortiums. In this context, he had the opportunity to develop and expand a valuable network of collaborators both in Greece and abroad, including worldwide appreciated academic and research institutions and well-known companies. Prof. Marnellos published work has been worldwide acknowledged with more than 660 citations (excluding self-citations), while special articles have been written by others in Journals’ and newspapers’ editorials referring to the novel method for ammonia synthesis. He is a regular reviewer in relevant scientific Journals and research funding agencies and he is/was a member in the organizing and scientific committees of international and national scientific conferences. In 2010, he obtained the Fulbright research scholarship to cooperate with MIT (Prof. Yang Shao Horn, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering) in the research field of fuel cells. Recently (November 2015), he was awarded by UoWM a prize for Innovative Research in 2012-2014. Based on his activities in hydrogen production and fuel cells, he was appointed by the Greek Ministry of Development as a deputy coordinator of the Fuel Cells for Stationary & Mobile Applications working group of the Hellenic Hydrogen Platform and as a representative in one of the fuel cell actions operating at COST. He has also acted as an evaluator expert in the corresponding calls of FCH-JU. Finally, he is the Vice-Chairman of the Hellenic Society of Hydrogen Technologies and ex-Chairman of the Hellenic Association of Chemical Engineers.

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Selected, Recent Publications

1. “Hydrogen production by iso-octane steam reforming over Cu catalysts supported on Rare Earth Oxides (REOs)”, A. Al-Musa, M. Al-Saleh, Z. Ioakimidis, M. Ouzounidou, I.V. Yentekakis, M. Konsolakis, G.E. Marnellos. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 39(3), 1350-1363 (2014).

2. “Effect of carbon type on the performance of a Direct or Hybrid Carbon Solid Oxide Fuel Cell”, N. Kaklidis, V. Kyriakou, I. Garagounis, A. Arenillas, J.A. Menendez, G.E. Marnellos, M. Konsolakis. Royal Society of Chemistry Advances, 4(36), 18792 – 18800 (2014).

3. “An electrocatalytic membrane-assisted process for hydrogen production from H2S in Black Sea: Preliminary results”, D. Ipsakis, Tz. Kraia, G.E. Marnellos, M. Ouzounidou, S. Voutetakis, R. Dittmeyer, A. Dubbe, K. Haas-Santo, M. Konsolakis, H.E. Figen, N.O. Güldal, S.Z. Baykara. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40(24), 7530-7538 (2015).

4. “Direct utilization of Lignite coal in a Co-CeO2/YSZ/Ag solid oxide fuel cell”, N. Kaklidis, I. Garagounis, V. Kyriakou, V. Besikiotis, A. Arenillas, J.A. Menéndez, G.E. Marnellos, M. Konsolakis. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40, 14353-13363 (2015).

5. “Effect of preparation method on the solid state properties and the deΝ2Ο performance of CuO-CeO2 oxides”, M. Konsolakis, S.A.C. Carabineiro, E. Papista, G.E. Marnellos, P.B. Tavares, J. Agostihno Moreira, Y. Romaguera-Barcelay, J.L. Figueiredo. Catalysis Science & Technology, 5, 3714-3727 (2015).

6. “N2O decomposition over ceria-promoted Ir/Al2O3 catalysts: The role of ceria”, E. Pachatouridou, E. Papista, A. Delimitis, M.A. Vasiliades, A.M. Efstathiou, M.D. Amiridis, O.S. Alexeev, D. Bloom, G.E. Marnellos, M. Konsolakis and E. Iliopoulou. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 187, 259-268 (2016).