Ioannis V. Yentekakis
Professor, Physical Chemistry 

Physical Chemistry and Chemical Processes Laboratory
Division III: Material Science, Nano-Technology and Biotechnology applications

Administrative Council Member

Extended CV (pdf)


  • Office Hours: Daily 10:00 - 13:00


  • 1987: Phd in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Patras
  • 1983: Diploma in Chemical Engineering, Chemical ENgineering Department, University of Patras

Research Interests

  • Physical Chemistry: Heterogeneous Catalysis; Environmental Catalysis; Chemical reaction engineering and thermodynamics; Catalyst promotion; Surfaces and Interfaces.
  • Nano-technology: Synthesis and characterization of nanostructured catalysts for environmental and energy applications.
  • Emissions control catalysis (DeNOx; DeN2O; CO, HCs, H2S and SO2 emissions control); Automotive pollution control.
  • Electrochemistry; Electrocatalysis; Fuel Cells.
  • Electrochemical Promotion (the NEMCA effect).
  • Advanced utilization of Natural Gas, Biogas and biomass derived energy carriers
  • H2 production and technology.
  • Environmental management of CO2 (CO2 capture and utilization for the production of useful chemicals and liquid fuels).
  • Analysis and Design of chemical/electrochemical reactors and processes; Multiphase reactors design.

Participation in Research Programs and Projects

  • 2023-2025: “Advanced materials for sustainable development: Green Energy Production and Storage, Energy saving and pollution control”. Program: Flagship actions in interdisciplinary scientific areas with a special interest in the connection with the productive tissue, ID 16618, with OPS code TA 5149305 from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (Greece 2.0). Funded by: GSRI, Ministry of Development. Budget: 2.456.404 €, TUC-Budget: 600.000 €. TUC-coordinator: Prof. I.V. Yentekakis
  • 2023-2026:«Innovative design of stable, efficient and in situ regenerable nanocatalysts for CO2 recycling by CO2 methanation and CO2 reforming by methane processes». Πρόγραμμα: Basic Research Financing Action (Horizontal support of all Sciences) Sub-action II. Funding Projects in Leading-Edge Sectors. Total Budget: € 400.000, TUC-Budget:  €220.000.Funded by: H.F.R.I. Coordinator: Prof. I.V. Yentekakis.
  • 2020-2023:«Development and pilot scale demonstration of an innovative, effective and eco-friendly process for the production of clean hydrogen and electrical power generation from biogas». (T2EDK-00955: Eco-Bio-H2-FCs). Co-funded by: the European Union and Greek national funds through the Operational Program "Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship & Innovation", under the call “RESEARCH-CREATE-INNOVATE”.  Budget: €1.000.000,00 (total), Technical University of Crete: €208.000,00.Project Leader (Coordinator): Prof. I.V. Yentekakis.
  • 2019-2022:«Development of new Catalysts for Efficient De-NOX Abatement of Automobile Exhaust Purification». (Τ7DKI-00356: CatEfDeNOX). Funded by: GRΕEK-CHINESE BILATERAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION COOPERATION, GSRI Budget: € 424.520,00 (total), Technical University of Crete (Lead Partner):  €160.000,00.Project Leader (Coordinator): Prof. I.V. Yentekakis.
  • 2018-2021:“NovelProcessforadvancedbiogasand CO2 emissions valorization: Complete conversion to ethylene». (ECO-ETHYLENE). URL: Co-funded by the European Union and Greek national funds through the Operational Program "Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship & Innovation", under the call “RESEARCH-CREATE-INNOVATE”. Budget: €1.000.000,00 (total), Technical University of Crete (Lead Partner):  €275.000,00. Project Leader (Coordinator): Prof. I.V. Yentekakis.

Distinctions and Awards

Recent Publications

  • I.V. Yentekakis*, P. Panagiotopoulou, G. Artemakis, A Review of Recent Efforts to Promote Dry Reforming of Methane (DRM) to Syngas Production via Bimetallic Catalyst Formulations, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 296 (2021) 120210. (IF=24.319; Citations: 129)
  • C. Drosou, E. Nikolaraki, Th. Georgakopoulou, S. Fanourgiakis, V.T. Zaspalis, I.V. Yentekakis*, Methane combustion at lean conditions over pristine and Ir-loaded La1-xSrxMnO3 perovskite catalysts: Activity, hysteresis, and time-on-stream and thermal aging stabilities.Nanomaterials 13(15) (2023) 2271.(IF=5.719; Citations: -).
  • A. Rontogianni, Ν. Chalmpes, E. Nikolaraki, G. Botzolaki, A. Androulakis, A. Stratakis, P. Zygouri, D. Moschovas, A. Avgeropoulos, M.Α. Karakassides, D.P. Gournis, S. Tsatsos, G. Kyriakou, N.K. Boukos, P. Panagiotopoulou, I.V. Yentekakis*, Efficient CO2 hydrogenation over mono- and bimetallic RuNi/MCM-41 catalysts: Controlling CH4 and CO products distribution through the preparation method and/or partial replacement of Ni by Ru, Chemical Engineering Journal, 474 (2023) 145644. (IF=16.774; Citations:-).
  • I.V. Yentekakis. The Effective-Double-Layer as an Efficient Tool for the Design of Sinter-Resistant Catalysts. In: Vernoux, P., Vayenas, C.G. (eds), Recent Advances in Electrochemical Promotion of Catalysis, Modern Aspects of Electrochemistry, vol 61. (2023) Springer-Nature.
  • G. Botzolaki, G. Goula, A. Rontogianni, E. Nikolaraki, N. Chalmpes, P. Zygouri, M. Karakassides, D. Gournis, N. Charisiou, M.A. Goula, I.V. Yentekakis*, CO2 methanation on supported Rh nanoparticles: The combined effect of support oxygen storage capacity and Rh particle size. Catalysts 10(8) (2020) 944. (IF=4.501; Citations: 30).
  • I.V. Yentekakis*, G. Goula, M. Hatzisymeon, I. Betsi-Argyropoulou, G. Botzolaki, K. Kousi, D.I. Kondarides, M.J. Taylor, C.M.A. Parlett, A. Osatiashtiani, G. Kyriakou, J.P. Holgado, R.M. Lambert. Effect of support oxygen storage capacity on the catalytic performance of Rh nanoparticles for CO2 reforming of methane. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 243 (2019) 490-501. (IF=24.319; Citations: 158).
  • G. Goula, G. Botzolaki, A. Osatiashtiani, M.A. Parlett, G. Kyriakou, R.M. Lambert, I.V. Yentekakis*, Oxidative thermal sintering and redispersion of Rh nanoparticles on supports with high oxygen ion lability, Catalysts 9(6) (2019) 541. (IF=4.501; Citations: 23).
  • I.V. Yentekakis*, G. Goula, Biogas Management: Advanced Utilization for Production of renewable energy and Added-Value Chemicals (Review), Frontiers in Environmental Science 5 (2017) 7. (IF=5.411; Citations: 91).
  • I.V. Yentekakis*, G. Goula, P. Panagiotopoulou, S. Kampouri, M.J. Taylor, G. Kyriakou, R. M. Lambert, Stabilization of Catalyst particles against sintering on oxide supports with high oxygen ion lability exemplified by Ir-catalysed decomposition of N2O,  Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 192 (2016) 357-364.  (IF=24.319; Citations: 58).
  • Y. Jiang, I.V. Yentekakis, C.G. Vayenas, Methane to Ethylene with 85% Yield in a Gas-Recycle Electrocatalytic Reactor Separator, Science 264 (1994)1563-1566 (IF= 63.714; Citations: 143).

Ph.D. Candidates

  • Georgia Botzolaki
  • Anatoli Rodogianni
  • Ersi Nikolaraki