Ioannis V. Yentekakis
Professor, Physical Chemistry 

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

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 of nanostructured catalysts for environmental and energy applications; Detailed characterizations by XPS, XRD, TEM, FTIR, ICP, TPD, TPR, TEM etc.
  • 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; CO2 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

  • «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). Project Leader (Coordinator): Prof. I.V. Yentekakis. 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, Duration: 2020-2023.
  • «Development of new Catalysts for Efficient De-NOX Abatement of Automobile Exhaust Purification». (Τ7DKI-00356: CatEfDeNOX). Project Leader (Coordinator): Prof. I.V. Yentekakis. Funded by: GRΕEK-CHINESE BILATERAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION COOPERATION, GSRT Budget: € 424.520,00 (total), Technical University of Crete (Lead Partner):  €160.000,00. Duration: 2019-2022.
  •  “Καινοτόμος διεργασία προηγμένης αξιοποίησης βιοαερίου και εκπομπών CO2: πλήρης μετατροπή τους σε αιθυλένιο». (ECO-ETHYLENE). URL: Project Leader (Coordinator): Prof. I.V. Yentekakis. 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. Duration: 2018-2021.
  • «Environmental management of CO2: its conversion to added-value chemicals». Funded by Special Research Funds Account, Technical University of Crete. Budget: €12000. Project Coordinator: I.V. Yentekakis/G. Goula. Duration: 2016-2018.

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=19.503; Citations: 16)
  • E. Nikolaraki, G. Goula, P. Panagiotopoulou, M.J. Taylor, K. Kousi, G. Kyriakou, D.I. Kondarides, R.M. Lambert, I.V. Yentekakis. Support Induced Effects on the Ir Nanoparticles Activity, Selectivity and Stability Performance under CO2 Reforming of Methane. Nanomaterials 11(11), 2021, 2880. (IF=5.076; Citations: -)
  • G.I. Siakavelas, N.D. Charisiou, S. AlKhoori, A.A. AlKhoori, V. Sebastian, S.J. Hinder, M.A. Baker, I.V. Yentekakis, K. Polychronopoulou, M.A. Goula. Highly selective and stable nickel catalysts supported on ceria promoted with Sm2O3, Pr2O3 and MgO for the CO2 methanation. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 282 (2021) 119562. (IF=19.503; Citations: 36)
  • A.I. Tsiotsias, N.D. Charisiou, I.V. Yentekakis, M.A. Goula. The role of alkali and alkaline earth metals in the CO2 methanation reaction and the combined capture and methanation of CO2Catalysts 10 (2020) 812. (IF=4.146; Citations: 27)
  • 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=4.146; Citations: 9)
  • 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=19.503; Citations: 97)
  • 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=4.146; 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=4.581; Citations: 54)
  • M.A Goula, N.D. Charisiou, G. Siakavelas, L. Tzounis, I. Tsiaoussis, P. Panagiotopoulou, G. Goula, I.V. Yentekakis. Syngas production via the biogas dry reforming reaction over Ni supported on zirconia modified with CeO2 or La2O3 catalysts. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42 (2017) 13724-13740. (IF=5.816; Citations: 101)
  • 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=19.503; Citations: 38).


Ph.D. Candidates

  • Georgios Artemakis
  • Georgia Botzolaki
  • Anatoli Rodogianni
  • Eleni Zikou