MrAthanasiosKoutsianos

I hold a BSc and MSc in Chemical Engineering (5-year program, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki -AUTH) and a second MSc in Energy Systems (International Hellenic University). From April 2011 to December 2015 I was working as Sr. Research Associate at the Chemical Process & Energy Resources Institute of the Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH/CPERI), being responsible for the operation and maintenance of several instruments in a fully-equipped lab for solid fuel characterization.

I actively participated in the ISO 17025 accreditation phase of the lab whereas I have also contributed to 6 EU-sponsored research projects, mainly by evaluating fuel and sorbent performance with a variety of analytical techniques, and also by providing my written input (comparative assessments) to the respective official reports.

I am currently at the Energy Safety Research Institute/ Swansea University for a PhD, working on the development of novel sorbent materials for CO2 capture. During my first year, I focused on the synthesis of amine-rich polymer-based CO2 sorbent materials following an unconventional approach to producing supportless CO2 chemical sorbent using cross-linkers in place of supports to create highly efficient and selective sorbents

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