M.N. Tsampas, senior researcher

  • 07/2014 - now: Senior researcher at DIFFER
  • 11/2011 - 06/2014: Post-doctoral researcher, Institut de Recherches sur la Catalyse et l’Environnement de Lyon (IRCELYON) (France), Air cleaning, Gas treatment, Atmospheric chemistry
  • 03/2011 - 10/2011: Post-doctoral researcher, The Cyprus Institute (CyI), Energy, environment and water research center, (Cyprus)
  • 02/2010 - 12/2010: Post-doctoral researcher, University of Patras, Laboratory of chemical and electrochemical processes (Greece)
  • 02/2005 - 01/2010: PhD in (electro)catalysis ,and MSc in Physical, chemical and biochemical processes, University of Patras, Laboratory of chemical and electrochemical processes (Greece)

Research unique identifier:

QR Mihalis Tsampas

G. Zafeiropoulos, PhD

I completed both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of Patras. During my Bachelor’s thesis I focused on the impact of radioactive elements and the isolation of those from the environment. In my Master’s research I worked on production of metallic nickel catalysts supported on zirconia for the production of green diesel using vegetable oils, such as sunflower oil, as feedstock. Currently, I am working on photoelectrochemistry field investigating potential electrodes that can be used in a photoelectrochemical cell for hydrogen production using gas reactants. Outside of working hours I enjoy watching every kind of sports especially snooker and football. Although my true passion is investigating the period of WWII and its impact on our lives even today because as W. Churchill said “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.”

H. Patel, Postdoc

I am a Chemical Engineering graduate from the Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, University of Pune. India. After graduation I joined Thermax Limited, India where I first started working in the energy sector. After a brief stint at Thermax, I started his masters in Sustainable Energy Technology from the Applied Sciences faculty at Delft University of Technology. During my masters I worked at the Reactor Institute Delft on polymer composite solid acid electrolytes for fuel cell applications. I also worked on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) on an internship at IHC Merwede. This culminated in a PhD at the Process and Energy department (Faculty 3ME) at the TU Delft working on SOFC model anodes and systems studies. Currently I work on combining plasma and electrochemical approaches for the production of fuels and/or useful chemicals. Aside from work I enjoy playing/ watching/ organizing cricket and badminton in addition to being an enthusiastic cook.

V. Kyriakou, Postdoc 

  • 2017-now Postdoc, CO2/H2O coelectrolysis, DIFFER, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
  • 2016 Postdoc scholar of French Embassy in Greece, Université de Lyon, Institut de Recherches sur la Catalyse et l'Environnement de Lyon, CNRS, France
  • 2012-2016- Postdoc Laboratory of Electrochemical Processes, Chemical Process & Energy Resources Institute (CPERI), Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH), Greece
  • 2010-2012- MSc in Physical Chemistry of Materials and Electrochemistry, Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2009-2012, PhD in Electrochemical Processes and Electrocatalysis, Chemical Engineering Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2002-2008, Diploma in in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
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G. Nikiforidis, Postdoc 

  • 2018-now Postdoc, Intermediate temperature NaSx batteries, DIFFER, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
  • 2016-2017 Postdoc, Redox stable Co-Polypyridyl complexes for non-aqueous redox cells, Li cyclic boracarbonate ion pair compounds in Li-ion batteries, KAIST, Korea
  • 2014-2016 Postdoc, Aqueous two-electrode photo-stimulated Li-I2 flow battery , RIKEN, Japan
  • 2012-2014 Postdoc, Mixed acid media on the positive side of the hybrid Zn-Ce RFB, Vanadium microfluidic cell with multi-layer flow through porous electrode, Piezoelectric flexible mechanical energy harvesting generatorsAqueous two-electrode photo-stimulated Li-I2 flow battery , City University of Hong Kong, China
  • 2012 Postdoc, Aqueous two-electrode photo-stimulated Li-I2 flow battery , University of Stratchclyde, UK
  • 2008-2011 PhD, Chemistry (Pure and Applied), University of Stratchclyde, UK
  • 2007-2008 MSc, Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Stratchclyde, U

U. Mushtaq, PhD 

I completed my bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in February 2012. Upon graduation, I joined the Fuel Cell Laboratories at Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) and University of Science and Technology (UST) as a graduate student researcher. My masters’ studies were focused on solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology and on the design and development of a short stack. After completing my Master of Engineering  in Advanced Energy Technology major in February 2014, I joined KIER as a researcher till August 2017. During the years, I worked on several projects related to the design and development of SOFC technology from single cells to short stacks and portable devices for commercial and military purpose. Currently, I am working as a PhD candidate at Catalytic and Electrochemical Processes for Energy Applications group, DIFFER, to investigate and develop a novel electrochemical cell for the production of electro-fuel via vibrational stimulations.