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The research team of EcoResources comprises of highly specialized scientists with long experience and continuous training in a variety of modern applied fields related to research and development. Particularly, the company collaborates with Physicists, Chemical Engineers, Geologists, Agronomists, Chemists, Materials Engineers and Mineralogists.
Chemist, PhD Dr. Evgenios Kokkinos has a degree in Chemistry from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, majoring in Chemical and Environmental Technology (MSc), and currently he is a Postdoctoral researcher in the same department. His doctoral research was done at the Chemical Engineering Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His main research interests are the removal of toxic metals from water and flue gases, as well as their recovery from industrial waste, in the concepts of good housekeeping and circular economy.
Chemical Engineer, PhD Dr. Konstantinos Kontogiannopoulos graduated from School of Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – AUTh, Greece and holds a PhD (2011) in Chemistry and Technology of Natural products and Pharmaceutical Technology with emphasis on the utilization of bioactive natural products through innovative drug delivery systems (DDS). He has worked in the Greek pharmaceutical industry, as well as in the National Centre for Research & Technological Development (CERTH) and since 2018 is a Research assistant (Post-Doc researcher) in the Laboratory of Organic Chemistry / School of Chemical Engineering/AUTh as well as in the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology / School of Pharmacy/AUTh. His research interests focus on innovative drug delivery systems (Liposomes, hyperbranched Polymers and Chimeric Advanced DDS, Cyclodextrines, biodegradable polymeric patches) for bioactive compounds derived from natural products. Furthermore, his research expands on the utilization of natural products, as well as in advanced methods of management-processing and reuse of industrial water and wastewater streams as well as the utilization/valorization of by- and co-products from agri-food industries. He has published 22 research articles in international peer-reviewed journals (7 as the first writer) and has participated in over 30 papers in international and Greek conferences (348 citations, h-index: 8). In addition, he has worked on 11 relevant research projects co-funded by the EU and Greece.
Chemical Engineer, PhD Dr. Konstantinos Simeonidis is a Chemical Engineer (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) holding a MSc in Materials Physics and Technology and a PhD in the development of magnetic nanoparticles for technological applications (Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). During the last ten years he conducted postdoctoral research studies in the field of nanotechnology aiming in the design and synthesis of nanoparticles oriented for water treatment and biomedical applications (diagnosis and treatment) collaborating with laboratories from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University of Thessaly and Technical Institute of East Macedonia and Thrace. At the current time he is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki working in the development of technological nanomaterials based on industrial byproducts. His research interests are focused in the synthesis of single or binary inorganic nanomaterials and the characterization of their crystal structure, the morphology, the chemical composition and the surface properties by means of X-ray techniques, electronic microscopy and chemical analysis methods. He participated in 14 scientific projects having received another three fellowships for research studies. The results from his research have been published in 83 peer-review journals and more than 150 conference presentations having received around 1450 citations (h-index 23). He is also inventor in 7 national and international patents.
Geologist, PhD Dr. Evangelos Tzamos is a Geologist (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) holding an MSc in Mineral Resources and Environment and a PhD in Mineralogy, Geochemistry-Petrology and Ore Geology. During the last years he has been conducting postodoctoral research in the field of Critical Raw Materials and currently his research is focusing on the utilization of mining wastes in the frame of the circular economy as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemistry of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has active collaboration as a research visitor in many Greek and European Universities such as National and Technical University of Athens, Università degli Studi di Milano and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He has been participating in 15 research projects -4 of them as project leader- and has received 3 research fellowships. His research interests include the study of minerals/rocks/ores and their potential uses, geochemical assessment of water and sediments, applied and environmental geochemistry, management of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes and waste utilization in the frame of circular economy. Results of his research have been published in more than 40 full papers and 40 abstracts in peer-review journals and conferences. He has more than 15 years of professional experience as a consulting geologist and he is an active research consultant in mining and waste management companies.
A growing team of skilled staff and ambitious interns. A group of experienced professionals and young scientists working in close collaboration with EcoResources team members in order to support running projects and fulfil long-term goals.