Prof. G. E. MARNELLOS
Prof. GEORGE E. MARNELLOS graduated the Dept. of Chemical Engineering at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece, in 1995. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1999 from AUTh, and a Master degree in Business Administration from the Macedonia University (Thessaloniki, Greece), in 1998. Since 2003, he is appointing an academic position (today as Professor) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Western Macedonia (UoWM – Kozani, Greece), and he is also an affiliated faculty member in the Chemical Processes & Energy Resources Institute (CPERI) OF Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH). He was the Vice-Rector for Financial Planning, Infrastructure & Development and Chairman of the Research Committee at the University of Western Macedonia (2016-2019). He is the co-author of 76 papers in international scientific journals, 26 in international conference proceedings, 78 in national conference proceedings and 2 book chapters, concerning heterogeneous catalysis, solid state electrochemistry, biomass energy conversion in several energy and environmental applications including the development of approaches for efficient energy storage of intermittent excess RES power and of CO2 emissions utilization (1500 citations). He is also holding an international patent, which deals with the use of high temperature proton conducting membrane reactors for electro-catalytic ammonia synthesis at atmospheric pressure. Marnellos’ group conducts high-level fundamental and applied research in the fields of hydrocarbons processing (natural gas valorisation, production of olefins), hydrogen (iso-octane and bioethanol reforming, steam and H2S electrolysis, electrochemical membrane reactors for hydrogen generation and separation) and fuel cell (direct hydrocarbon and solid carbon high temperature ceramic fuel cells) technologies, CO2 utilization (hydrogenation to methanol and methane, electrolysis toward CO), air pollution control (NOX, VOCs, etc) and biomass to energy conversion technologies. He has participated in numerous research projects funded by national and EU funding agencies. He is a regular reviewer in relevant scientific Journals and research funding agencies and he is/was a member in the organizing and scientific committees of international and national scientific conferences. In 2010, he obtained the Fulbright research scholarship to cooperate with MIT (Department of Mechanical Engineering) in the research field of fuel cells. In November 2015, he was awarded by UoWM a prize for Innovative Research in 2012-2014. Since 2016, he is the chairman of the Cluster of Bioenergy and Environment in Western Macedonia (CluBE). Since 2020, he is the Associate Editor of the newly “Hydrogen” journal of the MDPI editions.