Dr. Aggeliki Papavasiliou is Dipl. Mineral Resources Engineer of Technical University of Crete (TUC). She carried out her Ph.D. thesis at the School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering of NTUA in the field of Materials Science and Technology and received the 3rd “Thomaidio" Award for best PhD Thesis. After finishing her Ph.D., she worked for two years as a researcher (by contract) in NTUA and since 2013 as a researcher (by contract) in the “Materials and Membranes for Environmental Separations” Laboratory of the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of NCSR “Demokritos”. She supervised the diploma thesis of several post graduate and graduate students and she was a teaching assistant in “Advance Ceramic Materials” and “Refractory Materials” laboratory courses at the School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering. During the period 2012-2015 she obtained an MBA degree in Engineering – Economic Systems, from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in association with the Department of Industrial Management of University of Piraeus. Her research expertise includes:

  • Synthesis of nanopowders and nanoporous materials
  • Materials’ characterization through Scanning electron microscopy and (EDS) analysis, X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), Temperature Programmed Reduction (H2-TPR), Temperature Programmed Desorption (TPD), N2 Adsorption, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Thermal analysis (DTA/TGA)
  • Functionalization with metal / metal oxide nanoparticles
  • Deagglomeration studies – control of agglomerates through preparation of stable colloidal suspensions 
  • Development of advanced ceramic materials (catalysts for air pollutants purification, photocatalysts, ceramic/hybrid coatings, nanocomposite materials)

She is co-author in 16 publications in peer reviewed journals and has 23 presentations in conferences and proceedings. She has participated in 6 European and 3 National research projects with an active role in the design and the implementation of the scientific work, in writing of technical and scientific reports and in the representation of the research team in scientific meetings in several European countries. At the same time, she significantly contributed in the preparation of several scientific proposals for National and European founded research projects.


Papavasiliou, A., Van Everbroeck, T., Blonda, C., Oliani, B., Sakellis, E., Cool, P., Canu, P. and Katsaros, F.K., Mesoporous CuO/TiO2 catalysts prepared by the ammonia driven deposition precipitation method for CO preferential oxidation: Effect of metal loading Fuel, Article Number: 122491, 2021 [doi]

Heliopoulos, N.S., Kythreoti, G., Lyra, K.M., Panagiotaki, K.N., Papavasiliou, A., Sakellis, E., Papageorgiou, S., Kouloumpis, A., Gournis, D., Katsaros, F.K., Stamatakis, K. and Sideratou, Z., Cytotoxicity effects of water-soluble multi-walled carbon nanotubes decorated with quaternized hyperbranched poly(Ethyleneimine) derivatives on autotrophic and heterotrophic gram-negative bacteria Pharmaceuticals, Volume 13, Pages: 1-25, Article Number: 293, 2020 [doi]

Xin, Q., Papavasilou, A., Boukos, N., Glisenti, A., Li, J.P.H., Yang, Y., Philippopoulos, C.J., Poulakis, E., Katsaros, F.K., Meynen, V. and Cool, P., Preparation of CuO/SBA-15 catalyst by the modified ammonia driven deposition precipitation method with a high thermal stability and an efficient automotive CO and hydrocarbons conversion Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Volume 223, Pages: 103-115, 2018 [doi]

Tsiourvas, D., Papavasiliou, A., Deze, E.G., Papageorgiou, S.K., Katsaros, F.K., Romanos, G.E., Poulakis, E., Philippopoulos, C.J., Xin, Q. and Cool, P., A green route to copper loaded silica nanoparticles using hyperbranched poly(Ethylene imine) as a biomimetic template: Application in heterogeneous catalysis Catalysts, Volume 7, Article Number: 390, 2017 [doi]

Papavasiliou, A., Tsiourvas, D., Deze, E.G., Papageorgiou, S.K., Katsaros, F.K., Poulakis, E., Philippopoulos, C.J., Boukos, N., Xin, Q. and Cool, P., Hyperbranched polyethyleneimine towards the development of homogeneous and highly porous CuO-CeO2-SiO2 catalytic materials Chemical Engineering Journal, Volume 300, Pages: 343-357, 2016 [doi]

Deze, E.G., Papavasiliou, A., Papageorgiou, S.K., Katsaros, F.K., Kouvelos, E.P., Romanos, G.E., Boukos, N., Xin, Q., Nyalosaso, J.L. and Cool, P., Metal loaded nanoporous silicas with tailor-made properties through hyperbranched polymer assisted templating approaches Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Volume 235, Pages: 107-119, 2016 [doi]

Papavasiliou, A. and Arkas, M., Effects of Hydrogen-Bonding on the Liquid Crystalline Properties of Dendritic Polymers Liquid Crystalline Polymers: Volume 1-Structure and Chemistry, Pages: 173-194, 2015 [doi]

Kostoglou, N., Tzitzios, V., Kontos, A.G., Giannakopoulos, K., Tampaxis, C., Papavasiliou, A., Charalambopoulou, G., Steriotis, T., Li, Y., Liao, K., Polychronopoulou, K., Mitterer, C. and Rebholz, C., Synthesis of nanoporous graphene oxide adsorbents by freeze-drying or microwave radiation: Characterization and hydrogen storage properties International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 40, Pages: 6844-6852, 2015 [doi]

Tsiourvas, D., Tsetsekou, A., Papavasiliou, A., Arkas, M. and Boukos, N., A novel hybrid sol-gel method for the synthesis of highly porous silica employing hyperbranched poly(ethyleneimine) as a reactive template Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Volume 175, Pages: 59-66, 2013 [doi]

Matsouka, V., Konsolakis, M., Yentekakis, I.V., Papavasiliou, A., Tsetsekou, A. and Boukos, N., Thermal aging behavior of Pt-only TWC converters under simulated exhaust conditions: Effect of rare earths (CeO 2, La 2O 3) and alkali (Na) modifiers Topics in Catalysis, Volume 54, Pages: 1124-1134, 2011 [doi]

Papavasiliou, A., Tsetsekou, A., Matsouka, V., Konsolakis, M., Yentekakis, I.V. and Boukos, N., Synergistic structural and surface promotion of monometallic (Pt) TWCs: Effectiveness and thermal aging tolerance Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Volume 106, Pages: 228-241, 2011 [doi]

Papavasiliou, A., Tsetsekou, A., Matsouka, V., Konsolakis, M. and Yentekakis, I.V., An investigation of the role of Zr and La dopants into Ce1-x-yZrxLayOδ enriched γ-Al2O3 TWC washcoats Applied Catalysis A: General, Volume 382, Pages: 73-84, 2010 [doi]

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