Membranes, Gas Separations, In situ adsorption & scattering techniques, Pore structure characterization, Water treatment, Nanobubble technology


Dr. Evangelos P. Favvas is Senior Researcher at INN, NCSR "Demokritos". Evangelos P. Favvas was born in 1978 in Neapoli, Lakonia, Greece. He graduated from the Kavala Institute of Technology, obtaining the Degree of Petroleum Engineer in 2002. In 2002, he entered the Postgraduate Programme “Polymer Science and Applications” (2 years), University of Athens, and obtained his M.Phil. Degree in 2004. In 2010, he obtained his Ph.D. entitled "Study of polymeric and carbon hollow fiber membranes on gas separation applications" from the Department of Chemistry, University of Athens.

From 2007-2017 was a permanent Research Officer at the INN in NCSR “Demokritos”, specifically as a member of Materials and Membranes for Environmental Separations Laboratory (MESL). From February 2017 he is Senior Researcher in the same Institute.

His research interests embrace the experimental study of gas separation using membranes and sorbents as well as the insitu study of condensation process using combination of X-ray scattering and adsorption techniques. He has also extended experience in the area of preparation and evaluation of new hybrid porous materials (metal doped silica based materials, CNTs, graphene, etc.) with emphasis on energy and environmental applications. The development of new methods for the gaseous nanobubbles preparation and the investigation of their properties in the surface and colloidal science is also a branch of his scientific interests.

He is author and co-author of 74 papers in peer review international journals (>2000 citations, h-index: 21) and 6 book chapters. He is the co-editor of the book series “Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes”, 1st Edition, “Carbon Dioxide Separation/Capture by Using Membranes”, Elsevier Publisher, 2018, Paperback ISBN: 9780128136454 and now (Spring-Summer 2022) he is editing a new book (Elsevier) entitled “Modern Approaches in Membrane Technology”. 

He is also inventor of 2 National and 3 International (WIPO/US Patent Office) patents and he has participated in 85 international and national conferences. In addition, he is member of the editorial board of 6 international journals, he is Associate editor in “Membrane Applications - Gas and Vapor”, Frontiers, and he has served as Guest Editor in journals such as “Nanomaterials”, “Int. J. of Hydrogen Energy”, “Int. J. Greenh. Gas Control.”. He is also member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).


Metaxa, Z.S., Tolkou, A.K., Efstathiou, S., Rahdar, A., Favvas, E.P., Mitropoulos, A.C. and Kyzas, G.Z., Nanomaterials in cementitious composites: An update Molecules, Volume 26, Article Number: 1430, 2021 [doi]

Kumar, K.V., Ramisetty, K.A., Devi, K.R., Krishna, G.R., Heffernan, C., Stewart, A.A., Guo, J., Gadipelli, S., Brett, D.J.L., Favvas, E.P. and Rasmuson, A.C., Pure Curcumin Spherulites from Impure Solutions via Nonclassical Crystallization ACS Omega, 2021 [doi]

Gotzias, A., Sapalidis, A. and Favvas, E., Hydrogen adsorption simulations in isomorphous borohydride and imidazolate frameworks: Evaluations using interpolation International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 46, Pages: 19778-19787, 2021 [doi]

Favvas, E.P. and Basile, A., Special issue “Materials and membranes for hydrogen separation/purification processes” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 46, Pages: 19704, 2021 [doi]

Favvas, E.P., Kyzas, G.Z., Efthimiadou, E.K. and Mitropoulos, A.C., Bulk nanobubbles, generation methods and potential applications Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 54, Article Number: 101455, 2021 [doi]

Esser, T., Wolf, T., Schubert, T., Benra, J., Forero, S., Maistros, G., Barbe, S., Theodorakopoulos, G.V., Karousos, D.S., Sapalidis, A.A. and Favvas, E.P., CO2/CH4and He/N2 Separation Properties and Water Permeability Valuation of Mixed Matrix MWCNTs-Based Cellulose Acetate Flat Sheet Membranes: A Study of the Optimization of the Filler Material Dispersion Method Nanomaterials, Volume 11, Pages: 1-21, Article Number: 280, 2021 [doi]

Sapalidis, A.A., Karantzis, P.I., Vairis, A., Nitodas, S.F., Barbe, S. and Favvas, E.P., A study of the reinforcement effect of MWCNTs onto polyimide flat sheet membranes Polymers, Volume 12, Article Number: 1381, 2020 [doi]

Muthukumaraswamy Rangaraj, V., Wahab, M.A., Reddy, K.S.K., Kakosimos, G., Abdalla, O., Favvas, E.P., Reinalda, D., Geuzebroek, F., Abdala, A. and Karanikolos, G.N., Metal Organic Framework — Based Mixed Matrix Membranes for Carbon Dioxide Separation: Recent Advances and Future Directions Frontiers in Chemistry, Volume 8, Article Number: 534, 2020 [doi]

Lei, L., Lindbråthen, A., Zhang, X., Favvas, E.P., Sandru, M., Hillestad, M. and He, X., Preparation of carbon molecular sieve membranes with remarkable CO2/CH4 selectivity for high-pressure natural gas sweetening Journal of Membrane Science, Volume 614, Article Number: 118529, 2020 [doi]

Michalopoulou, A., Michailidi, E., Favvas, E., Maravelaki, N.-P., Kilikoglou, V. and Karatasios, I., Comparative Evaluation of the Morphological Characteristics of Nanolime Dispersions for the Consolidation of Architectural Monuments International Journal of Architectural Heritage, Volume 14, Pages: 994-1007, 2020 [doi]

Kyzas, G.Z., Favvas, E.P., Kostoglou, M. and Mitropoulos, A.C., Effect of agitation on batch adsorption process facilitated by using nanobubbles Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Volume 607, Article Number: 125440, 2020 [doi]

Karousos, D.S., Lei, L., Lindbråthen, A., Sapalidis, A.A., Kouvelos, E.P., He, X. and Favvas, E.P., Cellulose-based carbon hollow fiber membranes for high-pressure mixed gas separations of CO2/CH4 and CO2/N2 Separation and Purification Technology, Volume 253, Article Number: 117473, 2020 [doi]

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