Vita

Date, place of birth: January 22th, 1959, Thessaloniki / Greece
Nationality: German, Greek

University education with degree

1976-1981                      Mechanical Engineering; Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Degree: Dipl.-Ing.

Research degrees

1985                                Dr.-Ing., Process Engineering, University of Karlsruhe,
                                         Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. E.-U. Schlünder  
1990                                Habilitation to Dr.-Ing. habil., University of Karlsruhe

Professional experience

1994-present                 Full professor and Chair of Thermal Process Engineering, Faculty of Process    
                                         and Systems Engineering, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
1991-1994                      Senior Process Specialist in R&D (Solids Processing, Engineering Science
                                         Laboratory) of the Dow Deutschland Inc., Stade
1985-1990                      Postdoctoral research assistant, Thermal Process Engineering, Univ. Karlsruhe
1982-1985                      Research assistant, Thermal Process Engineering, University of Karlsruhe
1981-1982                      Research assistant, Applied Thermodynamics, Aristotle University Thessaloniki

Honors and Awards

2018                               Professor Arun S. Mujumdar Medal for Outstanding Mentorship and 
                                        Sustained Excellence in Drying Research 
                                        (presented at 21th Intern. Drying Symposium, Valencia, Spain)
2017                               Honorary Professor of the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy,
                                        Sofia, Bulgaria
2017                               Award for Excellence in Drying R&D
                                        (presented at 2nd Nordic Baltic Drying Conference, Hamburg, Germany)
2016                               Best Research Award
                                        (presented at 20th International Drying Symposium, Gifu, Japan)
2013                               Otto von Guericke Research Award, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
2010                               Award for Excellence in Drying Research
                                        (presented at 17th Intern. Drying Symposium, Magdeburg, Germany)
2002                               Award for Innovation in Drying Research
                                        (presented at 13th Intern. Drying Symposium, Beijing, China)

Memberships/Activities in Scientific Organizations

  • Senate and Grants Committee of the DFG for Collaborative Research Centers (2014-2020)

  • Expert Panel of the DFG for Chemical and Thermal Process Engineering (2004-2012)

  • Speaker of the Expert Panels of the DFG for Process Engineering and Technical Chemistry (2008-2012)

  • Vice speaker of DFG Graduate School 1554 (2016-2019)

  • Central Selection Committee of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2005-2013)

  • Working Party on Drying Technology, ProcessNet (1998-today, Chairman: 2005-today)

  • Working Party on Heat and Mass Transfer, ProcessNet (1995-today)

  • Working Party on Granular Media and Agglomeration Technology, ProcessNet (2009-today)

  • European Working Party on Drying, EFCE (2003-today, Chairman: 2004-2008)

  • Scientific Council of International Center of Heat and Mass Transfer (2002-today)

  • Section ¿Product Design and Engineering¿ of the EFCE (2007-today)

  • Advisory board of VDI/GVC (Process and Chemical Engineering Association, 2005-2018)

  • Chairman of the regional VDI group ¿Chemical and Process Engineering¿ (2005-today)

  • Founding Dean, Dean (1998-2002) and Vice-Dean (2013-today) of the Faculty of Process and Systems Engineering, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

  • Member of the Academic Senate of the Otto von Guericke University (2002-2013, 2020-today)

  • Center of Dynamic Systems (CDS), Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (2016-today)

  • International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) ProEng, Magdeburg (2019-today)


  • Other activities and services

  • Editorial board of: Drying Technology Journal, Processes, ChemEngineering

  • Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Chemical Engineering

  • Editor of the book series ¿Modern Drying Technology¿, 5 volumes, Wiley-VCH, 2007-2014
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