Panagiotis Tsiakaras is a Professor & Head,University of Thessaly,Greece

Panagiotis Tsiakaras

Professor & Head

Organizing Committee


University of Thessaly


Professor Tsiakaras received his 5-years Diploma on 1984 and his 2-years MSc on 1987, both from the Department of Industrial Chemistry - University of Messina (Italy).
On 1992 he awarded with the Eurodoct price and the same year he defended his PhD at the Department of Chemical Engineering of Patras University (Greece). Two years later (1994), after his post-doctoral studies in i) Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), ii) Twente (Holland) and iii) Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), he was elected/appointed at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Thessaly.
Prof. Tsiakaras received for his studies Scholarships from Greek, Italian & Belgium research Institutions.
On 1996 he founded the laboratory of Alternative Energy Conversion Systems (Greece) and on 2012 the Laboratory of Electrochemical Devices based on Solid Oxide Proton Electrolytes at the Institute of High Temperature Electrochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Ekaterinburg Russian Federation.
On 2017 he was awarded for his overall scientific work with Ecopolis price.
He has been visiting Professor: i) at the Department of Industrial Chemistry & Materials Engineering of the University of Messina-Italy (period May-July of 2010), ii) at the National Council of Research (CNR-TAE), Italy (period April-June 2014 and June 2018) and iii) at the department of Chemical Engineering of the Ural Federal University, Russia (2017-2018). He speaks fluently and writes English and Italian. For any further information you can directly contact Prof. Tsiakaras.


1. R Wu, P Tsiakaras, PK Shen, Facile synthesis of bimetallic Pt-Pd symmetry-broken concave nanocubes and their enhanced activity toward oxygen reduction reaction, Appl. Catal. B: Environm, 2019, 251, 49-56,
2. D. Medvedev, A. Demin, A. Podias, P. Tsiakaras. BaCeO3: materials development, properties and application. Progress in Materials Science. 2014, 60, 72–129.
3. A. Brouzgou, S. Song and P. Tsiakaras, Low and non-platinum electrocatalysts for PEMFCs: current status, challenges and prospects, Appl. Catal. B. Environm., 2012, 127, 371-388.
4. P. Tsiakaras, PtM/C (M= Sn, Ru, Pd, W) based anode direct ethanol–PEMFCs: structural characteristics and cell performance. Journal of Power Sources 2007, 171 (1), 107-112.
5. S. Song and P. Tsiakaras, Recent progress in direct ethanol proton exchange membrane fuel cells (DE-PEMFCs), Appl. Catal. B: Environm., 2006, 63, (3-4) 187-193


The research interests of Prof. Tsiakaras are focused in the fields of: i) catalytic and electrocatalytic processes, ii) solid state electrochemistry, iii) electrochemical devices (fuel cells, electrolyzers, sensors, supercapacitors, electrochemical reactors etc.) design and development, iv) Direct Ethanol Fuel Cells for energy production and v) Catalysis for hydrogen production from renewable fuels. The last two decades, Prof. Tsiakaras received for his research activities more than 10 MEu from national and international competitive research programmes.


Membership/Organizations: Prof. Tsiakaras is executive member of the Greek Platform for Hydrogen & Fuel Cells as well as member of the Greek Platform of Biofuels, of the Hellenic Association for Heat and Power Cogeneration and of the Hellenic Catalysis Association. Moreover, he is member of the following international societies: ACS, Solid State Ionics, Electrochemical Society (ISE), Ionics, ASME, and Greek Society of Catalysis & Greek Society of Hydrogen. He is also (guest managing editor) of the Journal of Renewable Energy and member of the editorial board or active reviewer of more than 60 international scientific (Elsevier, ACS, RSC, Wiley, Springer etc) journals, reviewing more than 150 papers per year. Currently, he is also scientific advisor of the companies Franco Cell (France), Solid Cell (USA).

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