LIM

LIM
Laboratory of Inorganic Materials

LIMLaboratory of Inorganic Materials

Mission

The mission of the Laboratory is to execute high quality focused and applied research, provide educational and training support to young scientists and to become a valuable partner for the national and international industry.

Research focus

From the broad field of inorganic materials the Laboratory focuses its activities in the area of polycrystalline (mixed) metal oxides (ceramics). The research covers the entire range from material synthesis processes, structure and microstructure characterization, to material performance under application conditions. It is oriented towards understanding the rules governing the relationship between chemical composition, synthesis conditions, structure or microstructure characteristics and application performance. Final goal is the design of new and better materials with superior functional, structural or catalytic properties.

Main scientific directions

The research within the laboratory is characterized by the following three scientific directions:

  1. Development of ceramic materials for the microelectronic and telecommunication industry. Emphasis is given on materials able to cope with the new generation wide band gap superconductors that operate at high frequencies and temperatures. In particular, attention is paid on understanding the underlying energy dissipation mechanisms and their dependency on operation conditions and develop materials that exhibit high energy efficiencies (i.e. low energy losses) at high frequencies and high temperatures. A sub direction of this activity is towards the development of materials for wireless charging of electric vehicles (power transformers, magnetic sealing components).
  2. Development of catalysts and reactor configurations for chemical processes with environmental or energetic importance. Emphasis is given on cyclic chemical looping processes as well as on membrane reactor processes that have as a goal either the environmentally friendly combustion of carbon containing fuels or the generation of hydrogen or synthesis gas from various fuel sources. In particular, attention is paid on understanding the role of the mixed oxide defect chemistry in determining its performance in a particular redox process and how this depends on certain doping elements. Final goal is the design of new and better materials with high oxygen transfer capacities and selectivity either towards total or towards partial oxidation products.
  3. Development of synthesis processes for controlled manufacturing of nanoparticles as well as development of techniques for their surface functionalization that enables their application in medical diagnostics (i.e. contrast enhancement additives or thermotherapy agents). Emphasis is given on the synthesis and characterization of magnetic nanoparticles and usage is being made of the available knowledge during the magnetic material development activities. Within this cluster of bio applications of magnetic materials recent research activities explore the biocompatibility of metal oxides and their function as scaffolds allowing the three- dimensional organization of human stem cells.

Projects & Activities

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MemAds2Carb

/2090 

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Waste-Magnet

/MIS5048469/Τ6ΥΒΠ-00010 

LEFH, LIM

CO22MeOH

/MIS 5030175/Τ1ΕΔΚ-01532 

Personnel

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Evdou Antigoni

Collaborating Researcher PhD
, Chemical Engineer, PhD
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Grekou Triantafyllia

PhD Candidate
, Chemical Engineer
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Haidou Konstantina

Administrative & Technical Staff
, Chemical Engineer, PhD
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Kaldis Sotirios

Researcher
, Associate Scientist
, Chemical Engineer, PhD
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Kikkinides Efstathios

Collaborating Faculty Member
, Professor
, AUTH, Chemical Engineering Dept.
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Kogias George

Scientific Personnel
, Chemical Engineer, MSc
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Papaioannou Savina-Maria

Scientific Personnel
, Chemical Engineer
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Tsakaloudi Vassiliki

Collaborating Researcher PhD
, Chemist, PhD
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Zaspalis Stefanos

Scientific Personnel
, Miner Engineer
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Zaspalis Vassilios

Collaborating Faculty Member
, Professor
, AUTH, Chemical Engineering Dept.

Publications

Asimakopoulou A., Koutsonikolas D., Kastrinaki G., Skevis G.

Innovative Gas-Liquid Membrane Contactor Systems for Carbon Capture and Mineralization in Energy Intensive Industries

2021

Membranes, 11:271

Kaloyianni M., Bobori D., Xanthopoulou D., Malioufa G., Sampsonidis I., Kalogiannis S., Feidantsis K., Kastrinaki G., Dimitriadi A., Koumoundouros G., Lambropoulou D., Kyzas G., Bikiaris D.

Toxicity and functional tissue responses of two freshwater fish after exposure to polystyrene microplastics

2021

Toxics, 289, 9, 11

Kogias G., Tsakaloudi V., Zaspalis V.

Thermal instabilities of Cobalt containing MnZn ferrite cores for medium (500kHz) frequency applications

2021

J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 529, 167848

Pappa A., Papadimitriou-Tsantarliotou A., Kaloyianni M., Kastrinaki G., Dailianis S., Lambropoulou D., Christodoulou E., Kyzas G., Bikiaris D.

Insights into the toxicity of biomaterials microparticles with a combination of cellular and oxidative biomarkers

2021

Journal of Hazardous Materials, 413, 12533

Dimitriadi A., Papaefthimiou C., Genizegkini E., Sampsonidis I., Kalogiannis S., Feidantsis K., Bobori D., Kastrinaki G., Koumoundouros G., Lambropoulou D., Kyzas G., Bikiaris D.

Adverse effects polystyrene microplastics exert on zebrafish heart – Molecular to individual level

2021

Journal of Hazardous Materials, 416, 125969

Nalbandian L., Evdou A., Matsouka C., Zaspalis V.

Assessment of (La1-xSrx)MnO3±δ perovskites as oxygen-carrier materials in chemical-looping processes

2021

Fuel Processing Technology 226, 107086

Beatrice C., Dobak S., Tsakaloudi V., Fiorillo F., Manioudaki A., Zaspalis V.

Magnetic Ageing in TiO2-doped Mn-Zn ferrites

2019, 2020

J. Magn. & Magn. Mater. 502, 166576

Kikkinides E., Monson P.A., Valiullin R.

Sorption Isotherm Reconstruction and Extraction of Pore Size Distributions for Serially Connected Pore Model (SCPM) Structures Employing Algorithmic and Statistical Models

2020

Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 124(39), 21591-607

Asimakopoulou A., Koutsonikolas D., Kastrinaki G., Skevis G.

Innovative Gas-Liquid Membrane Contactor Systems for Carbon Capture and Mineralization in Energy Intensive Industries

2021

Membranes, 11:271

Kaloyianni M., Bobori D., Xanthopoulou D., Malioufa G., Sampsonidis I., Kalogiannis S., Feidantsis K., Kastrinaki G., Dimitriadi A., Koumoundouros G., Lambropoulou D., Kyzas G., Bikiaris D.

Toxicity and functional tissue responses of two freshwater fish after exposure to polystyrene microplastics

2021

Toxics, 289, 9, 11

Kogias G., Tsakaloudi V., Zaspalis V.

Thermal instabilities of Cobalt containing MnZn ferrite cores for medium (500kHz) frequency applications

2021

J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 529, 167848

Pappa A., Papadimitriou-Tsantarliotou A., Kaloyianni M., Kastrinaki G., Dailianis S., Lambropoulou D., Christodoulou E., Kyzas G., Bikiaris D.

Insights into the toxicity of biomaterials microparticles with a combination of cellular and oxidative biomarkers

2021

Journal of Hazardous Materials, 413, 12533

Dimitriadi A., Papaefthimiou C., Genizegkini E., Sampsonidis I., Kalogiannis S., Feidantsis K., Bobori D., Kastrinaki G., Koumoundouros G., Lambropoulou D., Kyzas G., Bikiaris D.

Adverse effects polystyrene microplastics exert on zebrafish heart – Molecular to individual level

2021

Journal of Hazardous Materials, 416, 125969

Nalbandian L., Evdou A., Matsouka C., Zaspalis V.

Assessment of (La1-xSrx)MnO3±δ perovskites as oxygen-carrier materials in chemical-looping processes

2021

Fuel Processing Technology 226, 107086

Beatrice C., Dobak S., Tsakaloudi V., Fiorillo F., Manioudaki A., Zaspalis V.

Magnetic Ageing in TiO2-doped Mn-Zn ferrites

2019, 2020

J. Magn. & Magn. Mater. 502, 166576

Kikkinides E., Monson P.A., Valiullin R.

Sorption Isotherm Reconstruction and Extraction of Pore Size Distributions for Serially Connected Pore Model (SCPM) Structures Employing Algorithmic and Statistical Models

2020

Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 124(39), 21591-607

Tsakaloudi V., Beatrice C., Dobak S., Fiorillo F., Zaspalis V.

Measuring and modeling broadband magnetic losses versus temperature and aging effects in CoO-doped Mn-Zn ferrites

2020

ΙΕΕΕ Trans. on Magn., 978, 1454-58

Asimakopoulou A., Gkekas I., Kastrinaki G., Prigione A., Zaspalis V., Petrakis S.

Biocompatibility of α-Al2O3 Ceramic Substrates with Human Neural Precursor Cells

2020

Biofunctional Materials, 11(65), 1-13

MINOAN – Smart Sustainable
Energy Conversion and Management

GREEN – Geo-Resources, Energy
& Environmental Management

GrEnEA – Green Energy
& Environmental Applications

LIM – Laboratory
of Inorganic Materials

ARTEMIS – Advanced Renewable
Technologies for Energy & Materials
Integrated Systems

NRRE – Natural Resources
& Renewable Energies

PSDI – Laboratory of Process
Systems Design and Implementation

LPRE – Laboratory of Polymer
Reaction Engineering

NICE – Novel materIals
for Clean Energy Applications

LEFH – Laboratory of Environmental
Fuels/Biofuels and Hydrocarbons

HydPro – Hydroprocessing

BCPL – Biological Computation
& Process Laboratory

LEET – Laboratory of Environmental & Energy Transition technologies
(GrEnEA, Green & Minoan Groups)