Athanasios G. Konstandopoulos
Dr. Athanasios G. Konstandopoulos has been active since 1985 in the field of Green Mobility and Sustainable Energy researching automotive emission control (Diploma in Mech. Eng., Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece; MSc. Mech. Eng., Michigan Tech Houghton, Michigan, USA) and aerosol and particle technology with applications in clean energy, environment and materials (MSc Chem. Eng., MPhil, PhD, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA). He is a specialist in nanoparticles and combustion aerosols, with extensive research and engineering consulting experience in the design, modeling and testing of structured reactors for many uses, including emission control for mobile and stationary sources, solar fuel production (renewable hydrogen and carbon-neutral hydrocarbons), and biotechnological applications. In 1996 he established in Thessaloniki, Greece, the Aerosol and Particle Technology Laboratory (APTL), today internationally acclaimed as a center of excellence, as a business unit of the Chemical Process & Energy Resources Institute (CPERI), at the Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH). Dr. Konstandopoulos has coordinated and managed numerous research projects, funded by the European Commission and leading international industries. He is the recipient of the 2006 European Descartes Prize, the 2010 European Research Council Advanced Grant, a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers and author of numerous widely cited publications. He is a founding member of HAAR and served as the first HAAR president.