Maurice (Mavrikios) Politis



Laboratory Teaching Faculty



University of Western Macedonia

Office 208, Department of Mechanical Engineering {}

Bakola & Sialvera Street

50132 Kozani




Tel.: +30 24610 56653



PhD ‘Multiscale simulation of physicochemical processes in hydrocarbon deposits and other porous materials’. Advisor: Prof. E. S. Kikkinides, University of West Macedonia, Dep. of Mechanical Engineering, Greece.

MEng in Chemical Engineering (Masters in Engineering) in Process Biotechnology (degree classification: Merit, T K Ross Prize) .University of Surrey, Department of Chemical Engineering, Guildford, UK



Micro-structure characterization for transport properties calculation in heterogeneous porous media.
Multiscale transport phenomena simulation


Short Bio

Maurice Politis is a Chemical Engineer (MEng Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering, University of Surrey, UK) with a PhD in Multiscale transport phenomena from the Mechanical Engineering Department of the university of Western Macedonia.

Since July 2009 he is a Computational Science appointed Technical Faculty at the Dep. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, Kozani, Greece. Experienced engineer with a background in applied research, project work and scientific computing.

Research focus: The application of advanced computational techniques to solve practical engineering problems in the area of Transport Phenomena with the aspiration to apply a unified methodology to characterize quantitatively the microstructure of disordered heterogeneous materials using theoretical and high performance computer-simulation techniques.  Microscopic and macroscopic simulation of physicochemical processes in porous media including single and two phase flow, molecular diffusion, conduction and adsorption.

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Introduction to programming

Numerical Analysis

Numerical PDEs (Computational Mechanics I)

Mass & Energy Balances


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Selected Publications

M.E.Kikkinides, E.S, Politis, M.G. (2014) ‘Linking Pore Diffusivity with Macropore Structure of Zeolite Adsorbents. Part II:

Simulation of Pore Diffusion and Mercury Intrusion in Stochastically Reconstructed Zeolite Adsorbents’, Adsorption, 20(1), p. 5-20

M.E.Kikkinides, E.S, Politis, M.G. (2014) ‘Linking Pore Diffusivity with Macropore Structure of Zeolite Adsorbents. Part I: Three Dimensional Structural Representation Combining Scanning Electron Microscopy with Stochastic Reconstruction methods’, Adsorption, 20(1), p. 21-35

Politis, M.G., Kainourgiakis, M.E.Kikkinides, E.S & Stubos, A.K. (2011) ‘Investigating the Microstructure and Transport Properties relationship of Random Heterogeneous Materials Using Simulated Annealing Techniques’ 7th GRACM International Congress on Computational Mechanics Athens, 30 June – 2 July 2011

Politis, M.G., Kikkinides, E.S., Kainourgiakis, M.E. & Stubos, A.K. (2008) ‘A hybrid process-based and stochastic reconstruction method of porous media’, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, vol. 110, no. 1, p. 92-99.