Professor Eustathios S. Kikkinides

Position Academic Staff member  

University of Western Macedonia

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Bakola & Sialvera Street

50100 Kozani

Greece, Western Macedonia

Contact Data

Tel: +30 24610 56650

Fax: +30 24610 56601

Laboratory Environmental Technology Laboratory (ETL)  
Relationship Since 2003  
Curriculum Vitae

Eustathios Kikinides is the vice-director of the Environmental Technology Laboratory in the Department. He was appointed a permanent member of the academic staff on June 26, 2004. He is a graduate Chemical Engineer from the University of Patras (1989) and was awarded a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Buffalo University (USA) in 1994. He has close to 200 publications in international journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. He has been involved in 30 research programmes, in many of which as a principal investigator. He  has served as Head of the Department from September 2010 to December 2012. He is a member of the Governing Board of the University of Western Macedonia since June 2011.


Research interests

  • Gas separation and purification by adsorption processes (PSA/TSA) and porous membranes.
  • Recovery and storage technologies for hydrogen and natural gas using porous materials.
  • Carbon capture and sequestration.
  • Characterization of porous media by combining of advanced experimental with sotchastic reconstruction methods.
  • Removal of suspended particles and/or heavy metals from fluid streams with porous membranes and percolators
  • Numerical modelling, simulation and optimization of processes at micro/macro scale.
  • Microsocpic modelling and simulation of adsorption, diffusion and flow in porous media.
Course Catalogue 120  Fluid Mechanics I  
  228 Computational Mechanics I  
  220 Unit Operations  
Publications in GoogleScholar  

Kikkinides E.S. and Politis M.G., “Linking Pore Diffusivity with Macropore Structure of Zeolite Adsorbents. Part I: Three Dimensional Structural Representation Combining Scanning Electron Microscopy with Stochastic Reconstruction methods”, Adsorption, in press (2013).

Kikkinides E.S. and Politis M.G., “Linking Pore Diffusivity with Macropore Structure of Zeolite Adsorbents. Part II: Simulation of Pore Diffusion and Mercury Intrusion in Stochastically Reconstructed Zeolite Adsorbents.”, Adsorption, in press (2013).


Pagana A.E., Sklari S.D., Kikkinides E.S., Zaspalis V.T., “Combined adsorption-permeation membrane process for the removal of chromium (III) ions from contaminated water”, J. Of Membrane Science, 367(1-2), 319-324 (2011).


E.S. Kikkinides, A.G. Yiotis, M.E. Kainourgiakis, and A.K. Stubos, “Lattice Boltzmann method for Lennard-Jones fluids based on the gradient theory of interfaces”, Physical Review E 78, 056705 (2010).


Dragan Nikolic, Eustathios S. Kikkinides, and Michael C. Georgiadis, Optimization of Multibed Pressure Swing Adsorption Processes, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 48, 5388–5398 (2009).


Krokos C.A., Nikolic D., Kikkinides E.S., Georgiadis M.C., Stubos A.K., “Modeling and Optimization of Multi-tubular metal hydride beds for efficient hydrogen storage”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 34, 9128-9140 (2009).

 E.S. Kikkinides, A.G. Yiotis, M.E. Kainourgiakis, and A.K. Stubos, “Thermodynamic consistency of liquid-gas lattice Boltzmann methods: Interfacial property issues”, Physical Review E 78, 036702 (2008).