Athina Krestou


Athina Krestou


Assistant Professor


University of Western Macedonia

Polytechnic School Campus

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Active Urban Planning Zone (ZEP), Kozani

50100 Kozani


Contact Data

Tel (office): +30 2461056633

Fax: +30 24610 56601



2013 PhD, Synthesis of nano-crystalline boehmite from aluminate solutions, School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, NTUA

2001 MSc, Materials for Engineering Applications, University of SURREY, UK

2000 Diploma in Chemical Engineering, NTUA



Curriculum Vitae

Krestou Athina was born in Athens on 1976. She obtained a diploma in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), an MSc on Materials for Engineering Applications from the University of Surrey, UK, and a PhD from the School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, NTUA. From 2001 to 2008 she worked as an External Collaborator – Researcher in the Laboratory of Metallurgy, NTUA, developing research projects on the exploitation of industrial by-products or wastes as raw materials for new products (including nano-structured ones) and in the optimization of their physicochemical properties, for targeted applications. In the period from 2009 to 2018 she worked as a Laboratory and Scientific Collaborator of the Technological Education Institute of Western Macedonia, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Industrial Design and in the Divisions of Environmental Geotechnology and Pollution Control Technologies, teaching courses in the scientific areas of Materials and the Environment and drawing up research projects in corresponding fields. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, UoWM, since December 2019..

Full CV

Course Catalogue

Advances Materials – Nanomaterials

Materials for Environmental & Energy Applications

Physical Processes Tecnology

Physical Processes (The course is taught in the Department of Chemical Engineering, UoWM)

Publications in






A. Krestou, D. Panias (2018), “Physicochemical properties of nano-crystalline boehmite precipitated from synthetic bayer liquor at 90oc: effect of neutralization rate”, Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research, Vol. 5, Issue 12, pp. 114-123, pp. 114-123.

Krestou A., Giozis I., Maroulis G., Kyriakou V., Tsanaktsidis , Kiratzis N.E., (2017), “Fabrication of thin electrodic films by solution aerosol thermolysis (SAT)”, ECS Transactions, 78 (1), pp. 1839-1850, DOI: 10.1149/07801.1839cest.

Athanasios Triantafyllou, Nicolas Moussiopoulos, Athina Krestou, George Tsegas and Fotios Barbas, Stelios Garas and Melina Adreadou,  (2017), “Application of Inverse Dispersion modeling for the determination of PM emission factors from fugitive dust sources in open-pit lignite mines”, Int. J. Environment and Pollution, Vol.62, Nos. 2/3/4, 2017, pp. 275-290.

A.I. Zouboulis, P. Samaras, A. Krestou and N.D. Tzoupanos, 2012, «Leather production modification methods towards minimization of tanning pollution: “Green Tanning”», Frezenious Environmental Bulletin, Vol.21, No. 8b, pp. 2406-2412.

D. Panias, A. Krestou, “Effect of synthesis parameters on precipitation of nanocrystalline boehmite from aluminate solutions”, Powder Technology 175, 2007, pp. 163-173.

A. Krestou, A. Xenidis, D. Panias, “Mechanism of aqueous uranium (VI) uptake by natural zeolitic tuff”, Minerals Engineering, 16, 2003, pp.1363-1370.

A. Krestou, A. Xenidis, D. Panias, “Mechanism of aqueous uranium (VI) uptake by hydroxyapatite”, Minerals Engineering, 17, 2004, pp.373-381.

A. Krestou, I. Giozis, G. Maroulis, A. Barbatsis, C. Tsanaktsidis, V. Kyriakou and N. E. Kiratzis, (2018), “Morphological Investigation of Thin Ceramic Films by Solution Aerosol Thermolysis (SAT)”, 15o Πανελλήνιο Συμπόσιο Κατάλυσης, Ιωάννινα 18-20 Οκτωβρίου 2018.

Krestou A., Giozis I., Maroulis G., Kyriakou V., Tsanaktsidis K., Kiratzis N.E., (2017), “Fabrication of thin electrodic films by solution aerosol thermolysis (SAT)”, Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC-XV), July 23-28, 2017, Hollywood- Florida.

A. Krestou, A.G. Triantafyllou, S. Garas, V. Tsekouras and C. Diamantopoulos, “Design, Construction and Testing of a Laboratory Chamber for Dust Generation and Sampling”, 13th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, 5-7 September 2013, Athens.

D. Panias, A. Krestou, “Synthesis of nano-boehmite from aluminate solutions in catalytic applications”, invited lecture in 3rd International Symposium Of Light Metals and Composite Materials, 12-14 September, 2008, Belgrade, Serbia.

D. Panias, A. Krestou, “Effect of different anions on the precipitation of fine particles of alumina hydrates from supersaturated sodium aluminate solutions”, 2nd International Conference on  Advances in Mineral Resources Management and Environmental Geotechnology, AMIREG 2006, Hania, Greece, pp.269- 274.