Research Programs

Recent Research Programs

  1. Jan. 2023 – Dec. 2026. Cost-effective, sustainable and responsible extraction routes for recovering distinct critical metals and industrial minerals as by-products from key European hard-rock lithium projects [EXCEED], Horizon Europe project, funded by the EU, VTT (FI), budget TUC 840,000 €,
  2. June 2022 – May 2026. Sustainable processing of Europe’s low-grade sulphidic and lateritic nickel/cobalt ores and tailings into battery-grade metals [ENICON], Horizon Europe project, Grant Agreement No. 101058124, funded by the EU, coordinator KU Leuven (BE), budget TUC 700,000 €,
  3. July 2018 – Dec. 2024. Innovative technologies for climate change mitigation by Mediterranean agricultural sector, LIFE17 CCM/GR/000087 (ClimaMed), coordinator Benaki Phytopathological Institute, TUC budget 151,111 €,
  4. “DEcision system For Irrigation in Crete based on Innovative Technologies – DE.F.I.C.I.T, ΟΠΣ (MIS) 5028242’’, Source of Funding: Επιχειρησιακό Πρόγραμμα Κρήτη 2014-2020, Ευρωπαϊκό Ταμείο Περιφερειακής Ανάπτυξης (ΕΤΠΑ), 2019-2022
  5. “Innovative technologies for climate change mitigation by Mediterranean agricultural sector”, Source of Funding: EC (Programme LIFE17 CCM/GR/000087), 2018-2022
  6. RAFF 2019-2022: Risk assessment of final pits during flooding-RAFF. Χρηματοδότηση: European Commission, Research Fund for Steel and Coal, Budget for TUC 346.800 €
  7. 3DMicroPores: Micro-Macro scale couplings in reactive transport processes in porous materials; Realistic 3D experiments towards Rigorous upscaled models. Funded by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation, 2018-2022
  8. Feb. 2016-Jan. 2020. Metal Recovery from Low Grade Ores and Wastes (Metgrow+), Research and Innovation Action (RIA), H2020 project, Grant Agreement n° 690088, funded by the European Union, coordinator VTT Finland, TUC budget 487,125 €
  9. Removing the waste streams from the primary Aluminium production and other metal sectors in Europe / Acronym: RemovAL (3E180673) στο Department of Materials Engineering (MTM), KU Leuven, Belgium, 2019-2020. Χρηματοδότης: Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση. Πρόγραμμα: H2020-SC5-Climate action, resources, efficiency and raw materials. Επιβλέπων (από το KU Leuven): Prof. Dr. Yiannis Pontikes.
  10. INVALOR 2018-2019: Research Infrastructure for the Valorization of Wastes and Sustainable Management of Resources, partners: University Patras (coord.), AUTH, AUA, DUTH, Forth Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences, TUC, funded by the Greek Minister of Εconomy and Development, Budget TUC 700.000 €
  11. Nov. 2017 – Oct. 2019. ENGineering and Industry Innovative Training for Engineers, Erasmus+ project, AGREEMENT NUMBER – 2017-1-CY01-KA202-026728, coordinator Technological University Cyprus, TUC budget 32,086 €
  12. Marie Curie Fellowship as part of the EU-funded project HC Ørsted Postdoc, cofunded by Marie Curie Actions (COFUNDPostdocDTU) στο Center for Electron Nanoscopy (CEN), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), 2015-2018. Ο τίτλος του προγράμματος ήταν “Nanoscale electron microscopic investigation of strategic & hazardous elements in critical raw materials and metallurgical residues”.
  13. MOZART: Mesoporous matrices for localized pH-triggered release of therapeutic ions and drugs (Horizon 2020 Grant 685872 : 2015-2018)
  14. BEWEXMIN 2015-2018: Bucket wheel excavators operating under difficult mining conditions including unmineable inclusions and geological structures with excessive mining resistance-BEWEXMIN, Χρηματοδότηση: European Commission, Research Fund for Steel and Coal