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Professor Xenophon E. Verykios


Managing Director

Dr. Verykios is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, and Director ofthe Laboratory of Heterogeneous Catalysis.He has held various academic positions in the USA. His research focuses on the areas of heterogeneous catalysis and photo-catalysis, chemical kinetics and chemical reaction engineering.He has published well over 200 papers in international refereed journals and holds seven patents. He is the founder of Helbio S.A.

Dr. Thomas Chalkidis

Chief Operating Officer

Dr Chalkidis holds BS and PhD degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Patras. His area of expertise is heterogeneous catalysis, reactor and process design and pollution abatement. He has experience in catalyst synthesis and characterization and mechanistic studies involving psysicochemical techniques such as X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), mass-spectrometry, gas chromatography, FTIR, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and BET. He has published a number of papers in international refereed journals and has made numerous presentations in international conferences.

Mr. Andreas Stavrakas

Chief Mechanical Engineer

Mr Stavrakas holds BS and MSc degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Patras. He has significant experience in reactor and process design as well as in heterogeneous catalysis. He joined the Helbio team in 2003. His area of expertise is energy systems design, heat transfer and steel vessel design.

Dr. Aris Basagiannis

Senior R&D Engineer

Dr Basagiannis is a chemical engineer graduated from the University of Patras in 2002.He holds an Msc and PhD Diploma in chemical engineering. His area of expertise is heterogeneous catalysis reactor design and reforming processes. He joined the Helbio team in 2007

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