CENTER FOR RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY - HELLAS

LABORATORY OF ENVIRONMENTAL FUELS & HYDROCARBONS

   

Stella Bezergianni

Dr. Chemical Engineer

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Principal researcher

Center for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH)
  Chemical Process Engineering Research Institute (CPERI)
  Laboratory of Environmental Fuels & Hydrocarbons (LEFH)
+30-2310-498315
+30-2310-498380
sbezerg@cperi.certh.gr
   

Education

  • Ph.D. in chemical engineering, Lehigh University, PA, USA, 2001
  • Chemical engineering diploma, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 1995

Career

  • Principal researcher, CERTH/CPERI, 11/2009 – present
  • Assistant researcher, CERTH/CPERI, 7/2006 – 10/2009
  • Collaborating researcher, CERTH/CPERI, 6/2005 – 6/2006
  • Senior engineer, ESSO Nederland BV, Rotterdam, NL, 5/2003-5/2005
  • Advanced engineer, ExxonMobil R&D, Fairfax, VA, USA, 3/2001-4/2003
  • Research assistant, Lehigh University, PA, USA, 6/1996-12/2000

Research Interests

  • Technology development for biofuels production via catalytic hydrotreating of waste cooking oil
  • Upgrading of pyrolysis biooil via catalytic hydrodeoxygenation
  • Experimental evaluation of hydrodesulfurization and hydrocracking catalysts
  • Development of statistical models for monitoring catalytic hydrotreating processes
  • Development of optimization models for mixing biodiesel & diesel within EΝ590:2004 specifications
  • Study of oxidation and polymerization mechanisms of FAME biodiesel in diesel engines
  • Sustainability assessment of bioethanol and biodiesel production processes
  • Utilization of solar hydrogen in catalytic hydrotreatment to increase sustainability of biofuels
  • Coordination of "Technological Platform of Biofuels"

Educational Activities

Honors/Awards

  • Innovation Competition Eurobank – Hellenic Federation of Enterprises : 2nd Innovation Award, July 2011
  • Wenzel Award for best presentation in the Ph.D. Qualifying Exams, Lehigh University, 1996
  • Academic scholarship from State Scholarship Foundation, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 1995

Scientific committees/associations

  • President of permanent energy committee of the National Technical Chamber / Department of Central Macedonia (2010-2012)
  • Member of permanent energy committee of the National Technical Chamber / Department of Central Macedonia (2008-2010)
  • Member of scientific committee of Dimocracy Institute Konstantinos Karamanlis (May 2010
  • Member of Chemical Engineers Association of Central and Western Macedonia since 2005
  • Member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) since 1995

 

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