Michalis Konsolakis

Industrial, Energy and Environmental System Laboratory (IEESL)
Technical University of Crete, Chania, GREECE 

Tentative title
Ceria Nanoparticles Shape Effects in Catalysis
Dr. Konsolakis Michalis (www.tuc.gr/konsolakis.html) is an Associate professor of “Heterogeneous Catalysis & Surface Science” at the School of Production Engineering & Management of the Technical University of Crete, Greece. He received BSc degree (1997) and Ph.D (2001) from the Chemical Engineering Department, University of Patras, Greece. His research activities are mainly focused in the areas of heterogeneous catalysis, nano-structured materials and surface science. Recently, he works on the rational design and functionalization of non-precious metal catalysts for various energy and environmental processes, such as CO2 transformation to value-added chemicals/fuels, H2 production/utilization, direct carbon fuel cells, air pollution control, etc. His published work includes ca. 80 articles in international peer-review journals and more than 100 articles in international/national conference proceeding. He is a member of the Editorial Board of 10 international journals in the fields of Materials & Surface Science. He also serves as a regular reviewer in > 80 scientific journals and several research funding agencies. He was/is the Guest Editor of the special issues: “Surface Chemistry & Catalysis”, “Rational Design of Non-Precious Metal Oxide Catalysts by Means of Advanced Synthetic and Promotional Routes”, “Recent Advances on Surface & Interface Functionalization in Heterogeneous Catalysis”. 
Selected publications
  • Recent advances on nitrous oxide (N2O) decomposition over non–noble metal oxide catalysts: catalytic performance, mechanistic considerations and surface chemistry aspects. M. Konsolakis. Review article, ACS Catalysis 5. 2015, 6397-6421. https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.5b01605 
  • The role of Copper-Ceria interactions in Catalysis Science: Recent Theoretical and Experimental Advances. M. Konsolakis. Review Article, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 198. 2016, 49-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2016.05.037 
  • Recent Advances on the Rational Design of Non-Precious Metal Oxide Catalysts Exemplified by CuOx/CeO2 Binary System: Implications of Size, Shape and Electronic Effects on Intrinsic Reactivity and Metal-Support Interactions. M. Konsolakis, M. Lykaki. Review Article, Catalysts 10. 2020, 160. https://doi.org/10.3390/catal10020160 
  • Ceria Nanoparticles Shape Effects on the Structural Defects and Surface Chemistry: Implications in CO oxidation by Cu/CeO2 oxides. M. Lykaki, E. Pachatouridou, S.A.C Carabineiro, E. Iliopoulou, Ch. Andriopoulou, N. Kallithrakas-Kontos, S. Boghosian, M. Konsolakis. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 230. 2018, 18-28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2018.02.035 
  • Remarkable efficiency of Ni supported on hydrothermally synthesized CeO2 nanorods for low-temperature CO2 hydrogenation to methane. G. Varvoutis, M. Lykaki, S. Stefa, E. Papista, S.A.C. Carabineiro, G.E. Marnellos, M. Konsolakis. Catalysis Communications 142. 2020, 106036. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catcom.2020.106036 
  • CO2 Hydrogenation over Nanoceria-Supported Transition Metal Catalysts: Role of Ceria Morphology (Nanorods versus Nanocubes) and Active Phase Nature (Co versus Cu). M. Konsolakis, M. Lykaki, S. Stefa, S.A.C. Carabineiro, G. Varvoutis, E. Papista, G.E. Marnellos. Nanomaterials 9. 2019, 1739. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano9121739