Tsiplakides Dimitrios

Tsiplakides Dimitrios

Αssociate professor

Physical Chemistry Laboratory
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Faculty of Sciences
School of Chemistry
54124, Thessaloniki

Dimitrios Tsiplakides holds a PhD from the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Patras (2001, thesis title: “Study of electrochemical promotion of metals in aqueous solutions and on Nafion and of its mechanism with oxides using temperature programmed desorption and measurements of the work function of the catalysts-electrodes”, supervisor: Constantinos G. Vayenas, Professor). His research interests focus on electrocatalysis, fuel cells, heterogeneous catalysis, metal-support interactions and electrochemical promotion of catalytic reactions. His most recent research activities are in the field of fuel cells and electrolysers (SOFC/SOEC and PEM) for the development of new materials and integrated systems of regenerative fuel cells and on high specific energy Li-ion cells for low temperatures.

He has authored more than 90 refereed publications, holds 2 patents and is one of the authors of the book “Electrochemical Activation of Catalysis” (Kluwer / Plenum 2001). Dr. Tsiplakides has been awarded the “Oronzio De Nora Foundation Prize of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) on Electrochemical Technology and Engineering, 2004″ and has experience in coordinating European, National and European Space Agency (ESA) funded projects. Also, Dr. Tsiplakides has supervised 4 PhD candidates as well as 14 Postgraduate / Undergraduate Students.

Teaching

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Statistics-Probability Theory

Research

Polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) and solid oxide (SOFC) fuel cells

  • Development of electrodes with low content of noble metals, tolerant to the presence of carbon monoxide for PEM type fuel cells
  • Development of ceramic electrodes for SOFC fuel cells fed with natural gas (CH4) or carbon monoxide
  • Triode operation to improve the efficiency of fuel cells and its resistance to carbon deposition

Polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) and solid oxide (SOEC) electrolysers

  • Development and manufacture of components (electrocatalysts, membrane electrode assemblies) for PEM type electrolysers
  • Development of bi-functional electrodes for regenerative fuel cells
  • Development of materials / electrodes and devices for the electrolysis of carbon dioxide and the combined electrolysis of CO2 and steam towards synthesis gas in solid oxide electrolysis cells
  • Development of efficient electrodes for symmetrical and reversible solid oxide fuel cells for electrolysis: (A) H2O and H2-O2 fuel cell and (B) H2O / CO2 combined electrolysis and H2-CO / O2 fuel cell
  • Development of integrated regenerative fuel cell systems

Lithium ion batteries

  • Development of high capacity liquid electrolyte lithium-ion batteries capable of operating under low temperature conditions (up to -40oC) for space applications
  • Development of inorganic solid electrolytes for solid type batteries for automotive applications

 

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