Dr. Eugene Skouras
Laboratory: Lab. of Computational Science for Materials and Processes
Dr. Skouras will supervise a Ph.D. student of the Lab. of Computational Science for Materials and Processes FORTH/ICE-HT (Director V. Burganos) for the Task 3.3 (theoretical simulation). He holds a Diploma and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (University of Patras). He has a long-time collaboration with most of the members of the team. His relative research activity involves transport phenomena and reaction processes with emphasis on flow of liquids, gases, and suspensions through heterogeneous media. He has long experience in software improvement and parallelization, and specialized expertise on theoretical investigation of crystal precipitation from supersaturated solutions on different substrates in porous materials, including i) modelling of the flow and precipitation of materials at the single-pore/unit cell level and at the pore network level which simulates the structure of the porous medium, ii) prediction of the evolution of the geometry, iii) the mechanical and the hydraulic properties of different porous media and materials in the presence of supersaturated solutions flowing through, and evaluation of the controlled consolidation of loose, or granular materials or soils due to the in-situ precipitation and crystal growth of calcium carbonate salts.
Relative Research Projects
- Aristeia II (Greek Operational program "Education and Lifelong Learning", Code No 4420, 2014-2015, Prof. P. Koutsoukos): Theoretical and experimental study of the controlled precipitation of inorganic salts in granular and consolidated porous media
- KRIPIS: PEFYKA (GSRT, Development proposals of Research Agencies, 3/2015-8/2015, Prof. C. Paraskeva): Theoretical investigation of colloid transport and bioadhesive in three-dimensional porous media different analysis scales.
- Eureca (EU, 2012-2015, Dr. V. Burganos): Efficient Use of Resources in Energy Converting Applications.
- NanoBarrrier (EU, 2012-2016, Dr. V. Burganos): Extended shelf-life biopolymers for sustainable and multifunctional food packaging solutions.
- NanoMemPro (EU, 2004-2009, Dr. V. Burganos): Expanding membrane macroscale applications by exploring nanoscale material properties.
- Skouras et al., “Flow, Transport and Controlled Sedimentation of Salt Solutions in Porous Formations with Enhanced Structural Properties,” Crystal Growth & Design 16 (11), pp. 6230-6238, (2016).
- Skouras et al., “Phenomenological description and network simulation of horizontal filtration dynamics,” Separation & Purification Technology 80 (1), pp. 105-118 (2011).
- Michalis et al., “Mesoscopic Modeling of Flow and Dispersion Phenomena in Fractured Solids,” Computers & Mathematics with Applications 55 (7), pp. 1525-1540 (2008).
- Skouras et al., “Simulation of the Dynamic Behavior of Horizontal Granular Filters,” Separation & Purification Technology 56 (3), pp. 325-339 (2007).
- Burganos et al., “Simulation of the dynamics of depth filtration of non-Brownian particles,” AIChE J. 47 (4), pp. 880-894 (2001).