Yfanti Vasileia-Loukia

Contact Info
Land line: +30 2310 996275 
Fax: +30 2310 996184
Email: vasileia@auth.gr
Office: Laboratory of Petrochemical Technology, Chemical Engineering Dpt, Faculty of Engineering, Building D, 3rd floor, Room 322

Dr. Vasileia – Loukia Yfanti received her Diploma in Chemical Engineering in 2013 from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH). She defended her Ph.D, supervised by Professor Angeliki Lemonidou, in Chemical Engineering from the same University in 2018. The title of her Ph.D thesis was “Novel integrated process for bio-glycerol hydrodeoxygenation to 1,2-propanediol without hydrogen addition”. Since then she has been working as a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Laboratory of Petrochemical Technology of the Chemical Engineering Department.

Her research activities mainly focus on the effective upgrading of biomass derived feedstocks to target chemical products. The activities involve catalyst synthesis, structural characterization using advanced temperature programmed and spectroscopic techniques and catalytic evaluation on laboratory scale batch reactors under high pressure conditions. She is also active in reaction kinetic and mechanistic studies.

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

  1. E.S. Vasiliadou, V.-L. Yfanti, A.A. Lemonidou, One-pot tandem processing of crude glycerol stream to 1,2-propanediol, Appl. Catal. B Environ. 163 (2015) 258-266.
  2. V.-L. Yfanti, E.S. Vasiliadou, A.A. Lemonidou, Glycerol hydro-deoxygenation aided by in situ H2 generation via methanol aqueous phase reforming over a Cu–ZnO–Al2O3 catalyst, Catal. Sci. Technol. 6 (2016) 5415-5426.
  3. V.-L. Yfanti, E.S. Vasiliadou, S. Sklari, A.A. Lemonidou, Deoxygenation of glycerol with in-situ H2 formation over Pt catalysts supported on Fe modified Al2O3: Effect of Fe loading, Chem. Technol. Biotechnol., 92 (2017) 2236–2245.
  4. V.-L. Yfanti, A.A. Lemonidou, Mechanistic study of liquid phase glycerol hydrodeoxygenation with in-situ generated hydrogen, J. Catal. 368 (2018) 98-111.
  5. V.-L. Yfanti, D. Ipsakis, A.A. Lemonidou, Kinetic study of liquid phase glycerol hydrodeoxygenation under inert conditions over a Cu-based catalyst, React. Chem. Eng. 3 (2018) 559-571.