Costas Tsouris

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Costas Tsouris is a chemical engineer with a Diploma of Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki-Greece, and Masters and Ph.D. degrees from Syracuse University. Since 1992, he has worked in the Chemical Technology, Nuclear Science and Technology, Environmental Sciences, and Energy and Transportation Science Divisions at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He is currently a Joint Faculty with Georgia Institute of Technology and ORNL.


Separations and chemical processing: Chemical conversions and separations, Process intensification, process innovation: Novel reactors, novel processes, separations enhanced by electric and magnetic fields, combined reaction/separation with applications in biofuels production, Separations for energy applications: electrosorption of ions and electrical double-layer formation in energy storage devices, nuclear fuel reprocessing, liquid extraction, phase separation, Conventional and biofuel cells: Performance characterization via electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and neutron imaging, Carbon capture and storage: CO2 capture and storage (CCS), integrated assessment of CCS, Role of gas hydrates in energy problems: a means for carbon storage in the deep ocean, a source of natural gas, a method for water desalination, Transport and fate of biological and inorganic particles in the environment: colloidal and surface interaction forces