Dr. Georgios Karanikolos received his diploma from the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and his PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
After that, he joined the Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science at the University of Minnesota as a Post-doctoral Research Associate, and then the Demokritos National Research Center in Athens as a Marie Curie researcher, before joining as the faculty at the Petroleum Institute, now Khalifa University.
Dr. Karanikolos' research focuses on the development of multifunctional nanomaterials and processes with emphasis on porous hybrid structures including zeolites, metalorganic frameworks (MOFs), and carbon nanostructures for separation and catalysis.
His work has been published in prestigious scientific journals including Angewandte Chemie, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, and Carbon.
He has delivered ~20 invited lectures and seminars mainly in Europe and the USA.