Dr. Georgios Karanikolos
Dr. Georgios Karanikolos Associate Professor
Teaching Areas
Research Interests

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

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.

  • PhD, Chemical & Biological Engineering, State University of New York (USA), 2005
  • Diploma in Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), 2000
Teaching Areas
  • Industrial Catalysis
  • Principles of Chemical Engineering 
  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 
  • Fundamentals of Nanotechnology
  • Research methods 
  • Chemical Engineering Internship
Research Interests
  • Nanostructured materials and processes for applications in energy, environment, and sustainability
  • Porous materials and membranes
  • Separations, catalysis, CO2 capture, hydrogen production and storage, water treatment
  • Zeolites, metal-organic frameworks, carbon, graphene, CNTs, and hybrid nanostructures
  • Molecular self-assembly, interfacial phenomena, phase behavior, block copolymers, amphiphilic molecules, and related organized microstructures