Vasiliki Skoulou

Dr Vasiliki K. Skoulou


Faculty of Science and Engineering

01482 465116

Dr Vicky Skoulou joined the University of Hull as a lecturer in chemical engineering at the School of Engineering in January 2014.

Her research is focused in the field of thermochemical treatment (pyro-gasification processes) of lignocellulosic biomass residues/fossil fuels/waste for bioenergy-biofuels-biochemicals.



Research Interests

  • Thermochemical treatment (pyrolysis and gasification) of food-forest waste

  • Lignocellulosic and biomass

  • Fossil fuels and waste for bioenergy-biofuels

  • Biochemicals and biomaterials production


Research groups

My B3 Challenge: Biomass- Bioenergy- Biomaterials


Michopoulos A, Skoulou V, Voulgari V, Tsikaloudaki A, Kyriakis N A, 'The Exploitation of Biomass for Building Space Heating in Greece: Energy, Environmental and Economical Considerations', Environmental Protection and Management, 2014; 78: 276-285, 2013.

Skoulou V K, Zabaniotou A A, 'Co-Gasification of Crude Glycerol with Agro Biomass for Enhanced Syngas Production', Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 2013; 99, 110-116, 2012.

Skoulou V K, Manara P, Zabaniotou A A, 'H2 Enriched Fuels from Co-Pyrolysis of Crude Glycerol with Biomass', Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 2012; 97: 198-204.

Skoulou V, Zabaniotou A, 'Fe Catalysis for Lignocellulosic Biomass Conversion to Fuels and Materials via Thermochemical Processes', Catalysis Today, 2012; 196(1): 56-66.

Zabaniotou A and Skoulou V, in Biofuels and Sustainable Energy by Karnavos N, Lappas A, Marnellos G, Chapter 11: 'Gasification of Biomass', 1st Ed., Tziolas, 2014, ISBN-978-960-418-445-3 (in Greek).


Modules list

  • Chemical Engineering Processes and Practise

  • Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering

  • Introduction to Chemical Engineering

  • Transport Processes I

  • Introduction to Materials Science

  • Heat and Mass Transfer Processes

  • Summer Research Projects

  • Particle Technology and Separation Processes

  • Energy Technologies

Research PhDs

Completed PhDs 

Dr John Vourdoubas

Teaching awards and accolades

PCAP training completion HEA Fellowship 

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Chemical Engineering (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

  • MSc in Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki , Greece)

  • BSc/MSc in Chemical Engineering (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Awards and accolades

  • September 2011: Awarded as one of the best researchers of 2011 by the Genera Secretariat of the Ministry of Education, Greece

  • 2011-12: Research Excellency Award from the Research Committee of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

  • 2010-11: State Scholarships Foundation (I.K.Y) Award from the Hellenic State, Greece.