Dr Stavros Michailos

Dr Stavros Michailos

Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Engineering

Qualifications

  • MEng (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
  • MSc (International Hellenic University)
  • PhD / DPhil (University of Manchester)

Summary

Dr Stavros Michailos is, as of October 2022, a Lecturer at University of Hull and a chemical engineer by background. He holds a PhD from the University of Manchester (funded by Shell Research UK) and has post-doctoral experience at the University of Manchester, Aston University and the University of Sheffield.

He has extensive experience and expertise in process design, modelling, lifecycle and techno-economic assessments of various low carbon energy systems including carbon capture utilisation and storage, sustainable aviation fuel production technologies, biorefineries and decentralised energy solutions. He has published widely, over 40 research papers, book chapters and reports, and contributed to numerous multi-disciplinary programmes. He has successfully co-supervised over 10 PhD students.

If you are interested in working with me, or studying for a PhD in any of the above-mentioned areas please feel free to contact me.

I am currently the Module leader and teaching :

Level 5: Engineering Global Challenge II (500661)

Level 3: Engineering Group Challenge (330113)

while contribute in teaching as co-tutor in:

Level 4: Engineering Global Challenge I (400456)

Level 6: Chemical Engineering Design Project (601091)

Level 6: Process Equipment Design (662010)

Level 7: Sustainable Engineering Systems (701008)

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Comprehensive process simulation of a biomass-based hydrogen production system through gasification within the BECCS concept in a commercial two-stage fixed bed gasifier

Rabea, K., Michailos, S., Hughes, K. J., Ingham, D., & Pourkashanian, M. (2023). Comprehensive process simulation of a biomass-based hydrogen production system through gasification within the BECCS concept in a commercial two-stage fixed bed gasifier. Energy Conversion and Management, 298, Article 117812. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2023.117812

Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production through power-to-liquid (PtL): A combined techno-economic and life cycle assessment

Rojas-Michaga, M. F., Michailos, S., Cardozo, E., Akram, M., Hughes, K. J., Ingham, D., & Pourkashanian, M. (2023). Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production through power-to-liquid (PtL): A combined techno-economic and life cycle assessment. Energy Conversion and Management, 292, Article 117427. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2023.117427

A Comprehensive Technoeconomic and Environmental Evaluation of a Hybrid Renewable Energy System for a Smart Farm in South Korea

Rabea, K., Michailos, S., Udeh, G. T., Park, J., Lee, Y., Kim, S., …Pourkashanian, M. (2023). A Comprehensive Technoeconomic and Environmental Evaluation of a Hybrid Renewable Energy System for a Smart Farm in South Korea. International journal of energy research, 2023, Article 4951589. https://doi.org/10.1155/2023/4951589

Experimental Evaluation of Continuous In-Situ Biomethanation of CO2 in Anaerobic Digesters Fed on Sewage Sludge and Food Waste and the Influence of Hydrogen Gas–Liquid Mass Transfer

Poggio, D., Sastraatmaja, A., Walker, M., Michailos, S., Nimmo, W., & Pourkashanian, M. (2023). Experimental Evaluation of Continuous In-Situ Biomethanation of CO2 in Anaerobic Digesters Fed on Sewage Sludge and Food Waste and the Influence of Hydrogen Gas–Liquid Mass Transfer. Processes, 11(2), Article 604. https://doi.org/10.3390/pr11020604

Sorption direct air capture with CO2 utilization

Jiang, L., Liu, W., Liu, W., Wang, R. Q., Gonzalez-Diaz, A., Rojas-Michaga, M. F., …Font-Palma, C. (2023). Sorption direct air capture with CO2 utilization. Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 95, Article 101069. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pecs.2022.101069

Research interests

Conceptual design, process modelling and optimisation of low carbon technologies

Life cycle (LCA) and techno-economic assessments (TEA) of energy systems

Carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS)

Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production technologies, Power to Liquids, Biomass to Liquids, Gas to Liquids

Direct air capture (DACCS) and bioenergy with carbon capture (BECCS)

Decentralised energy solutions

Lead investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Comprehensive Assessment of Post- Combustion Capture Options (CAPCCO)

Funder

EPSRC Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council

Grant

£31,957.00

Started

1 September 2023

Status

Ongoing

Project

Co-DAC: Combined Direct Air Capture and PPC Amine Capture for Reduced Energy and Capital Cost Requirements

Funder

EPSRC Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council

Grant

£6,868.00

Started

1 January 2023

Status

Complete

Project

SMART - Solvent Management At Reduced Throughput - prototype demonstration

Funder

EPSRC Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council

Grant

£3,226.00

Started

1 April 2023

Status

Complete

Awards and prizes

Co-DAC: Low-energy Direct Air Capture potential when combined with a Post Combustion Capture plant (PI, £30k)

2022 - 2023

SMART - Solvent Management At Reduced Throughput - prototype demonstration (Co-I, £50k)

2022 - 2023

PCC - CARER: Cost and Residual Emission Reduction (Co-I, £40k)

2021 - 2022

BAT EfW: Best Available Technology for CO2 Capture from Energy from Waste (Co-I, £26k)

2021 - 2022

Recognised as an outstanding postdoc (nominated by staff and PhD students)

2021

Feasibility study of an energy autonomous smart farm: Process modelling, TEA and LCA. A Project Call for the Industrial Technology R&D Program (Co-I, £60k)

2020 - 2022

Evaluation of different CCUS systems based on the MCFC technology for decarbonising the power generation sector (Co-I, £30k)

2020 - 2021

Co-Cap: Collaboration on Commercial Capture (Co-I, £30k)

2020 - 2021

Ultra-high Post-Combustion CO2 Capture (Co-I, £48k)

2020 - 2021

Conference organisation

Seminar: Insights into the DESNZ CCUS business models and CCUS research at UoH

2023

Member of the Organising Committee: Yorkshire Innovation in Science and Engineering Conference (YISEC 2023)

2023

Honorary position

Visiting Lecturer to The University of Sheffield

2022 - 2024

Journal editorial role

Guest Editor of Special Issue, Sustainability (IF = 3.889)

2023

Review Editor

2022

Frontiers in Fuels

Associate Editor

2022

Frontiers in Energy Efficiency

Topic Editor

2020

Sustainability

Journal peer reviewer

Reviewer in the following journals: Bioresource technology, Biochemical Engineering Journal, Energy Conversion and Management, Energy Science & Engineering, Applied Energy, Journal of Cleaner Production, Energy, Energy & Fuels, Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, Bioengineering, Sustainable Energy and Fuels, Renewable Energy and The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering

2015

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Associate member of IChemE

2020

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