Dr Vassilis Inglezakis

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Chemical and Process Engineering

Personal statement

I received a Diploma (1996) and PhD (2002) in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. I joined Strathclyde University, Department of Chemical & Process Engineering in 2020 and I am currently appointed as Director of Research. My area of research is wide covering water/wastewater treatment, porous materials and nanocomposites, adsorption process modeling, soil pollution and waste management. I have published 125 Journal papers, authored 2 books with Elsevier and co-authored/edited 8 more books/book chapters. My work has received more than 3500 citations (Scopus) and I have an h-index of 33. I am Executive Editor of the Central Asian Journal of Water Research since 2019. From 2002 to 2013 I worked as a researcher in academia and consultant engineer in the private sector participating in more than 40 projects in a number of countries. I was appointed as Pre-Accession Advisor at the Ministry of Environment of Slovakia (2004-2005) and Romania (2006-2007) for the preparations of the countries for the EU membership. I have been project proposals evaluator for the European Commission and a number of other educational bodies in Romania, Russia, Kazakhstan, Greece, Thailand and Chile. I joined Chemical Engineering Department at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan in 2013 where I founded the Environmental Science & Technology Group and The Environment and Recourse Efficiency Cluster and served as Scientific Supervisor of the Analytical Chemistry Core Facility and Chair of the Biosafety & Chemical Safety Committee of the University. I lead the development of 31 teaching and research labs and in 2016 I received an award from the Ministry of Education of Kazakhstan for distinguished contribution to the country’s education system.

Qualifications

I received a Diploma (1996) and PhD (2002) in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. I hold four training certificates on Aspen Plus (2015-2016) issued by Aspentech and a professional development certificate on effective teaching issued by the UK Higher Education Academy (2016).  I was appointed as an Honorary Associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Colleage of Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering (2017) and Research Affiilate of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2017). 

From 2002 to 2013 I worked as a researcher in academia and consultant engineer in the private sector participating in more than 40 projects in a number of countries. I was appointed as Pre-Accession Advisor at the Ministry of Environment of Slovakia (2004-2005) and Romania (2006-2007) for the preparations of the countries for the EU membership. I have been Director of the SC European Focus Consulting SRL and SC Zeus Works SRL (Romania), working on the preparation and management of projects funded by the European Commission.

Publications

DiMIZA : a dispersion modeling based impact zone assessment of mercury (Hg) emissions from coal-fired power plants and risk evaluation for inhalation exposure
Karaca Ferhat, Kumisbek Aiganym, Inglezakis Vassilis J, Azat Seitkhan, Zhakiyenova Almagul, Ormanova Gulden, Guney Mert
Engineering Reports Vol 3 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1002/eng2.12357
The effect of caffeine, metronidazole, and ibuprofen on continuous flow activated sludge process
Kanafin Yerkanat N, Kakimov Yerbolat, Adamov Assyl, Makhatova Ardak, Yeshmuratov Abilmansur, Poulopoulos Stavros G, Inglezakis Vassilis J, Arkhangelsky Elizabeth
Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology Vol 96, pp. 1370-1380 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1002/jctb.6658
Silica aerogels; a review of synthesis, applications and fabrication of hybrid composites
Akhter Faheem, Soomro Suhail Ahmed, Inglezakis Vassilis J
Journal of Porous Materials Vol 28, pp. 1387-1400 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10934-021-01091-3
Functionalization of biosourced silica and surface reactions with mercury in aqueous solutions
Inglezakis Vassilis J, Azat Seitkhan, Tauanov Zhandos, Mikhalovsky Sergey V
Chemical Engineering Journal Vol 423 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2021.129745
Investigation of thermal effects of radiofrequency ablation mediated with iron oxide nanoparticles dispersed in agarose and chitosan solvents
Ashikbayeva Zhannat, Aitkulov Arman, Wolf Alexey, Dostovalov Alexander, Amantayeva Aida, Kurbanova Aliya, Inglezakis Vassilis J, Tosi Daniele
Applied Sciences Vol 11 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.3390/app11052437
Gold nanoparticles-mediated laser ablation therapy monitored with optical fibers sensing network in real time
Ashikbayeva Zhannat, Aitkulov Arman, Jelbuldina Madina, Issatayeva Aizhan, Beisenova Aidana, Molardi Carlo, Saccomandi Paola, Blanc Wilfried, Inglezakis Vassilis J, Tosi Daniele
Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy and Photobiomodulation Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy and Photobiomodulation 2021 Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE Vol 11628 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2582662

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Teaching

My teaching experience revolves around Separation Processes, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Engineering Economics, Plant Design and Safety Engineering & Risk Management. In my teaching i integrate Aspen simulation. I had been adviser to the Americal Institure of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Students Chapter at Nazarbayev University. The Chapter received the award of the Outstanding Chapter for three consequtive years from the AIChE (2016-2018).

Research interests

My area of research is wide covering water/wastewater treatment, porous materials and nanocomposites, adsorption process modeling, soil pollution and waste management. Currently I am focusing on the study of nanocomposites hyperactivity in catalytic and non-catalytic reactions. Also, I initiated research on urban water metabolism and I am planning to develop research on applications of chemical engineering for Mars exploration.

I have published 125 Journal papers, authored 2 books with Elsevier and co-authored/edited 8 more books/book chapters.  My work has received more than 3600 citations (Scopus) and I have an h-index of 33. I am Executive Editor of the Central Asian Journal of Water Research since 2019.