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Dr. Konstantinos Kakosimos

Dr. Konstantinos Kakosimos

Assistant Professor

Office Number: 219R
Office Phone: +974.4423.0678


Dr. Kakosimos’ main research activities are focused on the development and application of the tools needed to improve and sustain the quality of the environment. In 2014, he established the Sustainable Energy and Clean Air Research lab (SECAReLab) with unique facilities for the development and testing of solar-driven chemical processes and the involved equipment and materials. He received the IChemE Hutchison medal for 2015.

In the past, he worked as Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Assistant in the Laboratory of Thermophysical Properties and Environmental Processes of Aristotle University, as visiting Research Assistant in the National Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University Denmark and also as a Design Engineer and Environmental Consultant for a number of private firms (Hellenic Petroleum, Titan Cement Company SA, Hellenic Gold, HYETOS GP etc). On October 2012 he has been appointed Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering in Texas A&M University at Qatar.
 
During the previous years, he has been involved in many private and public, local and European projects concerning environmental and hazard studies and training.
 
His primary research activities are focused on the following fields:
  • Study of environmental processes with computational fluid dynamics tools
  • Risk analysis and effects estimation of fires, explosions, and toxic gas dispersions
  • Solar thermochemical processes
  • Development of numerical and stochastic models for local scale atmospheric dispersion of pollutants
  • Design and application of equipment for the monitoring of airborne particulate matter pollution based on passive sampling
  • Thermophysical properties​

Education

2002

Dipl. Of Chemical Engineer, Chemical Engineering Dept. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, grade 8.7/10 (among 3% of Department’s all times best)

2009

Doctorate on Chemical Engineering, thesis subject “Simulation of the dispersion of toxic gases in residential areas”, Chemical Engineering Dept. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Experience

2013-

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering Program, Texas A&M University at Qatar

2010‑2012

Consultant and Design Engineer – Project Manager (HYETOS GP, Greece)

2002-2009

Research Assistant/Associate (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

2002-

Charted Chemical Engineer (Greece)

2001‑2002

Software developer (in research projects)

Awards

2017

Research Excellence Award for Early Career Faculty, Texas A&M University at Qatar

2016

Research Laboratory Safety Award, Texas A&M University at Qatar

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Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Genesis Award (Team Leader Dr. N. Elbashir)

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Best Paper awarded to A. Kalyva (supervised PhD student), International Conference on Hydrogen Production, Hangzhou, China

2015

Hutchison Medal, IChemE, UK

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Richard Ewing Award to K. Abdulaziz (supervised student) for her research performance

2014

Best paper award, Engineering Leaders Conference, Doha, Qatar

2013

Winning Project in the 1st Teaching Innovation with Technology Competition, TAMUQ

2009,2010

2 Short Term Scientific Missions, COST Action ES0602

2009

PostDoc Honorable distinction by the Research Committee of Aristotle University

2008

PhD Honorable distinction by the Research Committee of Aristotle University

2006

Marie Curie Assistantship- Training Course EUA4X as young Researcher

2001-2002

Honorable distinction by the Technical Chamber of Greece (1st in the Department)

1997‑1998

Honorable distinction by the National Foundation of Scholarships

Honors

2015-2017

Principal Investigators Council (Chair 2016/2017), CHEN-TAMUQ

2013‑2015

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry- Arabian Gulf Branch, Secretary

2012‑present

Chair of the Publicity, Outreach and Communication committee of CHEN-TAMUQ

2009-2012

Vice Chairman of the Administration Board of the Hellenic Association of Chemical Engineers, Department of Central- and West-Northern Greece

Publications

(with ► are marked works lead by supervised undergraduate and graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers, in bold their names.)

Books

  • M.J. Assael, K.E. Kakosimos, "Mass Transfer in Envinronmental Processess", Ed. Tziolas 2013 (in Greek)
  • M.J. Assael, K.E. Kakosimos, "Fires, Explosions, and Toxic Gas Dispersions: Effects Calculation and Risk Analysis", 1st ed., CRC Press, 2010.
  • M.J. Assael and K.E. Kakosimos “Risk Assessment: A Handbook on the Calculation of Fires, Explosions and Toxic Gas Dispersions”, Ed. Tziolas 2007 (in Greek).
  • Hassan H., Abraham M., Kumar P. and Kakosimos K.E., "Sources and emissions of fugitive particulate matter" in Airborne Particles: Origin, Emissions and Health Impacts, edited by P. Kumar (NOVA, 2017), ISBN: 9781536109887.
Journal Papers
(underlined the Corresponding Author)
 

36

Experimental and Numerical Study of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Pool Spreading and Vaporization on Water. Go-palaswami N., Kakosimos K.E., Zhang B., Liu Y., Mentzer R., Mannan M.S. Journal of Hazardous Material (2017) doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2017.04.025. [lead author is not my student but I supervised the numerical work, thus be-ing 2nd author]. [IF:4.53]

35

Saraga D., Maggos T., Sadoun E., Fthenou E., Hassan H., Tsiouri V., Karavoltsos S., Sakellari A., Vasilakos C. and Kakosimos K.E., "Chemical Characterization of indoor and outdoor Particulate Matter (PM2.5, PM10) in Doha, Qatar", Aerosol and Air Quality Research (Accepted).[my group coordinated the field campaign measurements and data in-terpretation]. [IF:3.29]

34

Kalyva A.E., Vagia E.C., Konstandopoulos A.G., Srinivasa A.R., T-Raissi A., Muradov N. and Kakosimos K.E., "Hybrid photo-thermal sulfur-ammonia water splitting cycle: Thermodynamic analysis of the thermochemical steps", Interna-tional Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2017). doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.01.104 [IF:3.21]

33

Kalyva A.E., Vagia E.C., Konstandopoulos A.G., Srinivasa A.R., T-Raissi A., Muradov N. and Kakosimos K.E., "Particle model investigation for the thermochemical steps of the sulfur–ammonia water splitting cycle", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2017). doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.09.003. [IF:3.21]

32

Ottosen T.-B., Ketzel M., Skov H., Hertel O., Brandt J. and Kakosimos K.E., "A parameter estimation and identifiability analysis methodology applied to a street canyon air pollution model", Environmental Modelling & Software 84:165-176 (2016). doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.06.022 [IF:4.21]

31

Hassan H.A., Kumar P. and Kakosimos K.E., "Flux estimation of fugitive particulate matter emissions from loose Calcisols at construction sites", Atmospheric Environment 141:96-105 (2016). doi: 10.1016/j.at-mosenv.2016.06.054. [IF:3.46]

30

Farmaki M., Kyriafini T., Assael M. and Kakosimos K.E., "Simulated and measured performance investigation of a bioclimatic summer residence in Greece", Fresenius Environment bulletin (2016). [IF:-]

29

Liora N., Poupkou A., Giannaros T.M., Kakosimos K.E., Stein O. and Melas D., "Impacts of natural emission sources on particle pollution levels in Europe", Atmospheric Environment 137:171-185 (2016). doi: 10.1016/j.at-mosenv.2016.04.040 [IF:3.46]

28

Bhosale R., Kumar A., AlMomani F., Ghosh U., Saad Anis M., Kakosimos K., Shende R. and Rosen M., "Solar Hydrogen Production via a Samarium Oxide-Based Thermochemical Water Splitting Cycle", Energies 9:316 (2016). [supported the thermodynamic calculations] [IF:2.08]

27

Kalyva A.E., Vagia E.C., Konstandopoulos A.G., Srinivasa A.R., T-Raissi A., Muradov N. and Kakosimos K.E., Investi-gation of the solar hybrid photo-thermochemical sulfur-ammonia water splitting cycle for hydrogen production, in "Chemical Engineering Transactions" (2015) p. 361-366. [IF:-]

26

Kakosimos K.E., A conceptual approach on downwind optimization of processes for air pollution control, in "Chemical Engineering Transactions" (2015) p. 913-918. [IF:-]

25

Kakosimos K.E., "Example of a micro-adaptive instruction methodology for the improvement of flipped-classrooms and adaptive-learning based on advanced blended-learning tools", Education for Chemical Engineers 12:1-11 (2015). doi: 10.1016/j.ece.2015.06.001 [IF:New]

24

Sarwar J., Srinivasa A. and Kakosimos K.E., "Numerical investigations of the aperture size effect for maintaining a constant temperature in a novel sulfur-ammonia water splitting cycle application", Thermal Science (2015). doi: 10.2298/TSCI141220075S [IF:1.22]

23

Gopalaswami N., Kakosimos K., Vèchot L., Olewski T. and Mannan M.S., "Analysis of meteorological parameters for dense gas dispersion using mesoscale models", Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries 35:145-156 (2015). doi: 10.1016/j.jlp.2015.04.009 [I supervised this work while the student was in Qatar] [IF:1.41]

22

Ottosen T.B., Kakosimos K.E., Johansson C., Hertel O., Brandt J., Skov H., Berkowicz R., Ellermann T., Jensen S.S. and Ketzel M., "Analysis of the impact of inhomogeneous emissions in the Operational Street Pollution Model (OSPM)", Geosci. Model Dev. 8:3231-3245 (2015). doi: 10.5194/gmd-8-3231-2015 [IF:3.65]

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Ottosen T.-B., Ketzel M., Skov H., Hertel O., Brandt J. and Kakosimos K.E., "Analysis of the Impact of Inhomogeneous Emissions in a Semi-Parameterized Street Canyon Model", Geoscientific Model Development Discussions 8:1-43 (2015). doi: 10.5194/gmdd-8-1-2015

21

Sarwar J., Georgakis G., Kouloulias K. and Kakosimos K.E., "Experimental and numerical investigation of aperture size effect on the efficient solar energy harvesting for solar thermochemical applications", Energy Conversion and Man-agement 92:331-341 (2015). doi: 10.1016/j.enconman.2014.12.065 [IF:4.38]

20

Tsiouri V., Kakosimos K.E. and Kumar P., "Concentrations, sources and exposure risks associated with particulate mat-ter in the Middle East Area - a review", Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health (2014). doi: 10.1007/s11869-014-0277-4 [IF:1.80]

19

Chatzimichailidis A.E., Kakosimos K.E. and Assael M.J., “Use of dispersion modelling for the assessment of primary particulate matter sources on the air quality of Greater Thessaloniki Area”, Fresenius Environmental Bulletin (2014). [IF:0.53]

18

Kakosimos K.E., Assael M.J., “Application of Detached Eddy Simulation to Neighbourhood Scale Gases Dispersion Mod-elling, Journal of Hazardous Materials (2013) doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2013.08.018. [IF:4.53]

17

Kakosimos K.E., Assael M.J., Lioumbas J.S. and Spiridis A.S., "Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling of Particulate Matter from Overburden Dumps: The Case of Amyndaion's Mines", Atmospheric Pollution Research 2:24-33 (2011) doi: 10.5094/APR.2011.004. [IF:1.37]

16

Assael M.J., Kakosimos K.E. and Katsarou A.S., "Application and evaluation of AERMOD on the assessment of particu-late matter pollution caused by industrial activities in the Greater Thessaloniki Area", Environmental Technology 32(5-6): 593-608 (2011) DOI: 10.1080/09593330.2010.506491. [IF:1.56]

15

Kakosimos Κ.Ε., Hertel Ο., Ketzel Μ. and Berkowicz Ρ., "Operational Street Pollution Model (OSPM) a review of per-formed validation studies", Environmental Chemistry 7:485-503 (2010) doi:10.1071/EN10070. [IF:2.51]

14

Assael M.J. and Kakosimos K.E., “Can a course on the calculation of the effects of fires, explosions and toxic gas dis-persions, be topical, enjoyable and meaningful?”, IChemE Education for Chemical Engineers (2010), DOI: 10.1016/j.ece.2010.05.001. [IF:New]

13

Kakosimos K.E. and Mihailidi E., "European Workshop on Teaching Safety in Chemical Engineering", Chemical Engineering Research and Design 88:iii-v (2010).

12

Assael M.J., Melas D. and Kakosimos K.E., "Monitoring Particulate Matter Concentrations with Passive Samplers. Ap-plication to the Greater Thessaloniki Area", Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 1-14 (2010), DOI 10.1007/s11270-009-D308-1. [IF:1.55]

11

Assael M.J., Kakosimos K.E., Antoniadis K.D. and Assael J-A.M, “Applying Thermal Comfort Indices to Investigate As-pects of the Climate Change in Greece”, Int. Rev. Chem. Eng. (I.RE.CH.E.) 2:204-209 (2010). [IF:-]

10

Assael M.J., Kalyva A.E., Kakosimos K.E. and Antoniadis K.D., "Correlation and Prediction of Dense Fluid Transport Coefficients. VIII. Mixtures of Alkyl Benzenes with Other Hydrocarbons", International Journal of Thermophysics 30:1733-1747 (2009). [IF:0.96]

9

Kakosimos K.E. and Assael M.J., " A New 3D-Mesh Generator Based on Geometry Decomposition for Use in Urban-Terrain Simulations ", Computers and Structures 87:28-38 (2009). [IF:2.13]

8

Assael M.J., Delaki M. and Kakosimos K.E., "Applying the OSPM model to the calculation of PM10 concentration levels in the historical centre of the city of Thessaloniki", Atmospheric Environment 42:65-77 (2008). [IF:3.46]

7

Assael M.J., Antoniadis K.D., Kakosimos K.E. and Metaxa I.N., "An improved application of the transient hot-wire tech-nique for the absolute accurate measurement of the thermal conductivity of pyroceram 9606 up to 420 K", Interna-tional Journal of Thermophysics 29:445-456 (2008). [IF:0.96]

6

Assael M.J., Delaki M. and Kakosimos K., "Local scale vehicles pollution study in the absence of sufficient data: The case of the city of Thessaloniki", WIT Transactions on Ecology & the Environment 101:137-146 (2007). [IF:-]

5

Assael M.J., Metaxa I.N., Kakosimos K. and Κonstantinou D., "Thermal conductivity of nanofluids - Experimental and theoretical", International Journal of Thermophysics 27:997-1017 (2006). [IF:0.96]

4

Assael M.J., Kakosimos K., Banish R.M., Brillo J., Egry I., Brooks R., Quested P.N., Mills K.C., Nagashima A., Sato Y. and Wakeham W.A., "Reference data for the density and viscosity of liquid aluminum and liquid iron", Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data 35:285-300 (2006). [IF:2.8]

3

Assael M.J. and Kakosimos K., "Finite Element Simulation of Toxic Gases Dispersion in Urban Terrain: Preliminary Re-sults", WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment 82:379-387 (2005). [IF:-]

2

Assael M.I., Botsios S., Chamizidis E., Gialou K., Gkontosidou E. and Kakosimos K., "Optimizing the perforation pattern of Greek bricks", Brick and Tile Industry International 32-36 (2005). [IF:-]

1

Assael M.J., Gialou K., Kakosimos K. and Metaxa I., "Thermal conductivity of reference solid materials", International Journal of Thermophysics 25:397-408 (2004). [IF:0.96]