Dr. Vasileia-Loukia Yfanti
Dr. Vasileia-Loukia Yfanti
Chemical Engineer
About Me
Vasileia-Loukia Yfanti was born in Rhodes.

She received her bachelor and master’s degree in Chemical Engineering on April 2013 from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In 2018, she received her Ph.D, from the Department of Chemical Engineering at the same university, supervised by Prof. Angeliki Lemonidou. Her PhD project focused on the development of a tandem catalytic process of glycerol hydrodeoxygenation – methanol reforming reactions to 1,2-propanediol production, without the need for external hydrogen supply. Afterwards, she continued her research as a postdoctoral researcher at Laboratory of Petrochemical Technology at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Her research activities mainly focused on the effective upgrading of biomass derived feedstocks to target chemical products and fuels, actively involved in catalyst synthesis, structural characterization using advanced temperature programmed and spectroscopic techniques and catalytic evaluation on laboratory scale reactors under high pressure conditions. She was also active in reaction kinetic and mechanistic studies.

Her latest research activities are focused on catalytic upgrading of plastic waste pyrolysis oil wax-like products to a mix of lighter naphtha-like hydrocarbons, on process design and life cycle assessment.

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