Stella Balomenou


  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, Greece (2005)
  • M.Sc. in Physical, Chemical and Biochemical Processes, University of Patras, Greece (2005)
  • Diploma in Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, Greece (1999)

Research Interests

  • Electrochemistry, Electrocatalysis, Electrochemical kinetics and electrochemical reaction engineering, Fuel Cells (fundamentals and technology), Heterogeneous catalysis, Surface science, Electrochemical Promotion of catalysis, EPOC.

Selected Publications

  • S. Balomenou, D. Tsiplakides, A. Katsaounis, S. Thieman-Handler, B. Cramer, G. Foti, C. Comninellis and C.G. Vayenas, “Novel Monolithic Electrochemically Promoted Catalytic Reactor for Environmentally Important Reactions”, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 52 (2004) 181-196.
  • S. Balomenou and C.G. Vayenas, “Triode Fuel Cells and Batteries”, Journal of Electrochemical Society, 151, 11, (2004) Α1874-Α1877.
  • A. Katsaounis, S. Balomenou, D. Tsiplakides, S. Brosda, S. Neophytides and C.G. Vayenas, “Proton tunneling-induced bistability, oscillations and enhanced performance of PEM fuel cells”, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 56 (2005) 251-258.
  • S.P. Balomenou, D. Tsiplakides, C.G. Vayenas, S. Poulston, V. Houel, P. Collier, A. G. Konstandopoulos, Ch. Agrafiotis, “Electrochemical promotion in a monolith electrochemical plate reactor applied to simulated and real automotive pollution control”, Topics in Catalysis, 44 (2007) 481-486.
  • A. Hammad, S. Souentie, S. Balomenou, D. Tsiplakides, J.C. Figueroa,  C. Cavalca, C.J. Pereira, C.G. Vayenas, “Tailor-structured skeletal Pt catalysts employed in a Monolithic Electropromoted Reactor”, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry 38 (2008) 1171-1176.
  • D. Tsiplakides, S. Balomenou, “Milestones and perspectives in electrochemically promoted catalysis”, Catalysis Today 146 (2009) 312-318.
  • A. de Lucas-Consuegra, A. Caravaca, M.J. Martín de Vidales, F. Dorado, S. Balomenou, D. Tsiplakides, P. Vernoux, J.L. Valverde, “An electrochemically assisted NOx storage/reduction catalyst operating under fixed lean burn conditions”, Catalysis Communications, 11 (2009) 247-251. 

Curriculum vitae


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About PSDI

PSDI laboratory mainly targets focused research and industrial projects in the area of modeling, design, optimization and control of chemical and energy conversion processes. Also has developed expertise in the design, construction and automation of chemical and power production pilot plants through numerous industrial projects.

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