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Senior Lecturer

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Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 3810
Email: g.manos@ucl.ac.uk

Dr George Manos
Department of Chemical Engineering
University College London
Torrington Place
London WC1E 7JE
United Kingdom

Dr George Manos graduated from Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 1984. He worked as postgraduate research assistant at Technical University of Berlin on wood liquefaction and then moved to University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany for his PhD in catalytic reaction engineering which he obtained in 1989. Dr Manos worked as Production and Development Manager of Metal Deco Products in Vivechrom, member of the Akzo-Nobel group. He then moved to UK to work as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UMIST and Lecturer at South Bank University. Dr Manos joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at UCL in 1998 and is currently a Senior Lecturer.

Dr Manos is a member of the Greek Engineering Council (Chartered Engineer Status) and the Greek Institute of Chemical Engineers. He is also a graduate member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and a member of its Applied Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Subject Group.

Dr Manos is co-editor of the book “Adsorption and Phase Behaviour in Nanochannels and Nanotubes” published by Springer Publishers in 2010 and reviewer for a number of international journals. He is a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College, a European Research Programmes Evaluator and reviewer of international research grant proposals. Dr Manos is a member of the UCL Materials Chemistry Centre.

Research Interests

Dr Manos's research activities are primarily in the area of Hydrocarbon Catalytic Reactions (Coking/Deactivation of Zeolites, Polymer Recycling via Catalytic Cracking of Plastic Waste), Homogeneous Catalysis, Supercritical Fluid Reactions, and Molecular Simulation/Statistical Mechanical Modelling (Adsorption on Zeolites, Supercritical Fluids, Electronic Functional Materials).

The overall research objective is the improved understanding of catalytic systems and the behaviour of complex systems in nanochannels and nanopores. The aim is the development of novel processes to convert waste to energy and produce alternative fuels. Using reaction processes we aim to develop novel materials, like organic nanoelectronics with potential applications in computing and energy storage devices.

Teaching Interests

Dr Manos is particularly interested in novel technologies and methodologies beyond the traditional chemical engineering domain; novel material processes, chemical processes for microelectronic fabrication and systematic approach in product design.Dr Manos's departmental teaching activities are in the areas of Chemical Reaction Kinetics as well as Advanced Materials and Product Design. He is also a tutor in the Design Project and coordinator of undergraduate research projects. Below are the modules he is currently involved in teaching. (Note that each link is restricted to access only by students currently registered on the module.)

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