Dr. Constantinos Katsimpouras

not updated since 2017

Education

 

08/01/2014–22/07/2018

PhD Student

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

9 Iroon Polytechniou Str., 15780 Zografou (Greece)

www.chemeng.ntua.gr

PhD Thesis: "Lignocellulosic Biomass Hydrolysis using Novel Microbial Biocatalysts for Efficient Biofuel Production"

Supervisor: Prof. Evangelos Topakas

 

21/09/2007–20/03/2013

Diploma in Chemical Engineering (8.28/10.00)

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

9 Iroon Polytechniou Str., 15780 Zografou (Greece)

www.chemeng.ntua.gr

Department of Synthesis and Development of Industrial Processes Major in Biotechnology

Diploma Thesis: “Enzymatic synthesis of novel substrates for the characterization of glucuronoyl esterases” (10.00/10.00)

 

Awards

 

Best Diploma Thesis Award of the year 2013

School of Chemical Engineering, NTUA

 

2nd Prize for the Best Diploma Thesis of the year 2013

Thomaidis Foundation, NTUA

 

Award for Scientific Publication 2014

Thomaidis Foundation, NTUA

 

Award for Conference 2015

Thomaidis Foundation, NTUA

 

Award for Scientific Publication 2016

Thomaidis Foundation, NTUA

 

Languages

 

Greek

English

French

 

Work Experience

 

09/2015–08/2017

Research assistant

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

9 Iroon Polytechniou Str., 15780 Zografou (Greece)

www.chemeng.ntua.gr

Project: "Biotechnological production of cellulosic ethanol and biomethane from corn stover"

Scientific Director: E. Topakas

 

05/07/2013–31/06/2015

Research assistant

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

9 Iroon Polytechniou Str., 15780 Zografou (Greece)

www.chemeng.ntua.gr

Project: "The Sustainable Intergrated Method for the Production of Lignocellulosic Ethanol (SIMPLE)"

Scientific Director: D. Kekos

 

03/10/2011–04/11/2011

Quality control & Product designing

ET Plast Α.Β.Ε.Ε.

100 Dekeleias Str., 13671 Acharne (Greece)

Injection molding machines operation, production quality control and designing of new products

Business or sector: Plastics Industry

 

14/07/2009–14/01/2010

Department of atmospheric quality (Internship)

General Department of Environment 147 Patision, 11251 Athens (Greece)

Measurement, recording and assessment of several pollutants

Business or sector: Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate change

 

31/07/2008–31/01/2009

Department of research and construction (Internship)

EYDE/OSYE

22 Panormou, 11523 Athens (Greece)

Business or sector: Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate change

 

Publications (Citation Index)

 

7. Katsimpouras C., Dedes G., Bistis P., Kalogiannis K.G., Kekos D., Topakas E. (2018) Acetone/water oxidation of corn stover for the production of bioethanol and prebiotic oligosaccharides. Bioresource Technology. 270: 208-215.

 

6. Katsimpouras C., Zacharopoulou M., Matsakas L., Rova U., Christakopoulos P., Topakas E. (2017). Sequential high gravity ethanol fermentation and anaerobic digestion of steam explosion and organosolv pretreated corn stover. Bioresource Technology, 244, pp. 1129-1136.

 

5. Katsimpouras C., Kalogiannis K.G., Kalogianni A., Lappas A.A., Topakas E. (2017). Production of high concentrated cellulosic ethanol by acetone/water oxidized pretreated beech wood. Biotechnol Biofuels. doi: 10.1186/s13068-017-0737-9.

 

4. Salapa I.*, Katsimpouras C.*, Topakas E., Sidiras D. (2017). Organosolv pretreatment of wheat straw for efficient ethanol production using various solvents. Biomass Bioenergy. doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2017.03.011.

 

3. Katsimpouras C., Dimarogona M., Petropoulos P., Christakopoulos P., Topakas E. (2016). A thermostable GH26 endo-β-mannanase from Myceliophthora thermophila capable of enhancing lignocellulose degradation. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 100(19), pp. 8385-8397. doi: 10.1007/s00253-016-7609-2.

 

2. Katsimpouras C., Christakopoulos P., Topakas E. (2016). Acetic acid-catalyzed hydrothermal pretreatment of corn stover for the production of bioethanol at high-solids content. Bioprocess Biosys Eng. 39(9), pp. 1415-1423. doi: 10.1007/s00449-016-1618-5.

 

1. Katsimpouras C., Bénarouche A., Navarro D., Karpusas M., Dimarogona M., Berrin J-G., Christakopoulos P., Topakas E. (2014). Enzymatic synthesis of model substrates recognized by glucuroboyl esterases from Podospora anserina and Myceliophthora thermophila. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 98:5507-5516.

 

*Equal contributors

 

Book Chapters

 

2. Katsimpouras C., Antonopoulou I., Christakopoulos P., Topakas E. 2016. Role and applications of feruloyl esterases in biomass bioconversion. Book chapter in “Microbial Enzymes in Bioconversions of Biomass”. Gupta V.K., Elsevier, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-43679-1_5.

 

1. Katsimpouras C., Christakopoulos P., Topakas E. (2014). Fermentation and Enzymes. Book chapter 11 in “Food Engineering Handbook: Food Process Engineering.” Varzakas T. & Tzia C. (Eds.), CRC Press, ISBN 9781482261660.

 

Conferences

 

International Conferences

 

14. Katsimpouras C., Zacharopoulou M., Topakas E. Production of acidic xylooligosaccharides by a thermophilic GH30 xylanase from Thermothelomyces thermophila.  Cost Action FP1306, 4th Workshop & 5th MC Meeting, Oral presentation, 12-14 March 2018, Thessaloniki, Greece, pp. 45

13. Katsimpouras C., Dedes G., Bistis P., Kalogiannis K.G., Topakas E. Production of cellulosic ethanol from acetone/water oxidized corn stover at high solids content. Cost Action FP1306, 4th Workshop & 5th MC Meeting, Flash presentation, 12-14 March 2018, Thessaloniki, Greece, pp. 74

12. Katsimpouras C., Bistis P., Kalogiannis K.G., Topakas E. Enhanced bioethanol production from acetone/water oxidation pretreated corn stover at high-gravity. 5th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management, 21-24 June 2017, Abstract Book, pp. 51

11. Katsimpouras C., Zacharopoulou M., Matsakas L., Rova U., Christakopoulos P., Topakas E. High solids ethanol fermentation of steam explosion and organosolv pretreated corn stover followed by methane production. 39th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, May 1-4, 2017, San Francisco, Abstract Book T15, pp. 36

10. Katsimpouras C., Zacharopoulou M., Topakas E. Molecular cloning and characterization of a novel thermophilic GH30 xylanase from Myceliophthora thermophila. 12th Carbohydrate Bioengineering Meeting, April 23-26, 2017, BOKU Vienna, Abstract Book P077, pp. 178

9. Katsimpouras C., Zacharopoulou M., Matsakas L., Rova U., Christakopoulos P., Topakas E. “Steam explosion and organosolv pretreatment of corn stover towards enhanced bioethanol and subsequent biogas production”. Cost Action FP1306, 3rd Workshop, Poster presentation, 27-28 March 2017, Torremolinos, Spain

8. Katsimpouras C., Zacharopoulou M., Topakas E. “Cloning, Expression, and Characterization of a Thermophilic GH30 Xylanase from Myceliophthora thermophila”. Cost Action FP1306, 3rd Workshop, Flash presentation, 27-28 March 2017, Torremolinos, Spain.

7. Katsimpouras C., Kalogiannis K.G., Lappas A., Christakopoulos P. & Topakas E. "Fermentation of wet oxidized beech wood to bioethanol at high solids content". Cost Action FP1306, 2nd Workshop, Oral Presentation, 4-6 April 2016, Dubrovnik, Croatia

6. Katsimpouras C., Dimarogona M., Petropoulos P., Christakopoulos P. & Topakas E. "Enhanced softwood bioconversion by a thermostable GH26 endo-β-mannanase from Myceliophthora thermophila". Cost Action FP1306, 2nd Workshop, Poster Presentation, 4-6 April 2016, Dubrovnik, Croatia

5. Kalogiannis K.G., Kalogianni A., Michailof C.M., Marianou M., Topakas E., Katsimpouras C. & Lappas A.A. Biomass fractionation through wet oxidation. Cost Action FP1306, 2nd Workshop, Flash Presentation, 4-6 April 2016, Dubrovnik, Croatia

4. Katsimpouras C., Christakopoulos P. & Topakas E. “Enzymatic synthesis of novel esters recognized by glucuronoyl esterase from Myceliophthora thermophila”. 10th Carbohydrate Bioengineering Meeting. Poster presentation, 21-24 April 2013, Prague, Czech Republic

3. Katsimpouras C., Christakopoulos P. & Topakas E. “Industrial Biotechnology group activities – Hydrothermal pretreatment of corn stover for bioethanol production”. Cost Action FP1306, First WG1 Meeting, Oral presentation, 1-2 October 2014, Brussels, Belgium

2. Katsimpouras C., Christakopoulos P. & Topakas E. “Hydrothermal pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis of corn stover for bioethanol production”. Cost Action FP1306, Second MC Meeting and First Workshop, Poster presentation, 3-5 February 2015, Belgrade, Serbia

1. Katsimpouras C., Christakopoulos P. & Topakas E. “Enzymatic bioconversion and fermentation of corn stover at high-solids content for efficient ethanol production”. Industrial Waste and Wastewater Treatment and Valorization, Oral presentation, 21-23 May 2015, Athens, Greece

 

National Conferences

 

3. Katsimpouras C., Zacharopoulou M., Topakas E. A novel thermophilic GH30 xylanase from Myceliophthora thermophila expressed in Pichia pastoris and its biochemical characterization. 7th Conference of Mikrobiokosmos, 7-9 April 2017, Athens, Abstract book 260-261.

2. Katsimpouras C., Petropoulos P., Christakopoulos P. & Topakas E. “Overexpression of two hemicellulases from Myceliophthora thermophila for the efficient production of biofuels”. 6th Mikrobiokosmos Conference, Poster presentation, 3-5 April 2015, Athens, Greece

1. Katsimpouras C., Petropoulos P., Christakopoulos P. & Topakas E. “Production and characterization of a GH26 endo-mannanase from Myceliophthora thermophila in bioethanol production”. 10th Panhellenic Chemical Engineering Conference, Oral presentation, 4-6 June 2015, Patras, Greece

 

Summer schools

 

1st summer school on Green Chemistry, "Valorisation of lignocellulosic biomass side streams for sustainable production of chemicals, materials and fuels using low environmental impact technologies", COST Action FP1306 (LIGNOVAL), La Rochelle, France

 

Teaching Experience

 

2014-Present

Teaching assistant at the laboratory courses of the Biotechnology Laboratory, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens:

"Biotechnology and Environment"

"Applied Biotechnology"

 

Professional Affiliations

 

Member of Technical Chamber of Greece (TCG)

Affiliate Member of RSC

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