Prof. Evangelos V Hristoforou
National TU of Athens, Greece
Evangelos Hristoforou was born in 1961 in Thessaloniki, Greece. He received the D. Eng degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece, in 1984 and the Ph.D. degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from King’s College, University of London, UK, in 1991. He serves as Professor of Electronic Materials and Director of the Laboratory of Electronic Sensors at the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens. His research topics include magnetic materials, methods and sensors for energy and health innovation. He has published more than 170 ISI journal papers (h-index=30), presented more than 50 invited presentations in international conferences and holds 5 international patents.
His research topics include:
- Materials and Applications for Sensors and Transducers, the most important product being a method and devices for magnetic monitoring of the stress tensor distribution in ferromgnetic steels. Other sensors and materials developed up to now refer to position and displacement sensors, magnetometers and their applications, magnetic cardiograph, mass flowmeters etc.
- Hybrid electric systems, the most important innovation related to the production of hydrogen from water below 300C. Other systems developed in the lab refer to the production of excellent quality bio-fuel from wastes & carbon, energy harvesting, battery rejuvenation, scrubber development etc.
- Magnetic techniques for biomedical applications, where the most important applications are related to the production of valuable ingredients from agricultural products, desalination, sewage and algae cultivation using selective magnetic separation by employing magnetic nanoparticles. Other products are related to the development of magnetic particle imaging, thrombolysis catheters, as well as water/amino-acid structural studies.