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Prokopios Georgopanos

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Short description
I am Dr. Prokopios Georgopanos, department head of the Department of polymer technology at the Institute of Membrane Research of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon in Germany. I studied material science and did my master's and Ph.D. in chemistry and engineering of materials with a focus on polymer science and nanotechnology applications. Since 2012 I have worked in the field of polymer membranes for gas separation. Currently, I am active in the topics of scale-up of polymer synthesis supported by digitalization methods while also in the fabrication of polymer membranes for gas and liquid separation application, as well as composite fabrication for hydrogen and carbon dioxide storage applications. Since 2017 I have been active in hydrogen storage research in the framework of projects funded by the Federal Ministry of Research and Education in Germany, trying to optimize the performance of hydrogen storage materials by combining them with polymers.
DIploma Ing. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, GR, 2005
M.Sc. Materials Chemistry and Technology , University of Ioannina, GR, 2008
Ph.D. Materials Chemistry and Technology , University of Ioannina, GR, 2011.
PostDoc Polymers for Hypercapacities, IpF Dresden e.V. (2011 - 2012)
Post Doc Polymers for Membranes and Hierarchical Composites for Gas Separation and Hydrogen, Hereon (2012 - 2019)
Department Manager Polymer Technology, Hereon (2019 - ongoing)

Research data

Research level
Area of research
Energy engineering , Climate protection & Resources ,
Research topic
Polymers, composites, upscaling, green chemistry, controlled polymerization, digitization, kinetic modeling, hydrogen technology for separation and storage, CO2 storage, extrusion and processing operations.
Research institute
Helmholtz Center Hereon
Research institute location
Polymer Technology
Institute for Membrane Research

Publications and projects

Selected publications
Air-stable metal hydride-polymer composites of Mg (NH2) 2–LiH and TPX™ H Cao, P Georgopanos, G Capurso, C Pistidda, F Weigelt, AL Chaudhary, ... Materials today energy2018, 10, 98-107
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Reactive hydride composite confined in a polymer matrix: new insights into the desorption and absorption of hydrogen in a storage material with high cycling stability C Abetz, P Georgopanos, C Pistidda, T Klassen, V Abetz Advanced Materials Technologies 2022, 7 (11), 2101584
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A novel organic solvent-free method for manufacturing polyethersulfone hollow fiber membranes using melt extrusion A Raje, J Koll, ES Schneider, P Georgopanos Journal of Membrane Science 2023, 121837
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Selected sponsored projects
HyPoKo: Wasserstoffspeicherung unter 100 °C mit Kompositmaterialien Das Projekt HyPoKo optimiert leichtmetallhydrid-basierte Speichermaterialien für Wasserstoff so, dass Betriebstemperaturen von unter 100 °C ermöglicht werden.
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