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Kyriacos Zygourakis

  • A.J. Hartsook Professor
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Rice University
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Research interests

Tissue engineeringChemical reaction engineeringChemical Engineering


My research interests span several important areas of chemical reaction engineering and bioengineering. Applied mathematics, computer simulations, digital video microscopy, thermal analysis and chemical reactor design are integral parts of my research methodology. Currently, my group is focusing on elucidating the fundamental mechanisms controlling the transport and reaction of nitrogen fertilizers in biochar-amended soils, and on developing hybrid multi-scale models that describe the growth of heterogeneous cell populations in the presence of mass transfer limitations. My current research interests also include the sustainable production of biochar for carbon sequestration and soil amendment, and thermal remediation of soil contaminated with heavy hydrocarbons.

Co-authors (95)

Publications (5)

  • Temperature and reaction atmosphere effects on the properties of corn stover biochar

    • Brewer C
    • Hall E
    • Schmidt-Rohr K
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  • Thermal Treatment of Hydrocarbon-Impacted Soils: A Review of Technology Innovation for Sustainable Remediation

    • Vidonish J
    • Zygourakis K
    • Masiello C
    • et al.
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  • An explicit finite difference scheme based on the modified method of characteristics for solving convection‐diffusion problems in one space dimension

    • Thomaidis G
    • Zygourakis K
    • Wheeler M
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  • Discrete structural models and their application to gas‐solid reacting systems

    • Zygourakis K
    • Sandmann C
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  • Pore structural effects in catalytic gasification of coal chars

    • Ballal G
    • Amundson N
    • Zygourakis K
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Professional experience

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Rice University

August 1980 - Present

Education history


University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

August 1975 - August 1980(5 years)

Dipl. Eng.

National Technical University, Athens, Greece

September 1970 - June 1975(5 years)