Dr Dimitrios Tsaoulidis is Lecturer of Chemical Engineering in the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Surrey. His research interests evolve around clean energy, healthcare, and manufacturing and particularly their connection with microscale technologies. He specializes in complex multi-phase flows at different scales (micro-to-macro) and their application to process intensification in energy, manufacturing, and synthesis. His research combines advanced experimental investigations of multi-phase hydro- and thermo- dynamics that are enabled by cutting-edge sensing and measurement technologies, as well as numerical simulations, modelling, and optimization.
Dr Tsaoulidis obtained his Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) and his PhD in Chemical/Nuclear Engineering from University College London (UK). His PhD research dealt with investigative experimental and numerical studies of a novel combination of liquid-liquid separations in microfluidic channels and the use of ionic liquids, and in particular micro-droplet extractions relevant to spent nuclear reprocessing. For his PhD thesis, the Dept. of Chemical Engineering (UCL) honoured him with the esteemed David Newton’s award for his excellent research in the field of Sustainability. He also received a Springer Thesis award, and his work has been published in the “Springer Theses” series of outstanding dissertations.
Upon completion of his PhD, Dr Tsaoulidis worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at University College London, where he was involved in the conception and development of many successful proposals and was supported by different EPSRC-funded projects, related to nuclear applications and biowaste utilisation.
For his contributions in teaching and mentoring, Dr Tsaoulidis has been accredited as “Fellow” of the Higher Education Academy.
University roles and responsibilities
- Academic Integrity Officer
- Senior Personal Tutor
- Application of microscale technologies (process intensification) in energy, healthcare, and manufacturing.
- Development and application of advanced diagnostic (optical/laser-based) techniques in complex multiphase flows.
- Development of continuous multiphase reactors using advanced experimental methodologies and reactor modelling tools.
- Scale-up strategies for commercial applications and optimisation.
- Novel fluid mixing techniques and characterisation.
Postgraduate research supervision
Principal Ph.D. supervision:
Mustapha Hamdan (July 2021 - present): From sunlight and desert sand to a sustainable society
Masa Ejaz: Application of microfluidics in cell and gene therapy
ENG3184: ADVANCED REACTION ENGINEERING
ENG3200: ADVANCED CHEMICAL AND PETROCHEMICAL REACTION ENGINEERING
ENG3193: DESIGN PROJECT
PINEDA, M., TSAOULIDIS, D., FILHO, P.I.O., TSUKAHARA, T., ANGELI, P., FRAGA, S.E., 2021. Design optimisation of microfluidic-based solvent extraction systems for radionuclides detection. Nuclear Engineering and Design
TSAOULIDIS, D., MAMTORA, M., PINEDA, M., FRAGA, S. E., ANGELI, P., 2021. Experimental and CFD scale-up studies for intensified actinide/lanthanide separations. Chemical Engineering & Processing: Process Intensification
TSAOULIDIS, D., MARTOMA, M., MAYALS, G. M., ORTEGA, G. E., ANGELI, P., 2020. Scale-up studies for Co/Ni separations in intensified reactors. Micromachines, 11, 1106
ORTEGA, G. E., TSAOULIDIS, D., PINEDA, M., FRAGA, S. E., ANGELI, P., 2020. Hydrodynamics and mass transfer in segmented flow small channel contactors for uranium extraction. Chemical Engineering & Processing: Process Intensification, 153, 107921
ANGELI, P., EARLE, M., ORTEGA, G. E., TSAOULIDIS, D. 2019. Intensified liquid-liquid extraction technologies: a review. Johnson Matthey Technology Review
TSAOULIDIS, D., FAROOQUI, F., ORTEGA, G. E., ANGELI, P., 2019. Scale-up studies for intensified production of biodiesel from used cooking oil. Bulgarian Chemical Communications (BCC) Volume 51, Special Issue B-2019.
ANGELI, P., TSAOULIDIS, D., WEHELIYE HASHI, W., 2019. Studies on mass transfer of europium(III) in microchannels using a micro laser induced fluorescence technique. Chemical Engineering Journal, 372, 1154-1163 (authors in alphabetical order)
ORTEGA, G. E., TSAOULIDIS, D., ANGELI, P., 2018. Predictive model for the scale out of small channel two-phase flow contactors. Chemical Engineering Journal, 351, 589-602
MAJASAN, J., DEDIGAMA, I., CHO, J., TSAOULIDIS, D., SHEARING, P., BRETT, D., 2018. Two-phase Flow Behaviour and Performance of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Electrolysers: Electrochemical and Optical Characterisation. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
TSAOULIDIS, D., ORTEGA, G. E., ANGELI, P., 2018. Intensified extraction of uranium(VI) in impinging-jets cells. Chemical Engineering Journal, 342, 251-259
CRABBE-MANN, M., TSAOULIDIS, D., PARHIZKAR, M., EDIRISINGHE, M., 2018. Ethyl Cellulose, cellulose acetate and carboxymethyl cellulose microstructures prepared using electrohydrodynamics and green solvents. Cellulose, 25, 3, 1687-1703
TSAOULIDIS, D., ANGELI, P., 2017. Liquid-liquid dispersions in intensified impinging-jets cells. Chemical Engineering Science, 171, 149-159
TSAOULIDIS, D., ANGELI, P., 2016. Effect of channel size on liquid-liquid plug flow in small channels. AIChE Journal 62, 315-324
TSAOULIDIS, D., ANGELI, P. 2015. Effect of channel size on mass transfer during liquid-liquid plug flow in small scale extractors. Chemical Engineering Journal, 262, 785-793
DEDIGAMA, I., ANGELI, P., VAN DIJK, N., MILLICHAMP, J., TSAOULIDIS, D., SHEARING, P. R. & BRETT, D. J. 2014b. Current density mapping and optical flow visualisation of a polymer electrolyte membrane water electrolyser. Journal of Power Sources, 265, 97-103
DEDIGAMA, I., ANGELI, P., AYERS, K., ROBINSON, J., SHEARING, P., TSAOULIDIS, D. & BRETT, D. 2014a. In situ diagnostic techniques for characterisation of polymer electrolyte membrane water electrolysers–Flow visualisation and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 39, 4468-4482
TSAOULIDIS, D., DORE, V., ANGELI, P., PLECHKOVA, N. V. & SEDDON, K. R. 2013c. Flow patterns and pressure drop of ionic liquid–water two-phase flows in microchannels. International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 54, 1-10
TSAOULIDIS, D., DORE, V., ANGELI, P., PLECHKOVA, N. V. & SEDDON, K. R. 2013b. Extraction of dioxouranium(VI) in small channels using ionic liquids. Chemical Engineering Research & Design, 91, 681-687
TSAOULIDIS, D., DORE, V., ANGELI, P., PLECHKOVA, N. V. & SEDDON, K. R. 2013a. Dioxouranium(VI) extraction in microchannels using ionic liquids. Chemical Engineering Journal, 227, 151-157
DORE, V., TSAOULIDIS, D. & ANGELI, P. 2012. Mixing patterns in water plugs during water/ionic liquid segmented flow in microchannels. Chemical Engineering Science, 80, 334-341