Eleni A. Kyriakidou


Eleni Kyriakidou.

Eleni A. Kyriakidou


Eleni A. Kyriakidou


Research Topics

Heterogeneous catalysis; nanoparticle synthesis and surface science, and the application of such catalysts to environmental processes

Contact Information

613 Furnas Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-1629

Fax: (716) 645-3822


Biography Publications Teaching Research


Eleni Kyriakidou’s research focuses production of cutting-edge catalytic materials that meet the strict emission control regulations introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, by utilizing common pollutants from internal combustion engines.

Prior to joining UB CBE in 2017, her postdoctoral research in Oak Ridge National Laboratory developed catalytic methods to treat automobile exhausts from cold-starting engines, and during her graduate studies she developed an expertise in the synthesis and characterization of highly dispersed silver, rhodium and gold supported metal catalysts. 

Dr. Kyriakidou received her BSc and MSc degrees in Chemical Engineering in 2007 from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki (Greece), and continued to earn a full graduate fellowship from the State Scholarships Foundation of Greece to pursue and complete her PhD in Heterogeneous Catalysis under the supervision of Prof. Michael D. Amiridis at the University of South Carolina in 2014.  


  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina, 2014
  • MSc, Chemical Engineering, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2007
  • BSc, Chemical Engineering, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2007