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Professor Ioannis (Yannis) A. Ieropoulos BEng (Hons), MSc (BRIS), PhD, MIET

Chair of Environmental Engineering, Head of Water & Environmental Engineering Group, EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grantee, EU PHOENIX COST Action Vice-Chair

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Yannis Ieropoulos is Professor of Environmental Engineering within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

My work in environmental engineering is at the heart of some of the greatest challenges our world is facing, in terms of environmental welfare, human health, and energy availability. Through international collaboration and cutting-edge innovation, my long-term vision is to develop bioengineering solutions that will be applied in everyday life and could change our ways of life and how we think about energy and waste.

Turning waste into electricity for remote power, sensing and self-sustainable systems.

Yannis has over 20 years’ experience in research, teaching and training. He has an interest in waste utilisation and energy autonomy and produced the EcoBot family of robots powered by microbial fuel cells (MFCs) fed with organic waste, with the latest achievement being Row-bot.

He has been an EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow (2010-2015) and is currently a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation PI on the "Urine-tricity/PEE POWER®" project, which is advancing the MFC technology for sanitation improvement in Developing World Countries.

He is also the Vice-Chair of the EU COST Action, PHOENIX, a network of 300 EU members looking at environmental remediation using bioelectrochemical systems. He has been the PI on the EU FET OPEN “Living Architecture” project and its follow-on Innovation Action ALICE, now part of the European Innovation Council and on projects focusing on robotics, biodegradable & functional materials, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, EU FP-6, FP-7 and H2020 programmes.

He is the Editor-in-Chief for Sustainable Energy Technologies & Assessments. His research income in the past 12 years is >£6M and has published >150 peer reviewed journal articles. 

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Professor Ioannis (Yannis) A. Ieropoulos
Engineering, University of Southampton,
Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus,
Burgess Road, Southampton, SO16 7QF

Room Number : 178/5015

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