Frank A. Coutelieris

Associate Professor in Mathematical Modeling of Environmental Systems
Phone: +30 264107-4196
E-mail: fcoutelieris [at] upatras [dot] gr
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Undergraduated Studies: Dept. of Mathematics, Univ. of Patras (1990)
Postgraduated Studies: Chemical Engineering Dept., Univ. of Patras (1995)
Ph.D. Thesis: Mass transfer problem from a Newtonian Fluid to a Swarm of Adsorbing Spheroidal Particles under Creeping Flow conditions
Supervisor: Prof. A.C. Payatakes

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  • F. Coutelieris & N. Siannis, "Ordinary Differential Equations", Tziola Publ., Thessaloniki 2009, ISBN 960-418-207-2 (in Greek)
  • F. Coutelieris & N. Siannis, "Linear Algebra", Tziola Publ., Thessaloniki 2008, ISBN 960-418-149-1 (in Greek)
  • F. Coutelieris & N. Siannis, "Linear Algebra for Engineers", Tziola Publ., Thessaloniki 2005, ISBN 960-418-088-6 (in Greek)
  • D. Mataras & F. Coutelieris, "Programming for Scientists and Engineers, Fortran 90/95", Tziola Publ., Thessaloniki 2001, ISBN 960-8050-43-Χ (in Greek)
  • S. Pavlou, F. Coutelieris & P. Ergatis, "Introduction to Computer Science", University of Patras Press, Patras 1994 (in Greek)


Selected Publications

  • F.A. Coutelieris, V.N. Burganos, and A.C. Payatakes, “Convective Diffusion and Adsorption in a Swarm of Spheroidal Particles“, AIChE J., 41, 1122-1134 (1995)
  • S. Douvartzides, F.A. Coutelieris and P. Tsiakaras, “Exergy analysis of a solid oxide fuel cell power plant fed by either ethanol or methane“, J. Power Sources, 131, 224-230 (2004)
  • F.A. Coutelieris and A. Kanavouras, “Experimental and theoretical investigation of packaged olive oil: Development of a quality indicator based on mathematical predictions“, J. Food Eng., 73, 85-92 (2006)
  • F.A. Coutelieris, M.E. Kainourgiakis, A.K. Stubos, E.S. Kikkinides and Y.C. Yortsos, “Multiphase Mass Transport with Partitioning and Inter-phase Transport in Porous Media“, Chem. Eng. Sci., 61, 4650– 4661 (2006)
  • C. Athanasiou, F.A. Coutelieris, Ε. Vakouftsi, V. Skoulou, E. Antonakou, G. Marnellos and Α. Zabaniotou, “From biomass to electricity through integrated gasification/SOFC system optimization and energy balance“, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 32, 337-342 (2006)
  • F.A. Coutelieris, “Modeling of transport phenomena in a fuel cell anode“, Defect and Diffusion Forum. 273-276 (2008)


Research Interests

  • Modeling of mass transport in porous media
  • CFD modeling
  • Multiphase flows
  • Emulsification/gelation of liquid mixtures
  • Μεταφορά θερμότητας σε κυψέλες καυσίμου
  • Hydrogen usage for electricity production
  • Heat and mass transfer in fuel cells
  • Energy and exergy analysis of fuel cell systems
  • Thermodynamics of fuel cells
  • Energy and exergy analysis of fuel cell systems
  • Modeling of plasma processing and deposition processes



Programming (FORTRAN)
Mathematics II – Differential equations
Numerical Analysis


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