Makridis Sofoklis

Assistant Professor of Materials Technology for Energy Applications
Phone: +30 264107-4224
E-mail: smakridis [at] upatras [dot] gr
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Undergraduated Studies: Department of Physics, University of Ioannina (1999)
Postgraduated Studies: Department of Electrical and Computers Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2004)
Ph.D. Thesis: Synthesis and characterization of structural and magnetic properties of new intermetallic rare earth – transition metal compounds for high temperature permanent magnet applications



  • S.S. Makridis, Chapter 1: Hydrogen absorption for storage in Book: Methane and Hydrogen for Energy Storage, Invited chapter by Senior Editor for Power & Energy with the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET), edited by R. Carriveau & D.S-K. Ting, Turbulence & Energy Laboratory, University of Windsor, Canada., 2016.
  • G.E. Marnellos, C. Athanasiou, S.S. Makridis and E.S. Kikkinides, Invited chapter “Integration of Hydrogen Energy Technologies in Autonomous Power Systems”,  Book: Hydrogen-based Autonomous Power Systems, Techno-economic Analysis of the Integration of Hydrogen in Autonomous Power Systems,  Series: Power Systems, Zoulias, Emmanuel I. (Ed.), 2008, Approx. 190 p. 50 illus., Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-84800-246-3, Springer-Verlag (London) Ltd (
  • Σοφοκλής Σ. Μακρίδης, Πανεπιστημιακές παραδόσεις, 157 σελίδες, για το μάθημα του 1ου εξαμήνου «Εισαγωγή στην διαχείριση ενέργειας», Τμήμα Μηχανολόγων Μηχανικών, Πανεπιστήμιο Δυτικής Μακεδονίας, Διατίθεται από το 2005 – 2010.
  • Ευστάθιος Σ. Κικκινίδης και Σοφοκλής Σ. Μακρίδης, Πανεπιστημιακές παραδόσεις (το μέρος των μεταλλικών υδριδίων, κυψελών καυσίμου και μεθόδων χαρακτηρισμού), 196 σελίδες, για το μάθημα του 10ου εξαμήνου «Τεχνολογίες Υδρογόνου», Τμήμα Μηχανολόγων Μηχανικών, Πανεπιστήμιο Δυτικής Μακεδονίας, Διατίθεται από το 2004 – 2010.
  • Σοφοκλής Μακρίδης, «Εφαρμογές Υλικών σε Ενεργειακές και Περιβαλλοντικές Τεχνολογίες», υπό έκδοση, Εκδόσεις ΤΖΙΟΛΑΣ, 2016.


Selected Publications

  • E.I. Gkanas, S.S. Makridis, "Thermal Management of a MgH2 cylindrical tank including the thermal coupling with an operating  SOFC during the dehydrogenation process", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 41(13):5693-5708, 2016.
  • E.I. Gkanas, Y.L. Bakouros, S.S. Makridis, "Substitutionability" of the Critical Raw Materials in Energy Applications: A Short Review and Perspectives", Mater. Sci. Eng. Adv. Res 1 (3):1-9, 2015.
  • Evangelos I. Gkanas, Theodore Steriotis, Athanasios K. Stubos, Peter Myler, S.S. Makridis, "A Complete Transport Validated Model on a Zeolite Membrane for Carbon Dioxide Permeance and Capture", Applied Thermal Engineering, 74: 36-46, 2015.
  • S.S. Makridis, E. Gkanas, G. Panagakos, E.S. Kikkinides, A.K. Stubos, P. Wagener, S. Barcikowski, "Polymer-Stable Magnesium Nanocomposites Prepared by Laser Ablation for Efficient Hydrogen Storage", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38(26): 11530-11535, 2013.
  • E.D. Koultoukis, E.I. Gkanas, S.S. Makridis, C.N Christodoulou, D. Fruchard, A.K Stubos, "High Temperature Activated AB2 Nanopowders for metal Hydride Hydrogen Compression", International Journal of Energy Research, 38(4):477-486, 2014.
  • E.D. Koultoukis, S.S. Makridis, E. Pavlidou, P. de Rango, A.K. Stubos, "Investigation of ZrFe2-type materials for metal hydride hydrogen compressor systems by substituting Fe with Cr or V", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 39(36): 21380-21385, 2014.


Research Interests

  • Hydrogen Storage and compression technology
  • Magnetic and smart materials
  • Materials and processes of energy systems
  • Carbon capture (CO2)
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship on energy and environment
  • Stand-alone green systems



Environment and Materials
Transport Phenomena
Environmental Physics II




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