George Psofogiannakis
George Psofogiannakis
Assistant professor

Ph.D. (University of Ottawa)
M.A.Sc. (University of Ottawa)
B.A.Sc. (University of Toronto)

CBY A-713
(613) 562-5800 ext. 6698


Professor Psofogiannakis received his Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa in 2007, on the topic of modeling and simulation of direct hydrocarbon fuel cells. In the period 2008-2013, he was the recipient a Marie-Curie fellowship and worked at the University of Crete (Greece) on DFT modeling of materials for hydrogen storage by adsorption. In the period 2013-2015, he worked as a post-doc researcher at Pennsylvania State University, where he developed and applied reactive Molecular Dynamics force-fields (ReaxFF) for material science and catalytic applications.

He returned to Ottawa in 2013, where he has been teaching a variety of Chemical Engineering courses, including: Catalysis by Metals and Zeolites, Interfacial Phenomena in Engineering, Electrochemical Processes, Computational Methods in Chemical Engineering, Introduction to Chemical Process Analysis and Design, Phase and Chemical Reaction Equilibria.

Research interests

  • Modeling and Simulation of fuel cells and redox flow batteries
  • Density Functional Theory, reactive Molecular Dynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Heterogeneous catalysis