The Laboratory of Physical Chemistry & Chemical Processes (PCCP laboratory) was created and developed by Professor I.V. Gentekakis in 2001. The PCCP laboratory is one of the established laboratories of the Department of Chemical Engineering & Environmental Engineering of the Technical University of Crete (TUC). In the PCCP laboratory, having excellent equipment, high-tech infrastructure, active and productive members, senior and young researchers, doctoral and even postgraduate students and with notable international collaborations, the high quality of educational and research work produced is ensured.

The research interests and objectives of the PCCP laboratory are as follows:

Heterogeneous Catalysis

Development and characterization of new catalysts for energy and environmental applications. Classical and electrochemical promotion. Characterization of physicochemical properties of surfaces and materials using modern analysis techniques (eg XPS, XRD, SEM/TEM, FTIR, ICP, TPD/TPR, BET).


Development and characterization of nano-structured materials with properties targeted to environmental and energy applications.

Environmental catalysis

Gas emissions control

Electrochemistry and Electrocatalysis

Design of innovative low, intermediate and high temperature fuel cells

CO2 recycling

Environmental management and utilization of CO2 (isolation and production of useful chemicals and fuels)

Biogas, Biomass and Natural Gas

Development of technologies for their advanced management for electricity production. Production of H2.

Electrochemical Promotion or NEMCA

Modification of the intrinsic catalytic properties (activity, selectivity) by electrochemical methods.

Physicochemical Analysis and Design of Reactors

Development, physicochemical analysis and design of multiphase catalytic reactors, electrochemical reactors and processes.

Ioannis V. Yentekakis

Director of Physical Chemistry & Chemical Processes Laboratory

  • Office: 141B92 Science Building, Technical University of Crete, Chania. 73500
  • Office phone:  (+30)2821037752
  • E-mail: igentekakis@tuc.gr,                yyentek@isc.tuc.gr,                 yyentek@science.tuc.gr 




The "16th Panhellenic Catalysis Symposium" was successfully completed (More...)


"Best Poster" Award at the 13th PESXM


Professor Ioannis Yentekakis Editor-in-Chief of two International Scientific Journals