Dimitris G. Hatzinikolaou is an Associate Professor of Microbial Biotechnology at the Department of Biology of the University of Athens. He has extensive experience in the general area of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology through his participation, from various scientific posts, in several EU (FP4-FP7 frameworks) and a significant number of national research projects.
He holds a Diploma and a Ph.D. from the Department of Chemical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens and a M.S.E. degree from the department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan, USA. His wide research interests involve the microbial utilization of lignocellulosic biomass towards 2 nd generation biorefinery applications, the design and optimization of processes for the microbial production of enzymes and low MW compounds (upstream and downstream), the biosynthesis, purification and study of industrially important enzymes and the biodegradation of industrial pollutants.
He is the author/co-author of 42 peer reviewed publications (mean IF 2.6) and 1 book chapter that have received over 900 hetero-citations (h-index 17). His work has also been presented in over 100 International and National scientific conferences. His current research group at UOA is comprised of 6 people (1 post-doc, 2 PhD students, 2 MS students and 1 lab technician).