Fontina Petrakopoulou-Robinson

Professor in Energy Engineering
Current Position: CONEX Experienced Professor
Phone number: +34 91 624 9935
Office: 1.1.D.18 (Edificio Betancourt, Campus Leganes)
Email: fpetrako@ing.uc3m.es

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Fontina is a member of the Energy System Engineering research group and leads the research line Water-Energy Nexus

RESEARCH INTERESTS
-Water-Energy Nexus
-Modelling of advanced hybrid energy conversion systems
-Energy autonomy of remote regions
-Thermodynamic, economic and environmental analyses
-Efficiency enhancement measures in the power sector
-Development of tools for power plant optimization
-Advanced CO2 capture in fossil fuel power plants

TEACHING ACTIVITIES
-Thermal engineering
-Energy & water

EDUCATION
-Ph.D. in Energy Engineering, Technical University of Berlin, Germany, 2010
-Dipl.-Ing. in Mechanical Engineering (Production Engineering and Management), Technical University of Crete, Greece, 2005

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE
-Research associate, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 2013-2015
-Lecturer, Technical University of Crete, Greece, 2013-2014
-Post-doctoral researcher, Institute IMDEA Energy, Spain, 2011-2013
-Consulting activities, Shell Global Solutions International BV, Germany, 2012
-Consulting activities, Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited, Germany, 2009
-Pre-doctoral research assistant, Technical University of Berlin, Germany, 2006-2010
-Teaching assistant, Technical University of Berlin, Germany, 2005-2010

SELECTED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
Gonzalez-Gomez P.A., Petrakopoulou F., Briongos J.V., Santana D., 2017. Cost-based design optimization of the heat exchangers in a parabolic trough concentrating solar power planta, Energy 123, 314-325.
Petrakopoulou F., 2016. On the economics of stand-alone renewable hybrid power plants in remote regions, Energy Conversion and Management 118, 63-74.
Petrakopoulou F., Robinson A., Loizidou M., 2016. Simulation and analysis of a stand-alone solar-wind and pumped-storage hydropower planta, Energy 96, 676-683.
Petrakopoulou F., Sanz-Bermejo J., Dufour J., Romero, M., 2016. Exergetic Analysis of Hybrid Power Plants with Biomass and Photovoltaics Coupled with a Solid-Oxide Electrolysis System, Energy 94, 304-315.
Peters J., Petrakopoulou F., Dufour J. 2015. Exergy analysis of synthetic biofuel production via fast pyrolysis and hydroupgrading, Energy 79, 325-336.
Petrakopoulou F., Tsatsaronis G., 2014. Can Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage from Power Plants Reduce the Environmental Impact of Electricity Generation, ACS Energy & Fuels, 28(8), 5327 5338.
Petrakopoulou F., Lee Y.D., Tsatsaronis G., 2014. Simulation and Exergetic evaluation of CO2 capture in a solid oxide fuel cell combined cycle power planta, Applied Energy 114, 417-425.
Petrakopoulou F., Tsatsaronis G., Morosuk T., 2012. Advanced exergoenvironmental analysis of a near-zero emission power plant with chemical looping combustion, Environmental Science and Technology 46, pp. 3001-3007.
Petrakopoulou F., Tsatsaronis G., 2012. Production of hydrogen-rich fuels for pre-combustion carbon capture in power plants: A thermodynamic assessment, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 37 (9), pp. 7554-7564.
Petrakopoulou F., Tsatsaronis G., Morosuk T., Carassai A., 2012. Conventional and advanced exergetic analyses applied to a combined cycle power planta, Energy 41 (1), pp. 146-152.
Petrakopoulou F., Boyano A., Cabrera M., Tsatsaronis G., 2011. Exergoeconomic and exergoenvironmental analyses of a combined cycle power plant with chemical looping technology, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 5 (3), pp. 475-482.

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