Nikos Pasadakis

, Director, Institute of Petroleum Research, IPR-Forth

Nikos Pasadakis is the Director of the Institute of GeoEnergy (IG) of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH/IG) and Professor at the School of Mineral Resources Engineering of the Technical University of Crete (TUC/MRED).

He holds a Diploma in Chemical Engineering, on Chemical Technology of petroleum and natural gas and a PhD in Chemistry, from the Department of Organic Chemical Technology of the Technical University of Lvov, former USSR.

Prof. Pasadakis’ research work focuses on (1) instrumental analysis and characterization of conventional and unconventional fossil fuels, (2) chemometrics, data analysis and modelling of composition and properties of fossil fuels, and (3) petroleum geochemistry, applications in exploration, production and the environmental impact of fossil fuels exploitation.

He has published one book “Petroleum Geochemistry”, 60 papers in peer-reviewed international and 70 papers in refereed conferences.