N. Kyriakou MSc (Nikos)

About Me

I received my BSc in chemistry at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2012. The I moved to Amsterdam where I received my MSc in organic chemistry in 2015. During my MSc I worked on the synthesis of an amino-based rotaxane-like compound and for the synthesis and fluorescent characterization of a photoactive organic molecule for use in super resolution microscopy.  Since September 2017 I've been working in the group of Inorganic Membranes for the preparation of organically modified alumina membranes for use in nanofiltration of industrial aqueous mixtures containing low concentrations of solvent. 


Engineering & Materials Science
Nanofiltration Membranes
Polyethylene Glycols
Meso Porosity
Phosphonic Acid


In my research I focus on modification of alumina membranes with thin polymeric layers for use in nanofiltration of industrial water solvent mixtures. Main interest is the preparation of the membranes and testing. The preparation depends on the type of materials that are fictionalized on the ceramic support and can involve in situ polymerization or step wise organic synthesis. The testing is done under moderate pressures and membrane performance is assessed by the separation efficiency of small organic molecules and the solvent mixture permeability. 

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands