Dr. Vasilis Papavassiliou was born in Athens and holds a Diploma in Chemical Engineering from Patras University and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University, Boston, MA. Since 2017 he is working for LyondellBasell as a Principal Research Engineer, for Intermediates and Derivatives R&D in the Houston Technology Center, leading pilot plant and commercialization activities. Prior to that (1997-2017) he worked for Praxair (now Linde) in various roles in Applications, Hydrogen and Energy R&D. In 2012 he was elected Adjunct Professor at SUNY Buffalo Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department. He is passionate about innovation, especially in the catalysis and reaction engineering areas.
Dr. Vasilis Papavassiliou
Research Engineer, Principal