Thalia Karkou

PhD Candidate

                    Industrial and Digital Innovations Research Group,
             Technical University of Crete, 73100 Chania, Crete, Greece



PhD student at the School of Production Engineering & Management in
the Technical University of Crete from 2022. The diploma on Chemical
Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens was obtained in 2020. Her research interests focus on the Process Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Water Recycle & Management Systems, Sustainability, Food Process Engineering and Decision Making.


  • 2020: Diploma in Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens
    Thesis: ” Development of fruits with increased shelf-life using mild heat treatments”

Work Experience

  • Past
    • Department of Research Projects
             Intern, Laboratory Assistant
             Fulfilment of a report about “Repair3D” project
             YIOTIS S.A. – Athens, Greece

Research Projects - Grants

  • Active
    • 2021 – Present
               Advancing Sustainability of Process Industries through Digital and Circular Water Use Innovations (AquaSPICE).
               EC, CE-SPIRE-07-2020, Horizon 2020.         
               Technical University of Crete  

Research Interests

  • Process Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Recycle & Management Systems
  • Sustainability
  • Food Process Engineering
  • Decision Making



  • Karkou E., Oikonomopoulou V., Papadaki S., Krokida M.,” Design and Optimization of Edible Coating and Osmotic Dehydration Processes for the Development of High-value Fruits and Vegetables with Extended Shelf-life “, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 87 (2021), 133-138, doi: https://doi.org/10.3303/CET2187023


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  • 25 January 2022
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