Dr Panos Doss

panos dossTeaching Fellow and Programme Director in Energy Systems and Utilities

Phone number: 0121 204 3405
Email: p.doss@aston.ac.uk
Room number: N411


I joined Aston University in April 2016, as a Programme Director for work-based, degree programmes in Energy Systems and Utilities within the Aston Professional Engineering Centre (APEC), in partnership with key employers in the UK Energy sector, including National Grid, SSE, Western Power Distribution and Scotia Gas Networks (SGN).

My background is in bioenergy and biofuel research, having completed my PhD at the European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI), where I also worked on a variety of bioenergy research projects including thermochemical conversion technologies, as well as the upgrading, characterization and storage stability of bio-fuels.

Following my work at EBRI, I was granted two Marie-Curie Research Fellowships at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, during 2014-2015, working on combustion and emission experimental characterisation of novel and renewable automotive and marine fuels.

In addition to my research experience, since 2015, I have also been working with Mobilenergy LLC, a USA based alternative energy solutions consultancy and process design and procurement company, as a process engineering consultant, and prior to that as a Quality Control Engineer for AspenTech Ltd, in Cambridge, UK.

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, Aston University (2018).
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University (2012).
  • MEng with First Class Honours in Chemical Engineering (w/ Professional Placement), Aston University (2007).
  • 2016 – date: Teaching Fellow and Programme Director in Energy Systems and Utilities, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (APEC), Aston University. 
  • 2011 – 2016: Sessional Lecturer in Gas Transmission Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (APEC), Aston University.
  • 2015 – date: Process Engineering Consultant in Alternative and Renewable Energy, Mobilenergy LLC, Florida, USA.
  • 2014 – 2015: Marie-Curie Research Fellow, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), School of Mechanical Engineering, Laboratory of Heterogeneous Mixtures and Combustion Systems, Greece.
  • 2011 – 2013: Research Associate, European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI), Aston University.
  • 2004 – 2005: Quality Control Engineer, AspenTech Ltd, Cambridge, UK.


  • Programme Director of FdEng in Engineering.
  • FdEng in Electrical Power Engineering (Transmission, Distribution and Power Systems Management).
  • BEng Professional Engineering.
  • BEng Electrical Power Engineering.

Module Leader for:

  • EE1F03 Energy Conversion and Energy Transfer.
  • EE1F04 Electromechanical Systems.
  • EE1F06 Engineering Mathematics.
  • ME1F20 Gas Engineering Principles.
  • ME2F21 Materials Technology.
  • ME2F33 Elements of Gas Engineering.
  • EE2FG4 Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer & Fluid mechanics
  • PE6E19 Environmental Systems.

Other Teaching Activities:

  • EE1IEC Energy Transmission and Conversion.
  • EE2COG Characteristics of Generation
  • EE2FM3 Characteristics of Power Systems
  • EE2F05/07 Work-based Project.

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

  • Associate Member of IChemE (AMIChemE)

  • Engineering Pedagogies in Higher Education
  • Renewable Energy, with a main focus on Bioenergy
  • Thermochemical biomass conversion technologies.
  • Fuel/Biofuel characterization methodologies.
  • Kontoulis, P., Kazangas, D., Doss, T. P., and Kaiktsis, L. (2018). “Development and CFD Validation of an Integrated Model for Marine Heavy Fuel Oil Thermophysical Properties”. Journal of Energy Engineering, 144(5), 10.1061/(ASCE)EY.1943-7897.0000576, E4018059.
  • Doss, T. P., Keramiotis, C., Vourliotakis, G., Zannis, G., Skevis, G., and Founti, M. (2015). "Experimental Investigation on the Influence of Simulated EGR Addition on Swirl-Stabilized CH4 Flames." Journal of Energy Engineering, 10.1061/(ASCE)EY.1943-7897.0000314, E4015008.
  • Doss, T. P., Keramiotis, Ch., Vourliotakis, G., Zannis, G. Skevis, G., and Founti, M. A. (2015). “An experimental parametric study of the effect of simulated EGR variation on a swirl-stabilized stoichiometric CH4 flame”. Proceedings of 9th Mediterranean Combustion Symposium (MCS 9), Rhodes, Greece, June 7-11, 2015.
  • Doss, T. P., Keramiotis, Ch., Vourliotakis, G., Zannis, G., and Founti, M. A. (2014). “Towards understanding the effects of simulated EGR variation on the combustion behavior of a swirl-stabilized, near stoichiometric CH4 flame”. Poster and Proceedings of APT-STEP WS 1: Combustion Emission Control for Clean and Efficient Vehicles, Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH), Thessaloniki, Greece, October 16-17, 2014.
  • Doss, T. P. and Bridgwater, A. V. (2011) “Low Severity Synthesis of Hydrocarbons via the Fischer-Tropsch Process”. In “Proceedings of the Bioten Conference on Biomass Bioenergy, and Biofuels 2010”. Ed. A. V. Bridgwater, CPL Press.