Nicolas Abatzoglou

ing., Ph. D.
Professeur titulaire



  • B. Sc. A., génie chimique, National Technical University of Athens (Polytechnic School Metsovion), Greece, 1982
  • M .Sc. A., génie chimique, Université de Sherbrooke, 1986
  • Ph. D., National Technical University of Athens (Polytechnic School Metsovion), Greece, 1989
  • Mini MBA en Génie pharmaceutique, AAPS, 2009

Domaines d'expertises et de recherche

Réacteurs de conversion thermochimique des matières organiques. Systèmes particulaires. Environnement.

Activités de recherche

  • Prédiction de la ségrégation dans des mélanges granulaires et des poudres à plusieurs composants
  • Étude paramétrique de l’efficacité d’un mélangeur du type “Ribbon Blender” utilise pour des mélanges granulaires et des poudres et développement d’un protocole d’échantillonnage
  • Étude, modélisation et mise à l’échelle d’un nouveau filter granulaire mobile
  • Synthèse catalytique d’alcools supérieurs à partir de gas synthétique (syngaz)
  • Purification de biogaz
  • Reformage catalytique à la vapeur pour la production de gaz riche en CO/H2 destiné à des piles à combustible à électrolyte solide (SOFC)

Activités d'enseignement

  • GBT 322  Systèmes réactionnels et bioréacteurs
  • GCH 321  Systèmes réactionnels
  • GCH 417  Projet d'intégration III
  • GCH 706  Génie des procédés pharmaceutiques
  • GCH 721  Systèmes réactionnels solide-fluide

Communications scientifiques récentes

122. S. Hudon, P.-Ph. Lapointe-Garant, J.-S. Simard, A. Pichieri, S. Hammond, G. Sienkiewicz, N. Abatzoglou* and M. Perrier, Evaluation of a dry coating technology as a substitute for roller compaction for dry agglomeration applications in the pharmaceutical industry, submitted to POWTEC, Feb. 2017.

121. R. Gosselin*, C. Fauteux-Lefebvre, P. Durão, J.-M. Guay, J.-S. Simard and N. Abatzoglou, Specificity of Process Analytical Tools in the monitoring of multicomponent pharmaceutical powders, submitted to Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, May 2017.

120. K. Yekpe, N. Abatzoglou*, B. Bataille, R. Gosselin, T. Sharkawi, J.-S. Simard, A. Cournoyer, Developing a Quality by Design Approach to Model Tablet Dissolution Testing: an Industrial Case Study, Pharmaceutical Development and Technology, 2017, Available on-line,

119. O. Ali Zadeh Sahraei, F. Larachi, N. Abatzoglou and Maria C. Iliuta*, Hydrogen production by glycerol steam reforming catalyzed by Ni-promoted Fe/Mg-bearing metallurgical wastes, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 219 (2017) 183–193.

118. V. Vosoughi, S. Badoga, A. K. Dalai* and N. Abatzoglou, Modification of mesoporous alumina as a support for cobalt-based catalyst in Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis, Fuel Proc. Tech, Vol. 162, issue 1-2, pp. 55-65 2017.

117 J. Aluha and N. Abatzoglou*, Gold-promoted plasma-synthesized Ni-Co-Fe/C catalyst for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, Gold Bulletin, Gold Bulletin, 50(2), 147-162, 2017.

116. M. Chamoumi, N. Abatzoglou*, J. Blanchard, M.-C. Iliuta and F. Larachi, Dry reforming of methane with a new catalyst derived from a negative value mining residue spinellized with nickel, CATTOD, Vol. 291, 2017, pp. 86-98, DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2017.02.018.

115. N. Braidy, S. Bastien, J. Blanchard, C. Fauteux-Lefebvre, I. E. Achouri, N. Abatzoglou, Activation mechanism and microstructural evolution of a YSZ/Ni-alumina catalyst for dry reforming of methane, CATTOD,, February 2017.

114. J. Aluha and N. Abatzoglou*, Promotional effect of Mo and Ni in plasma-synthesized Co–Fe/C bimetallic nano-catalysts for Fischer–Tropsch synthesis, J. Ind. Eng. Chem. (2017),

113. J. Aluha, Y. Hu and N. Abatzoglou*, Effect of CO Concentration on the a-Value of Plasma-Synthesized Co/C Catalyst in Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis, Calalysts, Vol. 7, No 69; 2017, doi:10.3390/catal7020069.

112. P. Durão, C. Fauteux-Lefebvre, J.-M. Guay, J.-S. Simard, N. Abatzoglou, and R. Gosselin*, Using multiple Process Analytical Technology probes to monitor multivitamin blends in a tableting feed frame, TALANTA, Vo. 164, 2017, pp. 7-15..

111. J. Aluha, K. Béré, N. Abatzoglou, and F. Gitzhofer*, Application of plasma in production of nano-catalysts for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. Journal of Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing, Vol. 36, 2016, pp. 1325–1348.

110. M. Chamoumi and N. Abatzoglou, NiFe2O4 production from α-Fe2O3 via an improved solid state reaction and its use as a dry reforming catalyst, Can. J. of Chem. Eng., 2016, Vol. 94, Issue 9, pp. 1801–1808.

109. J. Aluha and N. Abatzoglou, Synthetic fuels from 3-φ Fischer-Tropsch synthesis using syngas feed and novel nanometric catalysts synthesised by plasma, Biomass & Bioenergy, Available online, 19 May 2016,

108. J. Aluha, N. Braidy, A. Dalai and N. Abatzoglou*, Low-temperature Fischer-Tropsch synthesis using plasma-synthesized nanometric Co/C and Fe/C catalysts, Can. J. of Chem. Eng., Online: 13 May 2016, DOI: 10.1002/cjce.22537.

107. V. Vosoughi, S. Badoga, A. K. Dalai* and N. Abatzoglou, Effect of Pretreatment on Physicochemical Properties and Performance of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Supported Cobalt Catalyst for Fischer–Tropsch Synthesis, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2016, 55 (21), pp 6049–6059; DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.5b04381

106. C. Trevisanut, S. M. Jazayeri, S. Bonkane, C. Neagoe, Ali Mohamadalizadeha, D. C. Boffito, C. L. Bianchi, C. Pirola, L. Frost, J. Lerou, C. G. Visconti, L. Lietti, N. Abatzoglou, W. Green, G. S. Patience*, Micro-Syngas Technology options for GtL, Can. J. of Chem. Eng., Vol. 94, pp. 613-622, April 2016.

105. J. Aluha, Ph. Boahene, A. Dalai, Y. Hu, K. Bere, N. Braidy, N. Abatzoglou, Synthesis and Characterization of Co/C and Fe/C Nanocatalysts for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis: A Comparative Study Using a Fixed-Bed Reactor, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 54, No 43, 2015, pp. 10661-10674.

104. C. Fauteux-Lefebvre, N. Abatzoglou, S. Blais, N. Braidy and Y. Hu, Iron oxide-functionalized carbon nanofilaments for H2S adsorption: the multiple roles of carbon, CARBON, Vol. 95, 2015, pp. 794-801.

103. Jasmin Blanchard, Ines Achouri and Nicolas Abatzoglou, H2S poisoning of NiAl2O4-YSZ catalyst during methane dry reforming, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, Vol. 94, pp. 650-654, April 2016.

102. C. Fauteux-Lefebvre, N. Abatzoglou*, N. Braidy and Y. Hu, Carbon nanofilaments functionalized with iron oxide nanoparticles for in-depth hydrogen sulfide adsorption, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, available on-line, DOI 10.1021/acs.iecr.5b01108, September 8, 2015.

101. R. Gosselin*, P. Durão, N. Abatzoglou and J.-M. Guay and, Monitoring the Concentration of Flowing Pharmaceutical Powders in a Tableting Feed Frame, Pharmaceutical Development & Technology, Vol. 22:6, July 2015. DOI: 10.3109/10837450.2015.1102278.

100. A. Tanhatan Naseri, B. A. Peppley, J. G. Pharoah, P. Mandal, S.  Litster and N. Abatzoglou, X-Ray-based tomography analysis of transport and reaction in the catalyst coating of a reformer, Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 138, 2015, pp. 499-509.

99. M.-J. Colbert, M. Grandbois and N. Abatzoglou, Identification of inter-particular forces by atomic frce microscopy and how they relate to powder rheological properties measured in shearing tests, Powder Technology, Vol. 284, 2015, pp. 396-402.

98. K. Yekpe, N. Abatzoglou, R. Gosselin, B. Bataille, T. Sharkawi, A. Cournoyer, J.-S. Simard, Predicting the dissolution behavior of pharmaceutical tablets with NIR chemical imaging, International Journal of Pharmaceutics Vol. 486, Issues 1–2, pp. 1-388, 30 May 2015.

97. N. Abatzoglou* and C. Fauteux-Lefebvre, Review of catalytic syngas production through steam or dry reforming and partial oxidation of studied liquid compounds, Advanced Review, Editor Wiley, WIREs Energy Environ 2015, doi: 10.1002/wene.167.

96. I. Esma Achouri, N. Abatzoglou*, N. Braidy, and S. Bastien, New insights into the role of YSZ in NiAl2O4/Al2O3-YSZ catalysts, Applied Catalysis A: General, Vol. 497, 2015, pp. 42-50.

95. N. Abatzoglou and B. Legras, Nano-Iron Carbide-Catalyzed Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis of Green Fuel: Surface Reaction Kinetics-controlled Regimes in a 3-φ Slurry-Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor, International Journal of Environmental Pollution and Remediation, Vol. 3, No 1, 2015, pp. 9-15.

94. J. Blanchard and N. Abatzoglou*, Nano-iron carbide synthesized by plasma as catalyst for Fischer–Tropsch synthesis in slurry reactors: The role of iron loading and K, Cu promoters, CATTOD, Vol. 237, No 15 November 2014, pp. 150-156.

93. N. Abatzoglou* and C. Reyes Plascencia, Ni-doped carbon nanofilaments (Ni-CNF): preparation and use as reforming catalyst, International J. of Theoretical and Applied Nanotechnology, Vol. 3, 2015, pp. 20-27.

92. V. Vosoughi; A. K. Dalai and N. Abatzoglou, Influence of promoters on physico-chemical properties and performance of Co/MWCNTS catalyst for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, American Chemical Society, Division of Energy & Fuels, Vol. 59, No 2, 2014, pp. 795-796.

91. J.-M. Guay, P.-Ph. Lapointe-Garant, R. Gosselin*, J.-S. Simard and N. Abatzoglou*, Development of a multivariate light-induced fluorescence (LIF) PAT tool for in-line quantitative analysis of pharmaceutical granules in a V-blender, Eur. J. of Pharmac. and Biopharmac., Vol. 86, Issue 3, April 2014, pp. 524–531.

90. R. Gosselin*, N. Abatzoglou*, Ph. Quinn and J. Salvas, Novel methodologies for determining the mineral content of complex multivitamin tablets, European Pharmaceutical Review, Vol. 19, Issue 14, pp. 62-68, 2014.

89. N. Abatzoglou*, R. Gosselin and M. A. Inam, Rheological Characterization and Empirical Modeling of Non-aqueous Nano-suspensions of Iron Carbide Produced by Plasma Spray, Can. J. of Chem. Eng., Vol. 91, Issue 1, pp. 68-74, Jan. 2014.

88. A. Dalai, G. D. Yadav & N Abatzoglou, Catalytic processes for clean energy, waste minimization and green chemicals, Catalysis Today, Vol. 207, pp. 1-2, 30 May 2013.

87. I. E. Achouri, Nicolas Abatzoglou*, C. Fauteux-Lefebvre and N. Braidy, Diesel steam reforming: Comparison of two nickel aluminate catalysts prepared by wet-impregnation and co-precipitation, CATTOD, Vol. 207, pp. 13-20, 30 May 2013.

86. K. Shanmugapriya, N. Abatzoglou* and S. Blais, Inhibition of carbon formation during steam reforming of methane over ethyl-disulfide-impregnated metallic Nickel catalysts, CATOD, Vol. 207, pp.21-27, May 2013.

85. N. Abatzoglou*, E. Castellanos Gil and R. Gosselin, Evaluating the influence of hopper geometry on radial and axial concentration profiles in flowing granular mixtures, Special Edition: Near Infrared Spectroscopy: In-depth focus 2013, European Pharmaceutical Review, February 2013.

84. R. Gosselin*, M.-O. Lacombe and N. Abatzoglou, Determining Bulk Powder Particle Size through Texture Analysis, American Pharmaceutical Review, February 2013.

83. N. Abatzoglou*, J. Blanchard and F. Gitzhofer Nano-Iron carbide-catalyzed Fischer-Tropsch synthesis in slurry reactors: new developments, Referred proceedings of the 20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, Milan, Italy, June 18-22, 2012, Session 3DO.6.3, pp. 1571 – 1575, ISBN:978-88-89407-54-7.

82. A.-M. Demers, R. Gosselin, J.-S. Simard and N. Abatzoglou*, In-line near infrared spectroscopy monitoring of pharmaceutical powder moisture in a fluidised bed dryer: An efficient methodology for chemometric model development, Can. J. of Chem. Eng., Vol. 90, Issue 2, April 2012, pp. 299–303.

81. E. Castellanos Gil, R. Gosselin and N. Abatzoglou*, NIRS methodology for measuring radial and axial concentration profiles in flowing granular mixtures, Powder Technology, Vol. 224, 2012, pp. 223-232.

Autres informations

  • Titulaire de la Chaire industrielle Pfizer sur les technologies d'analyse de procédés (PAT) en génie pharmaceutique (2008-2018).
  • Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering , 2015-.
  • Director of Awards of the CSChE Board of Directors, 2013-2016
  • Member of the ISPE (International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering) Board of Directors; Committee of Education, 2013-2016.
  • Bourse du Chantier II du FQRNT pour son excellence en recherche et en enseignement : 102 700$/an sur 5 ans ; renouvelable pour une autre période de 5 ans.
  • Membre-chercheur du réseau pancanadien SOFC (SOFC-Canada Network).
  • Membre-chercheur du réseau pancanadien ABIN (Agricultural Biomass Innovation Network).
  • Professeur adjoint à l’University of Saskatchewan, Department of Chemical Engineering.
  • Gagnant du premier prix d’excellence en environnement, catégorie «Recherche universitaire et collégiale», décerné par la Fondation estrienne pour l’environnement et le Conseil régional de l’environnement de l’Estrie, 31 octobre 2001.
  • Membre du Comité organisateur de la 3e Conférence des Amériques sur la Biomasse, Le Centre Sheraton, Montréal, Québec, 24-29 août 1997.
  • Membre du comité scientifique de la Conférence Internationale : 2nd World Biomass Conf. and Technology Exhibition for Energy, Industry and Climate Protection, Rome, Italy, 10-14 May 2004.
  • Membre Steering Committee de la conférence Inter. : Sc. in Thermal and Chem. Biomass Conversion, Victoria Conf. Center and Fairmont Hotel, Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC, Can., 30 Aug.-2 Sept. 2004.
  • Trésorier et membre du comité organisateur de la 56e Conférence canadienne de génie chimique, Sherbrooke, Québec, 15-18 octobre 2006.
  • Membre de l’International Scientific Advisory Committee de ENERGY 2007, 1st Intl Conf. on Energy & Sustainability, June 20-22, 2007, The New Forest, UK, Wessex Institute of Technology.
  • Représentant du Canada en tant qu’expert en gazéification auprès de l’Agence Internationale de l’Énergie (IEA/Gasification Task) 1997-2001.
  • Échanges et collaboration avec des chercheurs d’autres universités et institutions au niveau international: Univ. de Montréal, Faculté de Pharmacie et Département de génie chimique; Université Montpellier I, Faculté de pharmacie ; Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, National Technical University of Athens, Greece; National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA; Verenum Res. Center, Suisse; VTT, Technical Res. Centre of Finland ; URiV, Tarragona, Spain.
  • Responsable de l’examen des compétences professionnelles de l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) en matière de gestion des déchets solides et dangereux
  • Nombre de mes travaux de recherche et de mes études professionnelles (gazéification, conditionnement de gaz synthétique, gestion et traitement thermique de déchets solides) sont transférés à l’industrie.
  • Évaluateur d’articles scientifiques pour des revues scientifiques (Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., Pharm. Res., Chem. Eng. Sc., J. of Hazardous Mat., Part. Proc. in the Pharm. Ind., J. of Molecular Catalysis A, J. of Hydrogen Energy, Bioresource Tech., Fuel, Biomass & Bioenergy, AIChE J., Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Development & Technology, Applied Energy, Chemosphere, Powder technology, Journal of Engineering Design & Innovation, Chemical Engineering Communications) et évaluateur de demandes de subventions CRSNG (RDC, Découverte, Stratégiques), Qatar National Res. Fund, The National Foundation for Science, Higher Education and Techn. Development of the Republic of Croatia.