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Nicolas Abatzoglou

ing., Ph. D.
Professeur titulaire

Directeur du Groupe de Recherche sur les Technologies et Procédés (GRTP)

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  • 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

  • GCH422 Design des procédés chimiques I
  • GCH426 Design des procédés chimiques II
  • GCH706  Génie des procédés pharmaceutiques
  • GCH721  Systèmes réactionnels solide-fluide
  • EFD901  Construire un projet de recherche, Réflexives

Communications scientifiques

  1. F. Gitzhofer*, J. Aluha, P.-O. Langlois, F. Barandehfard, T. Ntho and N. Abatzoglou, Proven anti-wetting properties of molybdenum in high-temperature corrosion resistance tests with potential application in aluminium industry, Materials 2021, 14, 5355.
  2. M. Chamoumi and N. Abatzoglou, The ‘Green’ Ni-UGSO Catalyst for Hydrogen Production under Various Reforming Regimes, Catalysts, Catalysts 2021, 11, 771.
  3. I. E. Achouri, J. Chaouki and N. Abatzoglou, Methods of coating ceramic supports with carbon and Ni-based catalytically active formulations, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 05 February 2021,
  4. O. Chaib, I. E. Achouri, R. Gosselin and N. Abatzoglou*, Gravity mass powder flow through conical hoppers Part I: A mathematical model predicting the radial velocity profiles of free-flowing granular systems as a function of cohesion and adhesion properties, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2021.
  5. A. Azara, El Hadi Benyoussef, F. Mohellebi, F. Gitzhofer, N. Abatzoglou*, Catalytic dry reforming and cracking of ethylene for carbon nanofilaments and hydrogen production, using a catalyst derived from a mining residue, 2020,
  6. O. Chaib, I. E. Achouri, R. Gosselin and N. Abatzoglou*, Gravity mass powder flow through conical hoppers Part II: A mathematical model predicting the axial and radial profiles of normal stresses from flow velocity measurements, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2021, 1-9.
  7. A. Ly, I. E. Achouri, R. Gosselin and N. Abatzoglou*, Rheological behavior of porous pharmaceutical materials: linking torque profiles during wet massing to water diffusion coefficients and penetration time, Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification, Volume 157, November 2020,
  8. I. E. Achouri*, A. Rhoden, S. Hudon, R. Gosselin, J.-S. Simard and N. Abatzoglou, Non-invasive sensing technologies applicable for pharmaceutical lyophilized products: a review, Talanta,
  9. S. Belbessai, I. E. Achouri, El Hadi Benyoussef, F. Gitzhofer and N. Abatzoglou*, Toluene Steam Reforming Using Nickel Based Catalysts Made from Mining Residues, CATTOD,
  10. Y. Zhang and N. Abatzoglou*, Review: fundamentals, applications and potentials of ultrasound-assisted drying, Chem. Eng. Res. & Design, 154, 2020, pp. 21-46.
  11. I. A. A. Mezian, N. Bali, N.-B. Belblidi, N. Abatzoglou, and El-Hadi Benyoussef*, The first-order model in the simulation of essential oil extraction kinetics, Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, 15, 2019, 100226.
  12. A. Azara, El-Hadi Benyoussef, F. Mohellebi, M. Chamoumi, F. Gitzhofer and N. Abatzoglou*, Catalytic Dry Reforming and Cracking of Ethylene for Carbon Nanofilaments and Hydrogen Production Using a Catalyst Derived from a Mining Residue, Catalysts 2019, 9, 1069; doi:10.3390/catal9121069. 
  13. F. B. Dega, M. Chamoumi, N. Braidy and N. Abatzoglou*, Corrigendum to ‘Autothermal dry reforming of methane with a nickel spinellized catalyst prepared from a negative value metallurgical residue’, Renewable Energy, 138 (2019), 1329-1249.
  14. Ch. Gillium, M. Friciu, N. Abatzoglou and G. Leclair*, Stability of Extemporaneously Prepared Acetazolamide Oral Suspension at Two Temperatures, submitted to The Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 2019.
  15. F. B. Dega and N. Abatzoglou*, H2S poisoning and regeneration of a nickel spinellized catalyst prepared from waste metallurgical residues, during dry autothermal methane reforming, Catalysis Letters, Vol. 149, No 6, ISSN 1011-372X, June 2019.
  16. F. B. Dega, M. Chamoumi, N. Braidy and N. Abatzoglou*, Autothermal dry reforming of methane with a nickel spinellized catalyst prepared from a negative value metallurgical residue, Renewable Energy, Vol. 138, pp. 1239-1249, 2019.
  17. H. Dalvi, A. Langlet, M.-J. Colbert, A. Cournoyer, J.-M. Guay, N. Abatzoglou and Ryan Gosselin*, In-line monitoring of Ibuprofen during and after tablet compression using Near-Infrared spectroscopy, Talanta, Vol. 195, pp. 87-96, 2019.
  18. 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, Pharmaceutical Development & Technology, Volume 24, Issue 3, pp. 380-389, 2019.
  19. A. Bali, J. Blanchard, M. Chamoumi and N. Abatzoglou*, Bio-Oil Steam Reforming over a Mining Residue Functionalized with Ni as Catalyst: Ni-UGSO, Catalysts, Vol. 8, No 1, p. 24, Dec. 2018.
  20. A. Ali*, R. Henda, J. Aluha and N. Abatzoglou, Co-Doped ZnO Thin Films Grown by Pulsed Electron Beam Ablation as Model Nano-Catalysts in Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis, AIChE Journal, Vol. 64, No. 9, pp. 3332-3340, Sept. 2018, DOI 10.1002/aic.16177.
  21. 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, J. of Pharmaceutical Innovation, 2018, DOI:10.1007/s12247-018-9353-x.
  22. J. Aluha and N. Abatzoglou*, Activation and Deactivation Scenarios in a Plasma-Synthesized Co/C Catalyst for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis, The Can. J. of Chem. Eng., 2018, DOI-10.1002-cjce.23259.
  23. J. Aluha, F. Gitzhofer and N. Abatzoglou*, Application of Plasma Technology in Fischer-Tropsch Catalysis for the Production of Synthetic Fuels, Recent Adv Petrochem Sci 2018, Vol. 5, Issue 2: 555657, DOI: 10.19080/RAPSCI.2018.05.555657.
  24. J. Aluha, S. Gutierrez, F. Gitzhofer and N. Abatzoglou*, Use of Plasma-Synthesized Nano-Catalysts for CO Hydrogenation in Low-Temperature Fischer–Tropsch Synthesis: Effect of Catalyst Pre-Treatment, Nanomaterials, Vol. 8, No 822, 2018, DOI:10.3390/nano8100822.
  25. 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,
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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),
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. J. Aluha, K. Béré, N. Abatzoglou, and F. Gitzhofer*, Application of plasma in production of nano-catalysts for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. J. of Plasma Chem. and Plasma Proc., Vol. 36, 2016, pp. 1325–1348.
  35. 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.
  36. 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, accepted, October 2016.
  37. 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,
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. J. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. P. Durão, N. Abatzoglou, J.-M. Guay and R. Gosselin*, Monitoring the Concentration of Flowing Pharmaceutical Powders in a Tableting Feed Frame, Pharmaceutical Development & Technology, July 2015. DOI: 10.3109/10837450.2015.1102278.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.

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.