Abatzoglou, Nicolas

Professeur, Faculté de génie
FAC. GÉNIE Chimique et biotechnologique




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(1989) Dilute acid hydrolysis of lignocellulosics: An application to medium consistency suspensions of hardwoods using a plug flow reactor. Doctorat (Chemical Engineering). National Technical University of Athens.

(1986) Aspects cinétiques de l'hydrolyse acide de la cellulose: présence d'oligomères solubles lors de la liquéfaction. Maîtrise avec mémoire (Génie chimique - Maîtrise). Université de Sherbrooke.

(1982) Biomass Densification. Baccalauréat (Chemical Engineering). National Technical University of Athens.

Titres de compétence

Membre de l'Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec.


Sujets de recherche

Biomasse (énergie), Nanoparticules, Procédés chimiques, Procédés physiques et mécaniques, Transfert de masse.

Disciplines de recherche

Eau et environnement, Génie chimique.


Développement durable, Énergie, Environnement, Fluidisation, Gazéification, Génie chimique vert, Particules & Poudres, Procédés pharmaceutiques, Réacteurs catalytiques, Tech. analyse procédés.

Langues parlées et écrites

Anglais, Espagnol (castillan), Français, Grec moderne (après 1453)

Prix et distinctions

  • (2016) Fellowship Award: MÉLS Chantier II. (Prix / Récompense).
  • (2010) Prix Bazinet. Université de Sherbrooke. (Distinction).
  • (2009) Innovations pédagogiques. Université de Sherbrooke. (Distinction).
  • Élu 'Fellow' de la Canadian Academy of Engineering. (Distinction).


Articles de revue

  • Fauteux-Lefebvre C*, Abatzoglou N, Blais S, Braidy N, Hu Y. (2015). Iron oxide-functionalized carbon nanofilaments for hydrogen sulfide adsorption: the multiple roles of carbon. CARBON, 95, 794-801. (Article sous presse).
  • C. Fauteux-Lefebvre*, N. Abatzoglou, N. Braidy and Y. Hu. (2015). 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), 54(37), 9230-9237. (Article publié).
  • Jasmin Blanchard*, Ines Achouri* and Nicolas Abatzoglou. (2015). H2S poisoning of NiAl2O4-YSZ catalyst during methane dry reforming. Can. Journal of Chemical Engineering, (Article accepté).
  • A. Tanhatan Naseri*, B. A. Peppley, J. G. Pharoah, P. Mandal*, S. Litster* and N. Abatzoglou. (2015). X-Ray-based tomography analysis of transport and reaction in the catalyst coating of a reformer. Chemical Engineering Science (CES-D-15-01156R1), (Article accepté).
  • P. Durão*, N. Abatzoglou, J.-M. Guay and R. Gosselin. (2015). Monitoring the Concentration of Flowing Pharmaceutical Powders in a Tableting Feed Frame. Pharmaceutical Development & Technology, (Article accepté).
  • M.-J. Colbert*, M. Grandbois and N. Abatzoglou. (2015). Identification of inter-particular forces by atomic force microscopy and how they relate to powder rheological properties measured in shearing tests. Powder Technology, (Article sous presse).
  • 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. (2015). Micro-Syngas Technology options for GtL. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, (Article accepté).
  • N. Abatzoglou and B. Legras*. (2015). 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 Theoretical and Applied Nanotechnology, 3, (Article publié).
  • I. Esma Achouri*, N. Abatzoglou, N. Braidy, and S. Bastien*. (2015). New insights into the role of YSZ in NiAl2O4/Al2O3-YSZ catalysts. Applied Catalysis A: General, 497, 42-50. (Article publié).
  • K. Yekpe*, N. Abatzoglou, R. Gosselin, B. Bataille, T. Sharkawi, A. Cournoyer, J.-S. Simard. (2015). Predicting the dissolution behavior of pharmaceutical tablets with NIR chemical imaging. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, (Article accepté).
  • N. Abatzoglou and C. Fauteux-Lefebvre*. (2015). Review of catalytic syngas production through steam or dry reforming and partial oxidation of studied liquid compounds. WIREs Energy Environ, doi: 10.1002/wene.167, (Article sous presse).
  • N. Abatzoglou and C. Reyes Plascencia*. (2014). Ni-doped carbon nanofilaments (Ni-CNF): preparation and use as reforming catalyst. International J. of Theoretical and Applied Nanotechnology, (Article soumis).
  • J.-M. Guay*, P.-Ph. Lapointe-Garant, R. Gosselin*, J.-S. Simard and N. Abatzoglou. (2014). 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., 86(3), 524-531. (Article publié).
  • R. Gosselin, N. Abatzoglou, Ph. Quinn* and J. Salvas. (2014). Novel methodologies for determining the mineral content of complex multivitamin tablets. European Pharmaceutical Review, 19(14), 62-68. (Article publié).
  • N. Abatzoglou, R. Gosselin and M. A. Inam*. (2014). Rheological Characterization and Empirical Modeling of Non-aqueous Nano-suspensions of Iron Carbide Produced by Plasma Spray. Can. J. of Chem. Eng., 91(1), 68-74. (Article publié).
  • A. Dalai, G. D. Yadav & N Abatzoglou. (2013). Catalytic processes for clean energy, waste minimization and green chemicals. Catal. Today, 207, 1-2. (Article publié).
  • I. E. Achouri*, Nicolas Abatzoglou, C. Fauteux-Lefebvre* and N. Braidy. (2013). Diesel steam reforming: Comparison of two nickel aluminate catalysts prepared by wet-impregnation and co-precipitation. Catal. Today, 207, 13-20. (Article publié).
  • K. Shanmugapriya*, N. Abatzoglou and S. Blais. (2013). Inhibition of carbon formation during steam reforming of methane over ethyldisulfide-impregnated metallic Nickel catalysts. Cata. Today, 207, 21-27. (Article publié).
  • R. Gosselin, M.-O. Lacombe* and N. Abatzoglou. (2013). Determining Bulk Powder Particle Size through Texture Analysis. American Pharmaceutical Review,, (Article publié).
  • N. Abatzoglou, E. Castellanos* Gil and R. Gosselin. (2013). Evaluating the influence of hopper geometry on radial and axial concentration profiles in flowing granular mixtures. Special Edition: Near Infrared Spectroscopy: Indepth focus 2013, European Pharmaceutical Review, (Article publié).
  • N. Abatzoglou, J. Blanchard* and F. Gitzhofer. (2012). Nano-Iron carbide-catalyzed Fischer-Tropsch synthesis in slurry reactors: new developments. Referred proceedings of the 20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, Milan, Italy,ISBN:978-88-89407-54-7., Session 3DO.6.3, 1571–1575. (Article publié).
  • T. Rivard*, F. Gitzhofer, N. Abatzoglou. (2012). Triple Phase Boundary Characterization and Measurement by Tomography. Can. J. of Chem. Eng., 90(3), 712-718. (Article publié).
  • A.-M. Demers*, R. Gosselin, J.-S. Simard and N. Abatzoglou. (2012). 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., 90(2), 299-303. (Article publié).
  • N. Abatzoglou, K. Shanmugapriya*, N. Braidy and J. Blanchard*. (2012). Investigation of the Role of Surface Nanometric Sulfur and Carbon Moieties in Ni-Catalyzed Steam Reforming of Hydrocarbons. ACS Symposium Series, ‘Nanocatalysis for Fuels & Chemicals’, Vol. 1092, Editor A. Dalai, Chapter 1, DOI: 10.1021/bk-2012-1092.ch001, ISBN13: 9780841226852, eISBN: 9780841226869., 1092, 1-23. (Article publié).
  • E. Castellanos Gil*, R. Gosselin and N. Abatzoglou. (2012). NIRS methodology for measuring radial and axial concentration profiles in flowing granular mixtures. Powder Technology, 224, 223-232. (Article publié).
  • Mariane Trépanier*, C. A. Dorval-Dion*, A. K. Dalai and N. Abatzoglou. (2011). Kinetics study on CNT-supported RuKCo FTS catalyst in a fixed bed reactor. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 89(6), 1441-1450. (Article publié).
  • N. Braidy, C. Andrei*, J. Blanchard* and N. Abatzoglou. (2011). From Nanoparticles to Process: An Aberration- Corrected TEM Study of Fischer-Tropsch Catalysts at Various Steps of the Process. Adv. Mat. Res., Adv. in Innov. Mat. & Appl., 324, 197-200. (Article publié).
  • J. Blanchard*, N. Abatzoglou & F. Gitzhofer. (2011). Phenomenological Kinetics of a Solid-Fluid Catalytic Reaction: The case of Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis with Plasma-derived Nano-Iron Carbides. Refereed Proceedings of the 19th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition, ISBN 978 88 89407-55-7., 2136-2142. (Article publié).
  • G. Léonard* and N. Abatzoglou. (2011). Lubrication rates of pharmaceutical powder/wall interfaces and electrostatic effects. Powder Technology, 208(1), 54-62. (Article publié).
  • J. Salvas*, J.-S. Simard, R. Gosselin and N. Abatzoglou. (2011). Calibration of Multivariate Predictive Models: The Study of Factors Influencing the Prediction Accuracy of Raman Spectroscopy Applied to Pharmaceutical Tablets. Amer. Pharm. Rev., 36-43. (Article publié).
  • C. Fauteux-Lefebvre*, N. Abatzoglou, N. Braidy, I. Esma Achouri. (2011). Diesel steam reforming with a nickel– alumina spinel catalyst for solid oxide fuel cell application. J. of Power Sources,, 196, 7673-7680. (Article publié).
  • Joanny Salvas*, J.-S. Simard and N. Abatzoglou. (2010). Raman Spectroscopy to Analyze Intact Pharmaceutical Tablets: Factors Influencing MVPM-based PAT Methods. American Pharma Review, 46-53. (Article publié).
  • C. Metcalfe*, O. Kesler, T. Rivard*, F. Gitzhofer, N. Abatzoglou. (2010). Connected Three Phase Boundary Length Evaluation in Modeled Sintered Composite Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Electrodes. J. of Electrochem. Soc., 157(9), B1326-B1335. (Article publié).
  • M. Trépanier*, A. Tavasoli, A. K. Dalai, N. Abatzoglou. (2010). Effects of Confinement in Carbon Nanotubes on the Activity, Selectivity and Lifetime of Fischer-Tropsch Co/CNT Catalysts. J. of Chem. & Eng. Data, 55(8), 2757-2763. (Article publié).
  • J. Blanchard*, N. Abatzoglou, R. Eslahpazir-Esfandabadi* and F. Gitzhofer. (2010). Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis in a Slurry Reactor Using a Nano-iron Carbide Catalyst Produced by a Plasma Spray Technique. Ind. & Eng. Chem. Res., 49, 6948-6955. (Article publié).
  • N. Abatzoglou. (2010). Pharmaceutical Industry/University' collaboration R&D on Process Analytical Technologies. European Pharmaceutical Review, (2), 42-45. (Article publié).
  • N. Abatzoglou and J.-S. Simard. (2010). Prediction of Segregation Tendency in Dry Particulate Pharmaceutical Mixtures: Application of an adapted mathematical tool to cohesive and non-cohesive mixtures. Pharm. Dev. and Tech., 15(2), 113-123. (Article publié).
  • N. Abatzoglou and J.-S. Simard. (2010). Prediction of segregation tendency in dry particulate pharmaceutical mixtures: Application of an adapted mathematical tool to cohesive and non-cohesive mixtures. Pharm. Dev. and Tech., 15(2), 113-23. (Article publié).
  • Clémence Fauteux-Lefebvre*, J. Blanchard*, F. Gitzhofer and N. Abatzoglou. (2010). Steam Reforming of Liquid Hydrocarbons over a Ni-Alumina Spinel Catalyst. J. of Power Sources, 195, 3275-3283. (Article publié).
  • G. Léonard* and N. Abatzoglou. (2010). Stress distribution in lubricated vs unlubricated pharmaceutical powder columns and their container walls during translational and torsional shear testing. Powder Technology, 203, 534-547. (Article publié).
  • M. Trépanier*, A.K.Dalai, N.Abatzoglou. (2010). Synthesis of CNT-supported cobalt nanoparticle catalysts using a microemulsion technique: Role of Nanoparticle Size on reducibility, activity and selectivity in Fischer-Tropsch reactions. Applied Catalysis, A: General, 374(1-2), 79-86. (Article publié).
  • A. Tavasoli, M. Trépanier*, A. K. Dalai, N. Abatzoglou. (2009). Fischer-Tropsch synthesis on mono-and bimetallic Co and Fe catalysts supported on carbon nanotubes. Fuel. Proc. Tech., 90, 1486. (Article publié).
  • N. Abatzoglou and M. Gagnon*. (2009). Renewable Energy from Residual Biomass Gasification: Simulation of Multiphase Flow in a Novel Mobile Granular Bed Filter used to Condition the Hot Bio-Syngas. Biodiversity Science for Humanity,Ed. M. and Th. Theophanides, ATINER, 2009, ISBN:978-960-6672-41-5., 31-50. (Article publié).
  • M. Trépanier*, A. Tavasoli, A. K. Dalai and N. Abatzoglou. (2009). Fischer-Tropsch synthesis over Carbon nanotubes supported cobalt catalysts in a fixed bed reactor: Influence of acid treatment. Fuel Proc. Tech., 90(3), 367-374. (Article publié).
  • M. Trépanier*, A. Tavasoli, A. K. Dalai and N. Abatzoglou. (2009). Co, Ru and K loadings effects on the activity and selectivity of carbon nanotubes supported cobalt catalyst in Fischer–Tropsch synthesis. Applied Catalysis A: General, 353(2), 193-202. (Article publié).
  • Nicolas Abatzoglou and Steve Boivin*. (2009). A Review of Biogas Purification Processes. Invited review paper, Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining, 3, 42-71. (Article publié).
  • N. Abatzoglou, P.-P. Lapointe-Garant and J.-S. Simard. (2009). Real-time NIR Monitoring of Pharmaceutical Blending Processes with Multivariate Quantitative Models. Eur. Pharmac. Review, (5), 57-67. (Article publié).


  • P. J. Cullen (Editor), Rodolfo J. Romañach (Editor), Nicolas Abatzoglou (Editor), Chris D. Rielly (Editor). (2015). Pharmaceutical Blending and Mixing (ISBN: 978-0-470-71055-5, 1). Wiley. (Article publié).

Chapitres de livre

  • Nicolas Abatzoglou. (2015). Chapter 16: PAT and Blending. Pharmaeutical Blending and Mixing 512 pages July 2015 (ISBN: 978-0-470-71055-5, 1, 403-430). Wiley. (Article publié).

Articles de conférence

  • N. Abatzoglou, C. Reyes-Plascencia*. (2014). Ni-doped carbon nano-filaments (Ni-CNF): preparation and use as reforming catalyst, Invited Plenary lecture. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications, V.1-V.10. (Article publié).
  • N. Abatzoglou, J. Blanchard* and I. Esma-Achouri*. (2014). A novel Ni-Al spinel-based catalyst for dry reforming of CH4-rich gasification tail gas streams. Proceedings of 22nd European Union Biomass Conference and Exhibition, 1004-1007. (Article publié).
  • N. Abatzoglou and C. Reyes-Plascencia*. (2013). Ni-functionalized carbon nanofilaments as biodiesel steam reforming catalyst. Proceedings of Conference Bioenergy IV, (Article publié).
  • N. Abatzoglou. (2013). Heterogeneous Catalytic Processes for the production of Energy Vectors and the Development of Clean Technologies. Proceedings of 9th Panhellenic Scientific Chemical Engineering Congress, Invited plenary. (Article publié).
  • N. Abatzoglou, J. Blanchard* and F. Gitzhofer. (2012). Nano-Iron Carbide-catalyzed Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis in Slurry Reactors: New developments. Proceedings of 20th European Union Biomass Conference & Exhibition, (Article publié).
  • K. Yekpe*, N. Abatzoglou, B. Bataille, R. Gosselin, Tahmer Sharkawi and J-S. Simard. (2012). Turbidity as a PAT tool to measure disintegration profiles of finished solid products. Proceedings of 8th World Meeting on Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology, (Article publié).
  • N. Abatzoglou, E. Castellanos-Gil* and Ryan Gosselin. (2012). A NIRS-based PAT tool to measure radial and axial concentration profiles in flowing powder mixtures: First results and Modelling efforts. Proceedings of IFPAC 2012, (Article publié).
  • J.-M. Guay*, P.-Ph. Lapointe-Garant, J.-S. Simard and N. Abatzoglou. (2012). Capabilities and limitations of Inline Multivariate LIF analyzer for powder monitoring. IFPAC 2012 Proceedings, (Article publié).
  • N. Abatzoglou, C. Fauteux-Lefebvre* and N. Braidy. (2011). Biodiesel reforming with a NiAl2O4/Al2O3-YSZ catalyst for the production of renewable SOFC Fuel. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 145-158. (Article publié).
  • M. Trépanier*, C.-A. Dorval-Dion*, A. K. Dalai, N. Abatzoglou. (2010). Intrinsic Kinetics of Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis with a CNT-supported RuKCo Catalyst in Fixed- Bed Reactor. Proceedings of PacifiChem 2010, (Article publié).
  • N. Abatzoglou, K. Shanmugapriya* and N. Braidy. (2010). Investigation of the role of surface nanometric sulphur and carbon moieties in Ni-catalyzed steam and dry reforming of hydrocarbons. Proceedings of PacifiChem 2010, Invited lecture. (Article publié).
  • M. Trepanier*, A. K. Dalai and N. Abatzoglou. (2010). Microemulsion synthesis of Co nanoparticles supported on CNT: effects of nanoparticles size on reducibility, activity and selectivity in FTS. AIChE Spring Meeting & 6th Global Congress on Process Safety, Conf. Proceedings, (Article publié).
  • N. Abatzoglou. (2009). R&D sur les technologies d’analyse des procédés (PAT) à travers des collaborations ‘Industrie pharmaceutique/Université’: Chimère ou réalité?. Invited Plenary Lecture, (Article publié).

Propriétés intellectuelles


  • N. Abatzoglou, Clémence Fauteux-Lefebvre, J. Blanchard and F. Gitzhofer, Steam Reforming of Hydrocarbons Over a Ni-Alumina Spinel Catalyst. WO2011/020194 Al. (Demande en cours).

Autres contributions

Cours enseignés

  • Design des procédés industriels chimiques II. GCH426. (2015-08-26). Université de Sherbrooke. Canada.
  • Design des procédés industriels chimiques. GCH422. (2015-01-05). Université de Sherbrooke. Canada.
  • Systèmes réactionnels solide-fluide. GCH721. (2015-01-05). Université de Sherbrooke. Canada.
  • Génie des procédés pharmaceutiques. (2012-08-27). Université de Sherbrooke. Canada.

Gestion d'évènements

  • Responsable scientifique. ATINER's 10th Annual International Symposium on Environment. (Conférence).
  • Responsable scientifique. ATINER's 11th Annual International Symposium on Environment. (Conférence).
  • Organisateur. Biorefinery I: Chemicals and Materials from Thermo-Chemical Biomass Conversion and Related Processes. (Conférence).

Activités de collaboration internationale

  • Cosuperviseur. (2015-2017). Cosupervision des travaux de M. Emmanuel Vachon-Lachance, étudiant au doctorat à l'Université de Sherbrooke.
  • Cosuperviseur. (2010-2014). Cotutelle de la thèse de Doctorat de Mme Kétsia Yekpe.