Professor Ioannis Ieropoulos

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  • Qualifications:B.Eng(Hons), M.Sc, PhD
  • Position:Professor - Bioenergy and Self-sustainable Systems
  • Department:FET - Engineering, Design and Mathematics
  • Telephone:+4411732 86318
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About me

Professor Ioannis (Yannis) Ieropoulos is a Professor of Bioenergy and Self-Sustainable Systems and Director of the Bristol BioEnergy Centre, at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, UWE. He has an interest in waste utilisation and energy autonomy and produced the EcoBot family of robots, which are powered by microbial fuel cells (MFCs) fed on organic waste; the latest self-sustainable robot is Row-bot. He is a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grantee for the "Urine-tricity/Pee Power" project, which is advancing the MFC technology for Developing World Countries. He is also the principal investigator on a number of projects, looking also into biodegradable materials, funded by the the Leverhulme Trust and the European Commission FP-7 (EVOBLISS) as well as H2020 (Living Architecture) programmes. He has published >80 peer reviewed journal papers, has generated over £6M of research income in the last 6 years and is frequently an invited speaker at numerous conferences and workshops, such as ECS. He is a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College and the Associate Editor for the Journal of Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments (Elsevier).

Area of expertise


Autonomous Robots

Self-Sustainable Systems

Waste utilisation

Microbial Fuel Cells

Low power electronics


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