Ieropoulos, Ioannis A - U. of the West of England and U. of Bristol, UK
Dr. Ioannis A. Ieropoulos is an EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow, a UWE Senior Research Fellow and the Theme Leader for Bioenergy & Self-Sustainable Systems at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol UK. He has produced EcoBots I and II for his PhD (2002-2005) and EcoBot-III as part of his EU FP-6 funded post-doc work, which are the world’s first examples of self-sustainable robots, utilising waste and biomass. For the last 10 years he has been working on autonomous robotics and further improving the MFC as a technology for the utilisation of waste into energy. This resulted in the recent award of the “Urine-tricity” project by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is investigating the potential of turning urine into electricity. His grant income over the last 5 years has come to ~£1.2M and his work has resulted in over 35 peer reviewed publications.