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Dr. Sotirios Longinos | Petroleum Engineering | Best Scholar Award

Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Sotirios Longinos embarked on his academic journey with a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering from the Technical Institute Lamia in 2004. His early research endeavors focused on the design and integration of wind power in local electrical energy systems, laying the foundation for his future exploration of energy-related fields.

Professional Endeavors

His academic pursuits led him to pursue a Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University Athens, followed by an MSc in Oil & Gas Engineering from the University of Aberdeen. Dr. Longinos then completed his PhD in Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering at the Middle East Technical University, where he delved into researching the effect of experimental conditions on natural gas hydrate formation.

Contributions and Research Focus

He has made significant contributions to various areas within petroleum engineering, including production engineering, natural gas hydrates, reservoir engineering, geothermal engineering, safety engineering, and biofuels. His research interests span from waterless fracturing techniques for unconventional reservoir development to the environmental implications of natural gas hydrates.

Accolades and Recognition

Throughout his academic and professional journey, He has been recognized for his exceptional achievements. He received the prestigious TUBITAK Scholarship and the Nazarbayev University Research Assistantship, acknowledging his dedication and contribution to the field of petroleum engineering.

Impact and Influence

He has actively contributed to the academic community through his roles as a teaching assistant and a reviewer for several renowned journals in the field. His research has been cited extensively, reflecting the impact and relevance of his work in advancing knowledge in petroleum engineering.

Legacy and Future Contributions

With affiliations to prominent societies and associations in the field, including the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, Dr. Longinos continues to shape the future of petroleum engineering. His proficiency in multiple languages and his commitment to interdisciplinary research positions him as a leading figure in addressing the complex challenges facing the energy industry. His legacy lies in his dedication to advancing knowledge and finding sustainable solutions for the energy sector, ensuring a bright future for generations to come.


A total of  515 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations            515
  • h-index              15
  • i10-index           20

Notable Publications 

Numerical simulations of gas production from Class 1 hydrate and Class 3 hydrate in the Nile Delta of the Mediterranean Sea

Effects of microbiological contamination in the quality of biodiesel fuels

Does the Mediterranean Sea have potential for producing gas hydrates?

A short review on the N, N-Dimethylacrylamide-based hydrogels

Investigation of gas seepages in Thessaloniki mud volcano in the Mediterranean Sea

Kinetic analysis of methane–propane hydrate formation by the use of different impellers

Are the amino acids inhibitors or promoters on methane (95%)–propane (5%) hydrate formation?

The effect of experimental conditions on methane hydrate formation by the use of single and dual impellers

The gas hydrate potential of the Eastern Mediterranean basin

Kinetic analysis of CO2 hydrate formation by the use of different impellers

Examination of behavior of lysine on methane (95%)–propane (5%) hydrate formation by the use of different impellers


Sotirios Longinos | Petroleum Engineering | Best Scholar Award

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