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Dimitris Makris

Associate professor

Processing, Valorization & Analysis of Food By-Products


Scientific research fields

Valorization of food industry by-products/wastes, medicinal and aromatic plants.

Brief CV

Dimitris P. Makris was born in Xanthi (Greece), in 1974, and holds a PhD in Food Chemistry from Imperial College – University of London, U.K. (2001). Since 2018, Dimitris holds a permanent position of Associate Professor at the Department of Food Science & Nutrition, School of Agricultural Sciences, University of the Thessaly (Karditsa, Greece), and he is a visiting Professor at the Department of Food Quality & Chemistry of Natural Products, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (CIHEAM, Chania, Greece). Dimitris has published over than 150 research papers and book chapters and has over than 7,500 citations. Dimitris’s current research interests include:
• food waste and biomass valorization for the production of high value-added products (natural antioxidants, food additives etc.), through modeling and optimization of advanced extraction technologies
• polyphenolic composition and antioxidant properties of medicinal and aromatic plants

Extensive CV


Analytical Chemistry, Food Biochemistry, Enology & Distillate Technology, Valorization of Agri-Food Wastes.

Selected publications

  • Shaheen S., Grigorakis S., Halahlah A., Loupassaki S., Makris D.P.†, 2021. Extractor dimensions affect optimization of laboratory-scale batch solid-liquid extraction of polyphenols from plant material: potato peels as a case study. Chemical Engineering Communications. doi: 10.1080/00986445.2020.1805438
  • Kurtulbaş E., Gizem Pekel A., Bilgin M., Makris D., Şahin S., 2021. Citric acid-based deep eutectic solvent for the anthocyanin recovery from Hibiscus sabdariffa through microwave-assisted extraction. Biomass Conversion & Biorefinery. doi: 10.1007/s13399-020-00606-3
  • Chakroun D., Grigorakis S., Loupassaki S., Makris D.P.†, 2021. Enhanced-performance extraction of olive (Olea europaea) leaf polyphenols using L-lactic acid/ammonium acetate deep eutectic solvent combined with β-cyclodextrin: screening, optimisation, temperature effects and stability. Biomass Conversion & Biorefinery. doi: 10.1007/s13399-019-00521-2
  • Makris D.P.†, Lalas, S., 2020. Glycerol and glycerol-based deep eutectic mixtures as emerging green solvents for polyphenol extraction: the evidence so far. Molecules, 25, 5842. doi:10.3390/molecules25245842
  • Makris D.P.†, 2018. Green extraction processes for the efficient recovery of bioactive polyphenols from wine industry solid wastes – Recent progress. Current Opinion in Green & Sustainable Chemistry, 13, 50-55. doi: 10.1016/j.cogsc.2018.03.013