Mario Ioannidis

Chair, Chemical Engineering
Mario Ioannidis

Contact information

Phone: 519-888-4567 x42914
Location: E6 3002


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Biography summary

Marios Ioannidis is the Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering and a Professor at the University of Waterloo.

Professor Ioannidis and his students research fundamental aspects of multiphase flow and transport of solutes and nanoparticles in porous materials of different kinds (fibrous or granular, loose or consolidated, natural or man-made, etc.). The ultimate goal of their research is to enable engineering applications ranging from contaminant hydrology, groundwater remediation and petroleum production to environmental sampling, fuel cell performance optimization and oil spill response.

Research interests

  • Capillarity and Wetting
  • Colloids and Interfaces
  • Nanoparticles
  • Porous Media Multiphysics
  • Characterization and Modelling of the Porous Microstructure
  • Groundwater Remediation


  • 1993, Doctorate, PhD, University of Waterloo
  • 1989, Bachelor of Applied Science, Chemical Engineering, University of Patras


  • BME 384 - Biomedical Transport: Biofluids and Mass Transfer
    • Taught in 2019, 2020, 2021
  • CHE 211 - Fluid Mechanics
    • Taught in 2020, 2022
  • CHE 312 - Mathematics of Heat and Mass Transfer
    • Taught in 2019
  • CHE 483 - Group Design Project and Symposium
    • Taught in 2019
  • CHE 514 - Fundamentals of Petroleum Production
    • Taught in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • NE 202 - Nanomaterials and Environmental Impact; Nanotechnology Engineering Practice
    • Taught in 2019
  • NE 302 - Nanotechnology Engineering Practice
    • Taught in 2020

* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/recent publications

  • Salim, F and Ioannidis, M and Górecki, T, Experimentally validated mathematical model of analyte uptake by permeation passive samplers, Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, 19(11), 2017, 1363 - 1373
  • Walton, Kenneth M and Unger, Andre JA and Ioannidis, Marios A and Parker, Beth L, Impact of eliminating fracture intersection nodes in multiphase compositional flow simulation, Water Resources Research, 53(4), 2017, 2917 - 2939
  • Bizmark, Navid and Ioannidis, Marios A, Ethyl Cellulose Nanoparticles at the Alkane--Water Interface and the Making of Pickering Emulsions, Langmuir, 33(40), 2017, 10568 - 10576
  • Han, Yining and Bizmark, Navid and Abukhdeir, Nasser Mohieddin and Ioannidis, Marios A, Dynamics of ethyl cellulose nanoparticle self-assembly at the interface of a nematic liquid crystal droplet, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 19(36), 2017, 24955 - 24960
  • Ghanbarian, Behzad and Ioannidis, Marios A and Hunt, Allen G, Theoretical Insight Into the Empirical Tortuosity-Connectivity Factor in the Burdine-Brooks-Corey Water Relative Permeability Model, Water Resources Research, 2017
  • Grove, Jason and Ioannidis, Marios and Wright, Derek, DESCRIBING AND MEASURING THE ENGINEERING KNOWLEDGE BASED USING CONCEPT DOMAINS, Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA), 06 2017