Dr. Alessio Alexiadis graduated in chemical engineering in 1998 in Italy at the Politecnico di Torino. Three years later, he accomplished his Ph.D. in the same institution with a thesis on photocatalytic reactors. Since then, he has held various research academic positions in France at ARMINES École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris (2001−2003), in Germany at Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (2003−2004), in Australia at the UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science & Technology, University of New South Wales, Sydney (2004−2006) and Cyprus, at the Computational Sciences Laboratory at the University of Cyprus (2006-2008).
In 2008 Alessio was awarded the Outgoing International Fellowship by the European Commission within the Marie Curie programme (FP6). He moved to the United States at the Washington University in St. Louis for the outgoing phase of the fellowship (2008-2010) and to Sweden at the Royal Institute of Technology for the returning phase (2010-2011). After that, he accepted a research position at the University of Warwick (2012-2013) and, finally, joined the University of Birmingham in September 2013.