Dr. Kotsiopoulos is the Deputy Director of CeBER. His research focuses on developing innovative and economically viable products from underutilised resources, which emphasises fundamental design principles and practical industrial applications, backed by techno-economic feasibility studies. This work enhances engineering knowledge and supports growth in the bioprocessing industry. His diverse research spans environmental challenges, including addressing acid mine drainage through reactive barriers and the repurposing of mine waste. He conducts in-depth cost-benefit analyses, touching on environmental and socioeconomic aspects, aligned with life cycle assessment. His research offers practical solutions for sustainable growth and environmental stewardship in South Africa.