Ioannis Zuburtikudis is a Professor in the Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) Department of the Engineering Faculty at T.E.I. of Western Macedonia (TEI-WM, Greece). His prior appointments were at Hellenic Petroleum Company, in Thessaloniki, Greece, and the Research Labs of Eastman Kodak Co., in Rochester, NY, USA. He is a licensed Chemical Engineer in Greece, where he studied Chemical Engineering (ChE) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He continued his graduate studies in the Dept. of Chemical Engineering at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA, where he was granted his PhD degree. His research tries to identify and understand the impact that nano-scaled dimensions have on material properties, and to use such insights to adapt and affect the design and engineering of advanced materials, surfaces and processes that may lead to valuable products. More specifically, he conducts research related to nano-structured materials, mainly organic/inorganic hybrid materials such as polymer nanocomposites, their environmentally benign production and their use to new and/or innovative products, to electrospinning, and to super-hydrophobic surfaces. At TEI–WM, he has organised and directs the NanoMaterials & Manufacturing Processes Laboratory (NanoMaMa Lab – www.nanohybrid.eu ), while he has served as the Head of the IDE faculty. His research has been funded by Greek and European Union (EU) research agencies. He has published many articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, while he has participated to numerous national and international conferences. Starting in 2008, he has been an active member of research networks in the framework of the EU COST (Cooperation in Science & Technology) Initiative and acts as a Greek Management Committee (MC) member for two of these networks.
Biography Updated on 21 May 2012