Apostolos Avgeropoulos is an Associate Professor of polymer science at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the University of Ioannina, Greece, with expertise in the synthesis and molecular and morphological characterization of various types of block copolymers through anionic and living radical polymerization. He received his Ph.D. degree in 1997 from the University of Athens, Department of Chemistry, under the supervision of Professor N. Hadjichristidis. He joined the University of Ioannina in 2003 after completing postdoctoral studies at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT, in the period from 1997 to 1998, and at the Insitute of Microelectronics of Demokritos Research Center in the period from 2000 to 2002. His research interests include synthesis of novel polymers via anionic polymerization using high vacuum techniques, synthesis of new monomers, synthesis of various types of co- and terpolymers, linear and nonlinear, exhibiting high molecular weight, effect of macromolecular architecture on self-assembly and on deposition of nanoparticles, photonic polymers, carbon nanotubes composite materials, and photovoltaic polymers. His research work has been attributed directly to 1 US patent and to 65 scientific publications which have been cited more than 1260 times, with h index = 18. Avgeropoulos has made more than 90 presentations in domestic Greek and international conferences and has participated in 6 Conference Organizing Committees during his appointment as a faculty member. Moreover, he served and is still serving as a Reviewer in 17 international journals and in proposals (e.g., NSF, General Secretariat of Research and Technology of Greece). He is currently coediting two books entitled Handbook of Polymer Assembly, Volumes I-II by Wiley-VCH together with Professor M. Bockstaller and has written two book chapters concerning complex block copolymer synthesis and characterization. He has supervised 6 Ph.D., 22 M.S., and 56 undergraduate students and he is currently supervising 5 Ph.D. and 4 M.S. students.
Biography Updated on 3 June 2013