Vasilios Bellas, born in 1976 in Athens, Greece, received degrees in chemistry and polymer science from the University of Ioannina and Athens, respectively. He completed his Ph.D. thesis at the NCSR “Demokritos” working on silsesquioxane-based resist materials suitable for high-resolution lithography. After a short stay in the Hellenic Air Force, he joined the group of Professor M. Rehahn at the Darmstadt University of Technology and Deutsches Kunststoff-Institut as a Postdoctoral Researcher. In Darmstadt, he worked in polyferrocenylsilane chemistry and, in addition, he developed a universal methodology for the synthesis of well-defined block copolymers. Later on, he moved from academia to industry, working in new products' research and development as well as in quality assurance issues. His current research interests lie in living polymerization methods, the synthesis of well-defined block copolymers with complex architectures, and functional macromolecular materials for nanoapplications and block copolymer self-assembly.
Biography Updated on 19 January 2011