Marinos Pitsikalis received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Athens, Athens, Greece, in 1989 and 1994, respectively. His postdoctoral research was done at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Ala, USA, with Prof. J. W. Mays (1995-1996). His career at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Athens has included being Lecturer (1998), Assistant Professor (2002), and Associate Professor (2009). He currently serves as the Director of the Industrial Chemistry Laboratory. He has worked as a Visiting Scientist at the University of Milano (March 1991); University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA (September-October 1993); Max Plank Institute for Polymer Science, Germany (August 1994); National Institute for Standards and Technology, USA (December 1995); IBM Almaden Research Center, USA (February 1995); University of Wisconsin (September 2002); University of Tennessee at Knoxville (August 2003, August 2005, August 2009). His research interests include the synthesis and characterization of complex macromolecular architectures by anionic, coordination, controlled/living radical, and ring opening polymerization techniques; the self-assembly behavior of copolymers in selective solvents; and so forth. He has published 100 papers in refereed scientific journals and made 78 announcements at national and international scientific conferences.
Biography Updated on 2 November 2012