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Curriculum Vitae

  • Professor of Polymer Science

Department of Chemistry

University of Patras, GR 26504-Patras, GREECE

Collaborating Faculty Member Institute of Chemical Engineering Science

(FORTH/ICE-HT) Patras, Greece


  • 1984: PhD in Chemistry, Univ. of Patras, Greece
  • 1979: Diploma in Chemistry, Univ. of Patras, Greece

Previous Employment/Occupation:

  • 2001-present: Professor, Dept of Chemistry, University of Patras
  • 1996-2001: Associate Professor, Dept of Chemistry, University of Patras
  • 1990-1996: Assistant Professor, Dept of Chemistry, University of Patras
  • 1/1990-9/1990: Research Fellow, Plastics Research Laboratory B.A.S.F., Ludwigshafen, Germany
  • 1/1989-1/1990: Research Fellow, Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany
  • 1986-1989: Lecturer, Dept of Chemistry, University of Patras

Visiting Professor:

  • 9/1995-2/1996: Department of Chemistry, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • 11/2006-12/2006: Department of Pharmacy, University of Trieste, Italy
  • 02/2010: Department of Pharmacy, University of Trieste, Italy

Invited Professor:

  • 9/1999-12/1999: Department of Chemistry, Free University of Berlin, Germany
  • 1-2/2006: ‘Ecole Europeene Chimie Polymeres Materiaux (E.C.P.M.), Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France
  • 10/2008-11/2008: Department of Materials, Polymer Institute, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ΕΤΗ), Zurich.
  • 09/2010: Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles (ESPCI-ParisTech), France
  • 09/2012: Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles, TOTAL–ESPCI Chair
  • 11/2013: Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles, TOTAL–ESPCI Chair

Current Participation in Research Projects:

  • “Innovative Materials for Nanocrystalline Dye Sensitised Solar Cells”, GSRT Thalis, Budget: 80.000€ (2012-2015) (Partner).
  • “Design and Development of Novel Functional Copolymers with a Block Architecture– Self-organization Abilities and Controlled Binding/Release of Biocidal Species” (MIS 377756), GSRT Thalis 12/44/5, Budget: 600.000 € (2012-2015) (Coordinator).
  • “Design and Development of New Electron Acceptor Polymeric and Hybrid Materials and their Application in Organic Photovoltaics” GSRT “EXCELLENCE” 2780, Budget: 400.000 € (2012-2014) (Coordinator).
  • “Development of Smart Machines, Tools and Processes for the Precision Synthesis of Nanomaterials with Tailored Properties for Organic Electronics” Smartronics – 310229 - FP7-NMP-2012.1.4-1, Budget: 380.000 € (2013-2017) (Partner).
  • “Extended Shelf-Life Biopolymers for Sustainable and Multifunctional Food Packaging Solutions” NANOBARRIER 280759-2 FP7-NMP-2011-LARGE-5, Budget: 173.000€ (2012-2015) (Partner).
  • “Green/k Sustainable Lighting” 11SYN -5-573 GR-LIGHT - GSRT “SYNERGASIA”, Budget: 120.000 € (2013-2016) (Coordinator).
  • “Flame-retardant coatings based on nano-magnesium hydroxide, huntite and hydromagnesite for wood applications” 315423 WOOD-FLARETCOAT - FP7-SME-2013, Budget: 63.000€ (2014-2016) (Partner).
  • “Lightweight, flexible and smart protective clothing for law enforcement personnel” 607295 Smartpro - FP7-SEC-2013-1, Budget: 75.000€ (2014-2016) (Partner).

Other Activities:

  • Chairman, Post Graduate Program on Polymer Science and Technologies (1998-2001).
  • Vice Chairman, Department of Chemistry, University of Patras (2001-2005).
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Journal Macromolecular Science, Pure & Applied Chemistry (2002-2009).
  • Founding member of the spin-off activity “ADVENT TECHNOLOGIES SA”.
  • Vice President of Hellenic Polymer Society (ELEP) (2006-2008).
  • National Representative in IUPAC, Polymer Division IV (2005-2009).
  • Vice Chairman, Research Committee University of Patras (2007-2010).
  • President of Hellenic Polymer Society (ELEP) (2010-2012).
  • Board Member in European Polymer Federation (2010-2012).
  • Board Member of the University of Patras Governing Council (2012-today).

Publications: 160 refereed journal papers

Book Chapters: 5

Conference Participation: Presentation in 60 international and 50 national conferences

Patents: International- 10; Greek- 5

Citations: Web of Science-4000 (total), 3500 (without self-citations) and h=31

Google Scholar-4800 and h=35


  • "Structure-Property Relations in Polymers" (Dept. of Chem., Univ. of Patras, Greece)
  • "Physical Processes of Chemical Technology" (Dept. of Chem., Univ. of Patras, Greece)
  • "Structure-Property Relations in Macromolecules" (Graduate Program, Univ. of Patras)
  • "Characterization of Polymeric and Hybrid Materials" (Graduate Program, Univ. of Patras)

Research Activities

  • Development of polymeric membranes for energy related application like Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells and Li Ion Batteries.
  • Development of new polymeric and hybrid optoelectronic materials for organic photovoltaics.
  • Preparation of amphiphilic block copolymers with biocidal or antifouling properties.
  • Modification of carbon nanotubes with the semiconducting polymers.


  • Deimede, G. Voyiatzis, J.K. Kallitsis, L. Qingfeng, N.J. Bjerrum, "Miscibility Behavior of Polybenzimidazole/ Sulfonated Polysulfone Blends for use in Fuel Cell Applications", Macromolecules 33, 7609 (2000).
  • N. Gourdoupi, A.K. Andreopoulou, V. Deimede, J.K. Kallitsis, "A Novel Proton Conducting Polyelectrolyte Composed of an Aromatic Polyether Containing Main-Chain Pyridine Units for Fuel Cells Applications", Chemistry of Materials 15, 5044 (2003).
  • A.K. Andreopoulou, B. Carbonnier, J.K. Kallitsis, T. Pakula, "Dendronized Rigid - Flexible Macromolecular Architectures:Syntheses, Structure and Properties in Bulk", Macromolecules 37, 3576 (2004).
  • E.K. Pefkianakis, N.P. Tzanetos and J.K. Kallitsis “Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Vinyl-2,2’-bypyridine Monomer and its Homopolymeric/Copolymeric Metal Complexes”, Chemistry of Materials, 20, 6254–6262 (2008).
  • K.D. Papadimitriou, F. Paloukis, S.G. Neophytides, J.K. Kallitsis, “Cross-Linking of Side Chain Unsaturated Aromatic Polyethers for High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell Applications” Macromolecules 44, 4942–4951 (2011).
  • C.I Morfopoulou, A.K. Andreopoulou, M.K. Daletou, S.G. Neophytides, J.K. Kallitsis, Cross-linked high temperature polymer electrolytes through oxadiazole bond formation and their applications in HT PEM fuel cells, Journal of Materials Chemistry A: Materials for Energy and Sustainability1 (5) 1613-1622, (2013).
  • P. Giannopoulos, A. Nikolakopoulou, A.K Andreopoulou, L. Sygellou, J.K Kallitsis, P. Lianos, “An alternative methodology for anchoring organic sensitizers onto TiO2 semiconductors for photoelectrochemical applications” Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2 (48), 20748-20759, (2014).
  • S Kakogianni, SN Kourkouli, AK Andreopoulou, JK Kallitsis, “A versatile approach for creating hybrid semiconducting polymer–fullerene architectures for organic electronics” Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2 (21), 8110-8117, (2014).
  • N. D. Koromilas, G. Ch. Lainioti, Ch. Gialeli, D. Barbouri, K. B. Kouravelou, N.K. Karamanos, G.A. Voyiatzis, J.K. Kallitsis, “Preparation and Toxicological Assessment of Functionalized Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Hybrids” PLOS ONE 9 (9), Article Number: e107029, (2014).
  • A Moutsiopoulou, AK Andreopoulou, G Lainioti, G Bokias, G Voyiatzis, JK Kallitsis, “Quinoline-functionalized cross-linked poly (vinyl acetate) and poly (vinyl alcohol) nanoparticles as potential pH-responsive luminescent sensors”, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 211, 235-244, (2015).
  • J.K. Kallitsis, C Anastasopoulos, A.K. Andreopoulou, “Functional semiconductors targeting copolymer architectures and hybrid nanostructures” MRS Communications 5 (03), 365-382, (2015).