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Kallitsis Jannis

Kallitsis Jannis Professor
Department of Chemistry, University of Patras, Greece

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Last updated: December 2016


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
1/2006-2/2006: Ecole Europeene Chimie Polymeres Materiaux (E.C.P.M.), Universite Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France
10/2008-11/2008: Department of Materials, Polymer Institute, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ΕΤΗ), Zurich
09/2010: Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles (ESPCI-ParisTech), France
09/2012: Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles, TOTAL-ESPCI Chair, (ESPCI-ParisTech), Paris, France
11/2013: Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles, (ESPCI-ParisTech), Paris, France
9/2016: Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymeres Organiques (LCPO), University of Bordeaux


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 biocidal block copolymers with biocidal or antifouling properties.
  • Modification of carbon nanotubes with the semiconducting polymers.
  • Development of light emitting polymers with controllable light emission


Participation in Research Projects:


  • "Advanced Solid Polymer Fuel Cells for Operation at Temperatures up to 200°C" - JOULE III, JOE3CT970045, (1998-2001)
  • "Specialty Antimicrobial Polymeric Materials", GROWTH, CEU, G5RD-CT-2001-00568, (2001-2004)
  • "Advanced PEM Fuel Cells" - Apollon-Energy, ENK5-CT-2001-00572, (2002-2005)
  • "Membrane Cell Hydrogen Generator and electrocatalysis for water splitting"-INCO - CEU
  • "Development of Flexible Photovoltaic Cells" Konarka Technologies, Lowell MA, USA, (2002-2004)
  • "Development of Flexible Photovoltaics", General Secretariat of Research and Technology (2003-2006)
  • "PEM Fuel Cell Electricity Generator Operating on Methanol", General Secretariat of Research and Technology (2003-2006)
  • "Synthesis and Characterization of Polymeric Membranes for PEMFC", PYTHAGORAS I Ministry of Education (2004-2006)
  • "Design and Synthesis of Antifouling Paints with controlled release, PENED, General Secretariat of Research and Technology (2005-2008)
  • "Organic Solar Cells", PENED, General Secretariat of Research and Technology (2005-2008)
  • Coordination Action of Research on Intermediate and high temperature Specialised Membrane electrode Assemblies"-CARISMA 39041 (2007-2008)
  • "Polymer Electrolytes and Non Noble Metal Electrocatalysts for High Temperaure PEM Fuel Cells" -APOLLON B, NMP3-CT2006-033228, (2006-2009)
  • "Understanding the Degradation Mechanisms of Membrane-Electrode-Assembly for High Temperature PEMFCs and Optimization of the Individual Components". DEMMEA, JTI-FCH-JU-2008-1, (2009-2012)
  • "Development of an Internal Reforming Alcohol High Temperature PEM Fuel Cell Stack", IRAFC, JTI-FCH-JU-2008-1, (2009-2012)
  • "Development of the next generation membrane bioreactor system", BIONEXGEN, FP7-NMP-2009 246039-2, (2010-2014)
  • "Development of nanostuctured organic and inorganic materials and thin films for molecular electronics", 09SYN-42-722, GSRT (2010-2013)
  • "Development of Nanomaterials for Li Batteries", 09SYN-42-420, GSRT (2010-2013)
  • "Development of non-woven multifunctional textiles", 09ΣΥΝ-82-1156 GSRT (2010-2013)
  • "Modification of Carbon Nanotubes with semiconducting or ionically conducting polymers and their application in energy related technologies" IRAKLEITOS 12-94 (2010-2013)
  • "Innovative Materials for Nanocrystalline Dye Sensitised Solar Cells", GSRT THALIS (2012-2015).
  • "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 (2012-2015).
  • "Design and Development of New Electron Acceptor Polymeric and Hybrid Materials and their Application in Organic Photovoltaics" GSRT "EXCELLENCE" 2780 (2012-2014).
  • "Greek Sustainable Lighting" 11SYN -5-573 GR-LIGHT - GSRT "SYNERGASIA", (2012-2015).
  • "Extended Shelf-Life Biopolymers for Sustainable and Multifunctional Food Packaging Solutions" NANOBARRIER 280759-2 FP7-NMP-2011-LARGE-5, (2012-2015).
  • "Development of a Portable Internal Reforming Methanol High Temperature PEM Fuel Cell System" IRMFC 325358 - FCH-JU-2012-1, (2013-2016).
  • "Understanding the Degradation Mechanisms of a High Temperature PEMFC Stack and Optimization of the Individual Components" DEMSTACK 325368 - FCH-JU-2012-1, (2013-2016).
  • "Flame-retardant coatings based on nano-magnesium hydroxide, huntite and hydromagnesite for wood applications" WOOD-FLARETCOAT 315423 - FP7-SME-2013, (2014-2016).


  • "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 (2013-2017).
  • "Lightweight, flexible and smart protective clothing for law enforcement personnel" SMARTPRO 607295 - FP7-SEC-2013-1, (2014-2016).



185 refereed journal papers


Conference Participation/Attendance:

Presentation in 110 international and 115 national conferences



Greek: 5, German: 3, US: 6, EU: 2


Teaching Activities:

  • "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, Greece)
  • "Characterization of Polymeric and Hybrid Materials" (Graduate Program, Univ. of Patras, Greece)


Other Activities:

Vice Chairman, Research Committee University of Patras (2007-2010)
National Representative in IUPAC Polymer Division (2005-2009)
Member of the Editorial Board of Journal Macromolecular Science, Pure & Applied Chemistry (2000-2010)
Member of European Polymer Federation
Chairman of Hellenic Polymer Society (ELEP) (2106-2012)
Member of the Patras University Council (2013-2015)


Selected Publications:

  • S. Kakogianni, S. Kourkouli, A. Andreopoulou, J.K. Kallitsis "A versatile approach for creating hybrid semiconducting polymer-fullerene architectures for organic electronics" Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2(21), 8110-8117 (2014).
  • 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" J. Mater. Chem. A 2, 20748-20759 (2014).
  • A. Moutsiopoulou, A.K. Andreopoulou, G. Lainioti, G. Bokias, G. Voyiatzis, J.K. Kallitsis "Quinoline-functionalized cross-linked poly(vinyl acetate) andpoly(vinyl alcohol) nanoparticles as potential pH-responsiveluminescent sensors", Sensors and Actuators B 211, 235-244 (2015)
  • G.Ch. Lainioti, G. Bounos, G.A. Voyiatzis, J.K. Kallitsis "Enhanced Water Vapor Transmission through Porous Membranes Based on Melt Blending of Polystyrene Sulfonate with Polyethylene Copolymers and Their CNT Nanocomposites" Polymers 8, 190 (2016)
  • S. Kakogianni, M. A. Lebedeva, G. Paloumbis, A. K. Andreopoulou, K. Porfyrakis and J. K. Kallitsis "Semiconducting end-perfluorinated P3HT-fullerenic hybrids as potential additives for P3HT/IC70BA blends" RSC Advances 6, 98306 - 98316 (2016)
  • N. D. Koromilas G. Ch. Lainioti G. Vasilopoulos A. Vantarakis, J. K. Kallitsis "Synthesis of antimicrobial block copolymers bearing immobilized bacteriostatic groups" Polymer Chemistry 7, 3562-3575 (2016)


Chapter in collective volumes:

  • Modern Aspects of Electrochemistry, "Interfacial phenomena in Electrocatalysis", Volume 50 Spring 2011.
  • Polymer Science: A Comprehensive Reference, "Rigid-Flexible and Rod-Coil Copolymers" Vol 6, pp. 725-773. Amsterdam: Elsevier BV 2012.
  • Semiconducting Polymers: Chemistry, Physics and Engineering, "Processable Semiconducting Polymers Containing Oligoconjugated Blocks" Chapter 2, Volume 1, 2nd Edition.Wiley-VCH, 2006.
  • Handbook on Flexible Organic Electronics: Materials, Manufacturing And Applications, Woodhead Publishing Limited, Uk; Edited By: Stergios Logothetidis, ISBN 9781782420354, 2015.
  • High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells - Approaches, Status and Perspective, eds. Q. Li, D Aili, H. A. Hjuler and J. O. Jensen, ISBN 978-3-319-17081-7; Springer (2015)
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