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Papatheodorou George

George Papatheodorou FORTH Distinguished Member

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Last updated: May 2017


1969: PhD in Physical Chemistry, Univ. of Chicago, USA
1968: MS in Chemical Physics, Univ. of Chicago, USA


Previous Employment/Occupation:

2002- : FORTH Distinguished Member
1981-2006: Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Patras
1978-1989: Visiting Professor, Chemistry Dept., Technical Univ. of Denmark, Lyngby, DENMARK
1974-1981: Scientist, Chemical Engineering Division Argonne National Laboratory, USA
1971-1974: Research Associate, The James Franck Institute, Univ. of Chicago, USA
1970-1971: U.S.-AEC Fellow, Ames National Laboratory, USA
1969-1970: Research Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
1964-1969: Research and Teaching Assistant, Univ. of Chicago, USA


Research Activities:

Physical chemistry of inorganic materials. Vibrational / electronic absorption spectroscopy of high temperature inorganic vapours, molten salts and glasses. Applications of light scattering spectroscopies.

  1. Participation in Research Projects:
    Coordination of E.U. Projects: BRITE, NETWORK and SCIENCE programmes and partner in BRITE, NATO, STRIDE,JOULE and IP programmes. Coordinator in National Competitive Projects.
  2. Publications:
    Over 150 refereed journal papers.
  3. Conference Participation:
    Over 150 lectures in conferences, member of the organising committee in various conferences and chairman of the EUCHEM 1990 Conference. Over 50 papers in Conference proceedings.

Administrative /Science policy Positions:

1981-1984: Vice President, Greek Atomic Energy Commission
1982-1984: Chairman, Dept. of Chem. Eng. Univ. of Patras, GREECE
1984-1986: Member, Senior Scientific Officials of the Council of Europe
1984-1999: Institute Director, FORTH/ICE-HT
1987-1988: Vice President, National Advisory Research Council, Greece
1988-1989: Secretary General for Research and Technology , Greek Ministry of Development
1988-1989: Member, Group Research, DG-XII, European Union
1989-1995: Deputy Director, FORTH
1987-1990: Member, Scientific Board of the "Democritos" National Research Center
1994-2003: Member, NATO Science Committee
1996-2003:Chairman, Scientific Board of the National Hellenic Research Foundation


Teaching Activities:

25 years of teaching in the Dept. of Chem. Eng., Univ. of Patras: chemical thermodynamics, physical chemistry, chemical physics.


Professional Affiliations:

American Chemical Society, American Physical Society, Electrochemical Society.



Max Bredig Award -U.S. Electrochemical Society 2002.
FORTH Distinguished Member 2002.
 U.S. Atomic Energy Commition Fellow 1970-71.
Reynolds scholarship, Univ. of Chicago 1964.


ICE/HT Evaluation Reports:

pdf_icon Report of the Review Committee on the Activities of ICE/HT. April 1987.


Selected Publications (1967-2020)

  • A.G. Kalampounias , G.N. Papatheodorou (2020)
    Spectophotometric study of gaseous species over molten HoCl3, LiCl-HoCl3 and CsCl-HoCl3 at temperatures up to 1500K
    J. Mol. Structure 1206 : 127707
  • K.Demyk, C. Meny, X-H. Lu, G.N.Papatheodorou, (2017)
    Low temperature MIR to submillimeter mass absorption coefficient of interstellar dust analogues-I. Mg-rich glassy silicates
    Astronomy and Astrophysics 600:A123
  • A G Kalampounias, S N Yannopoulos, G N Papatheodorou (2006)
    Temperature- induced structural changes in glassy, supercooled, and molten silica from 77 to 2150 K
    Journal of Chemical Physics 124: 01450415 01
  • G M Photiadis, B Borresen, G N Papatheodorou (1998)  
    Vibrational modes and structures of lanthanide halide-alkali halide binary melts: LnBr3-KBr(Ln= La, Nd, Gd) and NdCl3-ACl(A = Li, Na, K, Cs)  
    J. Chem. Soc., Faraday Trans. 94: 2605
  • M Bachtler, W Freyland, G Voyiatzis, G N Papatheodorou (1995)
    Electrochemical and simultaneous spectroscopic study of reduction-mechanism and electronic conduction during electrodeposition of tantalum in molten alkali chlorides  
    Berichte der Bunsen-Gesellschaft-Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 99: 21
  • S Boghosian, G N Papatheodorou (1989)
    Evaluation of Stolchiometric Coefficients and Thermodynamic Functions of Vapor Complexes Using Raman Spectroscopy: The Systems ZrX4-AlX3(X = Br, CI)  
    Journal of Physical Chemistry 93: 415
  • G N Papatheodorou, R W Berg (1980)  
    Laser-induced fluorescence of high-temperature vapor complexes of ErCl3 with AlCl3, GaCl3, AND lnCl3  
    Chemical Physlcs Letters 75: 487.
  • G N Papatheodorou (1977)  
    Raman spectroscopic studies of yttrium(III) chloride-alkali metal chloride melts and of Cs2NaYCl6 and YCl3 solid compounds  
    Journal of Chemical Physics 66: 2893
  • G N Papatheodorou (1973)
    A spectrophotometric study of the paladium(II) chloride - aluminum chloride vapor complex  
    Journal of Physical Chemistry 77: 472
  • G N Papatheodorou, O J Kleppa (1967)
    Enthalpies of mixing of some binary alkaline-earth chlorides  
    Journal of Chemical Physics 47: 2014


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