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Voyiatzis George

George Voyiatzis Research Director

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Last updated: December 2017


1992: PhD in Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Patras, Greece
1983: Module de la Chimie Macromoléculaire Appliquée, Univ. Paris VI, France
1983: Maitrise de Chimie-Physique, Univ. Paris VII, France


Research Activities:

Physical Chemistry and Materials; Materials Characterization; Molecular Orientation of Drawn Polymers; Anti-microbial Polymeric Materials with Controlled Release Characteristics; Miscibility behavior of Polymer Blends; Spectroscopic and Electrochemical study of the Acid Doping Ability of High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Membranes; Dispersion of Carbon Nanotubes in Polymer Matrixes; Infiltration of CNTs in Porous Polymer Membranes; Breathable Non-Woven Textile Composites; Development of Flexible Spectro-Probes & Innovative On-Line Monitoring Methods; Non-Invasive Detection of Drugs in the Aqueous Humor of the Eye; Quantitative SERS Measurements at Very Low Concentration Range: (1) of DNA Bases in Culture Media, (2) of Drugs & Physiological Substances in Corporal Fluids, (3) of the Permeation of Model Foulants through modified Porous Anisotropic Nano-filtration Polymer Membranes utilized in waste water treatment & reuse and (4) of the Migration/Release of Nanostructured Components from Biopolymer Food Packaging Matrixes into Food Simulants.


Participation in Research Projects:

2006-2017: FP7-SEC- 2013.1.4-1: Smart and protective clothing for law enforcement and first responders - Capability Project (SMARTPRO); FP-7 LeadEra 2013 Lead Markets European Research Area Network (INPROTEX); FP7 -SME-2013, Research for the benefit of specific groups (WOOD-FLARETCOAT); NMP-2011-1.1-1-Large Smart and multifunctional packaging concepts using nanotechnology (NanoBarrier); NMP-2009-2.6-1-SICA Novel membranes for water technologies (BioNexGen); 261-SMS R&D support group in Added Value Products & Production Technologies in Traditional Greek Sectors (KLIMAX); 09ΣΥΝ-82-1156 New applications of textiles (SYNERGASIA-BREATH); 09ΣΥΝ-42-620 Nanotechnology applications to the environment (SYNERGASIA-MEKKA); ΗΡΑΚΛΕΙΤΟΣ-ΙΙ; NEST-Adventure-STREP (NERBIOS); Operational Program of Western Greece (MULTIFUNCTIONAL); Cooperation with S&T Institutions in non-European Countries (GR-USA); Bilateral Cooperation Program (GR-CZ); STREP for fuel cells (APOLLON-B); Network of Excellence (NanoMemPro); Industrial projects; Educational projects.



85 Refereed Journal Papers; 1 chapter in book; 8 Papers in Referred Conference Proceedings; 2 Journal publication of referred conference proceedings; Patents: 3 Greek granted; 1 European withdrawn.


Conference Participation/Attendance:

Presentation in 35 International (8 invited) and 18 National (3 invited) Conferences.


Professional Affiliations:

Regional Editor of Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation (2010-2017);
Controlled Release Society (CRS) 2006, 2008; European Society of Nanomedicine (ESNAM) 2009; European Foundation for Clinical Nanomedicine (CLINAM) 2008, 2009; American Chemical Society (ACS) 1994-2004; Hellenic Polymer Society; Hellenic Optical Society; Association of Greek Researchers.


Teaching Activities:

1998-2016: Polymer characterization (Interdepartmental Operational Program for Education and Initial Vocational Training on Polymer Science and Technology, Univ. of Patras, Greece).


Selected Publications:

  • "Miscibility behavior of Polybenzimidazole / Sulfonated Polysulfone blends for use in Fuel Cell Applications", V. Deimede, G.A. Voyiatzis, J.K Kallitsis, L. Oingfeng, and N. J. Bjerrum, Macromolecules, 33: 7609-7617 (2000).
  • "Molecular orientation of Poly(ethylene terephthalate) / Poly(ethylene naphthalate) (PEN/PET) Copolymers utilizing Polarized Raman Spectra", A. Soto and G.A. Voyiatzis, Macromolecules, 35: 2095-2104 (2002).
  • "Fast monitoring of the Molecular Orientation in Drawn Polymers using micro-Raman spectroscopy", G.A. Voyiatzis and K.S. Andrikopoulos, Appl. Spectr., 56: 528-535 (2002).
  • "Incorporation of low molecular weight biocides into polystyrene-divinyl benzene beads with controlled release characteristics", S.M. Iconomopoulou, A.K. Andreopoulou, A. Soto, J.K. Kallitsis, and G.A. Voyiatzis, J. Controlled Release, 102: 223-233 (2005).
  • "The effect of the molecular orientation on the release of antimicrobial substances from uniaxially drawn polymer matrixes" S.M. Iconomopoulou and G.A. Voyiatzis, J. Controlled Release, 103: 451-464 (2005).
  • "Non-invasive detection of antibiotics in the aqueous humour by Raman spectroscopy", Th.I. Sideroudi, N. Pharmakakis, G.N. Papatheodorou and G.A. Voyiatzis, Laser Surg. Med., 38: 695-703 (2006).
  • "Non-contact detection of Ciprofloxacin in a model anterior chamber using  Raman spectroscopy", Th.I. Sideroudi, N. Pharmakakis, A. Tyrovolas, G.N. Papatheodorou, G. Chryssikos, and G.A. Voyiatzis, J. Biomed. Opt. 12 (3), Art. No. 034005 (2007).
  • "Incorporation of small molecular weight active agents into polymeric components", S.M. Iconomopoulou, J.K. Kallitsis, and G.A. Voyiatzis, Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation, 2: 94-107 (2008).
  • "Quantitative analysis by Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering utilizing an oscillating-cell and right angle collection geometry" A.C. Manikas, A. Soto Beobide and G.A. Voyiatzis, Analyst 134: 587-592 (2009).
  • "Quantitative Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering measurements at the early stage of active agent release processes" J. A. Anastasopoulos, A. Soto Beobide, G. A. Voyiatzis, J Raman Spectrosc, 44/3: 401-405 (2013).
  • "Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering of pyridine-functionalized Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes" J.A. Anastasopoulos, A. Soto Beobide, L. Sygellou, S.N. Yannopoulos, G.A. Voyiatzis, J. Raman Spectrosc. (2014).
  • "Raman Spectroscopic Methodology for the Assessment of Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes Dispersion in Polymer Nanocomposites" G. Bounos, K.S. Andrikopoulos, T.K. Karachalios and G.A. Voyiatzis, Carbon (2014).
  • "Evaluation of the release characteristics of covalently attached or electrostatically bound biocidal polymers utilizing SERS and UV-Vis absorption" G.N. Mathioudakis, A. Soto Beobide, N.D. Koromilas, J.K. Kallitsis, G. Bokias and G.A. Voyiatzis, Express Polym Lett., 10: 750-761 (2016).
  • "Enhancing Water Vapor Permeability in Mixed Matrix Polypropylene Membranes Through Carbon Nanotubes Dispersion" G. Bounos, K.S. Andrikopoulos, H. Moschopoulou, G.Ch. Lainioti, D. Roilo, R. Checchetto, T. Ioannides, J.K. Kallitsis and G.A. Voyiatzis, J. Membr. Sci., 524: 576-584 (2017).


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