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Professor Emeritus

Dept. of Chemical Engineering

University of Patras, Greece

Tel: +30 2610-965 270



Research Project, Scientists etc



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


Experimental physical chemistry of inorganic materials. Vibrational / electronic absorption spectroscopy of high temperature inorganic vapors, molten salts, ionic liquid 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 160 publications (1967-2020) with hindex=36 ( web science) ; 41 (google scholar).
  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.


2002- : FORTH Distinguished Member
2008- : Professor Emeritus, University of Patras.
1981-2006: Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Patras.
1978-1989: Visiting Professor, Chemistry Dept., Technical Univ. of Denmark, Lyngby, DENMARK.
1974-1981: Senior Scientist, Chemical Engineering Division Argonne National Laboratory, USA.
1971-1974: Senior Research Associate, The James Franck Institute, Univ. of Chicago, USA.
1970-1971: U.S.-AEC Fellow, Ames National Laboratory, USA.
1969-1970: Associate Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA.
1964-1969: Research and Teaching Assistant, Univ. of Chicago, USA.


Max Bredig Award -U.S. Electrochemical Society 2002.
FORTH Distinguished Member 2002.
U.S. Atomic Energy Commition Fellow 1970-71.
Reynolds Fellow, Univ. of Chicago 1964-69.


Administrative /Science policy Positions:

1981-1984: Vice President, Greek Atomic Energy Commission.
1982-1984: First Chairman, Dept. of Chem. Eng. Univ. of Patras, GREECE.
1984-1986: Member, Senior Scientific Officials of the Council of Europe.
1984-1993: First Appointed Institute Director, FORTH/ICE-HT.
1993-1998: First Elected 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 CREST- Comitè de la Recherche Scientifique et Technique – Scientific and Technical Research Committee – High Level.
1989-1995: Deputy Director, FORTH.
1987-1990: Member, Scientific Board of the “Democritos” National Research Center.
1994-2004: Member, NATO Science Committee.
1996-2003: Chairman, Scientific Board of the National Hellenic Research Foundation.


American Chemical Society, American Physical Society, Electrochemical Society.


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


  • 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