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Category: Research Interests

In a close collaboration with the Organic Chemical Technology laboratories in Department of Chemistry of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, we characterize polymers and polymer nanocomposite materials using FTIR spectroscopy and thermal analysis methods.

 We use FTIR & Thermal Analysis methods to perform:

  • Thermal stability measurements of polymeric materials 
  • Crystallization kinetics
  • Phase transitions and degradation kinetics
  • Structural characterization
  • Study of interactions between polymers and nanofillers


List of funded research projects in that topic

  1. PAVET 2005 - "Development of new biodegradable polyester carriers for preparing nano-beads for the effective and controlled release of the active Raloxifene for the treatment of osteoporosis" (2006-2008)
  2. PAVET 2005 (Coordinator CΗΙMAR HELLAS S.A.) - "Development of improved aminoplastic resins hybrids and substantiation of their adhesive mechanism with wood via up-to-date analytical methods” (2005-2007)
  3. European Space Agency - “Reinforcement of Engineering Polymers for Aerospace Applications: Development of high performance polymer nanocomposites using novel 2- and 3-dimensional silicate porous matrices, layered silicates or hybrid silicate-carbon nanotubes additives”
  4. Project BIOCOUP Thematic Priority: T6 –ENERGY-SUSDEV (Coordinator: CΗΙMAR HELLAS S.A.) - “Co-processing of upgraded bio-liquids in standard refinery units” (2006-2011)
  5. Program: “Cooperation” collaboration with Interplast S.A., - General Secretariat of Research and Technology, Greece “Preparation and characterization of plastic pipes with enhanced performance and thermal conductivity for geothermal applications of heating and cooling by using conductive nanoparticles” (2010-2013)
  6. Program: “Cooperation of Small-Medium Enterprises” collaboration with Chimar S.A., Loufakis S.A. and Karina S.A., - General Secretariat of Research and Technology, Greece - “High efficiency nanocomposite polymeric materials for multiple applications” (2011-2014)
  7. National Program: "Hrakleitos II” - “High performance PolyPropylene nanocomposites with enhanced thermal properties” (2011-2014)
  8. Program: Eurostar (EUREKA - ΕUROSTARS a joint initiative of Eureka and the European Community) - “Green Composites and 3D objects” (2012-2014)
  9. Program: Greece – China, General Secretariat of Research and Technology - “New Lightweight and Nanotechnology Enhanced Bio-composites from Lignocellulosic Materials” (2013-2015)