National Technical University of Athens
School of Chemical Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Computational Materials Science and Engineering Group (Co.M.S.E.)

On the 17th of September 2017, Prof. Doros N. Theodorou was awarded with the European Materials Medal, in recognition of development of new statistical mechanics-based molecular and multiscale simulation methods for the calculation of thermodynamic, structural, interfacial, and permeability properties of polymeric materials, and zeolites.

Sincerest congratulations to our Master thesis student Dora Argyropoulou on winning a postgraduate studies scholarship of the Bodossaki Foundation.

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Doros Nicolas Theodorou

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
School of Chemical Engineering
National Technical University of Athens
9 Heroon Polytechniou Street, Zografou Campus
GR-157 80 Athens, Greece
Tel. +302107723157, Fax +302107723112
Research interests Computer modeling of matter. Application of statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, and transport phenomena for the elucidation of structure-processing-property relations in materials. Multiscale modeling and simulation strategies. Polymer science and engineering. Polymer-matrix nanocomposites. Interfacial phenomena. Self-assembly in soft matter systems. Zeolites and other nanoporous solids.
Personal data Born 29 October, 1957 in Athens, Greece.
Married, one child.
Education Diploma, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 1982, Chem. Engineering.
Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983, Chem. Engineering.
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985, Chemical Engineering.
  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
1981 - 1985 Research Assistant, Chemical Engineering Department.
Spring 1985 Teaching Assistant, graduate thermodynamics, Chemical Engineering Department.
  Hellenic Naval Academy, Piraeus, Greece
1985 - 1986 Instructor in computer programming and computer center administrator (mil. service).
  University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
1986 - 1990 Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering.
1990 - 1994 Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering.
1994 - 1995 Professor of Chemical Engineering.
  Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA
1986 - 1995 Associated Faculty, Polymers Program, Center for Advanced Materials, Division of Materials Sciences. Project Leader, Polymer/Substrate Interactions.
  University of Patras, Patras, Greece
1991 - 1994 Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering.
1994 - 2002 Professor of Chemical Engineering.
  National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece
2002 - Present Professor of Chemical Engineering.
  Institute of Chemical Engineering and High Temperature Chemical Processes (ICE/HT-FORTH), Patras, Greece
1991 - 2007 Adjunct Senior Researcher.
  National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos", Athens, Greece
Spring 1992 Visiting Professor, Physical Chemistry Institute.
1993 - Present Collaborating Researcher.
1993 - 2005 Director, Molecular Modeling of Materials Laboratory.
Classes Taught at U.C. Berkeley
Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (with J.M. Prausnitz)
Transport Processes (Heat and Mass)
Polymer Science and Engineering
Chemical Engineering Laboratory
Graduate Thermodynamics for Chemical Product and Process Design (with J.M. Prausnitz)
Applied Molecular Theory for Chemical Engineers (with Arup K. Chakraborty)
Classes Taught at the University of Patras
Undergraduate Mass and Energy Balances
Physical Chemistry II
Chemical Thermodynamics I and II
Advanced Thermodynamics
Graduate Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
Statistical Mechanics and Molecular Simulation
Physical Chemistry of Polymers
Statistical Mechanics of Polymers (with A. Dondos, D. Photinos, M. Kosmas, A. Terzis)
Classes Taught at the National Technical University of Athens
Undergraduate Physical Chemistry II
Structure-Property Relations in Materials
Connecting Microscopic and Macroscopic Properties by Computer Simulation
Graduate Molecular Simulations of Materials
Classes Taught at NCSR "Demokritos"
Graduate Topics in Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Molecular Systems and Applications to the Molecular Simulation of Materials Using Supercomputers
Molecular Simulations of Physicochemical Systems (with A.Z. Panagiotopoulos)
Polymer Physics and Physical Chemistry (with I. Economou, C. Tsenoglou, N. Hadjichristidis and J. Petropoulos)
  • Salutatorian, Summa cum Laude, Ancient Greek Prize, Dolashik Prize, Athens College, 1976.
  • Entrance examination award, National Technical University of Athens, 1976.
  • Condoulis and Thomaides awards, National Technical University of Athens, 1978-1981.
  • 17 November 1973 prize, Technical Chamber of Greece, 1977-1981.
  • Chrysovergis prize, National Technical University of Athens, 1982.
  • Gilliland Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A., 1981-1982.
  • Scholarship of the Bodossakis Foundation, 1981-1984.
  • Shell Faculty Career Initiation Grant, U.S.A., 1986-1988.
  • Du Pont Young Faculty Grant, U.S.A., 1989-1991.
  • Presidential Young Investigator Award, U.S. National Science Foundation, 1988 - 1992.
  • Allan P. Colburn Memorial Lectureship, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, U.S.A., October 1992.
  • Ernest W. Thiele Lectureship, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, U.S.A., September 1993.
  • Robert W. Vaughan Lecture, Department of Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, U.S.A., March 1994.
  • Science Award of the Bodossakis Foundation in Chemistry, 1996.
  • Invitation to the international conference Scientia Europaea, organized by the Institut de France and the Fondation Rhône-Poulenc, September 1998.
  • Danckwerts Lecture, awarded by the AIChE, IChemE, EFCE, and the Editors of Chemical Engineering Science, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, U.S.A., November 2006.
  • Dick Medema Award in Polymer Science and Technology, awarded by the Dutch PTN (Polymer Technology in the Netherlands), Lunteren, The Netherlands, February 2009.
  • Included in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Men and Women of Science, Men of Achievement, European Biographical Directory.
  • Bird-Stewart-Lightfoot Lectureship, awarded by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A., May 2013.
  • Elected to the National Academy of Engineering of the U.S.A., February 2015.
  • John M. Prausnitz Award in Applied Chemical Thermodynamics, Conference on Properties and Phase Equilibria for Product and Process Design (PPEPPD 2016), Porto, Portugal, May 2016.
  • John M. Prausnitz AIChE Institute Lecturer, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, November 2016.
Professional Activities
Languages Greek, English, German, French.
Personal interests Music (playing the piano), literature, traveling, swimming.