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.)

9 May 2024
A summer school/Workshop is organized by the Department of Mathematics of the University of the Aegean, in cooperation with the Hellenic Society of Rheology (HSR). Τhe event is open to all M.Sc. and Ph.D. students, post-docs, scientists and engineers conducting research or interested in the field of rheology and fluid mechanics. The program will consist of 6 short courses, invited lectures, a poster session and a limited number of oral presentations. All topics in theoretical, computational, and experimental rheology are welcome. Click here for more information.

28 March 2024
The Chemical Engineering department of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is seeking a motivated PhD student who is willing to be part of a world-leading research environment and contribute to the development of thermodynamic models and algorithms for electrolyte solutions. The appointment of this PhD position will be at the Center for Energy Resources Engineering (CERE), Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. Click here for more information.

PhD and Postdoctoral opportunities in Applied Knot Theory at ASU. Click here for more information.
6 December 2023
PhD and Postdoctoral opportunities in Applied Knot Theory at ASU. Click here for more information.

20 November 2023
Two PhD positions are available within the framework of the European Network "ReBond". Click here and here for more information.

19 September 2023
PhD position available in Computational Chemistry/Polymers Degradation funded by PlasticUnderground Marie Curie ITN. Click here for more information.

2 September 2023
Masters, PhD, Postdoctoral and Project-Manager positions are available at FORTH-IESL in the field of Synthesis, Experiments and Modelling/Simulations of Soft Matter systems (with emphasis in Polymers and Colloids) for Green and sustainable applications. Click here for more information.

2 September 2023
A PhD position on molecular-dynamics simulations of thermomechanical behaviour of epoxy-copper interfaces is available starting from January 2024 in the Soft Matter and Biological Physics (SMB) group of the Applied Physics department of TU/e. The project will be supervised by prof. dr. Alexey Lyulin. Click here for more information.

12 June 2023
On Friday, the 7th of July, 2023, two distinguished professors from the USA will visit the Computational Materials Science and Engineering (CoMSE) group at NTUA: Professor Bradley Chmelka (Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara) and Professor Eleni Panagiotou (School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University). In the context of their visit they will give lectures on their research work, with the following titles:
Prof. Bradley Chmelka; Compositional and structural order at inorganic-organic interfaces.
Prof. Eleni Panagiotou; Novel topological metrics of entanglement in polymers. The lectures will be given in the Koumoutsos room of the School of Chemical Engineering at NTU Athens, starting at 14:00. Click here for more information.

25 April 2023
The 2023 European Conference on Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, co-organized by the Greek Chemists Association and the Division of Computational and Theoretical Chemistry of the European Chemical Society will be held in Thessaloniki, 27-31 August 2023. Click here for more information.

06 April 2023
Doctoral thesis presentation: On Monday, April 24, our PhD student, Mr. Constantinos Revelas, will defend his Doctoral thesis, entitled: "Development of Self-Consistent Field Theory Models for Predicting the Structure and Properties of Inhomogeneous Polymer Systems: Application in Nanocomposite Materials" in front of his seven-member examination committee. The defense will take place at the Koumoutsos room of the Chemical Engineering School at 13:00.
Click here to read an extended summary of the PhD.

04 April 2023
Sincerest congratulations to our group leader, Prof. Doros Theodorou, on publishing his autobiography in the Journal of Physical Chemistry B. It is published as a special issue (Festschrift) on the occasion of his 65th birthday. The special issue was edited by Ed Maginn, Ioannis Economou, Randy Snurr, and Arup Chakraborty.
Click here to see the cover page or here to access the complete virtual special issue.

03 April 2023
Sincerest congraluations to our PhD students, Mr. Georgios Mikaelian and Mr. Fotis Venetsanos, on winning a doctoral fellowship from the Hellenic Foundation of Research and Innovation (aka ELIDEK). Very well deserved!

24 March 2023
Multiple postdoc positions available at MIT in the research laboratory of Richard Braatz on the integrated continuous manufacturing of mRNA-based biotherapeutics.
Click here to find more details on the position and submission process.

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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.
  • 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.
  • European Materials Medal, awarded by the Federation of European Materials Research Societies (FEMS), Euromat 2017 conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, September 2017.
  • On 26 March 2018 DSM honoured Professor Dr. Doros Theodorou, from the National Technical University of Athens in Greece, with the 2018 Life Time Achievement Award in Materials Sciences.
  • DSM Life Time Achievement Award in Materials Sciences, DYFP2018 Conference, Kerkrade, The Netherlands, March 2018.
  • "Alkiviades Ch. Payatakes" Distinguished Lecture, FORTH/ICE-HT, Patras, Greece, December 2018.
  • Guggenheim Medal 2018 of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, UK, for significant contribution to Thermodynamics and/or Complex Fluids, Thermodynamics 2019 conference, Punta Umbria, Spain, June 2019.
  • FOMMS Medal 2022 for "profound and lasting contributions to the development of computational methods and their application to the field of molecular based modeling and simulation".
  • 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.
Professional Activities
Languages Greek, English, German, French.
Personal interests Music (playing the piano), literature, traveling, swimming.
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