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.)
 
 
 
 
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17 September 2022
Dr. Juan Francisco Vega from the Biophysics of Macromolecular Systems (BIOPHYM) group in the Instituto de Estructura de la Materia of the Spanish Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIS) will be our distinguished guest on Thursday, October 13, 2022. Dr. Vega will deliver a lecture entitled "Eco-design of Commodity Polymers for Packaging: Experiments and Computer Simulations." The lecture will take place at the Koumoutsos room at 17:00.
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01 July 2022
Doctoral position available in the field of molecular simulations of Vitrimers, in the group of Dr. Karatrantos (argyrios.karatrantos@list.lu) at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology. The successful candidate will start from September 2022.
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20 June 2022
Post-Doctoral position available in the group of Prof. Harmandaris at the Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics (IACM) of the Foundation of Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH). The vacancy opened in the context of a collaboration with the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, the University of Goettingen (Prof. Dr. Marcus Mueller) and the University of Tennesse at Knoxville (Prof. Manolis Doxastakis).
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06 June 2022
Sincerest congratulations to Spyros Kallivokas, PhD 2020, on winning the prize for the best oral presentation in the area of Polymers and Nanocomposites at the 13th Panhellenic Scientific Chemical Engineering Conference, Patras, Greece, June 2022. The title of Dr. Kallivokas' lecture, based on his PhD thesis work, was "Towards a New Equation for the Interfacial Failure of Nanocomposites".

04 April 2022
Post-Doctoral position available in the group of assistant Professor Eleni Panagiotou at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.
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09 January 2022
On Wednesday, 12 of January, a former member of the group, Mr. Konstantinos Zinelis (Diploma Thesis 2017) will give us a seminar on his current research work. The title of the talk is "Spray Formation in Viscoelastic Fluids". The seminar will take place virtually via Webex at 13:00. Click here for the abstract of the presentation. Click here to join the meeting.

16 November 2021
Sincerest congratulations to our group leader, Prof. Doros Theodorou, for receiving the FOMMS (Foundations of Molecular Modeling and Simulation) award 2022. This Medal honors "profound and lasting contributions by one or more individuals to the development of computational methods and their application to the field of molecular-based modeling and simulation." Very well deserved!
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08 November 2021
Doctoral thesis presentation: On the 9th of November 2021, Mr. Apostolos Lakkas will defend his Doctoral thesis, entitled: "Self-Consistent Field Theory for Inhomogeneous Homopolymers and Grafted Polymers" in front of his seven-member examination committee. The defense will take place virtually via WebEx at 09:00.
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21 September 2021
The members of the group are delighted to announce that this semester we are hosting Mr. Miguel Herranz Feito, a finishing Ph.D. student working with Nikos Karayiannis in Manolo Laso's group at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid. Miguel is visiting us on a scholarship granted by the Spanish government and he has kindly agreed to give us a seminar on his work at UPM. The seminar will take place virtually via Webex on Friday the 24th of September, at 11:00.
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01 July 2021
Diploma thesis presentation: On the 8th of July 2021, Mr. Aggelos Drougkas will present his Diploma Thesis, entitled "Atomistic simulations of graphene membranes embedded in epoxy matrices under compression" in front of his three-member examination committee. The presentation will take place virtually via webex at 16:00.
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01 July 2021
Diploma thesis presentation: On the 8th of July 2021, Mr. Giorgos Sakellion will present his Diploma Thesis, entitled "Molecular simulations of discotic molecules in the crystal phase" in front of his three-member examination committee. The presentation will take place virtually via webex at 13:30.
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01 July 2021
Diploma thesis presentation: On the 7th of July 2021, Mr. Giorgos Mikaelian will present his Diploma Thesis, entitled "In silico study of a central neural system drug in hydrated lipid bilayers" in front of his three-member examination committee. The presentation will take place virtually via webex at 12:00.
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01 July 2021
Diploma thesis presentation: On the 5th of July 2021, Ms. Ermioni Haralambopoulou will present her Diploma Thesis, entitled "Computational study of surface-active agents through coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations" in front of her three-member examination committee. The presentation will take place virtually via webex at 18:00.
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17 May 2021
Ph.D. positions available under the international Program in Mathematical and Physical Sciences for Advanced Materials and Technologies of the University of Naples, Italy. Candidates must have a strong academic record and must have obtained their Master's degree before October 2021. Students interested in applying for a Ph.D. in the area of molecular modeling and simulation of materials in the context of the program may contact Prof. Giuseppe Milano, giuseppe.milano@unina.it, with copy to Prof. Doros Theodorou, doros@central.ntua.gr.
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10 November 2020
Doctoral thesis presentation: On the 17th of November 2020, Mr. Spyros Kallivokas will defend his Doctoral thesis, entitled: "Study of the mechanical properties of interfaces in nanocomposites via molecular simulations" in front of his seven-member examination committee. The defense will take place virtually via Web.Ex at 16:00.
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17 September 2020
Warmest congratulations to Dr. Aris Sgouros for receiving the Iakovos Giourounlian Award for 2019 from the Michael N. Stasinopoulos Public Benefit Foundation, for his PhD Thesis.

5 May 2020
There is an available PhD position at the Universite de BORDEAUX, under Dr. Jean-Marc Leyssale, entitled: "Molecular simulation of gas adsorption and transport in flexible porous carbons : coupling chemistry, mechanics, adsorption and transport".
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11 February 2020
Diploma thesis presentation: On the 14th of February 2020, Tzortzis Koulaxizis will present his Diploma Thesis, entitled "Estimation of the configurational properties of single unperturbed polymer chains using coarse-grained Monte Carlo simulations" in front of his three-member examination committee. The presentation will take place in the "Nikos Koumoutsos" hall of the Chemical Engineering building at 14:00. Click here for an abstract of the talk

09 December 2019
On Thursday, 19 of December, Dr. Faedon Z. Brotzakis from Oxford University, will make a presentation with the following title: "Structure and Dynamics of Biomolecular Systems by Combining Enhanced Sampling Molecular Simulations and Experimental Data". The presentation will take place in the meeting room of Sector III at 15:00. Click here for an abstract of the talk

26 September 2019
Diploma thesis presentation: On the 1st of October 2019, Christina Zois will present her Diploma Thesis, entitled "Molecular Simulations of Epoxy Resins with Water Ingress" in front of her three-member examination committee. The presentation will take place in the "Nikos Koumoutsos" hall of the Chemical Engineering building at 15:00. Click here for an abstract of the talk

29 August 2019
Warmest congratulations to Dr. Aris Sgouros for being awarded for the Chorafa award for receiving the 2019 award from DIMITRIS N. CHORAFAS FOUNDATION, for his PhD Thesis.

2 August 2019
On Friday, 30 of August, Miss Ariadni Boziki from EPFL, will make a presentation with the following title: ""Computational studies of the structural and optical properties of organic-inorganic lead halide perovskites". The presentation will take place in "Nikos Koumoutsos" hall of the Chemical Engineering building at 11:00. Click here for the abstract of the presentation!

5 July 2019
On Tuesday, 9th of Juny, at 10:00, Dr. Julija Zavadlav, Dr. Xin Bian and Ms. Ermioni Papadopoulou researchers of the Computational Science and Engineering Lab in ETH Zurich will give us three talks regarding their latest works. The meeting will be held at "Nikos Koumoutsos" Room. We are looking forward to seeing you all.

1 July 2019
Diploma thesis presentations: On 2nd of July 2019, Nikolaos Sigalas and Alexandros Phillipas will present their Diploma Thesis in front of their three-member examination committees. For more details visit news section.




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Doros Nicolas Theodorou

Professor
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
E-mail doros@central.ntua.gr
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.
Employment  
  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)
Honors
  • 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.