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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7 March 2019
Ph.D. thesis presentation: On the 12th of March 2019, Nikolaos Ntzounis will present his Ph.D. Thesis, entitled "Prediction of Conformational and Mixing Properties of Polymers relevant to Lithographic Applications through Atomistic Simulations" in front of his seven-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

4 March 2019
Ph.D. thesis presentation: On the 7th of March 2019, Aris Sgouros will present his Ph.D. Thesis, entitled "Atomistic and Mesoscopic Simulations of the Interfacial Dynamics of Polymer Melts" in front of his seven-member examination committee. The presentation will take place in the "Nikos Koumoutsos" hall of the Chemical Engineering building at 10:30. Click here for an abstract of the talk

15 February 2019
Diploma thesis presentation: On the 18th of February 2019, Evgenia Kountoupi will present her Diploma Thesis, entitled "Application of the MARTINI force field to coarse-grained atomistic simulations" in front of her 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

12 February 2019
Diploma thesis presentation: On the 14th of February 2019, Vaggelis Tsoxantaris will present his Diploma Thesis, entitled "Generation of elastomeric networks of polyethylene with variable architecture" in front of his three-member examination committee. The presentation will take place in the "Nikos Koumoutsos" hall of the Chemical Engineering building at 13:00. Click here for an abstract of the talk

12 December 2018
Professor Fanourios Tamamis from Texas A&M University, will make a presentation with the following title: "From amyloids in diseases to amyloid materials: Using computers to investigate amyloid inhibition and to design novel materials". The presentation will take place in the Seminar room in ΣEMΦE at 18:00.

10 December 2018
Professor Theodorou has been invited for presenting the seventh distinguished lecture honoring "Alkiviadis Ch. Pagiatakis" taking place in ITE/IEXMH at 17 December 2018, at 18:00.

28 July 2018
Warmest congratulations to Dr. Georgios Vogiatzis for being awarded for the best thesis in the field of Computational Mechanics in Greece, for the year of 2015. The corresponding award will be presented during the Greek Association of Computational Mechanics (GRACM) conference (held triennially) at 4-6 June, at Chania, Crete.

26 March 2018
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. Prof. Dr. Doros Theodorou received the honour at DYFP 2018, the international conference on Deformation, Yield, and Fracture of Polymers, in Kerkrade, the Netherlands.



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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Professional Activities
Languages Greek, English, German, French.
Personal interests Music (playing the piano), literature, traveling, swimming.