Projects

Running international projects


  • NANOBIOMAT - Nanostructured Biocompatible/Bioactive Materials, E.E., SP3-People, PIRSES-GA-2013-612484, (Coordinator A. Derylo-Marczewska, University of Lublin, Poland) 01/01/2014-31/12/2017.
  • Thermoresponsive polymers of complex architecture (ResComp) Projekt-ID 57055251, funded by Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) within the framework of the action “Hochschulpartnerschaften mit Griechenland”, 1/1/2014 – 31/12/2016
  • COST ACTION CM1201. ''Biomimetic radical chemistry'' 1/9/2012-30/8/2016 (PI: Dr.C. Chatgilialoglu-Italy).
  • Marie Curie Career Integration Grants (CIG) –EU (Proposal no: 303514). “Processing of oxidatively induced clustered DNA lesions under a double strand break repair deficiency in human tumor cells 1/6/2012-30/5/2016. 
  • European Space Agency (ESA-AO-10-IBER-24). Mechanistic insights on the etiology of space radiation-induced chromosomal aberrations and risk for carcinogenesis using conventional and interphase cytogenetics” (Pending final agreement) (PI: Dr. Pantelias).

International projects recently completed


  • High performance sensors on the base of conducting polymers and composites, Joint Research and Programme Greece - Slovakia, (cooperation NTUA - Polymer Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences) 06/12/2012-05/12/2014.
  • COST Action FA0904 “Eco-sustainable food packaging based on polymer nanomaterials” (member of Management Committee).
  • Bayerishes Hochshulfoerderprogramm (BayFOR). ''Novel amphiphilic polymers of complex architecture'', a scientific collaboration with Technical University of Munich, TUM, (Prof. Christine Papadakis).
  • M-RECT, Multiscale reinforcement of semi-crystalline thermoplastic sheets and honeycombs, E.E., FP7, NMP-2009-Large-3, collaborative project, 2010 – 2014, Proposal number 246067, (coordinator A. Wood, VICTREX, United Kingdom) 01/04/2010-31/03/2014.
  • COMPOSITUM, Hybrid nanocomposites and their applications, E.E., SP3-People, PIRSES-GA-2008-230790, (coordinator J. Skubiszewska-Zieba, University of Lublin, Poland) 01/02/2009-31/01/2013.
  • NaPolyNet, Setting up research-intensive clusters across the EU on characterization of polymer nanostructures, E.E., FP7, CSA, project number 218331, 2008 – 2011, (coordinator Cl. Silvestre, ICTP, CNR, Italy) (http://www.napolynet.eu) 01/04/2008-31/03/2011.
  • IKYDA, New organic/inorganic silica/polymer hybrids: synthesis and relaxation behavior, IKYDA Exchange Programme with Germany, cooperation with Leibniz-Institute for Polymer Research, Dresden, 01/01/2009-31/12/2009.
  • DIEPOL, Dielectric spectroscopy and complementary techniques for molecular dynamic study of polymers and organic crystals   E.E., Programme MCA-ToK, 2005-2009 (MTKD-CT- 2005 – 029670) (coordinator J. Ulanski, University of Lodz, Poland) 01/05/2006-30/04/2009.
  • IKYDA, Design and characterization of new nanostructured diblock copolymers, Exchange Programme with Germany, cooperation with Leibniz-Institute for Polymer Research, Dresden, leader of greek team, 01/01/2007-31/12/2008.
  • Structure and molecular dynamics of hyperbranched polyumers, systems with urerethane and urea linkages, JOINT RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMMES GREECE – EGYPT, (cooperation NTUA - National Research Center, Cairo) 25/09/2007-29/09/2008.
  • Adhesives based on conducting polymer nanocomposites, JOINT RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMMES GREECE – EGYPT, (cooperation NTUA - Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute (EPRI)) 25/09/2007-29/09/2008.
  • Nanostructured and functional polymer-based materials and nanocomposites, Network of Excellence, E.E. 6th FP, 2004 – 2008 (NMP3-CT-2004-500361) (coordinator J. Kenny, University of Perugia, Italy) 01/06/2004-31/05/2008.

Running national projects


  • THALES - Greek Secretariat Research and Technology (Proposal no: 356) “Research and development of novel multifunctional polymer nanocomposites”  1/7/2012-30/6/2016 (PI: Dr. Kanapitsas).<!--[if gte mso 10]> <![endif]-->

National projects recently completed


  • NARGEL - Nanoreinforced hydrogels for tissue engineering applications - (NARGEL), Support of postdoctural researchers, Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology, PE5(2551), support of the postdoctoral researcher Christos Pandis through the scientific collaboration with the Centre of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (Polytechnic University of Valencia), 23/3/12-22/3/15.
  • ARISTEIA - Interfaces and interphases in organic/inorganic polymer nanocomposites, GSRT, Ministry of Education, 2012-15.
  • THALES - Development of self-healing composite materials and innovative techniques for structural health monitoring and aerospace applications, GRST, Ministry of Education, 2012-15.
  • THALES - Liquid-Crystal-Dispersed Nanoparticles: Order and Complexity in Novel Soft Matter Systems, GSRT, Ministry of Education, 2012-15.
  • HERAKLEITUS II - Interfacial interactions and molecular dynamics in organic-inorganic polymer nanocomposites, Herakleitus II, Greek Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs, support for PhD student P. Klonos, project leader, 01/09/2010-31/08/2013.
  • HERAKLEITUS II - Molecular dynamics and phase transitions in protein-water mixtures, Herakleitus II, Greek Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs, support for PhD student A. Panagopoulou, project leader, 01/09/2010-31/08/2013.
  • Molecular dynamics and phase transitions in protein-water systems, Internal competitive project of NTUA for the support of basic research, project leader, 01/12/2010-30/11/2012.
  • Polymer chain dynamics in hybrid organic-inorganic nanocomposite materials, Levkippos, Internal competitive project of NTUA for the support of basic research, project leader, 01/01/2006-30/12/2017.
  • Nanocomposite polymeric materials for electomagnetic shielding applications, PENED, General Secretariat of Reseasch and Technology (GSRT), project leader, 01/01/2006-30/06-2009.
  • Development of advanced polymeric materials and of an intergrated methodology for the improvement of adhesively bonded aerospace structures, (project leader Prof. G. Tsamasfyros, NTUA, about 1/4 of the budget for the co-operating Dielectrics Group with Prof. P. Pissis as leader), 01/01/2006-30/06/2009.
  • Micromechanical sensors for food quality and safety assesment, PENED, General Secretariat of Reseasch and Technology (GSRT), (project leader Dr. Chr. Tsamis, National Center for Scientific Research 'Demokritos', about 1/4 of the budget for the co-operating Dielectrics Group with Prof. P. Pissis as leader), 01/11/2005-30/04/2009.
  • Experimental investigation of the cooperative characteristics of the glass transition in amorphous polymers, Internal competitive project of NTUA for the support of basic research, 01/12/2007-30/11/2009.
  • Preparetion and investigation of structure-property relationships of conducting and magnetic nanocomposite materials, Pythagoras I, Greek Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs, project leader, 01/05/2004-31/12/2007.