Director of the Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute Profile

Dr. E.I. Kamitsos

Director of the Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute
National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF)
48 Vassileos Constantinou Avenue
11635 Athens, Greece

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Efstratios I. Kamitsos is the Director of the Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute and Member of the Board of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) since 1997, having served also as the Director and Chairman of the Board at NHRF (3/2012-10/2013). He holds a diploma in Chemistry from the University of Athens (1978) and a Ph.D. in Physical-Inorganic Chemistry from Brown University, USA (1983). His Ph.D. thesis was awarded the Potter Prize in Chemistry (1984).

He has served on numerous international and national scientific committees including the Advisory Panel on Physical and Engineering Science and Technology of the ΝΑΤΟ Science Committee (11/2002-6/2004), the International Board of Advisers of the International Materials Institute for New Functionality in Glass, USA (2004-2007), and the Scientific Committee on Natural Sciences of the National Council for Research and Technology (ESET) in Greece (06/2011-10/2017). He serves as a national expert for the Horizon 2020 programs European Research Council (ERC), Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions and Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) of the European Commission (2/2014-), and is a member of the Board of the Greek Research and Technology Network, GRNET (7/2014- ).

He has been visiting researcher at many universities in Europe and the US, and has established and directed major research programs in spectroscopy and materials science with substantial funding from national and European competitive programs. His current research interests include structure and dynamics of ion conducting glasses, nanostructured glassy and organic-inorganic hybrid materials with advanced electrical and optical functionalities, ion-exchange and thermal-poling processes to induce optical functionalities in inorganic glasses, and studies of archaeological glass from the Mycenaean to Roman and to the Byzantine period by employing non-destructive spectroscopic techniques.

He has co-organized 27 international conferences, and has given more than 60 invited talks in conferences and academic institutions. His publication record includes more than 190 papers in refereed international journals, 2 international patents, 6 invited papers/chapters in books, over 65 articles in proceedings of international and national conferences and co-editing of 2 books. His published work has drawn more than 5,800 citations with h-index=38 (ISI Web of Science, 4-1-2018).

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