Director, Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (ICE-HT)
Costas Galiotis is a Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering (Univ. of Patras) and former Director of the Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (ICE-HT) which is one of the 7 academic research institutions of the Foundation of Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH). He also holds a visiting (adjunct) professorship at the Department of Engineering & Material Sciences, Queen Mary University of London (since 1997). He is the National Representative in the NMBP Committee of Horizon 2020 (current) and has also served as National Representative in the NMP Committee of FP7 (2011-2013) and as the President (2004-2006), Vice President (2002-2004) and Member of the Executive Council (1999-current) of the European Association of Composite Materials which comprises 500 members across Europe. He also serves since 2006 in the Executive Council of the European Centre of Nanostructured Polymers (ECNP) which was founded by the Nanofun-Poly Network of Excellence of the European Communities. His research interests are in the field of mechanical properties of nanomaterials such as graphene and nanotubes, the production of nanocomposites, the investigation of interfacial interactions between dissimilar materials, the design and characterisation of smart materials and structures etc. He has published overall ~300 journal papers, monographs, chapters in books etc. He is the Editor-in-chief of the journals of Advanced Composites Letters since 1993 and Journal of Nanostructured Polymers and Nanocomposites since 2005. He was the Chairman and Organiser of the International Conferences ECCM-11 (2004), NANOCONF (2007), GrapHEL (2012) and INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES (2014).