Prof. Stergios Pispas
Stergios Pispas is Director of Research at TPCI-NHRF. He studied Chemistry at the University of Athens, Greece and he obtained his PhD in Polymer Chemistry in 1994. After a Post-Doctoral appointment in USA at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and short visits to IBM Almaden Research Center and University of Massachusetts (1994-1995) he returned to Greece. He joined TPCI-NHRF in 2004 where he initiated research in polymer science. His research interests include the tailored synthesis of amphiphilic block copolymers and polyelectrolytes utilizing living/controlled polymerizations, physicochemical studies on block copolymer supramolecular assemblies and the development of hybrid polymer based nanosystems for applications in nanomedicine. He has published more than 400 research articles, reviews and book chapters, receiving more than 10,000 citations. He is co-author of three books. He has been awarded the American Chemical Society A. K. Doolittle Award, among several others. He is currently acting as Deputy Director of TPCI-NHRF, Editor of Polymers, as well as a Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the European Polymer Journal and the Colloid and Polymer Science journals.