Dimitris Vlassopoulos

Professor of Material Science and Technology
University of Crete

Dimitris Vlassopoulos is a Professor in the Materials Science and Technology Department of the University of Crete and Affiliated Faculty of the Polymer and Colloid Science Group at IESL-FORTH. He received his Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University, Athens in 1983. PhD, in Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 1990. Industrial experience (Metelco, Greece, 1983-4 and Mobil R&D, USA, 1990-2). Visiting Professorships at the University of Delaware, KITP, ESPCI, ETH Zurich, DTU, INSA, Univ. catholique Louvain. European Editor, Rheologica Acta (2006-2011), Associate Editor, Soft Matter (2015-).He is a recipient of the following awards/distictionsQ Weissenberg Award, European Society of Rheology, 2015; Fellow, The Society of Rheology, 2018 ; Bingham Medal, The Society of Rheology, 2019 ; APS Fellow, 2019.

Current research interests include:

  • Molecular Rheology and rheo-physics in the bulk and at liquid interfaces,
  • Branched, ring and associating polymeric systems and networks.
  • Soft colloids and mixtures.
  • Nonlinear rheological measurements.