Τμήμα Επιστήμης & Τεχνολογίας Υλικών

Postgraduate Studies on Soft Matter Science & Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Technology of the University of Crete

04 Απριλίου 2024

Call for Applications for Postgraduate Studies on

Soft Matter Science & Engineering

in the Department of Materials Science and Technology

of the University of Crete

The Department of Materials Science and Technology of the University of Crete announces a limited number of postgraduate student positions (up to 15) for the graduate program on Soft Matter Science & Engineering for the academic year 2024-2025.

The aim of the Soft Matter Science & Engineering Postgraduate Program is to provide students with the needed skills to pursue successful careers or further advanced studies in the highly interdisciplinary field of soft materials. The educational and research activities of the program provide an integrated approach and in-depth training, with emphasis on conducting innovative research in a variety of soft matter fields, including (but not limited to) synthesis and characterization, polymers, colloids, composites, interfacial properties, materials for energy, biomimetic materials, responsive networks, materials for biological or biomedical applications, eco-friendly and sustainable materials, recycling, rheology and processing. 

Successful completion of the Program leads to a Postgraduate Diploma (MSc) after 4 semesters of study that include mandatory attendance of courses (2 semesters) and submission and oral defense of a Master's Thesis (2 semesters). Internships will be offered in the summer period between the first and second year. The program is in English and requires full-time participation. As part of their training, postgraduate students assist in the instruction of undergraduate courses.

The tuition fees are 3.500€ for the entire program. Scholarships may be available.

Graduates of the first cycle of studies of any Institution have the right to apply for the program. International students should have a degree equivalent.

Eligible candidates should hold a degree in Sciences or Engineering. Good knowledge of English (B2 level and above) is required. Candidates who have not graduated during the application period will be considered, but possible eventual enrollment is subject to receiving their first degree until the end of October 2024.

The academic criteria that are taken into account for the selection, as defined in the Postgraduate Studies Regulations, include the undergraduate degree, recommendation letters, grades in courses relevant to the program, the senior thesis (if applicable), as well as the applicant’s relevant research or professional activity (if applicable).

Necessary supporting documents:

  • Application
  • Detailed CV
  • Report of interests
  • Diploma supplement
  • Up to three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Certificate of a good knowledge of the English language (B2 level and above)
  • Any other document the applicant considers to be evidence of scientific excellence and quality.

The application must include an e-mail account, from which the applicant will be informed about the progress of his/her application.

Letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the authors to the postgraduate secretariat stratigis@materials.uoc.gr.

Deadline for submission of the application and supporting documents for the Postgraduate Program is set for May 24, 2024. The candidates will be informed about possible (online) interviews by May 31, 2024.

Applications and supporting documents are submitted exclusively online to the postgraduate secretariat stratigis@materials.uoc.gr before the deadline.

For more information, please contact the Secretariat of the Department of Materials Science and Technology, Mr. Ch. Stratigis (tel. +30 2810-394272, (stratigis@materials.uoc.gr) or the Director of Postgraduate Program on Soft Matter Science & Engineering, Prof. D. Vlassopoulos (dvlasso@materials.uoc.gr ).

Downloads: Interest Report form, Application form

Πρόσκληση Τελετής Ορκωμοσίας Τμήματος Επιστήμης και Τεχνολογίας Υλικών

22 Μαρτίου 2024

Δείτε την Πρόσκληση Τελετής Αποφοίτησης.

Παρουσίαση Διδακτορικής Διατριβής κ. Αθηνάς Μανιάδη

22 Μαρτίου 2024

Πρόσκληση σε Δημόσια Παρουσίαση της Διδακτορικής Διατριβής της

κ. Αθηνάς Μανιάδη

Επιβλέπουσα Καθηγήτρια: Μαρία Βαμβακάκη

(Σύμφωνα με το άρθρο 95, παρ. 3 του Ν. 4957/2022, ΦΕΚ 141 τ. Α΄/21.7.2022)


Την Παρασκευή 29 Μαρτίου 2024 και ώρα 10:00 στην αίθουσα Τηλεεκπαίδευσης Ε130 του Τμήματος Μαθηματικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Μαθηματικών του Πανεπιστημίου Κρήτης, θα γίνει η δημόσια παρουσίαση και υποστήριξη της Διδακτορικής Διατριβής της υποψήφιας διδάκτορος του Τμήματος Επιστήμης και Τεχνολογίας Υλικών κ. Αθηνάς Μανιάδη, με θέμα:


«Development and Functionality Control of Advanced Nanocomposite Materials for Mechanical and Electrical Applications»


This thesis focuses on the research, development, and study of nanocomposite and composite materials with controllably modified characteristics (mechanical, electrical, and physical properties), such as tensile strength, flexural strength, modulus of elasticity, dielectric constant, and conductivity. Advanced nanocomposite filaments were fabricated following a melt mixing process to improve the mechanical and electrical functional properties of three-dimensional (3D) printed structures developed using commercially available Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) 3D printers.

For this research, novel nanocomposite filaments made of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), and low-density polyethylene (LDPE) matrices were developed with the incorporation of various filler concentrations of graphene nanoplatelets, titanium dioxide, zinc oxide and antimony tin oxide for applications in fused filament fabrication (FFF). The use of nanofillers considerably increased the mechanical response of the polymer matrix. This work aided in developing novel composite polymeric materials not only for 3D printing, but also for their exploitation in large-scale industrial extrusion, offering in some cases more than 50 % increase in tensile, impact and/or flexural strength, when compared to unfilled polymer matrix parts.

Finally, multiple characterization techniques were employed to identify and analyze the structure of the produced specimens, the effect of the filler on the thermal properties of the polymers used and the thermal properties of the composite and nanocomposite materials produced.

Μεταπτυχιακές υποτροφίες ΑΔΜΗΕ

11 Μαρτίου 2024

Δείτε την ανακοίνωση.

Παρουσίαση Μεταπτυχιακής Διπλωματικής Εργασίας του κ. Ευάγγελου Ταμιωλάκη

05 Μαρτίου 2024







«Design, Fabrication and Evaluation of  Metamaterials as Sensors in Agriculture»

του Ευάγγελου Ταμιωλάκη

μεταπτυχιακού φοιτητή του Τμήματος Επιστήμης και Τεχνολογίας Υλικών του Πανεπιστημίου Κρήτης


Επιβλέπων: Γεώργιος Κενανάκης


Τρίτη 12 Μαρτίου 2024 Ώρα 10:00

H παρουσίαση θα πραγματοποιηθεί στην Αίθουσα «Αρτέμης Σαϊτάκης», στον 1ο όροφο του Τεχνολογικού Πάρκου (STEP-C) του Ιδρύματος Τεχνολογίας και Έρευνας


In this work, we designed and constructed metamaterial structures/antennas and studied their efficiency as sensors. We tested them in different directions to measure their S21 parameters (transmission). Their sensing capabilities were evaluated rigorously against different aqueous solutions enriched with typical agricultural fertilizers.

In the first part of this thesis, we evaluated typical metamaterials structures such as the single-ring resonators on printed circuit boards (PCB), as well as engraved/contemporary structures (CSRRs) on copper plates as efficient sensors against agricultural crop residues and fertilizers.

In the second part of this work, we fabricated metamaterial-based antennas and measured the S11 (reflection) coefficients against typical agricultural pollutants.

The objective of this study is to develop a real-time sensor for agricultural purposes that is easy to manufacture and user-friendly. Our experimental data clearly demonstrate the potential of metasurfaces as effective sensors for detecting water pollution.

Ημερίδα παρουσίασης ερευνητικών αποτελεσμάτων

28 Φεβρουαρίου 2024

Προσομοιώσεις πολλαπλής κλίμακας για νανοσωματίδια χρυσού: σχέσεις δομής-ιδιοτήτων στην κατάλυση και ενέργεια

Παρουσίαση ερευνητικών αποτελεσμάτων του προγράμματος “MULTIGOLD” το οποίο χρηματοδοτείται από το Ελληνικό Ίδρυμα Έρευνας και Καινοτομίας (ΕΛΙΔΕΚ)

Πέμπτη 29/2/2024, 12:00-15:00, Αίθουσα Ε130 Μαθηματικού, Πανεπιστήμιο Κρήτης

Δείτε το πρόγραμμα.


09 Φεβρουαρίου 2024

Η Σχολή Θετικών και Τεχνολογικών Επιστημών (ΣΘΕΤΕ) του Πανεπιστημίου Κρήτης θεωρεί ότι το Ελληνικό Δημόσιο Πανεπιστήμιο πρέπει να παραμένει ανοικτό. Για την ολοκλήρωση της εκπαιδευτικής διαδικασίας του τρέχοντος Εαρινού Εξαμήνου απαιτούνται 13 εβδομάδες διδασκαλίας στο εγκεκριμένο χρονικό πλαίσιο του Ακαδημαϊκού Ημερολογίου της Σχολής. Επομένως, είναι απαραίτητη η απαρέγκλιτη τήρηση του Ακαδημαϊκού Ημερολογίου χωρίς διακοπή των εκπαιδευτικών διαδικασιών, ώστε να μην τεθεί σε κίνδυνο η ολοκλήρωση του εξαμήνου.

Ο Κοσμήτορας και οι Πρόεδροι των Τμημάτων της ΣΘΕΤΕ

Διεξαγωγή Μαθημάτων Α και Β κύκλου σπουδών με εξ αποστάσεως διδασκαλία

08 Φεβρουαρίου 2024

Αγαπητοί Φοιτητές, Αγαπητές Φοιτήτριες

Σας ενημερώνουμε ότι σύμφωνα με την απόφαση της Συγκλήτου, όλα τα μαθήματα που δεν μπορούν να γίνουν σε φυσική τάξη θα γίνουν διαδικτυακά. Οι διαδικτυακές τάξεις θα ανακοινωθούν από τους διδάσκοντες μέσω του teleclass.materials.uoc.gr.

Εγγραφή στο eclass

08 Φεβρουαρίου 2024

Παρακαλούνται όλοι οι φοιτητές να εγγραφούν στα μαθήματα που τους ενδιαφέρουν κατά το τρέχον εξάμηνο στο eclass του Τμήματος.

Η εγγραφή αυτή είναι ανεξάρτητη από τη δήλωση μαθημάτων, η οποία πρέπει να γίνει υποχρεωτικά, όταν ανακοινωθεί.

Position for Postdoctoral Researcher (PhD) with engineering background

23 Ιανουαρίου 2024

We are looking to hire an  enthusiastic researcher to work on our newly-funded EU project AquaBioSens  “On-site biological sensing for aquatic pollutants and biohazards”.

-Postdoctoral Researcher (PhD) with engineering background to work on the:

"Development of a biosensing portable platform for the detection of contaminants in seawater"


Ref: ORZ0583

About the project: AquaBioSens aims to decentralize aquatic hazard and pollution measurement tools, by developing portable devices to measure emerging contaminants, microbial biohazards, and heavy metals. The devices will employ cutting-edge techniques, including immunoassays for organic contaminants, RNA quantification for harmful microalgae and bacteria, and genetically modified whole cell biosensors for heavy metal quantification. The project will demonstrate and validate the devices in polluted coastal and freshwater environments in the UK, Ireland, and Greece, with the support of local government inspection agencies. Results will be widely disseminated to maximize the commercial potential of the technologies.

About the position: The successful candidates will work closely with consortium collaborators in Europe and potentially have opportunities to participate in field testing in Greece, UK and Ireland. They will join a multidisciplinary group consisting of biologists, chemists, engineers, bio-physicists and material scientists. They will contribute in scientific excellence and innovation-driven research related to the development of assays for aquatic-pollutants testing in the field. Moreover, postdoctoral researchers will be encouraged to develop research interests, supervise undergraduate and/or master students, participate in technology transfer events, contribute towards the broad dissemination of scientific results and develop skills related to presentations, grant-applications and writing of scientific papers.
Nikos Bourtzis
N. Plastira 100
Vasilika Vouton GR-70013
Tel: +30 2810 391135
e-mail: nikos_bourtzis@imbb.forth.gr