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Colloquia 2011-2012

Held on Fridays at 16:00,
3rd floor Seminar Room, Physics Building, Voutes

Coordinator: Asst. Prof. K. Velonia (

September 09, 2011
Robert Seckler Institute of Biochemistry and Biology, University of Potsdam, Germany Phage tailspike proteins with beta-solenoid fold as thermostable carbohydrate binding materials
September 30, 2011
Ioannis Remediakis Department of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete Equilibrium shape of nanoparticles from first principles
October 21, 2011
George Frudakis Department of Chemistry, University of Crete Designing Nanoporous Materials for Hydrogen Storage
November 18, 2011
N. Chronakis Department of Chemistry, University of Cyprus Bis- and Trisadducts of [60]Fullerene with an Inherently Chiral Addition Pattern: Synthesis and Characterization of a New Family of Attractive Molecular Architectures
December 09, 2011
Charis Theodorakopoulos Dept. of Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Technological Educational Institute of Athens Novel implementations for the conservation of cultural heritage: micellar solutions, microemulsions, nanoparticles, composites and sol/gel transitions
February 16, 2012
Maïté Paternostre CEA iBiTec-S /SB2SM & UMR CNRS 8221, France Peptide nanotubes formed by Lanreotide, an analog of the natural peptide hormone Somatostatine-14: supramolecular structure, mechanism of formation, size control and role of the counterions This colloquium is jointly organized by IESL/FORTH and our Department. It is held on a Thursday at FORTH seminar room 1, at 12:00.
February 17, 2012
Gerasimos Armatas Department of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete Nanostructured Polyoxometalate-based Mesoporous Catalysts
March 02, 2012
M. Cloitre École Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles (ESPCI), Paris, France Engineering soft wet materials for rheological applications
March 09, 2012
M. Kapnistos Plastika Kritis S.A. Research and development in industrial environment
March 16, 2012
S. Ladas Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras A novel application of surface spectroscopy for the characterization of nanometric film stacks
March 30, 2012
Ch. Tzoumanekas Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, NTUA, Greece and Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI), The Netherlands Molecular modeling of cavitation in polymer melts and rubbers
April 25, 2012
Estelle Mossou Partnership for Structural Biology, Institut Laue-Langevin / Keele University Multidisciplinary approaches for structural studies in biological fibres, solutions and crystals This colloquium is held on a Wednesday at 11:00.
April 27, 2012
Robert M. Waymouth Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, USA Zwitterionic polymerization: an expedient synthesis of cyclic polymers
May 11, 2012
E. Harmandaris Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Crete Hierarchical modeling of polymer nanocomposites: From ab-initio, to atomistic up to coarse-grained simulations
May 18, 2012
George Karanikolos Institute Of Physical Chemistry, N.C.S.R. "Demokritos" Engineering of Nanostructures in Confined Spaces