Vlassopoulos Dimitris

Diploma, Chemical Engineering, NTU Athens, 1983; PhD, Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 1990. Mobil R&D (Paulsboro Research Lab) (1990-1992), FORTH (1992-), University of Crete, Materials Science & Technology (2002- ).  Weissenberg Award, European Society of Rheology (2015), Fellow, The Society of Rheology (2018). European Editor, Rheologica Acta (2006-2011); Associate Editor Soft Matter (2015-). Visiting Professorhips University of Delaware, KITP, ESPCI, ETH, DTU, Universite catholique de Louvain, INSA. Research focuses on molecular engineering of soft matter with emphasis on fundamental aspects of polymer and suspension rheology as well as on bridging the gap between these two disciplines.  The approach consists of devising strategies based on molecular design of model systems with adaptable molar mass and architecture or tunable interactions (from hard to ultrasoft), and developing  appropriate protocols and rheometric tools for obtaining molecular insights into the rheology of polymers, supramolecular assemblies and soft colloids.