Pr. Hermis Iatrou

Hermis Iatrou is a Professor at the Department of Chemistry of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). He received his Bachelor of Chemistry in 1989 from the Chemistry Department of NKUA and his PhD from the Chemistry Department of NKUA in 1993. Then he was awarded a Post-Doc Fellow through a Marie-Curie project at the Institute fur Festkoperforschungs” Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany from 1994-1995. He was then the Director of the Analysis Laboratory of Aviation fuels for the Northern Greek Army Air Force Installations during his obligatory duty in the Greek Army, from 1995-1997. Then he conducted a second post-doc at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, from 1997-1998. He became a Research Fellow of Prof. Nikos Hadjichristidis at the NKUA, Chemistry Department from 1998-2002. He became an Assistant professor of the Chemistry Department of NKUA on 2002, an Associate Professor on 2009 and a Professor on 2015. He is the Director of the Graduate Program “Polymer Science and its Applications to the Industry”, Industrial Chemistry Laboratory, Chemistry Department, NKUA since 2015, while he became the Director of the Industrial Chemistry Lab of Chemistry Department of NKUA since 2018. He serves as member of the Steering Committee of the Hellenic Polymer Society (2012-now) and a founding member of the Hellenic Society of Nanotechnology in Health Sciences. His research interests are in the areas of Polymer Chemistry, synthesis of biomaterials for drug and gene delivery, synthesis of nanostructured materials for biological applications, “smart” responsive nanomaterials for targeted drug delivery applications. He has published more than 150 papers in referred journals