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Expert in Coatings, Superhydrophobicity, Contact Angle Measurement, Surface Structure, Surface Roughness, Surface Chemistry, and Sol-gel

Expert ID: 733857 Greece

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Expert holds a PhD in superhydrophobic coatings. He has significant work experience in the research and development of various polymer-based hydrophobic and hydrophilic coatings for surfaces like textile, glass, metal, paper and others. Throughout the last 12 years of his work on coatings, he has developed various methodologies to produce coating, which include sol-gel and polymer-nanoparticle composites. He has studied the surface structure and the chemistry of superhydrophobic and superhydrophilic coatings extensively using SEM-EDS, AFM, FTIR, RAMAN and other tools. He has also performed several studies based on contact angle measurements with various liquids. He is familiar with various industry standards to determine water repellency, water resistance, oleophobicity and other qualities on surfaces like textile and others. He has also developed products for agriculture and flame inhibitors.

Expert has been in consulting services for companies around the world for several years. He has performed measurements, tests, developed methodologies, products and reports that have substantially helped with the progress of various research activities.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2009 Degree: PhD Subject: Superhydrophobic Coatings Institution: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Year: 2004 Degree: MSc Subject: Protection and Preservation of Stone Monuments Institution: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Year: 2002 Degree: BS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2012 to 2016 Employer: SiO2 International Inc, Canada Title: Department Head Department: Research and Development Responsibilities: Expert developed all of this startup company's products.
Years: 2010 to 2012 Employer: ZeroIgnition International Inc., Canada Title: Researcher Department: Research and Development Responsibilities: Expert conducted Research and Development of water-resistant paper/wood coatings with flame-retardant properties.
Years: 2010 to 2011 Employer: Kudos Blends Ltd, UK Title: Consultant Department: Research and Development Responsibilities: Expert conducted consulting on the development of edible superhydrophobic coatings.
Years: 2009 to 2010 Employer: ISOMAT SA Title: Consultant Department: Research and Development Responsibilities: Expert conducted research on the development of superhydrophobic coatings for building materials.

Career Accomplishments

Awards / Recognition
Scholarship for UnderGraduate, Post Graduate Studies in Greece (1996, 2002, 2004)
Scholarship of Excellence during PhD Thesis (2008)
Young Researcher's award for best oral presentation in International Conference on Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies (2008)
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has over 20 published articles in scientific journals and chapters in books. Most of his work is about superhydrophobic nanostructure coatings for the protection of surfaces like stone, glass and textile. Following his MSc on Protection of Cultural Heritage, he has also published several articles related to this field. He holds a patent regarding superhydrophobic coatings since 2007. His work has been cited over 500 times (i index: 10 and h index: 10).

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Training on Scanning Electron Microscopy equipped with EDS, Atomic Force Microscopy, X-Ray Fluoresence, Contact angle measuring System etc
Marketing Experience
During his work as Department Head of Research and Development, Expert participated as part of the Salesforce team and attended a suite of marketing meetings presenting the basics of the technology.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Certificate of Proficiency in English, University of Michigan

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