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Jannis Kallitsis


  • j.kallitsis@upatras.gr
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1984: PhD in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Patras, Greece
1979: Diploma in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Patras, Greece
Current Position

Professor of Polymer Science, Department of Chemistry

University of Patras, GR 26504-Patras, GREECE

Collaborating Faculty Member, Institute of Chemical Engineering Science

(FORTH/ICE-HT) Patras, Greece

Previous Positions

1996-2001: Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Patras
1990-1996: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Patras
1/1990-9/1990: Research Fellow, Plastics Research Laboratory B.A.S.F., Ludwigshafen, Germany
1/1989-1/1990: Research Fellow, Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany
1986-1989: Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Patras

Research Profile
  • Personal Website
  • Advanced Polymers Hybrid Nanomaterials Research Laboratory – AP&HN-RL

    The Advanced Polymers and Hybrid Nanomaterials Research Laboratory – AP&HN-RL, from the Division of Applied, Analytical and Environmental Chemistry of the Department of Chemistry of the University of Patras, focuses on the design and development of novel polymeric and hybrid materials for advanced applications in energy, health and environmental sectors.
    The Laboratory has long lasting experience on the design and development of Polymeric Electrolytes for applications like high temperature Fuel Cells and Lithium Ion Batteries. Membranes for other uses like gas separation and water purification have been also developed. Additionally, semiconducting polymers and hybrids of semiconducting polymer with carbon allotrope nanostructures like fullerenes and nanotubes have been designed and synthesized with applications in the field of organic solar cells and light emitting diodes.
    Biocidal copolymers are also a key activity trying to develop proper copolymeric structures that provide antimicrobial or antifouling properties on polymeric surfaces or underwater sea paints and nets. Especially, in the case of the antifouling materials the main focus is on the introduction of organic antifouling species covalently bounded onto the surface of the specific nets in order to avoid release of the active substance and thus pollution of the environment.
    Functional Organic NanoParticles (NPs) are also developed as barrier or sensor materials in packaging applications especially in cases where biodegradable polymers are used. Metal NanoParticles and Metallocomplexes are being developed either as semiconductors for electronic applications or as biocidal materials in cases where the metal ions or the nanoparticles used can induce biocidal activities.
    In order to have the ability to give solutions on the above practical challenges, significant efforts are devoted to the development of new polymeric and hybrid structures through modern synthetic methodologies as well as the adjusting classical routes to the specific aims.

  • Laboratory Website
  • Research Activity

    Development of polymeric membranes for energy related application like Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells and Li Ion Batteries.
    Development of new polymeric and hybrid optoelectronic materials for organic photovoltaics.
    Development of polymeric materials and coatings with biocidal or antifouling properties.
    Modification of carbon nanotubes with the semiconducting polymers.
    Development of light emitting polymers and polymeric metallocomplexes with controllable light emission.

  • ISO [ Παρακαλώ διευκρινίστε τον Τύπο π.χ. ISO 9001
Research Infrastructure
  • Facilities

    The existent infrastructure comprise a fully equipped and operational synthetic laboratory with a pilot reactor of 10 liters complemented by several characterization techniques such as GPC, TGA, FTIR, ATIR, UV-Vis, PL, CV, DMA with simultaneous access to the central University facilities like NMR, FT-Raman, SEM/EDX, TEM, UPS/XPS, XRD, DSC, SEC, MALDI-TOF/TOF.

Research activities
  • Selected Research Projects

    2017-2019 «Development of novel materials with improved thermal insulation properties for food packaging applications » ThermPack MIS 5010801, Prefecture of East Macedonia-Thrace 2014 – 2020 (ESPA 2014-2020)
    2018-2019 «Development of efficient low cost PV glasses» DE1ΜP0006 Prefecture of Western Greece 2014-2020 (ESPA 2014-2020)
    2018- 2021 «Printed OLEDS for intelligent, efficient and tunable solid state lighting devices in large scale» Τ1ΕΔΚ-01039 Operational Programme Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2014-2020 (EPAnEK) (ESPA 2014-2020)
    2018- 2021 «Development of Surface Coating Processes in Cotton Yarns / Fabrics for Single Stage Dyeing with Reduced Environmental Impact» Τ1ΕΔΚ-03073 Operational Programme Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2014-2020 (EPAnEK) (ESPA 2014-2020)
    2018-2021 «Collagen-Based Composites Obtained by Pelt Waste Processing for Smart Biofertilizers» AgroSmartgel-ΔΕ3ΔΕ-0149, ESPA 2014-2020-Prefecture of Western Greece 2014 – 2020 (2018-2019) (INCOMERA)
    2018-2020 «Development of Organic Biocidal Coatings for Aquaculture Nets» MIS: 5010930 European Union and Greek Ministry of Rural Development and Food in the frame of Operational Program ‘‘FISHERIES 2014-2020’’

  • Selected Publications

    C.I Morfopoulou, A.K. Andreopoulou, M.K. Daletou, S.G. Neophytides J.K. Kallitsis
    “Cross-linked high temperature polymer electrolytes through oxadiazole bond formation and their applications in HT PEM fuel cells”
    Journal of Materials Chemistry A: Materials for Energy and Sustainability 1 (5), 1613-1622, (2013).
    P. Giannopoulos, A. Nikolakopoulou, A.K. Andreopoulou, L. Sygellou, J.K. Kallitsis, P. Lianos
    “An alternative methodology for anchoring organic sensitizers onto TiO2 semiconductors for photoelectrochemical applications”
    Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2, 20748-20759, (2014).
    S. Kakogianni, S. Kourkouli, A. Andreopoulou, J.K. Kallitsis
    “A versatile approach for creating hybrid semiconducting polymer-fullerene architectures for organic electronics”
    Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2(21), 8110-8117 (2014)
    A. Moutsiopoulou, A.K. Andreopoulou, G. Lainioti, G. Bokias, G. Voyiatzis, J.K. Kallitsis
    “Quinoline-functionalized cross-linked poly(vinyl acetate) andpoly(vinyl alcohol) nanoparticles as potential pH-responsiveluminescent sensors”
    Sensors and Actuators B 211, 235–244 (2015).
    N. D. Koromilas G. Ch. Lainioti G. Vasilopoulos A. Vantarakis, J. K. Kallitsis
    “Synthesis of antimicrobial block copolymers bearing immobilized bacteriostatic groups”
    Polymer Chemistry 7, 3562-3575 (2016).
    D. Druvari, N. Koromilas, G. Lainioti, G. Bokias, G. Vasilopoulos, A. Vantarakis, I. Baras, N. Dourala, J. Kallitsis,
    “Polymeric quaternary ammonium-containing coatings with potential dual contact-based and release-based antimicrobial activity”
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 8(51), 35593–35605 (2016).
    K.J Kallitsis, R. Nannou, A.K Andreopoulou, M.K Daletou, D. Papaioannou, S.G Neophytides, J.K. Kallitsis
    “Crosslinked Wholly Aromatic Polyether Membranes based on Quinoline Derivatives and their Application in HT-PEM Fuel Cells”
    Journal of Power Sources 379, 144-154 (2018).
    N.D. Koromilas, Ch. Anastasopoulos , E.K. Oikonomou, J. K. Kallitsis
    “Preparation of Porous Polymeric Membranes Based on a Pyridine Containing Aromatic Polyether Sulfone”
    Polymers 11, 59; doi:10.3390/polym11010059 (2019).
    S. Aivali, S. Kakogianni, C. Anastasopoulos , A.K. Andreopoulou, J.K. Kallitsis
    “Copolymers and Hybrids Based on Carbazole Derivatives and Their Nanomorphology Investigation”
    Nanomaterials 9, 133; doi:10.3390/nano9020133 (2019)
    M. Gioti, D. Kokkinos, K. Stavrou, K. Simitzi, A. Andreopoulou. A. Laskarakis, J. Kallitsis, S. Logothetidis
    “Fabrication and Study of White‐Light OLEDs Based on Novel Copolymers with Blue, Yellow, and Red Chromophores”
    Physical Status Solidi (Rapid Research Letter) 13, 1800419 (2019)

  • Cooperations With Other Organizations And Institutes

    Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (ICE-HT) (http://www.iceht.forth.gr/)

  • Cooperations With Other Organizations And Institutes

    Nanotechnology Lab LTFN, AUTH (http://www.ltfn.gr/)