Vasileios Koutsos


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Vasileios Koutsos is a Professor (Chair in Soft Materials and Surfaces) with the Institute for Materials and Processes, in the School of Engineering. Formerly a Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Laboratory of Condensed Matter Physics in Collège de France (Paris, France, 1998-2000), he holds a BSc in Physics (Physics DepartmentAristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1992) and a PhD in Polymer Science (Chemistry Department & Materials Science CentreUniversity of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands, 1997).

Research Interests

  • Soft Materials
  • Surfaces & Interfaces
  • Polymers
  • Thin Polymer Films and Coatings
  • Nanocolloids & Complex Fluids
  • Polymer (Nano)Composites
  • Elastomers & Gels
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Friction
  • Adhesion
  • Wetting
  • Material and Surface Characterisation
  • Atomic Force Microscopy

Administrative Roles

Deputy Head of the Institute for Materials and Processes


Education/Academic qualification

Physics, Bachelor of Science, Aristotle Univ Thessaloniki, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Dept Phys

Polymer Science, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Univ Groningen, Zernike Inst Adv Mat


  • QC Physics
  • soft condensed matter
  • Polymers
  • interfaces
  • soft matter
  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
  • Composite materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • materials
  • Nanostructures
  • TP Chemical technology
  • colloidal suspensions
  • TS Manufactures
  • 3d rapidprototyping


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