Prof. Maria Vamvakaki
Maria Vamvakaki received her BSc from the University of Crete, Greece, and her Ph.D. from the University of Sussex, UK, in 1998. In 1999 she joined the research group of Prof. C.S. Patrickios at the University of Cyprus (Nicosia, Cyprus) as a postdoctoral fellow and in 2001 the Department of Materials Science and Technology of the University of Crete (Heraklion, Greece) in which she is appointed an Associate Professor and leads the Materials Chemistry Lab. She is also an affiliated researcher at FO.R.T.H.-I.E.S.L. since 2003. Her current research interests include the synthesis of functional and stimuli-responsive polymeric materials and the self-assembly of macromolecules in solution and at a surface.