Prof. Anastasios Dondos, at the National Hellenic Research Foundation, and Prof Manolis Kampouris, at the National Technical University of Athens, can be considered as the pioneers of Polymer Science in Greece. Then, Prof. Nikos Hadjichristidis founded his research group at the University of Athens in 1973. At the same time, Prof. Nikos Kalfoglou began his activity at the University of Patras.
Today there are more than 100 senior research members in Greece involved in research on Polymer Science at Universities, Research Centers and Industry. There are a significant number of post-graduate programs on polymers and other related topics whereas a significant number of the research papers are being published in high impact international journals.
To promote Polymer Science and Technology
To develop relationships between Polymer Industry and Academia
To promote Polymer Science among young scientists
To collaborate with national and international societies
To contribute to the improvement of education in Polymer Science
To introduce polymer courses in all Greek Universities
Main aims of the Society
26 Founding members
Currently ~200 members
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