He leads the research of polymers and organic electronics in France
Georges Hadziioannou is Chemistry Professor at the University of Bordeaux and Holder of the Industrial Chair of ARKEMA/ANR HOMERIC “Hierarchical assembled Organic Materials for ElectRonICs”.
He was born in October 21, 1953. He studied Chemistry at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and continued his studies at the University Louis-Pasteur and Centre de Recherches sur les Macromolécules.
“My passionate interest for my work has always been my guiding light. For me, chemistry is a way of understanding and transforming matter. Everything is based on it: without chemistry there would be no medicines, no food”.
He was elected as a new member of the National Academy of Engineering, which has elected 84 new members and 22 foreign members, among them 6 Greek researchers, for foundational discoveries and insights enabling the development of polymers with advanced functionality and performance. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. The official reception of the new members will be held in Washington on October 8, 2017.
His career is characterized by a strong commitment to fundamental research at different universities and research institutes worldwide and an important industrial tenure at IBM Almaden Research Laboratory (San Jose, California). He has pioneered work on nanostructured polymers materials with innovations in flexible and printable organic electronic materials as well as energy and information technologies. His research effort led to more than 340 publications internationally peer-reviewed journals.
He has 36 patents as a result of his research. He was co-founder of 3 start-ups, “Polymer Service Center” now “PolyVation” for assisting small and medium-size companies of Science Park in Groningen , “Papyron” for developing innovative technology for electronic paper and “Polpyphos®” for marketing electronic paper containing electrophoretic inks.
Prof. Hadziioannou had numerous and important management positions and he participated in various administrative committees along his entire career. He has been and is a member of many scientific advisory boards of many institutions and member of the editorial boards: ChemPhysChem from its creation until 2004, Advanced Materials, Macromolecules and ACS Macro Letters.
His research area covers semi-conducting polymers, nanostructured polymer materials, polymer materials for the storage and transfer of information, organic electronics and systems thereof.