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Department of Chemistry

Secretary: Zoi-Valentina Vamvetsou

Secretary's Office:
Tel.:
(+30) 26510-07194, 07195, 07115, 07470, 07473
Fax: (+30) 26510-07006
E-mail:  image-email
Website: http://www.chem.uoi.gr/en

General - Aim of the Department

The Department of Chemistry constitutes a basic functional unit that covers the academic field of chemistry. The Department's study programme leads to an integrated degree in chemistry.

Structure of the Department - Sections

The Department of Chemistry is divided into four (4) Sections:
A. Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry
B. Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
C. Industrial and Food Chemistry
D. Physical Chemistry

Seminar Rooms and Laboratories

Section A:
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

Section B:
Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Biochemistry Laboratory

Section C:
Industrial Chemistry Laboratory
Food Chemistry Laboratory

Section D:
Physical Chemistry Laboratory

Members of Academic Staff

Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry Section

Triantafyllos Albanis, Professor, Environmental Control and Protection Technology.
Achilles Garoufis, Professor, Inorganic Chemistry.
Sotiris Hadjikakou, Professor, Inorganic Chemistry.
Themistocles Kabanos, Professor, Inorganic Chemistry.
Maria Louloudi, Professor, Inorganic Chemistry.
Ioannis Plakatouras, Professor, Synthesis and Identification of Complex Compounds.
Konstantinos Stalikas, Professor, Analytical Chemistry.
Athanasios Vlessidis, Professor, Analytical Chemistry.

Gerasimos Malandrinos, Associate Professor, Inorganic Chemistry.
Mamas Prodromidis, Associate Professor, Analytical Chemistry.
Athanasios Tsipis, Associate Professor, Inorganic Chemistry.

Dimosthenis Giokas, Assistant Professor, Analytical Chemistry.
Emanouil Manos, Assistant Professor, Inorganic Chemistry.
Vasileios Sakkas, Assistant Professor, Analytical Chemistry.

Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry Section

Ioannis Gerothanassis, Professor, Organic Chemistry with emphasis on Physical-Theoretical Chemistry and Spectroscopy.
Lazaros Hatziarapoglou, Professor, Organic Chemistry.
Maria-Eleni Lekka, Professor, Biochemistry with emphasis on Lipids and Biological Membranes.
Vassiliki Theodorou-Kasioumi, Professor, Organic Chemistry.
Alexandros Tselepis, Professor, Biochemistry with special emphasis on Lipid Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry.
Vassilios Tsikaris, Professor, Organic Chemistry with emphasis on Peptide Chemistry.
Dimokritos Tsoukatos, Professor, Biochemistry with special emphasis on Biochemistry of Lipids and Biological Membranes.
George Varvounis, Professor, Organic Chemistry with emphasis on heterocyclic compounds.

Irene-Anna Koukkou, Associate Professor, Biochemistry with emphasis on Microbial and Lipid Biochemistry.
Eugenia Panou, Associate Professor, Biochemistry with emphasis on Peptide Chemistry.
Mihail Siskos, Associate Professor, Organic Chemistry with emphasis on Polymer Chemistry and Photochemistry.
Konstantinos Skobridis, Associate Professor, Organic Chemistry.
Antonios Zarkadis, Associate Professor, Organic Chemistry with special emphasis on spectroscopic analysis and free radicals.

Andreas Tzakos, Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry.

Industrial and Food Chemistry Section

Panagiotis Demertzis, Professor, Chemistry and Food Technology.
Mihail Kontominas, Professor, Chemistry and Food Technology.
Ioannis Roussis, Professor, Microbial and Enzyme Food Technology.
Ioannis Savvaidis, Professor, Food Microbiology.
Tiverios Vaimakis, Professor, Industrial Chemistry.

Konstantina Akrida, Associate Professor, Chemistry and Food Technology.
Efthymios Bokaris, Associate Professor, Organic Chemical Technology with emphasis on the study and Ziegler-Natta synthesis of polymers.
Dimitrios Petrakis, Associate Professor, Chemical Technology with emphasis on meso-porous materials.
Kyriakos Riganakos, Associate Professor, Food Chemistry.

Anastasia Badeka, Assistant Professor, Food Chemistry.
Ioannis Konstantinou, Associate Professor, Environmental Control and Protection Technology
Georgios Papageorgiou, Assistant Professor, Industrial Chemistry.

Physical Chemistry Section

Marios Kosmas, Professor, Physical Chemistry of Macromolecular Systems.
Adonis Mihailidis, Professor, Crystal Chemistry.
Agni Mylona-Kosma, Professor, Statistical Mechanics and Chemical System Dynamics.

Aggelos Kalampounias, Assistant Professor, Physical Chemistry.
Vassilios Melissas, Assistant Professor, Physical Chemistry.
Stavroula Skoulika, Associate Professor, Thermochemistry and Crystal Chemistry.
Dimitrios ő§assis, Assistant Professor, Experimental physical chemistry
Konstantinos Vlachos, Assistant Professor, Physical Chemistry.

The Department's teaching duties are supplemented by temporary teaching staff.

Career prospects - New fields of specialisation

Graduates of the Chemistry Department can find employment:

  • In the chemical industry (food, drinks/beverages, fertilisers, insecticides, pesticides, plastics, textiles, packaging materials, cosmetics, pharmaceutical products, paints).
  • In oil processing and refinery units.
  • At the General Chemical State Laboratory (GCSL) of Greece.
  • As teachers in the teaching and training field and in educational planning services (Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs, Educational Institute, etc.).
  • As researchers in universities, research centres or institutes.
  • In the public sector in ministries such as the Ministry of the Environment, Spatial Planning and Public Works, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and in Prefectural Authorities.
  • In the health care sector in state-run or private centres, and in the laboratories of hospitals and clinics.
  • In biological treatment plants.
  • In aquacultural facilities and fish hatcheries.
  • As oenologists in oenological laboratories.
  • In private laboratories as heads of quality control and new product development.
  • In companies/organisations that work with the environment.
  • In the field of dating, identifying and conserving antiquities and works of art (Ministry of Culture).
  • In legal services engaged in the registration and distribution of intellectual property (law firms, the Industrial Property Organisation, distribution offices).
  • In chemical studies agencies in the private sector.

Postgraduate studies

There are three (3) Graduate study programs operating in the Department of Chemistry:

A' Revised Graduate program of the Chemistry Department
(Government Gazette 2121 / 01.08.2014, 3356 / 12.15.2014)
The Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina  operates the revised  Graduate Study Program (GSP) in Chemistry beginning with the academic year 2014-2015, in accordance with the provisions of  Law 3685/2008, as amended and in force.
The objective of the GSP  is to promote the science of Chemistry (teaching and research). The aim of the GSP is the training of Chemistry graduates through teaching and research, who¬† will contribute to the promotion of the science of Chemistry and related technological development.¬† Highly qualified graduates of the GSP will be able¬† to occupy significant positions in strategic sectors of Public Administration, Universities,¬† Research Institutes and Industry, thus contributing to the further technological development of the country while at the same time upgrading studies in different specialization areas of Chemistry.
Eligible for admission students should be graduates of Chemistry , Chemical Engineering, Material Science and/or Engineering, Biology, Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, Agronomy, Pharmacy, Medicine, Philosophy and Education of Greek Universities or equivalent recognized institutions abroad as well as TEI graduates of related disciplines.

The GSP awards a postgraduate diploma (M.Sc.) in  the following areas of specialization:
1) Advanced Materials Chemistry,  Catalysis and Technological Applications.
2) Modern Monitoring Technologies of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry.
3) Synthetic Chemistry, Biochemistry - Bioactive Compounds.
4) Food Chemistry and Food Technology.
5) Physical and Theoretical Chemistry of Nanostructures and Environmental Systems.
6) History, Epistemology and Didactics of Chemistry.

B' Revised Interdepartmental Graduate Study Program entitled:
"Agrochemistry- applications in plant and animal production/ Pharmaceutical Plants"

The Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, during the academic year 2014-2015 is co-organizing and operating with the Department of Biological Applications and Technologies of the University of Ioannina and  the Departments of Landscape Architecture, Plant production and Aquaculture of the TEI of Epirus, the GSP entitled: "Agrochemistry - Applications in animal and crop production / Pharmaceutical  Plants" in accordance with the provisions of this decision and the provisions of Law. 3685/2008 (GG 148 SD), as amended and in force.
The GSP is designed to provide graduate level education in Agrochemistry and the primary sector with emphasis on Pharmaceutical/Medicinal plants, so that graduates of the program will gain a strong scientific background, experience and expertise in crop and  animal production, quality of products and environmental protection.
Eligible for admission students should be graduates of the Departments of Geotechnical Sciences, Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering and other  related disciplines from Greek Universities and TEI or recognized equivalent institutions abroad.
The GSP awards a postgraduate diploma (M.Sc.) in Agrochemistry - Applications in Animal and Crop Production / Medicinal Plants.

C' Revised Interdepartmental Graduate Study Program entitled: "Medicinal Chemistry"
The Departments of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Medicine and Biological Applications and Technologies of the School of Health Sciences, University of Ioannina, will operate during the academic year 2014-2015, the GSP entitled "Medicinal Chemistry", in accordance with the provisions of this decision and the provisions of Law 3685/2008 (GG A 148), as amended and in force.
The revised Interdepartmental Graduate Study Program (IGSP) is based on close cooperation between basic sciences and clinical sciences, bridges the gap between basic knowledge and clinical practice and aims to develop research and promote knowledge in the scientific fields of Chemistry and Biology that are related to the medical sciences. It also seeks to improve the competitiveness of the Greek scientific workforce in the specified scientific fields.
The graduates that are admitted to the GSP are required to hold a degree in Chemistry, Biology, Medicine, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering or related Departments of  Greek Universities or  recognized equivalent Institutions  abroad as well as  Technical Education Institutes (T.E.I.) of Greece in related disciplines.
The GSP awards a postgraduate diploma (M.Sc.) in Medicinal Chemistry.

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