Efstratios I. Kamitsos is the Director of Research at the Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute of the National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece.
After obtaining his Diploma in Chemistry from the University of Athens in 1978 Dr. Kamitsos got his Ph.D. in Physical-Inorganic Chemistry from Brown University, USA, in 1983. Upon his return to Greece he joined the Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute (TPCI) of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) in Athens as researcher, later as director of the TPCI (10/1997-9/2020) and during 2012-2013 as director and Chairman of the board of the NHRF.
He has served on numerous international and national scientific committees including the Advisory Panel on Physical and Engineering Science and Technology of the ΝΑΤΟ Science Committee (1/2002-6/2004), the International Board of Advisers of the International Materials Institute for New Functionality in Glass, USA (2004-2007), and the Scientific Committee on Natural Sciences of the National Council for Research and Technology in Greece (6/2011-10/2017).
The main focus of Dr. Kamitsos’ work is materials physical chemistry, including synthesis, structure and dynamics (vibrational and dielectric spectroscopy, MD simulations) of ion conducting glasses, nanostructured glassy and organic-inorganic hybrid materials with advanced electrical and optical functionalities, and ion-exchange and thermal-poling processes to induce functionalities in inorganic glasses. His publication record includes 220 papers in refereed journals, with more than 10,000 citations and h-index=53 (Google Scholar, 7/2021).