Polymer Physical Chemistry
Block Copolymer Self-assembly
Structural and Electronic Properties of Organic Materials
Semiconducting and Ferroelectric Polymers
Education and Experience:
Since 2009 Georges Hadziioannou is Professor at the University of Bordeaux, Holder of the Chair “Advanced Functional Materials for the emerging Information, Communication and Energy Technologies”. He is heading the group “Polymers Electronic Materials & Devices” at LCPO. Simultaneously he is the Coordinator of the EquipEx ELORPrintTec and Scientific Director of the LabEx AMADEus.
Georges Hadziioannou received his Doctorate in Physical Sciences from the Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg in 1980. Between 1980 and 1982, he was associate researcher at the Polymer Science and Engineering Department of University of Massachusetts. In 1982 he became research staff member at IBM Almaden Research Laboratory where he directed the group “Surface and Interface Dynamics” from 1986 to 1989. Between 1985 and 1989 he was simultaneously Industrial Research Fellow of the National Institute for Science and Technology (NIST), and consulting Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University.
In 1989 he became Professor at the University of Groningen (Netherlands), where he directed the Materials Science Center (today named Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials) from 1997 to 2000. In 2001 he moved to the Louis-Pasteur University in Strasbourg where he took the direction of the European Engineering School of Chemistry, Polymers and Materials between 2004 and 2009.
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. He has pioneered works on nanostructured polymers materials with innovations in flexible and printable organic electronic materials. He directed 46 PhD’s and hosted in his research group more than 60 post-docs and invited professors. He was co-founder of 2 startups: “Polymer Service Center”, for scientific consulting of small and medium size companies, and “Papyron”, for the development of innovative technologies for electronic paper.
Awards and Responsabilities:
Pr Georges Hadziioannou was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1993 and received the Humboldt Research Award in 1994 and the Süe Award from the French Chemistry Association in 2007. Since 2008 he is a member of the Scientific Counsel of the ARKEMA Corporation. He was elected in 2010 as a member of the Academia Europaea and was a Senior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France from 2008-2013. In 2013 he received the Award tenth edition “La Recherche”, Chemistry section and in 2013 he was nominee of the “World Technology Award”, Materials section. In 2017, he was elected Foreign Member of the US National Aacademy of Engineers, and in 2019, he was made Doctor Honoris Causa of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
He is member of the following Editorial Boards: Macromolecular Materials and Engineering – Wiley-VCH, Advanced Materials Editorial Advisory Board, Macromolecules and ACS Macro Letters.
Over the years he has coordinated many European and National research and development projects and he has served in many national and international committees in various capacities.
Pr Georges Hadziioannou has co-authored 420 publications (H = 64), the most recent being listed in the HAL database, and 36 patents. He presented more than 155 invited conferences (his lecture at the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology can be watched on-line).
He wrote several books on organic electronics including “Semiconducting Polymers” and the Textbook “Polymer Electronics”. His full resume can be downloaded in French or in English. : H-3904-2014author ID