Vasileios Koutsos is a Reader with the Institute for Materials and Processes, in the School of Engineering. Formerly a Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Laboratory of Condensed Matter Physics in Collège de France (Paris, France, 1998-2000), he holds a BSc in Physics (Physics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1992) and a PhD in Polymer Science (Chemistry Department & Materials Science Centre, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands, 1997).
- Polymers and Nanoparticles at Surfaces and Interfaces
- Mechanics of Nanostructures and Nanomaterials
- Friction, Adhesion and Contact Mechanics
Self-assembly and self-organisation of polymers and nanoparticles on surfaces and interfaces mechanics of materials with emphasis on nanostructures adhesion tribology and contact mechanics. Particular emphasis is laid on using the atomic force microscope (AFM) as an advanced multipurpose tool to probe not only the nanometer-scale morphology but also the nanomechanical physicochemical adhesive and frictional properties of surfaces ultra-thin films nanostructures and nanomaterials for both fundamental studies and applications (chemical industry manufacturing biotechnology & biomedicine micro/nanoelectronics).