EU FP7, Byefouling - Low-toxic cost-efficient environment-friendly antifouling materials


National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) is the oldest and most prestigious educational institution of Greece in the field of technology, and has contributed unceasingly to the country's scientific, technical and economic development since its foundation in 1836. The Laboratory Unit of Nanoengineering & Nanotechnology (NanoLab) is involved in the BYEFOULING project and is located in the School of Chemical Engineering. Professor Costas A. Charitidis is the head of the NanoLab team, which participates as Coordinator and Scientific Investigator in European and National Projects and supervises PhD, master and under-graduate students. The research expertise of the NTUA team includes: synthesis of carbon nanotubes, nanocontainers and water nanotraps, nanomechanical/micromechanical and tribological characterization, corrosion behaviour and mechanisms, anticorrosive mechanisms, advanced ceramics processing, ceramic shaping and sintering techniques, powder consolidation methods, development of ceramics with tailored properties, synthesis of ceramic nanopowders through chemical methods, coating techniques, social & safety implications of nanotechnology, technological assessment, sustainability studies in nanotechnology, life cycle analysis, risk assessment, end-of-life strategy in nanomaterials. The NTUA team comprises chemical and mechanical engineers, chemists, physicists, mathematicians and technicians, specialized in the fields of materials research and development, possessing a very experienced staff (including several professors, research scientists and PhD students) as well as extensive facilities for materials processing and characterization.

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Address: 9 Heroon Polytechniou
St., Zographos,Athens, Greece GR-15773
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Contact person: Costas A. Charitidis
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Published February 12, 2014