George Fytas

Materials/Devices

George Fytas

Specially Appointed Professor

Materials Science and Engineering

Biography

George Fytas is affiliated member of IESL/FORTH and External Member of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz. George Fytas has received the BS in Chemistry Department of the University of Athens and the PhD with from the Technical University of Hannover in Germany. He performed his postdoc research in SUNY at Stony Brook in USA and received his habilitation from the University of Bielefeld in Germany. George Fytas trained 32 PhD students and 16 postdocs who all have successful carriers worldwide. He published over 275 peer reviewed scientific articles (Science, Nature (Materials, -Nanotechnology, -Chemistry, -Communications), Nanoletters, Angewandte Chemie JACS, ACS Nano, Adv. Mater, PRL), one edited book and 11 reviews in books.
He has received honor professorship offer from the University of Patras and the first FO.R.T.H Award for Basic Research (1999). He was nominated as external member of Max Planck Society (1998), received a Humboldt Senior Research Award (2002), became a Fellow of the American Physical Society (2004), received an invited professorship in the University of Lille (2009, 2012) is Member of the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems ICMS (TU/e), Eindhoven, Adjunct Professor at the University of Akron (2013), distinguished Fellow of Tongji University in Shanghai and Shanxi University in Taiyuan, and awarded with ERC 2015 Advanced Grant. He served as Regional Editor of Colloid & Polymer Science and member of the Editorial Advisory Board in four international journals. His mission is the basic understanding and prediction of the behavior and tunability of unconventional physical properties of structured soft materials with spatiotemporal complexity.

Expectations for WRHI

Based on the planned research the main anticipated benefit are:
(i)establishment of a possible relationship between direction dependent thermal flow and elasticity anisotropy in soft nanostructured materials;
(ii)training of PhD's in advanced methodologies

2019-

Specially Appointed Professor, School of Materials and Chemical Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology

2015-

Affiliated member of IESL/FORTH, Greece

2004-2016

Professor, Department of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete

2004-2007

Department Head, Materials Science & Technology, University of Crete

1998-

External Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society

1988-2004

Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Crete

1984-2015

Head of the Polymer & Colloid Group of the IESL/FO.R.T.H, Greece

1984-1988

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Crete, Greece

2002

Humboldt Research Award (60.000 €)

1999

FO.R.T.H. Award for Basic Research

1996

Fytas, G.; Anastasiadis, S. H.; Seghrouchni, R.; Vlassopoulos, D.; Li, J.; Factor, B. J.; Theobald, W.; Toprakcioglu, C., Probing Collective Motions of Terminally Anchored Polymers. Science 1996, 274, 2041. [with Perspectives by A. Balasz  Science p. 2036].

2002

Sigel, R.; Fytas, G.; Vainos, N.; Pispas, S.; Hadjichristidis, N., Pattern Formation in Homogeneous Polymer Solutions Induced by a Continuous-Wave Visible Laser. Science 2002, 297, 67.

2005

Gorishnyy, T.; Ullal, C. K.; Maldovan, M.; Fytas, G.; Thomas, E. L., Hypersonic phononic crystals. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2005, 94, 11550 –Physics web news (April 9/2005).

2006

Cheng, W.; Wang, J. J.; Jonas, U.; Fytas, G.; Stefanou, N., Observation and tuning of hypersonic bandgaps in colloidal crystals. Nat. Mater. 2006, 5, 830 Views & News by E. L. Thomas, T. Gorisnhyy, and M. Maldovan: “Colloidal Crystals go Hypersonic” in Nat. Mater. 2006, 5, 773.

2008

Still, T.; Cheng, W.; Retsch, M.; Sainidou, R.; Wang, J.; Jonas, U.; Stefanou, N.; Fytas, G., Simultaneous Occurrence of Structure-Directed and Particle-Resonance-Induced Phononic Gaps in Colloidal Films. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2008, 100, 194301 –Selected for Virt. J. Nanoscale Science & Technology

2009

Hermanns, T.M.; Broeren, M. A. C.; Gomopoulos, N.; van der Schoot, P..; van Genderen, M. H. P.; Sommerdijk, N. A. J. M.; Fytas, G.; Meijer, E. W., Self Assembly of soft nanoparticles with tunable patchiness. Nature Nanotechnol. 2009, 4, 721.

2010

Kearns, K. L.; Still, T.; Fytas, G.; Ediger, M. D., High-Modulus Organic Glasses Prepared by Physical Vapor Deposition. Adv. Mater. 2010, 22, 39.

2011

Raccis, R.; Nikoubashman, A.; Retsch, M.; Jonas, U.; Koynov, K.; Butt,H-J.; Likos,C.N.; Fytas,G., Confined Diffusion in Periodic Porous Nanostructures. ACS Nano 2011, 5, 4607.

2012

Guo, Y.; Morozov, A.; Schneider D.; Fytas, G.; Arnold, C. B.; Priestley, R. D.; et.al, Ultrastable nanostructured polymer glasses. Nat. Mater. 2012, 11,337–Views & News by Ediger, M.D.; Yu,L. From gas to nanoglobular glass in Nat. Mater. 2012, 11, 267

2012

Dankers, P.H.W.; Hermans, T.M.; Baughman, W.;  Kamikawa, Y.; Kieltyka, R.E.;  M. Bastings, M.M.C.; Janssen, H.M.; Sommerdijk, N.A.J.; Larsen, A.; van Luyn, M.J.A.; Bosman, A.W.; Popa,R.A.;  Fytas,G.;  Meijer E.W.,Hierarchical Formation of Supramolecular Transient Netwaorks in Water: A modular injectable Delivery System  Adv. Mater. 2012, 24,2703

2013

Schneider, D.; Liaqat, L.; Boudouti,El.; Abouti, O.El.; Tremel,W.; Butt,H.-J.; Djafari-Rouhani,B.; Fytas G., Defect-controlled Hypersound Propagation in Hybrid Superlattices, Phys.Rev.Lett. 2013.111,164301

2014

Narita, A.; Feng, X.;  Bonn, M.; X.; Koch, A.; Fytas, De Feyter, S.; Müllen, K. et al. Synthesis of structurally well-defined and liquid-phase-processable graphene nanoribbons. Nat. Chem. 2014, 6, 126–Views & News by S. S. Hartley “Nanoribbons from the bottom-up” in Nat. Chem. 2014, 6,91

2014

Koch, A.H.R.; Leveque,G.; Harms, H.; Jaskiewicz, K.; Bernhardt,M.; Henkel, A.;  Sönnichsen, C.;  Landfester, K.; Fytas G., Surface Asymmetry of coated spherical nanoparticles Nano Lett. 2014, 14, 4138

2015

Alonso-Redondo,E.; Schmitt,M.;  Urbach,Z., Hui,C.M.; Sainidou,R.; Rembert,P.; Matyjaszewski,K.; Bockstaller, M.R.; Fytas G., A new class of tunable hypersonic phononic crystals based on polymer-tethered colloids  Nat.Comm. 2015,6:8309|DOI:10.1038/ncomms9309.

2016

Schneider, D.; Papadopoulos, P.; Koh,C.H.; Kremer, F.;Thomas,E.L.; Fytas, G., Non-linear Control of High Frequency Phonons in Spider Silk. Nat.Mater. 2016, 15, 1079– Views & News by I.Su, M.Buehler” Dynamic Mechanics Nanoribbons” in Nat. Mater.2016, 15, 1054

2018

Kim, H.; Cang, Y.; Kang.E.; Graczykowski,B.; Secchi,M.; Montagna,M.; Priestley, R.D.;  Furst,E.M.; Fytas, G., Direct Observation of Polymer Surface Mobility via Nanoparticle Vibrations. Nat.Comm.2018, 9, 154

2018

Alonso-Redondo,E.: Belliard,L.; Rolle.K.; Graczykowski,B.; Tremel W.; Djafari-RouhaniB.; Fytas,G. Robustness of elastic properties in polymer nanocomposite films examined over the full volume fraction range Sci.Rep. 2018 8:16986 | DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-35335-1

2019

Midya, J.; Cang,Y.; Egorov,S.A.; Matyjaszewski, K.;  Bockstaller, M.R.; Nikoubashman, A.; Fytas, G. Disentangling the Role of Chain Conformation on the Mechanics of Polymer Tethered Particle Materials Nano Lett. , 2019, 19 , 2715