Konstantinos Dassios is Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering (Univ. of Patras). He holds a BSc from the same department, MSc from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA and carried out his PhD at the Institute for Advanced Materials of the European Commission, The Netherlands. He has more than 15 years of academic experience in the University of Patras, University of Ioannina, Hellenic Open University and University of Naples, Italy. He has participated in US, European and national research projects and has lead, as Principal Investigator, two European Commission Horizon 2020 projects.
Konstantinos Dasios graduated from the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Patras, Greece in 1996 which he entered with an Ηonorary State Scholarship for achieving 2nd-best grade-based entry place. In 1998 he received Master of Science from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, United States. He carried out his doctoral studies at the Institute of Advanced Materials of the European Commission in Petten, The Netherlands and got his PhD on the Fracture Mechanics of Ceramic Matrix Composites in 2003.
He worked as an associate professor in the Postgraduate Degree Program "Quality Assurance" of the Hellenic Open University, Greece, for 6 years, as a postdoctoral researcher and then Lecturer in the Deparment of Materials Science of the University of Patras, Greece for 7 years, and as Associate Professor at the Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Greece for 8 years. From 2010 until 2019 he served as faculty, initially as Lecturer and then as Assistant Professor (tenure 2018), at the department of Materials Science and Engineering of the University of Ioannina, Greece. In 2017 he served as visiting professor in the University of Naples, Italy. Since 2020, he is Assistant Professor at the department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, Greece. Among other courses, he has taught the topics of Materials Science, Mechanics of Materials, Composite Materials, Nanomaterials, Fracture Mechanics and Materials Quality Control in undergraduate and graduate programs.
He has supervised and co-supervised 22 Master theses and 7 doctoral theses. His research interests focus on the processing and characterization of mechanical, transport and smart properties of nano-modified inorganic matter (graphene, CNTs), efficiency of dispersion of carbon nanospecies in aqueous media, synthesis of graphene and aligned CNT arrays and non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of materials mainly through Infrared Thermography and Raman Spectroscopy. He has participated in 15 US, European and national research projects and has lead, as PI for the University of Ioannina, two Horizon 2020 projects of a total budget of € 4.4M. Ηe has participated in the organization of numerous international conferences and has given keynote and invited lectures in such. He serves as peer review for many high-impact scientific journals such as Nature Scientific Reports, Carbon and Nanotechnology.