Stamatina N. Vouyiouka
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Dr. Stamatina Vouyiouka is an elected Associate Professor in the School of Chemical Engineering at National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. She has received the Diploma Degree in Chemical Engineering and the Ph.D. Degree in Polymer Science and Technology from NTUA, in 2000 and 2004, respectively. Her Ph.D. thesis work focused on polyamides solid state polymerization processes, in the frame of a scientific collaboration between the Laboratory of Polymer Technology at NTUA and the Experimental Station of Dupont Textiles & Interiors Inc. (Delaware, USA). She has worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the R&D Department “Plastic Additives Segment, Polymer Design” (CΙΒΑ Specialty Chemicals Lampertheim GmbH, Germany) and in the Laboratory of Polymer Technology (NTUA, Greece).
Her current research interests are in the area of environmentally-friendly polymerization processes, such as solid state polymerization and enzymatic polymerization, with special emphasis on polyamides and polyesters including bio-based and/or biodegradable materials. Her activity on polymerization processes also covers encapsulation methods and upgrading polymeric micro/nanoparticles, such as microcapsule-based systems. In parallel, her research focuses on the development of recycling technologies of polymeric materials towards value-added products, along with properties study and upcycling of bio-based polymers. Her research is complemented by more than 34 refereed publications, 5 chapters in books and edited volumes, 2 WO Patents and more than 78 presentations in International and National Conferences. She is also the joint Editor (with Professor C.D. Papaspyrides) of the book titled “Solid State Polymerization”, which was published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., in 2009. She serves as the Scientific Supervisor or the Principal Investigator of National and European Funded R&D Projects and actively contributes in the research fellowships held by the Laboratory of Polymer Technology group with International Research and Industrial Centres.