George Kyzas

Technological Educational Institute of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace

Dr. George Z. Kyzas is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the International Hellenic University (IHU). He was born in Drama (Greece) and studied Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh). He obtained his BSc, MSc, and PhD from the Department of Chemistry (AUTh) specializing in Chemical Technology and Materials Science. He then worked as a PostDoc Researcher in the Department of Chemistry (AUTh) on many research projects, while at the same time he was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology (Greece). He was then officially assigned as Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry (International Hellenic University), being the Head of the Department. His research interests include the synthesis of various nanomaterials (inorganic, aluminates, polymers, graphenes, agro-food residues, etc.) for the treatment of wastewaters (dyes, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, phenols, oil-spills, etc). His scientific work has been published in more than 110 papers in international journals with a high impact factor (IF, ave 4.3). He has published 8 books, 36 chapters in scientific books, and 1 patent. He has also acted 7 times as Guest Editor for special issues of journals and has more than 80 presentation in international conferences. His work is widely recognized with over 5,000 citations based on Scopus database (h-index 42). He has been awarded with scholarships from the Research Committee of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2009, 2013), the State Scholarship Foundation (2013), and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (2016). He has also participated in about 20 research projects as a researcher. He is a reviewer in more than 200 scientific journals and participates as an assessor in Greek and European research projects

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Graphene is, basically, a single atomic layer of graphite, an abundant mineral that is an allotrope of carbon that is made up of very tightly bonded carbon atoms organized into a hexagonal lattice. What makes graphene so special is its sp2 hybridization and very thin atomic thickness (of 0.345 Nm). These properties are what enable graphene to break so many records in terms of strength, electricity, and heat conduction (as well as many others). This book gathers valuable information about the surface chemistry of graphene, some of its properties (electrical, mechanical, etc.), and many of its modifications that can be taken into account.

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