Dimitris Achilias

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Dimitris S. Achilias is a Professor of Polymer Chemistry and Technology at the Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He obtained his Diploma and Doctorate Degree from the Department of Chemical Engineering, AUTh. He has more than 154 publications in scientific journals which have received more than 5900 citations with h-index of 44 (SCOPUS). He has served as editor of three books concerning recycling, published by IntechOpen (with over 120,000 downloads), is a member of the editorial board on the journal polymers (MDPI), and guest editor of two special issues on polymers. He has participated in several research projects and holds three registered US Patents. He has also participated with over 220 oral or printed announcements in several conferences, as well as in the writing of 4 educational books (in Greek) and 9 chapters in international scientific books. He has supervised 2 Postdoctoral Researchers, 8 Ph.D. theses, 73 under-graduate, and 55 post-graduate dissertations. He also serves as a reviewer in several scientific journals and evaluator of several international research proposals. His current interests include the thermo-chemical recycling of polymers, polymerization kinetics, thermal degradation and crystallization kinetics of polymers, as well as synthesis of polymer nanocomposites.

2books edited

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Latest work with IntechOpen by Dimitris Achilias

Reducing the amount of solid wastes in landfills is one of the main targets in nowadays wastes treatment. To this direction, there is a great need in finding of smart recycling techniques which should, as is possible, to be environmentally friendly. The intention of this book is to present some recent methods for the recycling of several materials, including plastics and wood, as well as to show the importance of composting of polymers. It targets professionals, recycling companies, researchers, academics and graduate students in the fields of waste management and polymer recycling in addition to chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemistry and physics. This book comprises 5 chapters covering areas such as, recycling of polystyrene, polyesters, PC, WEEE and wood waste, together with compostable polymers and nanocomposites.

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