Dr. Antonios Kelarakis
Dr Antonios Kelarakis is a Senior Researcher in the Centre for Materials Science, University of Central Lancashire, U.K. where he leads the laboratory of Polymers and Nanomaterials. Before undertaking his current position he gained extensive experience in both academic research and commercial development working in world-leading institutions in Europe and U.S.A. His research interests include colloids, biomaterials, polymer based nanocomposites and smart coatings. His investigations have been systematically directed to the design, synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials for energy, safety and sustainability. Central to his work is the advancement of green approaches for the preparation of nanomaterials for environmentally conscious applications. He holds an international patent and has authored 65 scientific articles in high impact journals, yielding an h-index of 25. He serves as a member of the editorial board for several peer-review journals and has delivered more than 30 invited talks in universities, research institutions and international conferences.