Biography

I am a Chemical Engineer with a Masters in Advanced Materials Technology and Processing and a PhD in Polymer Chemistry. My R&D experience spans from magnetic materials to polymer chemistry, composite materials, supramolecular chemistry, biomimetic polymers, adhesives and medical devices.
In my current role as the IComp Centre Manager, I am responsible for the following tasks & activities:

- Research Programme Management (coordinating 6 current IComp core projects between 4 universities and 22 industry members)
- Industry Member Liaison (22 current industry members)
- EU & External Funding (more than 5M EUR of external, competitively won funding attracted by IComp to date)
- Business Development (new members, strategic expansion to new research areas & industry sectors, external income)
- Monitoring and reporting IComp metrics and progress against Key Performance Indicators

As a UL Senior Research Fellow, I am the co-PI and project manager in the H2020 project FIBRESHIP (http://www.fibreship.eu/) since June 2017, and I have attracted more than 0.8M EUR of own funding since August 2015 (PI/co-PI in 6 projects, responsible for 3 postdocs, 4 research assistants and 1 EU student intern)

Research Interests

Composite materials
Polymer synthesis
Polymer modification for composite material applications
Biobased and biomimetic polymers - biocomposites with advanced functionality
Supramolecular chemistry
Materials synthesis, processing and characterization
Multifunctional materials
Magnetic materials
Polymers and polymer composites for medical applications

Professional Activities

Patent

  • 2014 EP2784101 - Hydroxyphenyl functionalized poly(ester amide)
  • 2008 WO2008147722 - Reversible derivatisation of poly(aryl ether ketones)

Association

  • MRSC, Royal Society of Chemistry

Books

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Peer Reviewed Journals

Structural and magnetic properties of barium hexaferrites with Gd-Co substitution

Dr. Ioannis Manolakis
2006
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Effects of Gd substitution on the structural and magnetic properties of strontium hexaferrites

Dr. Ioannis Manolakis
2007
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New Dy-substituted Ba hexaferrites with high coercivity

Dr. Ioannis Manolakis
2008
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Structural and magnetic properties of barium-gadolinium hexaferrites

Dr. Ioannis Manolakis
2007
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Novel L-DOPA-Derived Poly(ester amide)s: Monomers, Polymers, and the First L-DOPA-Functionalized Biobased Adhesive Tape

Dr. Ioannis Manolakis
2013
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Dielectric and magnetic properties of new rare earth substituted Ba hexaferrites in the 2-18 GHz frequency range

Dr. Ioannis Manolakis
2010
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High coercivity Gd-substituted Ba hexaferrites, prepared by chemical coprecipitation

Dr. Ioannis Manolakis
2008
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Exchange Reactions of Poly(arylene ether ketone) Dithioketals with Aliphatic Diols: Formation and Deprotection of Poly(arylene ether ketal)s

Dr. Ioannis Manolakis
2017
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Direct iminization of PEEK

Dr. Ioannis Manolakis
2011
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Ring-opening polymerization in molten PEEK: transient reduction of melt-viscosity by macrocyclic aromatic thioetherketones

Dr. Ioannis Manolakis
2012
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Conference Publications

IV Joint European Magnetic Symposia

Dr. Ioannis Manolakis
2008
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17th International Conference on Composite Materials

Dr. Ioannis Manolakis
2009
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42nd IUPAC Congress

Dr. Ioannis Manolakis
2009
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IUPAC 10th International Conference on Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering

Dr. Ioannis Manolakis
2013
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