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Dr Ioannis Manolakis

PhD

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

Teaching Interests

Two MSc Research Projects in the following UL MSc programmes 2017-2018:

- Advanced Engineering Materials
- Biomedical Device Materials

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

Publications

Conference Publication

2013

IUPAC 10th International Conference on Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering
I. Manolakis, B.A.J. Noordover, R. Vendamme and W. Eevers

2009
2009

42nd IUPAC Congress
H.M. Colquhoun, I. Manolakis and P. Cross

2008

IV Joint European Magnetic Symposia
G. Litsardakis, I. Manolakis, A. C. Stergiou, C. Serletis and K. G. Efthimiadis

Peer Reviewed Journal

2013

Novel L-DOPA-Derived Poly(ester amide)s: Monomers, Polymers, and the First L-DOPA-Functionalized Biobased Adhesive Tape
I. Manolakis; B.A.J. Noordover; R. Vendamme; W. Eevers
Macromolecular Rapid Communications DOI: 10.1002/marc.201300750

2011

Direct iminization of PEEK
I. Manolakis, P. Cross and H.M. Colquhoun
Macromolecules DOI: 10.1021/ma201606q

2010

Dielectric and magnetic properties of new rare earth substituted Ba hexaferrites in the 2-18 GHz frequency range
C.A. Stergiou, I. Manolakis, T. Youltsis and G. Litsardakis
Journal Of Magnetism And Magnetic Materials DOI: 10.1016/j.jmmm.2009.07.082

2008

New Dy-substituted Ba hexaferrites with high coercivity
G. Litsardakis, I. Manolakis, A. C. Stergiou, C. Serletis and K. G. Efthimiadis
Ieee Transactions On Magnetics DOI: 10.1109/TMAG.2008.2001541

2008

High coercivity Gd-substituted Ba hexaferrites, prepared by chemical coprecipitation
Litsardakis G., Manolakis I., Serletis C. and Efthimiadis, K.
Journal Of Applied Physics DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2832857

2007

Effects of Gd substitution on the structural and magnetic properties of strontium hexaferrites
Litsardakis G., Manolakis I., Serletis C. and Efthimiadis, K.
Journal Of Magnetism And Magnetic Materials DOI: 10.1016/j.jmmm.2006.10.1107

2007

Structural and magnetic properties of barium-gadolinium hexaferrites
Litsardakis G., Manolakis I., Serletis C. and Efthimiadis, K.
Journal Of Magnetism And Magnetic Materials DOI: 10.1016/j.jmmm.2007.02.046

2006

Structural and magnetic properties of barium hexaferrites with Gd-Co substitution
Litsardakis G., Manolakis I. and Efthimiadis, K.
Journal Of Alloys And Compounds DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2006.02.044