Skip to main content

Dr. Ioannis Manolakis

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

Peer Reviewed Journals

2017

Exchange Reactions of Poly(arylene ether ketone) Dithioketals with Aliphatic Diols: Formation and Deprotection of Poly(arylene ether ketal)s
Manolakis, I,Cross, P,Colquhoun, HM
(2017) Exchange Reactions of Poly(arylene ether ketone) Dithioketals with Aliphatic Diols: Formation and Deprotection of Poly(arylene ether ketal)s
In Macromolecules; pp. 9561-9568
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.7b02203

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
(2013) Novel L-DOPA-Derived Poly(ester amide)s: Monomers, Polymers, and the First L-DOPA-Functionalized Biobased Adhesive Tape
In Macromolecular Rapid Communications; pp. 71-76
DOI: 10.1002/marc.201300750

2012

Ring-opening polymerization in molten PEEK: transient reduction of melt-viscosity by macrocyclic aromatic thioetherketones
I. Manolakis; P. Cross; S. Ward; H.M. Colquhoun
(2012) Ring-opening polymerization in molten PEEK: transient reduction of melt-viscosity by macrocyclic aromatic thioetherketones
In Journal Of Materials Chemistry; pp. 20458-20464
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32496B

2011

Direct iminization of PEEK
I. Manolakis, P. Cross and H.M. Colquhoun
(2011) Direct iminization of PEEK
In Macromolecules; pp. 7864-7867
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
(2010) Dielectric and magnetic properties of new rare earth substituted Ba hexaferrites in the 2-18 GHz frequency range
In Journal Of Magnetism And Magnetic Materials; pp. 1532-1535
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
(2008) New Dy-substituted Ba hexaferrites with high coercivity
In Ieee Transactions On Magnetics; pp. 4222-4224
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.
(2008) High coercivity Gd-substituted Ba hexaferrites, prepared by chemical coprecipitation
In 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.
(2007) Effects of Gd substitution on the structural and magnetic properties of strontium hexaferrites
In Journal Of Magnetism And Magnetic Materials; pp. 170-173
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.
(2007) Structural and magnetic properties of barium-gadolinium hexaferrites
In 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.
(2006) Structural and magnetic properties of barium hexaferrites with Gd-Co substitution
In Journal Of Alloys And Compounds; pp. 194-198
DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2006.02.044

Conference Publications

2013

IUPAC 10th International Conference on Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering
I. Manolakis, B.A.J. Noordover, R. Vendamme and W. Eevers
(2013) IUPAC 10th International Conference on Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering

2009

17th International Conference on Composite Materials
I. Manolakis and H.M. Colquhoun
(2009) 17th International Conference on Composite Materials

2009

42nd IUPAC Congress
H.M. Colquhoun, I. Manolakis and P. Cross
(2009) 42nd IUPAC Congress

2008

IV Joint European Magnetic Symposia
G. Litsardakis, I. Manolakis, A. C. Stergiou, C. Serletis and K. G. Efthimiadis
(2008) IV Joint European Magnetic Symposia