Kostas Demadis was born in Komotini (Thrace, Northern Greece) in 1967. He received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Athens in 1990 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Michigan, USA in 1995. He then moved to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC) for a post-doc. In 1998, he was hired by Nalco Chemical Company as a Senior Chemist in their R & D Division.
Kostas is a Full Professor in the Department of Chemistry, University of Crete, and Head of the Crystal Engineering, Growth & Design Laboratory.
Kostas’ research group is interested in a number of research areas: Coordination polymers with emphasis on metal phosphonate MOFs, functional polymers, silicon chemistry (modeling of biosilicification mechanisms), water treatment issues (mineral scale inhibition, corrosion control, metal ion absorption), controlled delivery/release of active pharmaceutical ingredients (in particular bisphosphonate drugs), “green” chemistry, and hybrid polymeric materials for Cultural Heritage protection.
Professor Demadis has published ~180 papers in peer-reviewed journals, about two dozen chapters in books, four books, and is the inventor of two patents.