Since 2009 Georges Hadziioannou is Professor at the University of Bordeaux, Holder of the Chair “Advanced Functional Materials for the emerging Information, Communication and Energy Technologies”. He is heading the group “Polymers Electronic Materials & Devices” at LCPO. He is holder of the Industrial Chair SMILE (ANR/Akema/ISORG/VALEO/Surys). Simultaneously he is the Coordinator of the EquipEx ELORPrintTec and Scientific Director of the LabEx AMADEus.
Georges Hadziioannou received his Doctorate in Physical Sciences from the Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg in 1980. Between 1980 and 1982, he was associate researcher at the Polymer Science and Engineering Department of University of Massachusetts. In 1982 he became research staff member at IBM Almaden Research Laboratory where he directed the group “Surface and Interface Dynamics” from 1986 to 1989. Between 1985 and 1989 he was simultaneously Industrial Research Fellow of the National Institute for Science and Technology (NIST), and consulting Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University.
In 1989 he became Professor at the University of Groningen (Netherlands), where he directed the Materials Science Center (today named Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials) from 1997 to 2000. In 2001 he moved to the Louis-Pasteur University in Strasbourg where he took the direction of the European Engineering School of Chemistry, Polymers and Materials between 2004 and 2009.
His career is characterized by a strong commitment to fundamental research at different universities and research institutes worldwide and an important industrial tenure at IBM Almaden Research Laboratory. He has pioneered works on nanostructured polymers materials with innovations in flexible and printable organic electronic materials. He directed 56 PhD’s and hosted in his research group more than 70 post-docs and invited professors. He was co-founder of 2 startups: “Polymer Service Center”, for scientific consulting of small and medium size companies, now POLYVATION and “Papyron”, for the development of innovative technologies for electronic paper.
University of Bordeaux
Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques
Allée Geoffroy Saint Hilaire, Bâtiment B8