Penn State Intercom......January 24, 2002

Assistant professor of materials
science named faculty fellow

Evangelos Manias, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, has been named the Virginia S. and Philip L. Walker Jr. faculty fellow in materials science and engineering, in recognition of his contributions in the field of polymer/inorganic nanocomposites.

The fellowship provides funds to an outstanding faculty member of the Department Materials Science and Engineering to assist in teaching, research and service to the University and the public.

Manias, a graduate of the Department of Physics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, received his doctoral degree from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, in polymer physical chemistry in 1995. He then joined the Materials Science and Engineering Department of Cornell University as a post-doctoral research scholar and in 1998 took his current position at Penn State as assistant professor of materials science and engineering. 

Manias' research group focuses on polymers in nanoscopic confinements and near-solid surfaces, and includes polymer/layered-inorganic nanocomposite materials, as well as AFM and molecular modeling studies of polymeric nanostructures. 

More information about his research and teaching activities can be found at