Penn State Intercom......January
Assistant professor of materials
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
science named faculty fellow
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 http://zeus.plmsc.psu.edu.