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Ioannis Liakos

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Bioinspired Soft Robotics




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  • BSc. in Chemistry - University of Surrey, UK.
  • MSc. in Chemical Research - King's College London, UK.
  • PhD in Physical Sciences & Engineering - University of Manchester, UK.


Professional experience

  • Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
  • European Commission - Joint Research Centre - Institute of Health & Consumer Protection
  • Procter & Gamble - Research & Development
  • Academy of Athens - Research Centre for Atmospheric Physics & Climatology
  • National Technical University of Athens - Department of Chemical Engineering
  • University of Athens - Department of Chemistry


Research interests

  • Materials & biomaterials science & 3D printing technology
  • Surface science & colloids
  • Self-motors - Biomimetics
  • Bio-robotics & sensors
  • Encapsulation tecnologies & Drug delivery techniques
  • Nanobiotechnology & nanotechnology
  • Environmental science



  • US Grant: US9931444B2, Japan Grant: JP6157582B2 - Polymeric composite materials with antimicrobial and biodegradable properties and uses thereof. Inventors: Athanasia Athanasiou, Ilker S. Bayer, Ioannis Liakos, Loris Rizzello, Roberto Cingolani, Stefania Sabella, Pier Paolo Pompa. 21.03.2013
  • IT2015UB001405, Italian Grant: IT102015000024310: Processo di produzzione di nanocapsule con proprieta antimicrobiche, nanocapsule con proprieta antimicrobiche e loro usi. Inventors: Athanassia Athanassiou, Ioannis Liakos, granted on November 8, 2017.
  • Application numer: 102019000002581 (Italian Patent Office), Filling date: Feb 22, 2019, Title: Processo per la preparazione di un materiale composito di filamento, filamento così ottenuto e suo uso (Process for the preparation of a composite filament material, obtained and its uses), Inventors: Ioannis Liakos, Barbara Mazzolai, Carlo Filippeschi, Francesca Pignatelli.


  • GrowBot – EU FET Proactive project, towards a new generation of plant-inspired growing artefacts.
  • XoSoft – EU project to deliver a modular exoskeleton for the lower limb made of soft mate­rials as an assistive device for persons with low to moderate mobility restrictions.
  • PECTICOAT - Nanobiotechnology for the coating of medical devices using pectins from fruits and vegetables.
  • NANO2LIFE - Nano2Life was the first European Network of Excellence in nanobiotech supported by the 6th Framework Programme of the EU. Its aim was to merge existing European expertise in the field of nanobiotechnology.
  • HEIMTSA - Health and Environment Integrated Methodology and Toolbox for Scenario Assessment brought together an international team of scientists in the areas of epidemiology, environmental science and biosciences, in support of European policy in transport, energy, agriculture, industry, household and waste treatment and disposal.
  • Industrial collaboration with Mazzucchelli Spa. for the the stabilisation and study of plasticisers in cellulose acetate polymers.


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