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 Achilias Dimitris, Professor
Laboratory: Chemistry and Technology of Polymers and Dyes
PHONE:+30 2310997822
Research Areas

Polymer chemical recycling

Synthesis, kinetics and characterization of polymers and polymer based nanocomposites

Modelling of free-radical and polycondensation polymerization

Kinetics of polymer crystallization

Biodegradable polymers

 Selected Publications
1. D. S. Achilias*, E. Panayotidou and I. Zuburtikudis 
"Thermal degradation kinetics and isoconversional analysis of biodegradable poly(3-hydroxybutyrate)/organomodified montmorillonite nanocomposites", Thermochimica Acta, 514, 58-66, (2011)
2. A. K. Nikolaidis, D. S. Achilias,* and G. P. Karayannidis 
"Synthesis and Characterization of PMMA/Organomodified Montmorillonite Nanocomposites Prepared by in Situ Bulk Polymerization", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 50 (2, 571-579, (2011)
3. G.Z. Papageorgiou, D.S. Achilias*, G.P. Karayannidis 
"Estimation of thermal transitions in poly(ethylene naphthalate): Experiments and modeling using isoconversional methods", Polymer, 51, 2565-2575, (2010)
4. D.S. Achilias*, M.M. Karabela, I.D. Sideridou 
"Thermal degradation and isoconversional kinetic analysis of light-cured dimethacrylate copolymers", Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 99, 917-923 , (2010)
5. D.S. Achilias*, A.K. Nikolaidis, G.P. Karayannidis 
"PMMA/organomodified montmorillonite nanocomposites prepared by in situ bulk polymerization: Study of the reaction kinetics", Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 102 (, 451–460, (2010)
6. M. Nahid Siddiqui, Dimitris S. Achilias*, Halim Hamid Redhwi, D.N. Bikiaris, K.–A. G. Katsogiannis, G. P. Karayannidis 
"Hydrolytic Depolymerization of PET in a Microwave Reactor", Macromolecular Materials & Engineering, 295, 575-584, (2010)
7. D.S. Achilias* and G.D. Verros 
"Modeling of Diffusion Controlled Reactions in Free Radical Solution and Bulk Polymerization: Model Validation by DSC Experiments", Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 116, 1842-1856, (2010)
8. D. S. Achilias*, Halim Hamid Redhwi, M. Nahid Siddiqui, A.K. Nikolaidis, D.N. Bikiaris, G.P. Karayannidis 
"Glycolytic Depolymerization of PET Waste in a Microwave Reactor", Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 118 (, 3066–3073, (2010)
9. D. S. Achilias*, P. Koutra, A. Liarou 
"Characteristics of plastic packaging wastes. A research for the current situation in Thessaloniki, (invited)", Household and Personal Care TODAY, 4, 39-42, (2010)
10. D.S. Achilias*, E.V. Antonakou, E. Koutsokosta, A.A. Lappas 
"Chemical recycling of polymers from waste electric and electronic equipment", Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 114, 212-221, (2009)
11. D.S. Achilias*, A. Giannoulis, G.Z. Papageorgiou 
"Recycling of polymers from plastic packaging materials using the dissolution/ reprecipitation technique ", Polymer Bulletin , 63(3), 449-465, (2009)
12. Dimitris S. Achilias, Maria M. Karabela, Irini D. Sideridou 
"Thermal degradation of light-cured dimethacrylate resins. Part I. Isoconversional kinetic analysis", Thermochimica Acta, 472, 74-83, (2008)
13. D.N. Bikiaris, D. S. Achilias* 
"Synthesis of poly(alkylene succinate) biodegradable polyesters, Part II: Mathematical modelling of the polycondensation reaction", Polymer, 49 (1, 3677-3685, (2008)
14. G.P. Karayannidis, D.S. Achilias  
"Chemical recycling of poly(ethylene terephthalate) (Feature article)", Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 292(2, 128-146, (2007)
15. D.S. Achilias 
"A review of modeling of diffusion controlled polymerization reactions (Invited)", Macromolecular Theory and Simulations, 16(4), 319-347, (2007)
16. D.S. Achilias 
"Chemical recycling of poly(methyl methacrylate) by pyrolysis. Potential use of the liquid fraction as a raw material for the reproduction of the polymer ", European Polymer Journal, 43(6), 2564-2575, (2007)
17. D.S. Achilias*, I. Kanellopoulou, P. Megalokonomos, E. Antonakou, A.A. Lappas 
"Chemical recycling of polystyrene by pyrolysis: Potential use of the liquid product for the reproduction of polymer ", Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 292(8, 923-934, (2007)
18. D.S. Achilias*, C. Roupakias, P. Megalokonomos, A.A. Lappas, E.V. Antonakou 
"Chemical recycling of plastic wastes made from polyethylene (LDPE and HDPE) and polypropylene (PP)", Journal of Hazardous Materials, 149 (, 536-542, (2007)
19. G.Z. Papageorgiou, D.S. Achilias*, D.N. Bikiaris 
"Crystallization kinetics of biodegradable poly(butylene succinate) under isothermal and non-isothermal conditions", Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 208(1, 1250-1264, (2007)
20. D.S. Achilias*, G.Z. Papageorgiou, G.P. Karayannidis  
"Evaluation of the crystallization kinetics of poly(propylene terephthalate) using DSC and PLM ", Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 86, 791-795, (2006)
21. E.G. Karayannidou, D.S. Achilias*, I.D. Sideridou  
"Cure kinetics of epoxy-amine resins used in the restoration of works of art from glass and ceramic", European Polymer Journal, 42, 3311-3323, (2006)
22. D.N. Bikiaris, D.S. Achilias, D.J. Giliopoulos, G.P. Karayannidis  
"Effect of activated carbon black nanoparticles on solid state polymerization of PET", European Polymer Journal, 42, 3190-3204, (2006)
23. D.N. Bikiaris, D.S. Achilias* 
"Synthesis of poly(alkylene succinate) biodegradable polyesters. Mathematical modelling of the esterification reaction", Polymer, 47, 4851-4860, (2006)
24. G.Z. Papageorgiou, D.S. Achilias, D.N. Bikiaris, G.P. Karayannidis 
"Isothermal and non-isothermal crystallization kinetics of branched and partially crosslinked PET. A DSC study ", J. Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 84, 85-89, (2006)
25. I.D. Sideridou, D.S. Achilias, O. Karava  
"Reactivity of Benzoyl eroxide/Amine system as an initiator for the free radical polymerization of dental and orthopaedic dimethacrylate monomers: Effect of the amine and monomer chemical structure", Macromolecules, 39, 2072-2080, (2006)
26. D.N. Bikiaris, G.Z. Papageorgiou and D.S. Achilias  
"Synthesis and comparative biodegradability studies of three poly(alkylene succinate)s’ ", Polymer Degradation and Stability, 91, 31-43, (2006)
27. D.S. Achilias*, G.Z. Papageorgiou, G.P. Karayannidis  
"Evaluation of the Isoconversional approach to estimating the Lauritzen-Hoffman parameters from the overall rates of nonisothermal crystallization of polymers ", Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 206, 1511-1519, (2005)
28. I. Sideridou and D. S. Achilias  
"Elution study of unreacted Bis-GMA, TEGDMA, UDMA and Bis-EMA from light-cured dental resins and resin composites using HPLC ", Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Part B: Applied Biomaterials, 74B, 617-626, (2005)
29. G.D. Verros, T. Latsos and D.S. Achilias  
"Development of a unified framework for calculating molecular weight distribution in diffusion-controlled free-radical bulk homo-polymerization", Polymer, 46, 539-552, (2005)
30. G.P. Karayannidis, D.S. Achilias, I. Sideridou and D.N. Bikiaris  
"Alkyd resins derived from glycolized waste poly(ethylene terephthalate)", European Polymer Journal, 41, 201-210, (2005)
31. G.Z. Papageorgiou, D. S. Achilias, D.N. Bikiaris and G.Ρ. Karayannidis  
"Crystallization kinetics under isothermal and non-isothermal conditions and nucleation activity of nanoparticles in polypropylene/surface-treated SiO2 nanocomposites ", Thermochimica Acta, 427, 117-128, (2005)
32. Achilias D., Sideridou I. 
"Kinetics of the benzoyl peroxide/amine initiated free-radical polymerization of dental dimethacrylate monomers: Mathematical modelling and experimental studies for TEGDMA and Bis-EMA ", Macromolecules, 37, 4254, (2004)
33. Sideridou I., Achilias D., Kyrikou E. 
"Thermal expansion characteristics of light-cured dental resins and resin composites", Biomaterials, 25, 3087, (2004)
34. Sideridou I., Achilias D., Spyroudi C., Karabela M. 
"Water sorption characteristics of light-cured dental resins and composites based on Bis-EMA/PCDMA", Biomaterials, 25, 367, (2004)
35. D.S. Achilias, G.Z. Papageorgiou and G.Ρ. Karayannidis  
"Isothermal and non-isothermal crystallization kinetics of poly(propylene terephthalate) ", Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 42, 3775-3796, (2004)
36. Karayannidis G., Roupakias C., Bikiaris D., Achilias D. 
"Study of various catalysts in the synthesis of poly(propylene terephthalate) and mathematical modelling of the esterification reaction", Polymer, 44, 931, (2003)
37. Takidis G., Bikiaris D., Papageorgiou G., Achilias D., Sideridou I. 
"Compatibility of Low Density Polyethylene /Poly(ethylene - co- vinyl acetate) binary blends prepared by melt mixing", Jounal of Applied Polymer Science, 90, 841, (2003)
38. Papageorgiou G., Achilias D., Karayannidis G. 
"Melting point depression and co-crystallization behaviour of poly(ethylene-co-butylene 2,6-naphthalate) copolymers", Polymer International, 00, 000, (2003)
39. Achilias D., Sideridou I. 
"Study of the effect of two BPO/amine initiation systems on the free radical polymerization of MMA used in dental resins and bone cements", Journal of Macromolecular Science Part A-Pure and Applied Chemistry, 12, 1435, (2002)
40. Kiparissides C., Achilias D., Frantzikinakis C. 
"The effect of oxygen on the kinetics and particle size distribution in vinyl chloride emulsion polymerization", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 41, 3097, (2002)
41. Karayannidis G., Chatziavgoustis A., Achilias D. 
"Poly(ethylene terephtalate) recycling and recovery of pure terephthalic acid by alkaline hydrolysis", Advances in Polymer Technology, 21, 250, (2002)
42. Avranas, A., Retter, U., Lunkenheimer, K., and Lohse, H. 
"The Effect of the Removal of Trace Impurities on the Adsorption Behavior of Octanoic Acid at Mercury / Solution and at Air / Solution Interfaces. ", Electroanalysis, 8, 667-672, (1996)
 Research Projects
1. Development of Advanced Polymer Recycling Techniques
1/4/2005 – 31/12/2007
1. Polymer Technology (in Greek)
G.P. Karayannidis, E. Sideridou, D.S. Achilias, D.N. Bikiaris, Pages:670 (2009)
2. Fuel-Lubricants
E.D. Sideridou, D.S. Achilias, D.N. Bikiaris, Pages:272 (2011)
3. Chemical Recycling of Waste Plastics by Pyrolysis: Effect of Polymer Type on Products Distribution. Chapter 14, in: Pyrolysis: Types, Processes, and Industrial Sources and Products. Eds: W. S. Donahue and J. C. Brandt, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., N.Y., USA
Dimitris S. Achilias, Pages:44 (2009)
4. Application of the Differential Scanning Calorimetry in measuring of polymerization kinetics: Advantages and limitations. Chapter 9, in: Modern Trends in Macromolecular Chemistry. Editor: Jon N. Lee, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., N.Y., USA
Dimitris S. Achilias, Pages:32 (2009)
5. http://www.intechopen.com/articles/show/title/recent-advances-in-the-chemical-recycling-of-polymers
D.S. Achilias, Pages:62 (2012)
6. http://www.intechopen.com/books/editor/material-recycling-trends-and-perspectives
Various, Pages:400 (2012)
  School of Chemistry
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki