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Georgios C. Vougioukalakis was born on Crete, Greece, and received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Crete. He completed his Ph.D. at the same university under the direction of Professor Michael Orfanopoulos. During his graduate studies he spent short periods of time at the University of Sussex (UK) and Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche in Bologna (Italy).
After carrying out his military service in the Greek Air Force, he moved as a Marie Curie Fellow to the California Institute of Technology - Caltech (USA) where he worked for two years with Professor Robert H. Grubbs (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2005). Following another year of postdoctoral studies with Professor Nikos Hadjichristidis at the University of Athens, he joined the National Centre of Scientific Research "Demokritos". In the summer of 2012, he visited the University of California - Irvine (USA), as a Visiting Scholar.
In 2014, he moved to the Department of Chemistry of the University of Athens to take up a Lecturer position in Organic Chemistry. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry in 2016 and to Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry in 2020.
His research interests include homogeneous catalysis, emphasizing on sustainable transformations, organic and organometallic chemistry, the development of nanostructures, mostly related to energy issues and nanotechnology, as well as the synthesis of compounds of biological relevance and potential applications.
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Department of Chemistry
Laboratory of Organic Chemistry
Panepistimiopolis, 15771 Athens, Greece