Chairman's Message

Dear Student,
It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Materials Science of the University of Patras. The Department of Materials Science is a Department of Excellence of the University of Patras, “among the top Departments of the University”, as expressed in the conclusions of the External Evaluation, conducted in September 2013 by Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (HQA).
Materials Science is an interdisciplinary field in which all areas of the basic sciences meet. These are mainly Physics and Chemistry, but also specific, and constantly expanding, areas of Biology and Geology. Mathematics also plays a crucial role, being the tool for the quantitative expression of the physical and chemical laws that govern the behavior of matter and the properties of materials.
The main goal of the Department of Materials Science in education is the organization and execution of a modern Undergraduate Program, but also Postgraduate Programs, with high quality standards. The Undergraduate Program covers both the traditional areas of Materials and the most contemporary areas, including, among others, topics of Biomaterials, Microstructured and Nanostructured Materials, Photonic and Optoelectronic Materials, Molecular and Biomolecular Materials, Magnetic Materials, etc., and their applications in Industry, Energy, Environment, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, and other fields. The ultimate goal of the Undergraduate Program is to offer the graduates of the Department the guarantees for significant and increasing employment opportunities in companies, industry, public organizations, and in educational and research institutions. The Undergraduate Program of the Department was certified, with the highest distinction “Fully compliant”, by HQA in May 2019.

On behalf of all the members of the Department, I wish you a good continuation in your studies and an excellent academic year!


Patras, September 2022

Emmanuel Paspalakis
Professor and Chair of the Department of Materials Science