George Zapsas, PhD (2015-2021)

Research Scientist

Senior Lab Scientist, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia


Selected Publications

  1. Synthesis and self-assembly of amphiphilic triblock terpolymer withcomplex macromolecular chemistry.
    G.Polymeropoulos, G. Zapsas , N. Hadjichristidis, A. Avgeropoulos
    ACS Macro Lett., 4 (12), 1392–1397, (2015)
  2. Immiscible polydiene blocks in linearcopolymer and terpolymer sequences
    G. Zapsas, D. Moschovas, K. Ntetsikas, S. Rangou, J.-H. Lee, E. L. Thomas, N. E. Zafeiropoulos, A. Avgeropoulos
    Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics, 53 (17), 1238-1246, (2015)
  3. Surface initiatedpolymerization from graphene oxide
    N. Politakos, G. Liontos, A. Karanastasis, G. Zapsas, D. Moschovas, A. Avgeropoulos
    Current Organic Chemistry, 19 (18), 1757-1772, (2015)


  • Ph.D , Materials Science Engineering (DMSE), University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece, 2015
  • M.Sc., Interdepartmental Program as a collaboration of DMSE and Chemistry Department, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, 2009
  • Bachelor degree from Materials Science Engineering, Univeristy of Ioannina, 2007

Professional Profile

  • 2019-2021: Research scientist, KAUST, Twuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2015-2019: Post-doctoral fellow, KAUST, Twuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2009-2015: Teaching assistance and tutor for the obligatory class of Polymer



KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering Division (PSE)

Non-KAUST Affiliations

  • Saudi Aramco, Non-metallic Division