Konstantinos Ntetsikas, Ph.D

Research Scientist


Research Interests

  • Anionic Polymerization
  • Polyhomolagtion
  • High vacuum techniques

Selected Publications

  1. Studying the Origin of “Strain Hardening”: Basic Difference Between Extension and Shear
    G. Liu, H. Sun, S. Rangou, K. Ntetsikas, A. Avgeropoulos, S-Q. Wang
    Journal of Rheology, 57, 89-104, (2013)
  2. Thin Film Morphologies of Bulk-Gyroid Polystyrene-block-Polydimethylsiloxane under Solvent Vapor Annealing
    W. Bai, A.F. Hannon, K.W. Gotrik, H.K. Choi, K. Aissou, G. Liontos, K. Ntetsikas, A. Alexander-Katz, A. Avgeropoulos, C.A. Ross
    Macromolecules, 47, 6000-6008, (2014)
  3. Soft Graphoepitaxy for Large Area Directed Self-assembly of Polystyrene-block-poly(dimethylsiloxane) Block Copolymer
    on Nanopatterned POSS Substrates Fabricated by Nanoimprint Lithography
    D. Borah, S. Rasappa, M. Salaun, M. Zellsman, O. Lorret, G. Liontos, K. Ntetsikas, A. Avgeropoulos, and M. A. Morris Advanced Functional Materials, 25, 3425-3432, (2015)
  4. Immiscible Polydiene Blocks in Linear Copolymer and Terpolymer Sequences
    G. Zapsas, D. Moschovas, K. Ntetsikas, S. Rangou, J.-H. Lee, E. L. Thomas, N. E. Zafeiropoulos and A. Avgeropoulos
    Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics, 53, 1238-1246, (2015)
  5. Combining Graphoepitaxy and Electric Fields Toward Uniaxial Alignment of Solvent-Annealed Polystyrene-b-Poly(dimethylsiloxane) Block Copolymers
    C. C. Kathrein, W. Bai, J. A. Currivan-Incorvia, K. Ntetsikas, G. Liontos, A. Avgeropoulos, A. Boker, L. Tsarkova, C. A. Ross
    Chemistry of Materials, 27, 6890-6898, (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, 2010
  • Bachelor degree from Materials Science Engineering, Univeristy of Ioannina, 2008

Professional Profile

  • 2019-Present: Research Scientist, KAUST, Twuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2016-2019: Post-doctoral fellow, KAUST, Twuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2009-2015: Teaching assistance and tutor for the obligatory class: Materials laboratory V (Polymer Materials), Polymer laboratory, Department of Materials Science & Enguneering, Univeristy of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Anionic Polymerization Polyhomologation Complex Macromolecular Architectures