The Laboratory of Professor Dimitrios Bikiaris is part of the Laboratory of Chemistry and Technology of Polymers and Dyes, in the Department of Chemistry of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Dimitrios Bikiaris is a Professor of Polymer Chemistry and Technology in the Department of Chemistry, AUTH. He obtained his degree on chemistry in the same deparment, and then continued with his PhD research on the synthesis of diepoxy derivatives and their application in tuning the properties of polyesters. ​Professor Bikiaris has published more than 400 papers in international scientific journals and has an h-index of 68. In 2017, he was awarded the prize of excellency in research on natural sciences from AUTH. 

If you are interested in joining our team or in collaborating with BikiarisLab, feel free to contact us


D. Bikiaris, the head of the lab, is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry, AUTH.


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Polymer dynamics in bulk, amorphous and in the presence of crystals, as well as in nanocomposites


Synthesis and characterization of novel polymers from monomers derived from biomass with special focus on polyesters from FDCA.


Biobased polymers

Preparation and optimization of biodegradable polymeric drug carriers and encapsulation of drugs for sustained release.


Drug encapsulation

Synthesis of biocompatible polymers and functionalization of natural polymers for tissue engineering applications. 


Molecular dynamics

Biocompatible polymers

Incorporation of a wide range of nanofillers in polymeric matrices for the tuning of their properties depending on the applications.


Composites and nanocomposites

Development of polymeric materials with tuned properties appropriate for various removal processes.


Polymers for  adsorption

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  • Polycondensation apparatus with high vacuum pumps

  • Solid state polymerization apparatus

  • Thermosetting resin synthesis apparatus

  • Lab-scale twin-screw co-rotating melt mixing 

  • Microwave reactor

  • Dissolution apparatus

  • Melt flow indexer

  • Spin coating device

  • X-ray diffraction 

  • Instron apparatus for mechanical testing

  • Izod impact strength 

  • Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA)

  • Polarized light optical microscope

  • Stereoscope

  • Freeze-drier

  • Spray drier

  • HPLC-UV system

  • UV-Vis spectrophotometer

  • FTIR-ATR spectrometer

  • Pyrolysis/Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy 

  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)

  • Fused deposition modelling 3D printer

  • Composer filament maker

  • Pneumatic extrusion 3D bioprinter

  • Electrospinning apparatus

  • Contact Angle Goniometer

  • Rotational viscometer

  • Gel permeation chromatography