Department of Materials Science and Technology


[1-9-2018 to 31-8-2020]


Professor of Biomaterials & Biomedical Applications


Deputy Chairperson :

George Petekidis

Professor in Chemical Physics of Colloidal Systems



Tel: +30 2810 394271

Fax: +30 2810 394273




Department of Materials Science & Technology,

University of Crete,

Voutes Campus,

Heraklion, Crete,

GR-71003, Greece




Materials Science and Technology is one of the youngest of the University’s departments, enrolling its first undergraduate students in 2001-2. Its graduate programme followed in 2003-4.


The objective of the undergraduate programme is the study of the structure, chemical and physical properties of materials (e.g. polymers, metals, ceramics and nano-bio materials) using both theoretical and experimental methods. The postgraduate programme provides education and training in the science and technology of different classes of materials that include: magnetic, optoelectronic, polymers/colloids, nano-materials and bio-materials. 


 The Department is engaged in a wide range of research activities that span hard and soft matter, from polymer and colloid science, to materials chemistry, optoelectronics, magnetic materials, computational materials science, and biomaterials.  


Research and research training at all levels benefits from close collaboration with  the Foundation for Research & Technology – Hellas (FORTH), which enables access to the first-rate infrastructure and laboratories of the  Institutes of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) and Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB).




Undergraduate Guide

Bachelor (B.Sc), 4 year (8 semesters) study programme.


Masters (M.Sc),  and  Doctoral (Ph.D)



- Optoelectronics-Magnetic Materials, Nanotechnology

- Polymer – Colloids

- Biomaterials

- Theoretical-Computational Materials Science


The Department also participates in the interdisciplinary programme    

Optics and Vision



HQAA External Evaluation Report of the Department of Materials Science and Technology, April 2011  pdf

Last update 05/06/2019