Dr. George Z. Kyzas is Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry at the International Hellenic University (IHU). He was born in Drama (Greece) and studied Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh). He obtained his BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees from the Department of Chemistry (AUTh) expertised in Chemical Technology. He then worked as a PostDoc Researcher at the Department of Chemistry (AUTh) in many research projects. He is now working at the Department of Chemistry (International Hellenic University, Kavala, Greece), being the Head of the Department (since 2019). He is also Director of the MSc Cosmetic Chemistry (since 2021). His research interests are the synthesis and characterization of various (majorly adsorbent) materials (inorganic, aluminates, polymers, graphenes, agro-food residues, nanomaterials, CNTs, etc.) for environmental applications (i.e. treatment of wastewaters).
His scientific work has been published in more than 210 Papers in international journals with a high impact factor (IF,ave 5.5), while he published 8 Books, 35 Chapters in scientific Books and holds 3 Patents. He was also 8 times Guest Editor at Special issues of journals and has more than 100 Announcements (Invited) in International Conferences. His work is widely recognized with 8,000 Citations based on Scopus database (h-index 55) and 10,000 Citations based on Google Scholar database (h-index 57).
His name is included in the list of World Top 2% Scientists for 2019 and 2020, which is compiled by the Stanford University (USA) based on standardized citation indicators.
He has been awarded with scholarships from the Research Committee of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2009, 2013), the Greek State Scholarship Foundation (2013) and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (2016). He has also participated in about 25 research projects. He is a Reviewer in more than 200 scientific journals (ACS, Elsevier, Wiley, Springer, Taylor&Francis, etc) and participates as an Assessor/Evaluator/Reviewer in National, European and International research proposals/calls/projects.