The soft matter (SM) group at the University of Ioannina (UoI) is headed by Prof. George Floudas.

George Floudas (born 1961) received his PhD in Physics from the University of Crete (1990). During his PhD (with Prof. G. Fytas) he studied the dynamics of polymer/diluents systems by light scattering. Directly after his PhD he moved to Imperial College as a Post-Doc with Prof. J. Higgins where he extended his skills on polymer dynamics with neutron scattering. In 1992 he joined the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) in Mainz where he changed field and worked with Prof. E.W. Fischer and Prof. T. Pakula on the self-assembly and kinetics of phase transformation of block copolymers mainly by X-ray scattering. In 1994 he moved to the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH-IESL) in Crete as a staff scientist working on polymer dynamics with dielectric spectroscopy. Since 2001 he is at the University of Ioannina (UoI) where he holds a professor position in Physics. Since 2002 is a Member elect of the Board of the International Dielectric Society and a collaborating Senior Scientist of FORTHs’ Biomedical Research Institute at Ioannina (2002-2012). In 2007 he was appointed as a senior visiting scientist at MPI-P in the group of Prof. H.-J. Butt. In the same year he received an Award by the Association for the Promotion of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz. His mission is the basic understanding and prediction of the behavior and tunability of structured soft materials with spatio-temporal complexity. His current research interests include the dynamics of liquid crystals, the origin of glass transition, the effect of confinement on phase transformations and the self-assembly and dynamics of polypeptides.