Vassiliki Havredaki
Professor of Physical Chemistry (retired)
Former Director of the Physical Chemistry Laboratory
1971 B.Sc. in Chemistry (University of Athens)
1985 Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry (University of Athens)
Ph.D. Thesis, Title " Investigation of Diffusion of Permanent Gases Through Porous Media in the Light of New Theoretical Views Concerning the Role of the Macroscopic Structure of the Solid and the Gas -Solid Interaction"
Research Field of Interest
i) Factors affecting the micellization of copolymers in aqueous solutions. Thermodynamics of micellization.
ii) Surface properties and thermodynamics of micellization of amphiphiles
414-Physical Chemistry I (Thermodynamics) (Undergraduate)
B.005- Advanced Physical Chemistry (Thermodynamics) (Graduate)
Book Authorship
1."Laboratory Exercises in Physical Chemistry A'"- I. Molinou and V. Havredaki, eds. Athens 1994 (in Greek).
2."Laboratory Exercises in Physical Chemistry B'"- I. Molinou and V. Havredaki, eds. Athens 1994 (in Greek).
3."Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes" V. Havredaki, Athens 1995 (in Greek)
Selected Papers
1. "Experimental Studies in Relation to a New Theoretical Description of the Permeation of Dilute Adsorbable Gases through Porous Membranes" V. Havredaki and J. Petropoulos, J. Membr. Sci., 12, 303 (1983)
2. "On the Fundamental Concepts Underlying Henry Law Adsorption and Adsorbed Gas Transport in Porous Solids" J. Petropoulos and V. Havredaki, Journal of Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions 1, 82, 2531 (1986)
3. "Temperature Dependence of the Critical Micelle Concentrations of Diblock Oxyethylene/Oxybutylene Copolymers. A Case of Athermal Micellization" A. Kelarakis, V. Havredaki, G. E. Yu, L. Derici and C. Booth, Macromolecules, 31, 944 (1998)
4. "Effect of block architecture on the micellisation and gelation of block copolymers of ethylene oxide and 1,2-butylene oxide in aqueous solution." A. Kelarakis, V. Havredaki, L. Derici , G. E. Yu, C. Booth and I.W. Hamley, J. Chem. Soc.,Faraday Trans., 94, 3639,(1998)
5. "Micellization and gelation of diblock copolymers of ethylene oxide and propylene oxide in aqueous solution, the effect of P-block length" H. Altinock, S.K. Nixon, P.A. Gorry, D. Attwood, C. Booth, A. Kelarakis and V. Havredaki , Colloids Surf. B, 16, 73, (1999)
6. "Association and surface properties of poly(ethylene oxide)-poly(styrene oxide) diblock copolymers in aqueous solution" S-M Mai, C. Booth, A. Kelarakis, V. Havredaki and A. Ryan, Langmuir, 16, 1681, (2000)
7. "Thermodynamics of micellization of a diblock copolymer of ethylene oxide and styrene oxide in water" A. Kelarakis, V. Havredaki, C. Rekatas, and C. Booth Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 3, 5550, (2001)
8. "Effect of end group on the micelle properties of diblock copolymers of ethylene oxide and 1,2-butylene oxide" A. Kelarakis, S-M Mai, V. Havredaki, V.M. Nace, and C. Booth, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 3, 4037, (2001)
9. "Association behavior of diblock (oxyethylene-oxybutylene ) copolymer E18B10 in aqueous solution" A. Kelarakis, V. Havredaki C. Booth, and V.M. Nace, Macromolecules, 35, 5591, (2002)
10. "Aqueous gels of diblock oxyethylene-oxypropylene copolymers" A. Kelarakis, V. Havredaki, and C. Booth, Macromol. Chem. Phys., 204, 15-21, (2003)
11. "Effect of ethanol on the rheological properties of water rich gels of diblock copolymers E43B11" A. Kelarakis, V. Havredaki, C. Booth, Macromol. Chem. Phys., 205, 1594-1601, (2004)
12. "Volumetric behavior of a bolaamphiphile in amides-water and ethylene glycol- water mixtures" F. Aroni, A. Kelarakis and V. Havredaki, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 292, 236-243 , (2005)
Dr. Vassiliki Havredaki
Laboratory of Physical Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Zografou 157 71, Greece
Office: 5th floor, Wing E, Office 8
Tel: +30-210-727-4538 (office)
       +30-210-727-4562 (lab)
Fax: +30-210-727-4752
Email: vhavre at