Centre for Research & Technology Hellas - Laboratory of Polymer Reaction Engineering


6th klm Charilaou Thermi Road
57001 Thermi, Thessaloniki

Costas Kiparissides
Tel: +30 2310 498211




The Laboratory of Polymer Reaction Engineering (LPRE) is associated with the Chemical Process Engineering Research Institute (CPERI), a non-profit, research organization, which is one of the six institutes of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). The Laboratory's research activities fall into the following general areas:

Design, optimization and computer control of polymerization reactors, Molecular, physical and morphological characterization of polymers, Investigation of encapsulation techniques, Synthesis and transport properties of polymer membranes and films, Development of molecularly imprinted polymeric micro- and nano-particles.

The Laboratory employs 10 doctoral research associates, 12 Ph.D. candidates, 3 research associates and 2 technicians. The main objective of the LPRE is to carry out innovative, collaborative research work with a special emphasis given in the area of polymer reaction design, optimization and control.



  • polymer reaction engineering
  • molecular and morphological characterization of polymers
  • synthesis of molecularly imprinted nanoparticles and microgels
  • production of molecularly imprinted membranes and filters