George Froudakis is Professor and head of the Chemistry Department of the University of Crete. He is the author of more than 140 publications in high quality international peer-reviewed journals including publications in NanoLetters, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Chem. Comm. and recently in Nature Comp. Mat. His published work has received more than 7000 citations and his h-index is 43 (Goggle scholar). He has also published 3 monographs in international Journals, 2 in NanoLetters (if.~10) and 1 invited in Materials Today (if.~11) he has given more than 50 invited talks in conferences and institutions. He is also holding of 1 international and 1 Greek patent. He has coordinated 10 European and Greek research project and participate in 16 more with a total budget of over 2Μ€. He is in the board of directors of the Greek Hydrogen Platform and a Founding member of the Greek National Science & Innovation Foundation. He had supervised 9 PhD and 9 MSc thesis.
His research activities are focused on designing, modelling and investigating properties of nanostructures and porous materials for Energy, Environment and Health applications. He has broad experience in modelling nanomaterials. Multi-scale computational techniques are developed in–house and used for simulating large systems. Most simulations are based on Density Functional Theory (DFT) and Monte Carlo methodology. In addition, his group has considerable experience in high–accuracy ab–initio techniques (MP2–4, CC, CAS–SCF, MRDCI) for the study of structural, bonding, electronic and spectroscopic properties of molecules and clusters. Recently, a new computational methodology for large-scale screening of materials with the use of Machine Learning algorithms (ML) was developed.