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Dr. George Pistolis graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, obtaining the Degree of Chemistry in 1986. After two years of military service (1986-1988) he entered the Graduate Programme of the University of Athens in collaboration with the Institute of Physical Chemistry (IPC) of the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” (N.S.C.R. "D"). He obtained his PhD in photochromic supramolecular materials in 1994. In 1995 he obtained a post-doctoral position at the Institute of Physical Chemistry (IPC), of N.S.C.R. "Demokritos" to work with Dr. A. Malliaris in the field of spectroscopy in organized molecular systems. He has been a frequent Visiting Scientist at the Institute of Synthetic Polymer Materials of Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow during the period of 1999-2002. In addition to his research interests, he has worked as Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science of the University of Ioannina, Greece, for three years (2000-2003) teaching General Chemistry (class and lab) and Physical Chemistry. In 2003 he joined the Institute of Physical Chemistry (IPC), of N.S.C.R. "Demokritos" as a Researcher C. In 2006 he became Senior Researcher B and in 2011 he was promoted to Research Director.