Dr. Evdokia Oikonomou (over 10 papers in international refereed journals) studied Material Science and Engineering at the University of Ioannina. She obtained her M.Sc. (2006) and PhD (2009) in the InterDepartmental Post Graduate Program on Polymer Science and Technology-University of Patras in Greece. She has been a Post Doctoral researcher at the labatory ‘Soft Matter and Chemistry’ at the Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles de la ville de Paris (ESPCI-ParisTech) in France for almost 2 years. Her research interests focus on synthesis of water-soluble and amphiphilic block copolymers and their interactions with surfactants, polymer-metal interactions, controlled release of biocides from polymers and preparation of porous membranes for waste-water treatment.