George Vassilatos, Ph.D.

George Vassilatos was born in the city of Corfu, Greece where he completed his secondary school education. After receiving a Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (Polytechnion), he pursued graduate studies in Canada and the United States. He received a Master of Applied Science degree from the University of Toronto, Canada and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA in 1964.

The same year he joined the Research Division of the Engineering Department of the DuPont Company in Wilmington, Delaware as a research engineer and later on he moved to the Central Research Department. Currently, he is a DuPont Fellow, the highest technical level in the Corporation. Dr. Vassilatos’ field of research activity is synthetic fiber spinning dynamics and fiber molecular structure development. He is the author of numerous papers published in refereed technical journals and he holds a number of patents in these areas. He has received recognition for his work.

Dr. Vassilatos is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, an Affiliate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington and a member of the Advisory Board of the Chemical Engineering Department of Carnegie Mellon University. Currently, he is the president of the (International) Polymer Processing Society (1999-2001).

Dr. Vassilatos has served the Greek-American Community of Wilmington, Delaware in many capacities. For many years, he held various positions on the Parish Council of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church and he served as president of the Parish Council. He has also served as president of the Hellenic University Club of Wilmington.

Dr. Vassilatos resides in Wilmington, Delaware, with his wife Yvonne. They have two married children and are blessed with three grandchildren.