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.