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Vassili Karanassios

Connected Devices Leader; Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: micro- and nano-analytical chemistry and instrumentation


Professor Vassili Karanassios is a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo. He received his PhD degree in Chemistry from the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta). After that, he was a Post Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Chemistry, McGill University (Montreal, Quebec). Subsequently, he was appointed to the post of Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry of the University of Waterloo a member of the Guelph-Waterloo Center for Graduate Work in Chemistry and Biochemistry. In 2001 he was promoted to full Professor.

Since his arrival at the University of Waterloo, Karanassios supervised more than 100 visiting scientists, post doctoral fellows and graduate students,a authored a book, published more than 115 papers, wrote 6 technical reports and holds 3 patents.

Additionally, he has given over 350 presentations at national and international conferences, universities, government and industrial labs and has organized 27 symposia and sessions at national and international conferences.


  • Post-Doctoral Fellow: McGill University
  • PhD, Chemistry, University of Alberta
  • BSc, Chemistry, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece

Vassili Karanassios

    University of Waterloo