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LAC - Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry of the University of Ioannina

The Group of “Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors”, part of LAC, was established in 2003 and is directed by Prof. M. Prodromidis. Our group occupies a space of about 120 m2, which is consisted of two independent laboratories: The main laboratory (70 m2), and the recently established (September 2018) (52 m2) “Screen-printing Unit”, both located at the main building of the Department of Chemistry.
Our group also makes use of the common laboratories of LAC. Our group has a wide instrumentation capability comprising of three electrochemical workstations equipped with frequency response analyzers, a quartz crystal microbalance, several devices for current/voltage measurements (impedance analyzers, LCR-meters, power supplies), a stereoscope 68Ox, a flow injection analysis manifold, various equipments for handling and immobilization of biomolecules, casting of thin polymer films, toposelective generation of nanoparticles by spark discharge, synthesis of nanomaterials, and sample preparation. In addition, the infrastructure of the group includes a semi-automatic screen-printer (DEK 247), while brand-new screen-printing facilities (a high resolution semi-automatic screen-printer EKRA E2, a mechanical stretching table, a self-contained exposure unit, and an infra-red belt dryer) are expected to be installed within 2018. Our group also has access to a range of heavy equipments such as, XRD, SEM-EDS, NMR, DTG, Raman, FTIR, AFM etc. being available in the Department of Chemistry or in the common facilities of UOI.
Our group is integrated within the area of Chemical Sensors and Biosensors and its main research interests include the development of enzyme biosensors, impedimetric biosensors, the design, development and fabrication of disposable electrochemical cells for application in clinical, food and environmental chemistry, the generation of metal nanoparticles with “green” methods, bipolar electrochemistry as well as the development of portable analytical devices for point-of-care applications.

Selected Publications

[1] A. Hadjixenis, J. Hrbac, M.I. Prodromidis. “Bipolar electrochemical detection of reducing compounds based on visual observation of a metal electrodeposisted track at the onset driving voltage”, Sensors and Actuators B 268, 529, 2018.
[2] M.I. Prodromidis. “New trends of Antibody-based Electrochemical Biosensors” in “Past, Present and Future Challenges of Biosensors and Bioanalytical Tools in Analytical Chemistry: A Tribute to Professor Marco Mascini”, Ed. D. Barcelo, Elsevier, 2017 (in press).
[3] C. Kokkinos, Μ. Angelopoulou , A. Economou, M. Prodromidis, A. Florou , W. Haasnoot, P. Petrou, S. Kakabakos, Lab-on-a-Membrane Foldable Devices for Duplex Drop-Volume Electrochemical Biosensing Using Quantum Dot Tags, Analytical Chemistry 88, 6897, 2016.
[4] C. Kokkinos, A. Economou, M.I. Prodromidis, Electrochemical Immunosensors: Critical survey of different architectures &transduction strategies, Trends in Analytical Chemistry 79, 88, 2016.
[5] C. Kokkinos, M.I. Prodromidis, A. Economou, P. Petrou, S. Kakabakos. Disposable integrated bismuth citrate-modified screen-printed immunosensor for ultrasensitive quantum dot-based electrochemical assay of C-reactive protein in serum, Analytica Chimica Acta, 886, 29, 2015.
[6] A. Michopoulos, A. Kouloumpis, D. Gournis, M.I. Prodromidis, Performance of layer-by-layer deposited low dimensional building blocks of graphene-prussian blue onto graphite screen-printed electrodes as sensors for hydrogen peroxide, Electrochimica Acta 146, 477, 2014.

Professor Mamantos ProdromidisDr. Mamas I. Prodromidis, Professor
Project Coordinator

University of Ioannina, Department of Chemistry
Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry
45 110 Ioannina, Greece
Tel: +30 26510 08301 (office), -08412 (Lab)
Fax: +30 26510- 08796, E-mail: mprodrom@uoi.gr
Web: http://users.uoi.gr/mprodrom/

Prof. Mamas (Mamantos) Prodromidis obtained his B.Sc and Ph.D degrees in Chemistry at UOI. His research interest focused on the development of electrochemical sensors and biosensors, the production of nanoparticles with spark discharge, the development of low-cost analytical devices for point-of-care analysis, and the design & fabrication of screen-printing electrodes and electrochemical cells. He has published more than 90 articles (2138 citations, h-index 27) in peer-reviewed journals (mean I.F>4.1), four review articles, three book chapters and he also holds one patent. He is the author of the textbook “Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors” (In Greek, 241 pages, Kostarakis 2014 Athens). He has supervised 13 MSc. and 4 Ph.D students while 3 MSc. and 4 Ph.D theses are in progress. Prof. Prodromidis has been visiting researcher/professor in several Universities in Italy, UK, Germany, Spain and Miami.


melos EDIP Universtiy of IoanninaDr. Aggeliki Florou

Laboratory Teaching Staff

University of Ioannina, Department of Chemistry
Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry
45 110 Ioannina, Greece
Tel: +30 26510 08405 (office), -08403 (lab)
Fax: +30 26510- 08796, E-mail: aflorou@uoi.gr

Η Dr. Angeliki Florou is a chemist graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1996). She obtained her PhD from the Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry of the University of Ioannina (2001). The subject of her doctoral dissertation was the development of semi-disposable sensors. She has got a great experience on the development of electrochemical and membrane sensors, on the development of immunosensors with quantum dots and other electroanalytical techniques.
Her scientific work includes 12 papers published in international peer-reviewed journals and she had taken part in various international and national conferences. Dr. Florou is working as Laboratory Teaching Staff at the Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and she is responsible for the management of the Laboratory of Instrumental Analysis and the Screen-printed Electrochemical Sensors Unit.


phdΕleni I. Tzianni
Ph.D Candidate
University of Ioannina, Department of Chemistry
Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry
45 110 Ioannina, Greece
Tel: +30 2651008412 (Lab)
E-mail: el.tzianni@gmail.com

Eleni Tzianni is a Ph.D Candidate of the Department of Chemistry of the University of Ioannina (UOI). She obtained her B.Sc and MSc degrees in Chemistry at UOI. Her research interest focused on the development of electrochemical sensors and biosensors, the construction of analytical devices for the determination of biochemical markers in biological samples, the development of stimuli-responsive polymer films, the immobilization of enzymes in polymer films, the design and fabrication of screen-printing electrodes and the modification of electrodes by electrical discharge. She has worked in the Department of Analytical Chemistry at Palacky University in Olomouc, Checz Republic and she has visited the laboratory of Analytical Chemistry at Masaryk University in Brno, Checz Republic. She has taken part in international conferences with both poster and oral presentations.


phdAlexandros Lazanas
Ph.D. Candidate
University of Ioannina, Department of Chemistry
Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry
45 110 Ioannina, Greece
Tel: +30 26510 -08412 (Lab)
E-mail: alexandroslazanas1992@gmail.com

Alexandros Lazanas is a Ph.D. Candidate of Analytical Chemistry in the Chemistry Department at University of Ioannina. He obtained his B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in Materials Science and Engineering at UOI. His research interest focused on the synthesis of conjugated polymers and nanocomposite carbon structures as well as material characterization using SEC, UV-Vis, XRD, Raman, SEM, DSC και TGA/DTA and Cyclic Voltammetry.


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Maria G. Trachioti
PhD Candidate

University of Ioannina, Department of Chemistry
Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry
45 110 Ioannina, Greece
Tel: +30 26510 08412 (Lab)
E-mail: trachioti93@gmail.com

Maria Trachioti is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Chemistry in the University of Ioannina (UOI). She obtained her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees at UOI in Chemistry and in Analytical Chemistry, respectively. Her research interest focused on the development of electrochemical sensors and biosensors for on-site applications, the production of metal nanoparticles by electrical discharge, the fabrication of screen-printing electrodes, the use of different electrochemical techniques and scanning electron microscopy for the electrochemical/morphological characterization of electrode surfaces. She has published an article entitled “Determination of Cd and Zn with “green” screen−printed electrodes modified with instantly prepared sparked tin nanoparticles” (Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 260 (2018) 1076−1083). She has also participated with posters and an oral presentation at two international conferences (AACD 2016, ESEAC 2018). She has been to the Laboratory at the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic (Erasmus+ programme) and she has visited the Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.

ETRIS - «Electronic Applications – Govaris Konstantinos & CO»

ETRIS was founded in April of 2013 with the aim to provide services and products in the field of electronic applications. The company consists of Electronic and Electrical engineers with many years of experience in this domain. ETRIS provides state of the art solutions for the business sector, through specialized solutions and services in the field of electronics. ETRIS is activated in the field of electronic applications, focusing mainly in the development of electronic products, as well as the repair of instruments and electronic equipment.
In summary, ETRIS’ activities include: Construction of Electronic Products and Applications (Industrial Electronic applications, Design and implementation of electronic boards (PCB), Custom Solutions), Electronic Equipment Repairs (Measuring Instruments, Industrial Electronics, Radio telecommunications Equipment, Electronic Equipment Reconstruction), Consolatory services regarding industrial applications, Specialized solutions in issues of measurement / calibration and Solutions in problems regarding production lines.
In March of 2017 ETRIS moved to its new premises, in an industrial building covering an area of 300 m2 situated in a 5 acres site. Having already established itself in the Greek market, ETRIS is now planning to install a production line in order to research, develop and implement the prototypes of electronic applications designed by its own team of developers and also to implement a small volume of prototyping & low volume production.
In ETRIS’ laboratories, specialized measuring instruments (multimeters, oscilloscopes, generators, spectrum analyzers, etc.) of branded manufacturers are used, as well as equipment for electronic board (PCB) processing (soldering – desoldering stations etc.) that is suitable for processing simple through hole as well as SMD components. ETRIS, also, possesses the required expertise and equipment for the development and programming of microcontrollers and software for designing electronic circuits and boards. All the above equipment has been financed by own funds.
ETRIS is already in the process of designing and implementing new innovative electronic products that will soon be commercially available.

gkovaris konstantinos ilektronikos mixhanikos Konstantinos Govaris
Electronic Engineer

Etris Electronic Applications
2nd km Kilkis – Metalliko
61 100 Kilkis, Greece
Tel: +30 23410-20930
Fax: +30 2410-20312, E-mail: kostas@etris.gr
Web: www.etris.gr

Kostas Govaris is an Electronic Engineer, graduate of a private school of Electronics, specializing in low – high frequencies and DC. From 1993 to 2013 he was employed in various companies in the private sector, in a wide range of activities, such as : industrial systems repairs, radiofrequencies transceiver systems repairs, research and development, as well as calibration and repair engineer in electrical measurement laboratories, having risen to executive level. He was technical support manager in the surveillance department of a large multinational corporation and has carried out repairs and reconstructions on instruments and machines in production line for explosives and aircraft countermeasure mechanisms for a NATO accredited company. His expertise lies in the use of simulation and electronic circuits and boards designing programs, due to his great experience in that field. Since 2013 he is the principal founding member of Etris. In the company his main occupation is repair of industrial electronics and measuring instruments, along with research and development in new products.




Σοφία Παναγιωτίδου Ηλεκτρολόγος μηχ/κός & μηχ/κός Η/Υ Sofia Panagiotidou
Electrical Engineer and PC Engineer


Etris Electronic Applications
2nd km Kilkis – Metalliko
61 100 Kilkis, Greece
Tel: +30 23410-20930
Fax: +30 2410-20312, E-mail: sofia@etris.gr
Web: www.etris.gr

Sofia Panagiotidou is a graduate of the Polytechnic Faculty of Electrical Engineering and PC Engineering of AUTH and a member of the Engineers Chamber since 2000. She is also a technical Expert for ISO 17025 at ESYD (National Accreditation System) since 2012. During 1999 to 2013 she has worked in different sectors of the private domain with various tasks, such as Calibration Engineer in Electrical Measurements Laboratories, Head of the Production Dpt. of Domestic Gas Meters, Instrumentation Engineer and Natural Gas Stations Design. She specializes in Calibration Laboratories Accreditation according to ISO 17025 and Uncertainty Budget Calculation. Since 2013 she is co-founder and executive member of Etris Company. In the company her primary occupation is industrial electronics repairs and repairs of measuring instruments as well as research and development of new products.

 


Λάζαρος Παναγιωτίδης Ηλ/νικός Μηχ/κός και Μηχ/κός Η/Υ Lazaros Panagiotidis
Electronics Engineer and PC Engineer

Etris Electronic Applications
2nd km Kilkis – Metalliko
61 100 Kilkis, Greece
Tel: +30 23410-20930
Fax: +30 23410 20912, E-mail: lazaros@etris.gr
Web: www.etris.gr

Lazaros Panagiotidis is a graduate of the Electronics Engineering and PC Engineering Department of the Technical University Of Crete. He is specialized in the field of embedded Firmware, in programming in various languages, as well as in voice processing. Since 2013 he is employed in Etris, where he performs repairs in industrial electronics, measuring instruments and radio communication equipment. He is, also, the head of Software Engineering in the company’s Research and Development Department.

GPI - Division of Gastroenterology of the Department of Internal Medicine of the University of Ioannina

The Division of Gastroenterology of the Department of Internal Medicine of the University of Ioannina operates at the University General Hospital of Ioannina and belongs to the Department of Internal Medicine of the University of Ioannina. The Director of the Division is Professor Dr. Dimitrios Christodoulou. The Division is located at the University Hospital of Ioannina and consists of three different departments. The first is the 12-bed Gastroenterology ward along with 5 chairs day-clinic and is located in the 1st Building, 2nd floor of the Hospital along with the Division of Endocrinology. The second department consists of outpatient clinics that includes two separated examination rooms with all the appropriate equipment. Finally, the third and most important is the Endoscopic Unit, with three endoscopic halls, a clinical laboratory area and 2 offices with a total area of 300 m2. Endoscopic halls are fully equipped with endoscopy systems and endoscopes for conducting a wide range of gastrointestinal operations, such us upper digestive endoscopy, lower intestinal endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, endoscopic ultrasonography, small bowel enteroscopy and small bowel video capsule endoscopy. The most challenging cases of the wider region are referred and treated in this Gastroenterology Department and Endoscopic Unit, such us diagnostic endoscopies and complex therapeutic endoscopies for the treatment of patients with upper and lower GI bleeding, polyps and hepatological, biliary and pancreatic diseases. The study of Helicobacter pylori is essential for the investigation and management of the patients with stomach diseases. The research interests of the faculty members of the Division include the whole spectrum of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, especially they focus on the study of inflammatory bowel diseases, viral hepatitis, endoscopic diagnostics, treatment of colorectal cancer, and the management of Helicobacter pylori infection.


Selected Publications

[1] DK. Christodoulou, HJ. Milionis, P. Pappa, KH. Katsanos, D. Sigounas, M. Florentin, M. Elisaf, EV. Tsianos. Association of Helicobacter pylori infection with cardiovascular disease – Is it just a myth? European Journal of Internal Medicine, 2011; 22(2): 191-194.
[2] D Sigounas, D Christodoulou, A Tatsioni, KH Katsanos, G Baltayiannis, A Kappas, JPA Ioannidis, EV Tsianos. Pancreatitis potentially associated drugs as a rik factor for post-ERCP pancreatitis: a prospective cohort study. Pancreas 2013; 42(4): 601-606.>br>
[3] Mitselos IV, Christodoulou DK, Katsanos KH, Tatsioni A, Rapti A, Eliakim R, Tsianos EV. The role of small bowel capsule endoscopy and ileocolonoscopy in patients with nonspecific but suggestive symptoms of Crohn’s disease. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Aug;28(8):882-9.
[4] M. Kosmidou, AH. Katsanos, KH. Katsanos, AP. Kyritsis, G Tsivgoulis, D. Christodoulou, S. Giannopoulos, Multiple sclerosis and inflammatory bowel diseases: a systematic review and meta-analysis, J Neurol (2017) 264:254–259.
[5] Kalambokis GN, Baltayiannis G, Christou L, Christodoulou D. Red signs and not severity of cirrhosis should determine non-selective β-blocker treatment in Child-Pugh C cirrhosis with small varices: increased risk of hepatorenal syndrome and death beyond 6 months of propranolol use. Gut. 2016 Jul;65(7):1228-30

Δρ. Δημήτριος Χριστοδούλου, Καθηγητής Γαστεντερολογίας Dr. Dimitrios Christodoulou
Professor of Gastroenterology

Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine
School of Health Sciences, University Hospital and Medical School of Ioannina
45 110 Ioannina, Greece
Tel: +30 26510-99639
Fax: +3026510-07016, E-mail: dchristodoulou@gmail.com

Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Christodoulou, graduated from the School of Medicine of the University of Athens (1990). He completed his residency in Gastroenterology in University Hospital of Ioannina and in 2001 he was trained in therapeutic endoscopy in Toronto, Canada with a scholarship received from the Greek Gastroenterological Society. Currently, he is Professor of Gastroenterology in the University of Ioannina, Department of Medicine of the School of Health Sciences and Director of the Division of Gastroenterology at the University Hospital of Ioannina. He has been actively involved in developing new endoscopic procedures and monitoring patients with complex diseases of the gastrointestinal and liver. His research interests include inflammatory bowel diseases, therapeutic endoscopy in diseases of the colon and bile ducts, pancreatic, viral hepatitis and the study of Helicobacter pylori and its role. His scientific work includes more than 115 papers published in international peer-reviewed medical journals and more than 65 papers published in Greek medical journals, books on the postgraduate program “Nursing Care and Medicine”, monographs and more than 300 abstracts published in Greek and international medical congresses. He is the supervisor in 5 doctoral dissertations and a member of several dissertations, some of which have been successfully completed. Dr. Christodoulou is a reviewer of many medical journals and regular member of several Greek and international medical societies. He has given many speeches at both Greek and international conferences and he also participates in the educational program of the Hellenic Society for the Study of the Liver. Additionally, he was President of the Endoscopic Department of the Hellenic Gastroenterological Society for two years and now he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Greek Gastroenterological Society.




Αναπλ. Καθηγητής Κωνσταντίνος Κατσάνος Dr. Konstantinos H. Katsanos
Associate Professor of Gastroenterology

University Hospital and Medical School of Ioannina
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine School of Health Sciences
45 110 Ioannina, Greece
Tel: +30 26510-24789 / 99617 /99618
Fax: +30 -26510-99736,07016, E-mail: khkostas@hotmail.com

Associate Prof. Konstantinos Katsanos obtained his Medical Degree and Ph.D at University of Ioannina. His research interest focused on Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. He was trained as an Internist in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology in the University Hospital of Ioannina and then he was trained at the Gastroenterological Department of the Gasthuisberg University Hospital, Katholic University of Leuven in Belgium. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Gastroenterology, in the University of Ioannina, School of Medicine and Consultant at the Division of Gastroenterology at University Hospital of Ioannina. In addition, he is a reviewer/member of the editorial board of more than 40 international medical journals and he has participated in several International Multicenter Clinical Trials. Furthermore, Dr Katsanos has published more than 350 papers in peer-reviewed papers journals, with a wide reputation from the international scientific community (>4200 references and coefficient h=33) and he has been visiting researcher/professor in several Universities in Italy, USA, Belgium and Russia.




Επίκουρη Καθηγήτρια Μαρία Κοσμίδου Dr. Maria Kosmidou
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

University of Ioannina, School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
45 110 Ioannina, Greece
Τηλ: +30 26510-07500
E-mail: mkosmid@cc.uoi.gr

Dr. Maria Kosmidou studied medicine in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She obtained a PhD from the same faculty as well. Her dissertation was titled: “Effect of atorvastatin on red- blood cell Na(+)/Li(+) countertransport in patients with hypertension and dyslipidemia”. Furthermore, she worked as a Research Associate at the 1st Preparatory Department of Internal Medicine of AHEPA University Hospital of Thessaloniki and trained at the Department of Vascular Diseases, which operates in this division. Additionally, she received training in mechanisms of steatohepatitis/NAFLD in “Marion Bessin” Hospital of the Faculty of Medicine “Albert Einstein” in New York and she has published more than 50 international papers in peer-reviewed journals (h factor=13). Since 2012 Dr. Maria Kosmidou is an Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ioannina and her research interests include subjects in Internal Medicine, especially in cardiovascular diseases and their effects in the gastrointestinal system.




Επίκουρη Καθηγήτρια Μαρία Κοσμίδου Sofia Kartsoli, MD
Doctor

Research Group member

Τηλ: +30 6986158540
E-mail: skartsoli@outlook.com.gr

Dr Kartsoli Sofia completed her medical studies at the Faculty of Medicine of University of Ioannina and currently she is a MSc candidate in “Medical Chemistry”, while aiming to obtain specialty training in Gastroenterology. In the past, she was a Resident doctor of Internal Medicine at General Hospital of Imathia-Naousa Unit and General Hospital of Kavala. Furthermore, she worked as a doctor at the Health Center of Paxos and Health Center of Pramanta. Her research focuses on the disorders of metabolism among patients with gastrointestinal diseases.

LPSE - Laboratory of Polymer Science & Engineering

The Laboratory of Polymer Science & Engineering at the Department of Materials Science Engineering (DMSE) of the University of Ioannina is functional since 2004. Director of the Laboratory is Professor Apostolos Avgeropoulos and the 2nd faculty member is Associate Professor Nikolaos Zafeiropoulos. The research team of the Laboratory involves 1 Laboratory Teaching Staff (Dr. Maria Karabela), 2 post-doctoral associates, 6 PhD candidates, 7 MSc students and more than 10 undergraduates students pursuing their undergraduate diploma thesis. More details can be found in the website of the laboratory: www.polymers.gr.
The basic equipment of the Laboratory involves: Six (6) high vacuum lines (~10-6 Τorr) for the synthesis of polymers via anionic and living radical polymerization, , Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC) with RI and UV detectors (up to 50oC), Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC) with ΤΑLS and RI detectors (up to 50oC), High Temperature Size Exclusion Chromatography (HT-SEC) (up to 220oC) with RI detector, Membrane Osmometry (MO), Vapor Pressure Osmometry (VPO), Automated Viscometry, Dilute Solution Viscometry, Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS – DLS Zetasizer Malvern), Dynamic Mechanic Analysis (DMA – Q800 TA Instruments), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC – Q20 TA Instruments) with a temperature range from -180oC up to 750oC, Instron 5966 (Dual Column Tabletop Model) Universal Testing Machine (3 point tensile-bending), two (2) Ultra-cryomicrotomes for the preparation of thin films for observing them with Transmission Electron Microscopy (ΤΕΜ). Additionally, the research team of Professor A. Avgeropoulos has immediate and instant access to various state of the art analytical techniques and equipment of DMSE and of the Network of Research Supporting Laboratories of the University of Ioannina for the morphological and physicochemical characterization of the synthesized materials. It should be pointed that Professor A. Avgeropoulos is the Scientific Coordinator of the Electron Microscopy Facility (TEM-SEM) which is a part of the Network of Research Supporting Laboratories of the University of Ioannina and is fully functional since March 1st 2013. The research interests of the team involve the synthesis of model linear and non-linear polymers via anionic polymerization (control of macromolecular architecture) through high vacuum techniques and living radical polymerization by the use of various monomers as well as absolute control of the composition, the synthesis of conjugated polymers for photovoltaic applications, the synthesis of composite materials with various polymers and carbon related materials (fullerene, carbon nanotubes, graphene, graphite oxide) and synthesis of copolymers for nanolithographic applications. The characterization of the aforementioned materials involves molecular characterization in solution and in bulk through various techniques in order to study their structure/properties relationship.

Selected Publications

[1] “Continuous Equilibrated Growth of Ordered Block Copolymer Thin Films by Electrospray Deposition”, Hu H., Rangou S., Kim M., Gopalan P., Filiz V., Avgeropoulos A. and Osuji C., ACS Nano, 2013, 7, 2960-2970.
[2] “PI-b-PMMA Diblock Copolymers: Nanostructure Development in Thin Films and Nanostructuring of Thermosetting Epoxy Systems”, I. Barandiaran, D. Katsigiannopoulos, E. Grana, A. Avgeropoulos, A. Eceiza and G. Kortaberria, Colloid & Polymer Science, 2013, 291, 2173-2180.
[3] “Mechanics of an Asymmetric Soft-Hard Lamellar Nanomaterial”, W. Shi, G. H. Fredrickson, E. J. Kramer, C. Ntaras, A. Avgeropoulos, Q. Demassieux and C. Creton, ACS Nano, 2016, 10, 2054-2062.
[4] “Design of Block Copolymer Membranes Using Segregation Strength Trend Lines”, Sutisna B., Polymeropoulos G., Musteata V., Peinemann K. V., Avgeropoulos A., Smilgies D. M., Hadjichristidis N. and Nunes S. P., Molecular Systems Design & Engineering (RSC Publishing), 2016, 1, 278-289.
[5] “Nanoscale Silicon Substrate Patterns From Self-assembly of Cylinder Forming Poly(styrene)-block-poly(dimethylsiloxane) Block Copolymer on Silane Functionalized Surfaces”, Borah D., Cummins C., Rasappa S., Watson S., Pike A., Horrocks B., Fulton D., Houlton A., Liontos G., Ntetsikas K., Avgeropoulos A. and Morris M. A., Nanotechnology, 2017, 28, 044001 (10 pages).

Δρ. Απόστολος Αυγερόπουλος Καθηγητής Πολυμερών ΥλικώνApostolos Avgeropoulos, PhD
Professor of Polymer Materials (Faculty)

University of Ioannina, School of Engineering
Department of Materials Science Engineering
Laboratory of Polymer Science & Engineering (ΦΕΚ, τ.Β’, 254/10-02-2016)
45 110 Ioannina, Greece
Tel: +30 26510 09001 (office), -09027-9, -9015 (laboratory)
E-mail: aavger@cc.uoi.gr
Web: www.polymers.gr

Apostolos Avgeropoulos is a full Professor of Polymer Materials at the Department of Materials Science Engineering of the University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece, with expertise on the synthesis, molecular and morphological characterization of various types of block copolymers through anionic and living radical polymerization. He received his Bachelor in Chemistry (1992) and his Ph.D (1997) from the University of Athens, Department of Chemistry. He joined the University of Ioannina in 2003 after completing postdoctoral studies at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT (1996, 1997, 2001) and at the Institute of Microelectronics of Demokritos Research Center (2000-2002). He has served as Vice-Head (2009-2011) and Head (2011-2012) of his Department at the University of Ioannina and as an internal member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Ioannina (2013-2017). He was Director of the Graduate Studies of his Department entitled: “Advanced Materials” (2014-2015). He is the Director of the Polymers Science and Engineering Laboratory since 2004 and he is currently serving as Chairman of the Board for the Scientific and Technological Park of Epirus (region of Greece, 1 out of 7 in total). His research interests involve synthesis of novel polymers via anionic polymerization using high vacuum techniques, living radical polymerizations (ATRP, SFRP, NMP, RAFT), synthesis of new monomers, synthesis of various types of co- and terpolymers linear and non linear exhibiting high molecular weight, effect of macromolecular architecture on self-assembly and on deposition of nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes composite materials, conjugated polymers for photovoltaic applications. His research work has been attributed directly to 1 US patent, 3 book chapters and to 153 scientific publications which have been cited more than 3025, h index = 28 (Scopus), has made more than 140 presentations in domestic (Greece) and international Conferences, has given more than 50 invited talks in conferences or Universities/Institutes/Companies and has participated in Conference Organizing Committees (12) during his appointment as faculty member. Served and serving as reviewer in 40 international journals and in proposals (NSF, General Secretariat of Research and Technology of Greece, Ministry of Education, Croatian Science Foundation, Cypriot Science Foundation, etc). He has collaborations with very well-known foreign Institutions (MIT, Yale, Cornell, UC-Santa Barbara, UT-Knoxville, University of Akron, University College Cork, ORNL, IPF-Dresden, Carnegie-Mellon, National Tsing Hua University-Taiwan, Hanyang University-Korea, Institut Català di Nanotecnologia, etc.) and Companies (CIDETEC, Intel-Ireland, Dow Corning-USA, BIC-Violex, 3M Corporation-USA) expect from the domestic ones. He has supervised 12 PhD, 41 MSc and >100 undergraduate students and he is currently supervising 5 PhD, 7 MSc and 10 undergraduate students. During his appointment as faculty member he has been funded from various agencies with a total budget of approximately 4.500.000 Euros for infrastructure and research activities. He is also the Scientific Coordinator of the Electron Microscopy Facility of the University of Ioannina.

 


 

Dr. Maria M. KarabelaDr. Maria M. Karabela
Laboratory Teaching Staff

University of Ioannina, School of Engineering
Department of Materials Science Engineering
Laboratory of Polymers Science & Engineering (ΦΕΚ, τ.Β’, 254/10-02-2016)
45 110 Ioannina, Greece
Tel: +30 26510 07396 (office), -09027-9 (Laboratory)
E-mail: mkaramp@cc.uoi.gr, mariakarab@gmail.com
Web: www.polymers.gr

Maria Karabela works as a Laboratory Teaching Staff(specialization of “Polymer Materials and Biomedical Technology”)at the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Ioannina, Greece. Her research interests focus on the fields of Polymers Chemistry and Technology (synthesis, characterization, study of physical / chemical / mechanical / thermal properties, etc. – Polymer recycling, modification and improvement of their final properties), synthesis and characterization / study properties of Composites and Advanced Materials as well as Biomaterials and Nanocomposites. Shereceived her Bachelor in Chemistry (2003), a Master’s Degree in Specialization (2005) and a PhD in Chemistry (2010) with an emphasis on Polymer Chemistry and Technology fromthe Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Shehas employed as a fixed term Lecturer in the Hellenic Army Academy(2011-2016: full time, 2016-2018: part time), as Laboratory Associate in theTechnological Educational Institute of Athens (2015-2016), and as a Chemist / Researcher (2011-2013) in a Dental Materials Industry S.A., (R&D & QA) in the field of dental polymer restoratives, impessives, bondings, etc.. She is co-author of over 23 publications in peer-reviewed internationalscientific journals,with more than 866 citations[h-index = 15 (search name: Karabela M.)] and 30 articles in conference proceedings.

 


 

Δρ. Δημήτριος ΜοσχόβαςDimitrios Moschovas, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate

University of Ioannina School of Engineering
Department of Materials Science Engineering
Laboratory of Polymer Science & Engineering (ΦΕΚ, τ.Β’, 254/10-02-2016)
45 110 Ioannina, Greece
Tel: +30 26510 09028-29 (laboratory)
E-mail: dmoschov@cc.uoi.gr
Web: www.polymers.gr

Dr. Dimitrios Moschovas is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Department of Materials Science Engineering (DMSE) of the University of Ioannina (UOI), Greece, under the supervision of Professor A. Avgeropoulos at the Polymers Laboratory with expertise on the synthesis, molecular and morphological characterization of various types of polymers, surface modification, switching properties (hydrophobicity and hydrophilicity) and hybrid polymeric materials for nanotechnology applications. He received his Engineering Diploma in 2008, his MSc Diploma in 2011 from the Interdepartmental graduate program: “Chemistry and Technology of Materials” between the Departments of Materials Science Engineering and Chemistry, University of Ioannina and his PhD (2015) from DMSE-UOI. He is co-author of 10 publications in peer-reviewed international scientific journals and has been involved in more than 15 articles in conference proceedings. He was a teaching assistant at the obligatory Polymers laboratory course for approximately ~6 academic years and co-supervised together with Professors A. Avgeropoulos and N. Zafeiropoulos more than 10 undergraduate and 3 MSc graduate students.

 


 

Ιωάννης Θ. ΜούτσιοςIoannis T. Moutsios
PhD Candidate

University of Ioannina, School of Engineering
Department of Materials Science Engineering
Laboratory of Polymer Science & Engineering (ΦΕΚ, τ.Β’, 254/10-02-2016)
45 110 Ioannina, Greece
Tel: +30 26510 09028 (Laboratory)
E-mail: imoutsios@cc.uoi.gr
Web: www.polymers.gr

Moutsios Ioannis is a PhD candidate at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the University of Ioannina and is working on the Polymer Science and Technology Laboratory for the synthesis and characterization of polymers.His research interests include the synthesis of polymers with anionic polymerization and free radical polymerization, their characterization by various techniques (GPC, AFM, DLS, SEM) and the use of polymers in nanotechnology applications. He received the Diploma of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Ioannina in 2014 and a Master’s Degree in Specialization “Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies” from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Physics Department in 2017. His research work includes 5 publications in international journals.