Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, Greece.
MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS
Chemical modification of fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, carbon nanohorns and graphene-based materials for nanotechnological applications.
Participant in seven national and international research projects in collaboration with academic and industrial organizations (national: PENED, PAVET, Heraklitos, Pythagoras, ÓÕÍÅÑÃÁÓÉÁ, Bilateral Scientific Schemes; EU: EURYI).
CONFERENCES AND INVITED TALKS
21 international and 10 Greek conferences. Secretaréat member of the 3rd Conference of post-graduate students of Chemistry Department of University of Ioannina (Ioannina, Greece 1997), of the International Conference on Carbon Nanostructured Materials - Cnano'09 (Santorini, Greece 2009) and of the Fullerene Silver Anniversary Symposium - "FSAS-2010" (Crete, Greece 2010).
Laboratory assistant in undergraduate courses in Organic Chemistry Labs (Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, Greece, 1996 - 2000).
Invited Visitor Scientist, Centre for Drug Delivery Research, Department of Pharmaceutics, The School of Pharmacy, University of London, London, England (7-8/2007).
Invited Visitor Scientist, Institute of Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany (11-12/1997 and 2-3/1998).
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & ACTIVITIES
Member of the Association of Greek Chemists.
20 publications in refereed journals, 1 book chapter, more than 80 citations and h-index=6.
SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS
"Alignment of Carbon Nanotubes in Weak Magnetic Fields" J. Tumpane, N. Karousis, N. Tagmatarchis and B. Norden, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 47, 5148 (2008)
"Carbon Nanotubes Decorated with Palladium Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization and Catalytic Activity", N. Karousis, G.-E. Tsotsou, F. Evangelista, P. Rudolf, N. Ragoussis and N. Tagmatarchis, J. Phys. Chem. C, 112, 13463 (2008)
''Current progress on the chemical modification of carbon nanotubes'', N. Karousis, N. Tagmatarchis and D. Tasis, Chem. Rev. 110, 5366 (2010)
''Microwave assisted covalent functionalization of C60@SWCNT peapods'', N. Karousis, S. P. Economopoulos, Y. Iizumi, T. Okazaki, Z. Liu, K. Suenaga and N. Tagmatarchis, Chem. Commun.46, 9110 (2010)
"'Graphene with covalently linked porphyrin antennae: Synthesis, characterization, and photophysical properties'', N. Karousis, A. S. D. Sandanayaka, T. Hasobe, S. P. Economopoulos, E. Sarantopoulou, N. Tagmatarchis, J. Mater. Chem. 21, 109 (2011)