Invited Visitor Scientist / participation of the SORST Program organized by Japan Science and Technology Agency, Tsukuba, Japan (9-10/2007)
Invited Visitor Scientist, "Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal", CNRS, University of Bordeaux I, Bordeaux, France (01/2010).
AWARDS - DISTINCTIONS
. The article "Cone-end Functionalization of Carbon Nanohorns", Chem. Mater. 2006, 18, 3918, was highlighted in MRS Bulletin, Vol. 31, pp.718, 2006
. The article "Cone-end Functionalization of Carbon Nanohorns", Chem. Mater. 2006, 18, 3918, was highlighted in at the Research and Innovation Bulletin, published by the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Issue 58, pp. 8 2007.
. The article in Adv. Funct. Mater., 2007, 17, 1705 is featured on the cover of issue 10 of Advanced Functional Materials, 2007.
MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS
Chemical modification of fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, carbon nanohorns and graphene-based materials for nanotechnological applications.
Participant in national and international research projects in collaboration with academic organizations (EURYI, NANOHOST)
CONFERENCES AND INVITED TALKS
8 international and 7 Greek conferences. Secretaréat of the International Conference on Carbon Nanostructured Materials - Cnano'09 (Santorini, Greece 2009) and of the Fullerene Silver Anniversary Symposium - FSAS2010 ( Crete, Greece 2010)
Laboratory assistant in undergraduate courses in Organic Chemistry Labs
Professor Assistant to chemistry students, in Organic Chemisty(Department of Chemistry, University of Crete, Greece, 2004 - 2005).
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & ACTIVITIES
Member of the Association of Greek Chemists
24 original publications in refereed journals, co-author of 1 book chapter.
G. Pagona, A. S. D. Sandanayaka, Y. Araki, J. Fan, N. Tagmatarchis, G. Charalambidis, A. G. Coutsolelos, B. Boitrel, M. Yudasaka, S. Iijima, O. Ito, "Covalent association of Carbon Nanohorns with Porphyrin: Nanohybrid Formation and Photo-Induced Electron and Energy Transfer", Adv. Funct. Mater. 2007, 17, 1705.
G. Pagona, G. Rotas, A. N. Khlobystov, T. W. Chamberlain, K. Porfyrakis, N. Tagmatarchis, "Azafullerenes Encapsulated within Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes",J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 6062.
G. Pagona, A. S. D. Sandanayaka, T. Hasobe, G. Charalambidis, A. G. Coutsolelos, M. Yudasaka, S. Iijima, N. Tagmatarchis, "Characterization and Photoelectrochemical Properties of Nanostructured Thin Film Composed of Carbon Nanohorns Covalently Functionalized with Porphyrins", J. Phys. Chem. C, 2008, 112, 15735.
S. P. Economopoulos, G. Pagona, M. Yudasaka, S. Iijima, N. Tagmatarchis, "Solvent-free microwave-assisted Bingel reaction in carbon nanohorns", J. Mater. Chem., 2009, 19, 7326.
G. Pagona, S. P. Economopoulos, G. K. Tsikalas, H. E. Katerinopoulos, N. Tagmatarchis, "Fullerene-Coumarin Dyad as Selective Metal Receptor. Synthesis, Photophysical Properties, Electrochemistry and Ion Binding Studies", Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 11969