Ph.D in Physical Chemistry, Chemistry Department, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (1978)
M.Sc. in Physical Chemistry, Chemistry Department, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (1974)
B.Sc in Chemistry, Chemistry Department, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (1973)
Visiting position at the Chemistry Department, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Visiting position at the Theoretical Chemistry Department, Oxford University, Oxford, U.K.
Visiting position at the Chemistry Department, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
Long (2-5 months) visits to Physical Chemistry Institute, Bonn University, Bonn, Germany.
Long visits to Theoretical Chemistry Dept., University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany.
MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS
Electronic structure calculations on highly excited states of molecules, Rydberg states, autoionizing states.
Development and applications of theoretical methods for investigations of structure and processes in excited and highly excited states of small molecules.
Theoretical studies on fluorescent chemical sensors for dicarboxylic acids, nerve gas agents and other applications.
Theoretical study of functionalized carbon nanohorns and fullerene hybrids.
Investigation by theoretical quantum mechanical methods, of reactions of molecules on semiconductor surfaces leading to imprinting of molecular structure on the surfaces.
Acting Laboratory Instructor, Organic Chemistry, Chemistry Dept., University of Toronto,
Sessional Lecturer at the Chemistry Department, Carleton University
Teaching Assistant at the Chemistry Department, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
(i) Member of team (I.D. Petsalakis, G. Theodorakopoulos and N. Tagmatarchis coordinator ) involved in NANOHOST project (FP7-REGPOT-2007-1) Feb. 1,2008- Feb.,2011 (ii) FP7-PEOPLE- IRG-2008, 2008-2012(coordinator) (iii)Greece-Slovakia joint research and technology project, 2005-2007 (coordinator). (iv)Scientist in charge of MCIF-EU, 2003-2004 (v) NATO PST/CLG.978504 , 2002-2003,(vi) Greece-Poland joint research and technology project 2001-2003, (project coordinator),(vii) INTAS 1999, 2000-2003, (project coordinator). (viii) HCM-EC-40 (1994-1995). (ix) Participation in other NATO and GSRT bilateral collaboration projects.
CONFERENCES AND INVITED TALKS
Participation in 28 international conferences (4 invited talks), 15 invited talks at Universities and research centers.
HONORS & AWARDS
EC Human Capital and Mobility category 40 fellowship, 1/8/94 - 31/7/95, Marie Curie Fellow, National Research Council of Canada, Post-Doctoral (NATO) Fellowship, 1978-1980, National Research Council of Canada, post-Graduate Scholarship, 1975-78, University of Toronto Open fellowship, 1974-75, Ontario Scholar 1969).
123 articles have been published in refereed international scientific journals with about 1400 citations to the published work (as of April of 2011).
SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS
"Theoretical calculations on the potential energy curves of electronic states of CF: Rydberg states of CF above the lowest ionization limit", I.D. Petsalakis, G. Theodorakopoulos, Chem. Phys. Lett. 508, 17 (2011)
"Theoretical investigation of the complexation of crown ethers and crown ethers of fulleropyrrolidine with (CH3)x NH+4-x x = 0 - 4" D. Tzeli, I. D. Petsalakis, G. Theodorakopoulos, Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys.13,954 (2011)
"Coherent oscillatory femtosecond dynamics in multichannel photodynamics of NO2 studied by spatially masked electron imaging", D. Irimia, I. D. Petsalakis, G. Theodorakopoulos and M. H.M. Janssen, J. Phys. Chem. A 114, 3157 (2010)
"Triphenylamine-based receptors in selective recognition of dicarboxylic acids", K. Ghosh, G. Masanta, R. Frohlich, I. D. Petsalakis and G.Theodorakopoulos, J. Phys. Chem. B 113, 7800 (2009)
"Theoretical study of adsorption of group IIIA nitrides on Si(111)", D. Tzeli, I. D. Petsalakis and G. Theodorakopoulos, J. Phys. Chem. C 113, 5563 (2009)
"Theoretical study on the electronic states of NaLi",I. D. Petsalakis ,D. Tzeli and G. Theodorakopoulos,J. Chem. Phys. 129, 054306 (2008)
"Theoretical study in donor-acceptor carbon nanohorn-based hybrids", I. D. Petsalakis, G. Pagona, N. Tagmatarchis and G. Theodorakopoulos, Chem. Phys. Lett. 448,115(2007)
"Theoretical study of the induced attachment of benzene to Si(111) 7X7". I. D. Petsalakis, J, C. Polanyi and G Theodorakopoulos , Surface Science 544 162 (2003)
"The Rydberg states of NO2. Vibrational autoionization of the ndσ states". I. D. Petsalakis, G. Theodorakopoulos and M. S. Child, J.Chem.Phys. 115, 10394 (2001).
"MRD-CI calculations on the potential energy curves of the ground and excited electronic states of the noble-gas hydrides, HeH, NeH and ArH", G. Theodorakopoulos, S. C. Farantos, R. J. Buenker and S. D. Peyerimhoff, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Phys. 17 1453 (1984). "Calculations on the singlet-triplet energy separations of silaethylene" O. P. Strausz, M. A. Robb, G. Theodorakopoulos, P. G. Mezey and I. G. Csizmadia, Chem. Phys. Lett. 48, 162 (1977).