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Hayes C. Sophia

Department of Chemistry
Cyprus University of Technology


  • B.A. in Chemistry and Art (double major), Luther College, Decorah, IA, USA, 1996. • M.Sc. in Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, 1998. • Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, 2001. • Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, 2002-2003. • Post-doctoral Research Associate, Cavendish Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, 2003-2004. • Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Cyprus, 2004. • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Cyprus, 2010.

Research Interest

The Molecular Spectroscopy Group’s research interests center around the fundamental understanding of the photochemistry and photoreactivity of a variety of chemical systems. In particular, present interests focus on i) the biophysics of peptide models for amyloid fibril formation, especially the mechanism and dynamics of their aggregation process, ii) photophysics of organic semiconductors for use in optoelectronic devices,and iii) photochemistry of environmentally important molecules such as nitryl chlorides


  • M. S. Vezie, S. Few, I. Meager, G. Pieridou, B. Dörling, R. S. Ashraf, A. R. Goñi, H. Bronstein,, I. McCulloch, S. C. Hayes, M. Campoy-Quiles, and J. Nelson, “Exploring the origin of high optical absorption in conjugated polymers”, Nat. Mat., 2016, DOI: 10.1038/nmat4645.

  • M. Stylianou, I. Hadjiadamou, C. Drouza, S. C. Hayes, E. Lariou, I. Tantis, P. Lianos, A. C. Tsipis and A. D. Keramidas, "Synthesis of new photosensitive H2BBQ2+[ZnCl4]2−/[(ZnCl)2(μ-BBH)] complexes, through selective oxidation of H2O to H2O2," Dalton Trans. 2017, DOI: 10.1039/C6DT04643F.

  • G. Karecla, P. Papagiorgis, N. Panagi, G. A. Zissimou, C. P. Constantinides, P. A. Koutentis, G. Itskos, S. C. Hayes, "Emission from the stable Blatter radical," New J. Chem., 2017, DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ00677B

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