Department of Chemistry
Cyprus University of Technology
Diploma of Chemical Engineer (five-year course), National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, 1985. PhD in Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA, 1990. Post-doctoral researcher in the Institute for Polymers, Federal Technical University (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland, 1992-1994. Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Sciences and afterwards Department of Chemistry of the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, 1995-2002. Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry of the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2002-2010. Professor, Department of Chemistry of the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2011-today. Chairman of the Department of Chemistry, 3/2006-3/2008. President of the Pancyprian Union of Chemists, 2007-today. Member of the Executive Committee of EuCheMS (European Association for the Chemical and Molecular Sciences), 10/2004-3/2010.
(1) Specific ion effects on biophysical and physicochemical systems. (2) Synthesis of hybrid materials based on silica for use as sorbents of environmental pollutants. (3) Langmuir-Blodgett molecular film production and Layer-by-layer film production from stabilized nanoparticle dispersions. (4) Oriented oxide films for photocatalytic applications and water splitting. (5) Growth of semiconductor nanocrystals in polymer and/or surfactant solutions.
Christoforou, M., Brezesinski, G., Leontidis, E., “Effects of Sodium Salts of Lyotropic Anions on Low-Temperature, Ordered Lipid Monolayers”, J. Phys. Chem. B 116 (50), 14602-14612 (2012).
Andreou, I., Amenitsch, H., Likodimos, V., Falaras, P., Koutsoukos, P., Leontidis, E., “Organized silica films generated by Evaporation-Induced-Self-Assembly as hosts for iron oxide nanoparticles”, Materials –Open Access Journal 6 (4), 1467-1484 (2013)
Ioannou, F., Leontidis, E., Archontis, G., “Helix-formation by Alanine-based Peptides in Pure Water and Electrolyte Solutions: Insights from Molecular Dynamics Simulations”, J. Phys. Chem. B 117(34), 9866-9876 (2013)