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Loizou Elena

Physics department
Cyprus University of Technology

Loizou Elena


Special Teaching Staff, Department of Chemistry, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2008-Present. • Research Visitor, NIST Center for Neutron Research, Maryland, USA, 2005-2007. • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, 2002-2007. • B.Sc. in Chemistry, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, 1998-2002.

Research Interest

Polymeric materials and gels • Understanding structure and properties for polymer-clay nanocomposites hydrogels • Characterization of nanocomposite hydrogels by microscopy, rheology, and scattering (light, neutron and x-ray) • Synthesis of bio-nanocomposite hydrogels • Amphiphilic model conetworks forming microphase separation • Characterization of degradable polymer networks


  • K. S. Pafiti, Z. Philippou, E. Loizou, L. Porcar, C. S. Patrickios, "End-Linked Poly[2-(Dimethylamino)ethyl Methacrylate] – Poly(Methacrylic Acid) Polyampholyte Conetworks: Synthesis by Sequential RAFT Polymerization and Swelling and SANS Characterization", Macromolecules, 2011, 44, (13), 5352-5362

  • M. Rikkou-Kalourkoti, E. Loizou, L. Porcar, K. Matyjaszewski, C. S. Patrickios, "End-Linked, Amphiphilic, Degradable Polymer Conetworks: Synthesis by Sequential Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization using a Bifunctional, Cleavable Initiator", Polymer Chemistry, 2012, 3, (1), 105-116

  • . Kepola, E. Loizou, C. S. Patrickios, E. Leontidis, C. Voutouri, T. Stylianopoulos, R. Schweins, M. Gradzielski, C. Krumm, J. C. Tiller, M. Kushnir, C. Wesdemiotis, “Amphiphilic Polymer Conetworks Based on End-Linked “Core-First” Star Block Copolymers: Structure Formation with Long-Range Order”, ACS Macro Letters, 2015, 4, 1163-1168

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