Bouropoulos Nikolaos

His research interests focus in:


  • Materials as bone substitutes: a) Synthesis, characterization and properties of calcium phosphate bone cements and calcium phosphate ceramics. b) Synthesis, structural, textural properties and bioactivity of bioactive glasses.
  • Biological mineralization: a) Pathological calcification (e.g urinary stones, encrustations of urinary biomaterials, meniscal calcification) b)Non pathological calcification (e.g dental enamel formation).
  • Crystal growth and dissolution of sparingly soluble salts (e.g. calcium oxalate, calcium phosphate, calcium carbonate).
  • Molecular and Nanostructured materials. Solubilization and physicochemical properties of carbon nanotubes and fullerenes by using biological molecules
  • Controlled drug delivery systems based on biopolymers.
  • Development, structural and optical characterization of semiconductive Zinc Oxide nanostructures and magnetic or magnetic hybrid nanoparticles with potential use on biomedical applications.


Representative publications:

  • “Spontaneous Precipitation of Struvite from Aqueous Solutions,” N. Bouropoulos and P. Koutsoukos, J Crystal Growth 213, 381 (2000).
  • “Calcium Oxalate Crystals in Tomato and Tobacco Plants: Morphology and in Vitro Interactions of Crystal Associated Macromolecules,” N. Bouropoulos, S.Weiner, and L. Addadi, Chemistry-A European Journal 7, 1881 (2001).
  • “Induction of apatite by the cooperative effect of amelogenin and the 32KDa enamelin,” N. Bouropoulos and J. Moradian-Oldak, Journal of Dental Research 83, 284 (2004).
  • “Swelling studies and in vitro release of verapamil from calcium alginate and calcium alginate–chitosan beads,” G. Pasparakis and N. Bouropoulos, International Journal of Pharmaceutics 323, 34 (2006).
  • “ZnO nanostructures grown on carbon nanotubes by thermal evaporation,” A. Chrissanthopoulos, S. Baskoutas, N. Bouropoulos, V. Dracopoulos, D. Tassis, and S.N. Yannopoulos, Thin Solid Films 515, 8524–8528 (2007).

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