Georgakilas Vasileios

Carbon nanostructured materials (nanotubes, fullerenes, new carbon allotropes):

Development of new chemical synthetic methods, chemical functionalisation with organic functional groups and polymers focusing on their better use in applications such as polymer reinforcement, photovoltaics, biotechnology. New composite materials combining nanostructured materials with polymers, metallic nanoparticles, organic functional groups, inorganic nanomaterials (porous, layered). Metallic nanoparticles - chemical modification and their properties (magnetics, catalysis, optical properties). Inorganic layered, porous nanomaterials. The synthesis, chemical modification and study of nanostructured and composite materials are planned to be used in applications that contribute to the improvement of the human life and the protection of the natural environment.


Representative publications:

  • “Organic Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes,” V. Georgakilas, K. Kordatos, M. Prato, D.M. Guldi, M. Holzinger, and A. Hirsch, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 124, 760 (2002).
  • “Supramolecular self-assembled fullerene nanostructures,” V. Georgakilas, F. Pellarini, M. Prato, D.M. Guldi, M. Melle-Franco, and F. Zerbetto, P. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 99, 5075-5080 (2002).
  • “Decorating Carbon Nanotubes with Metal or Semiconductor Nanoparticles ,” V. Georgakilas, D. Gournis, V. Tzitzios, L. Pasquato, DM. Guldi, and M. Prato, Invited Feature Article J. Mater. Chem. 17, 2679–2694, (2007).
  • “Multi-Purposed Organically Modified Carbon Nanotubes: From functionalization to nanotube composites V. Georgakilas, A. Bourlinos, D. Gournis, T. Tsoufis, C. Trapalis, A. Mateo Alonso, and M. Prato, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130, 8733-8740 (2008).
  • “Liquid-phase Exfoliation of Graphite Towards Solubilized Single Graphenes,” A.B. Bourlinos, V. Georgakilas, R. Zboril, T.A. Steriotis, and A. Stubos, Small, 5, 1841-45 (2009).

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