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Daletou Maria


Assistant Researcher

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Last updated: December 2017


2007: PhD in the “Interdepartmental Postgraduate Program on Polymer Science and Technology”, Departments of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Physics - University of Patras, Greece
2004: MSc in the “Interdepartmental Postgraduate Program on Polymer Science and Technology”, Departments of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Physics - University of Patras, Greece
2002: B.S. Chemistry, Univ. of Patras, Greece


Previous Employment/Occupation:

10/2017 – today: Assistant Researcher, ICE/HT-FORTH, Greece
01/2010-09/2017: Post-Doctoral Fellow, ICE/HT-FORTH, Greece
07/2009-12/2009: Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Patras, Greece
07/2008-06/2009: Post-Doctoral Fellow, ICE/HT-FORTH, Greece
07/2007-06/2008: Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Northeastern University, Boston MA, USA


Research Activities:

Development of nanostructured electrocatalysts for energy related applications like Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells.
Chemical functionalization of carbon nanotubes.
Development of polymeric and hybrid materials of various architectures and functionalities.
Liquid Electrochemistry (RRDE), study of the activity towards oxygen reduction and understanding structure-property-activity relations.
Solid state electrochemistry with emphasis in the field of fuel cells; understanding of operation and degradation phenomena.
Design and construction of PEM fuel cell stacks.


Participation in Research Projects:

2002-2017: Participation in 10 research projects funded by EU and national bodies.



23 refereed journal papers; 6 patent applications; 2 chapters in books


Conference Participation/Attendance:

More than 60 presentations in international and national conferences, 4 Invited Oral Presentations.



Award from State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) for successful admission with the highest records in the Department of Chemistry, Patras (1997).
Award from State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) for the highest records in the courses of the post graduate studies (9/2002-1/2003), (2/2003-6/2003) and (9/2003-1/2004).
One of our papers has been recognized in the "ScienceDirect Top-25 hottest articles" in Chemical Engineering in 2005.


Professional Affiliations:

Association of Greek Chemists, Hellenic Polymer Society, Association of Greek Researchers, Electrochemical Society.


Selected Publications:

  • A. Orfanidi, M.K. Daletou, S.G. Neophytides, Mitigation strategy towards stabilizing the Electrochemical Interface under high CO and H2O containing reformate gas feed, Electrochimica Acta 233 (2017) 218-228.
  • V.A. Saveleva, M.K. Daletou, E.R. Savinova, Influence of methanol on the chemical state of PtRu anodes in a HT DMFC studied by in-situ synchrotron-based NAP-XPS, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 50 (2017) 014001 (10pp).
  • Y. Luo, N. Shroti, M.K. Daletou, L.A. Estudillo-Wong, N. Alonso-Vante, Synergistic effect of Yttrium and pyridine-functionalized carbon nanotube on platinum nanoparticles towards the oxygen reduction reaction in acid medium, Journal of Catalysis 344 (2016) 712–721.
  • D. Notter, K. Kouravelou, T. Karachalios, M.K. Daletou, N.T. Haberland, Life cycle assessment of PEM FC applications: electric mobility and µ-CHP, Energy & Environmental Science 8 (2015) 1969-1985.
  • M.K. Daletou, M. Geormezi, E. Vogli, G.A. Voyiatzis, S.G. Neophytides, The interaction of H3PO4 and steam with PBI and TPS polymeric membranes. A TGA and Raman study, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2 (2014) 1117-1127.
  • A. Orfanidi, M.K. Daletou, L. Sygellou, S.G. Neophytides, The role of phosphoric acid in the anodic electrocatalytic layer in High Temperature PEM Fuel Cells, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 43 (2013) 1101-1116.
  • I. Kalamaras, M.K. Daletou, S.G. Neophytides, J.K. Kallitsis, Thermal Crosslinking of Aromatic Polyethers Bearing Pyridine Groups for Use as High Temperature Polymer Electrolytes, Journal of Membrane Science, 415-416 (2012) 42-50.
  • A. Orfanidi, M.K. Daletou, S. Neophytides, Preparation and Characterization of Pt on Modified Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes to be used as Electrocatalysts for High Temperature Fuel Cell Applications, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 106 (2011) 379-389.


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