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Kontoyannis Christos

Kontoyannis Christos Professor
Department of Pharmacy, University of Patras, Greece

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Last updated: November 2016


1988: PhD in Electrochemistry, Georgetown Univ., USA
1986: M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry, Georgetown Univ., USA
1983: Diploma in Chemistry, Univ. of Patras, Greece


Previous Employment/Occupation:

1995-2002: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmacy, Univ. of Patras, Greece
1991-1995: Lecturer, Dept. of Pharmacy, Univ. of Patras, Greece
1990-1991: Post-Doctoral Fellow, ICE/HT-FORTH, Greece
1983-1986: Teaching Assistant, Georgetown University


Research Activities:

  • New Diagnostic Tools for Bone Diseases
  • Drug Polymorphic Stability and Identification in Formulations
  • Development of non-destructive analytical methods using spectroscopic (Raman, IR, XRF) and electrochemical techniques (DPP, Impedance spectroscopy, CV). Applications in bio-ceramics, drugs, urinary stones, bones, liposomes, polymers etc.
  • Development of new biomaterials (synthesis, analysis, physicochemical properties)


Participation in Research Projects:

1990-2015: Partner or Coordinator in international (JOULE, BRITE, ENVIRONMENT, HUMAN MOBILITY, RAW MATERIALS, NATO, ENERGIE, GROWTH) or national (PENED, EPET, Greek-Romania bilateral) programmes.



59 refereed journal papers. 44 refereed and 3 non-referred papers in international conference proceedings. Co-editor of 5 proceeding volumes of international conferences. 1 Greek patent.


Conference Participation/Attendance:

Presentations in 127 international and national conferences.


Professional Activities:

Administrative Duties
Chair of Department of Pharmacy: 2003-2007; Vice Chair: 2009-2011; Senate University of Patras: 2003-2007; Research Committee Univ. of Patras: 2004-2013; Bioethics Committee: 2009-2014; Instrumental Pharmaceutical Analysis Laboratory Director 2006-.

Academic Duties
Editorial Board: Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry, Journal of Pharmacy and BioAllied Sciences; EU (REA-FP7) project evaluator; GSRT project evaluator; Journal Reviewer: Applied Spectroscopy, Analytica Chimica Acta, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Journal of Membrane Science, Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, Chemistry of Materials, Talanta, Journal Molecular Structure, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Analytical Chemistry, European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, Spectroscopy Letters, Portugaliae Electrochimica Acta, Electrochimica Acta, Current Pharmaceutical Analysis, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Journal of Nanostructured Polymers and Nanocomposites, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, Analytical Methods, Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology.

Collaboration with numerous Pharmaceutical companies for the development of new formulations.


Professional Affiliations:

Greek Chemist Association. Electrochemical Society. American Chemical Society. Society of Applied Spectroscopy, Hellenic Society of Biomaterials (founding member).



Greek State Scholarship (1983).
Teaching Fellowship (1983-1986) and Research Fellowship (1986-1988), Georgetown University.
Honorary Fellowship-Electrochemical Society (1985-1988).
European Science Foundation Fellow (1994).
3rd Poster Prize NATO Advance Study Institute on "Molten Salts: from Fundamentals to Application" (2001).
1st and 2nd Poster prize for the posters: Monitoring the transformation of Anagrelide HCl phase II to free base in capsules during stability studies" (Graduate student G. Manika) and Searching for the Chemical Changes induced by osteoarthritis on Human Meniscus Using Raman Spectroscopy (Graduate student P. Papaspyridakou), 2nd Conference of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 9-11 October 2014, Patras, Greece.


Teaching Activities:

1992-2016: Instrumental Analysis, Separation Techniques and Electrochemical Methods, Organic Spectroscopy, Physical Chemistry (Undergraduate Courses, Dept. of Pharmacy, Univ. of Patras, Greece).
1994-2016: Electrochemical Methods, Modern Instrumental Analysis, Analytical Spectroscopy (Graduate Courses, Dept. of Pharmacy, Univ. of Patras, Greece).


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