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Staikos Georgios

George Staikos Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, Greece

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Last updated: April 2015


1986: PhD in Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Patras, Greece
1984: D.E.A. in Macromolecular Physical Chemistry, Univ. of P.M. Curie, France
1973: Diploma in Chemistry, Univ. of Athens, Greece


Previous Employment/Occupation:

2009-today: Professor, Dept. of Chem. Eng., Univ. of Patras, Greece
1998-today: Associate Professor, Dept. of Chem. Eng., Univ. of Patras, Greece
1991-1998: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chem. Eng., Univ. of Patras, Greece
1987-1991: Lecturer, Dept. of Chem. Eng., Univ. of Patras, Greece
1986-1987: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dept. of Chem. Eng., Univ. of Patras, Greece
1976-1978: Industry


Research Activities:

Polymer solutions. Wormlike polymers. Water-soluble polymers. Interactions of surfactants with polymers. Polysaccharide-based graft copolymers. Thermothickening agents. Graft copolymers. Hydrogen-bonded interpolymer complexes. PH responsive thickening systems. Soluble hydrogen-bonded, polyelectrolyte and protein - polyelectrolyte complexes, Colloidal nanoparticles.



61 refereed and non-referred journal papers.


Teaching Activities:

Analytical chemistry, Laboratory of analytical chemistry (Qualitative and quantitative analysis).Chemistry and physical chemistry of macromolecules, Water-soluble polymers, Characterization of Polymers.


Selected Publications:

  • "Soluble hydrogen-bonding interpolymer complexes and pH-controlled thickening phenomena in water" M. Sotiropoulou, G. Bokias and G. Staikos, Macromolecules 36, 1349-1354 (2003).
  • "Water-Soluble Stoichiometric Polyelectrolyte Complexes Based on Cationic Comb-Type Copolymers" A. Matralis, M. Sotiropoulou, G. Bokias and G. Staikos Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2006, 207, 1018-1025.
  • "Water-Soluble Hydrogen-Bonding Interpolymer Complex Formation between Poly(ethyleneglycol) and Poly(acrylic acid) Grafted with Poly(2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid)" P. Ivopoulos, M. Sotiropoulou, G. Bokias and G. Staikos Langmuir 2006, 22, 9181-9186.
  • "Characterization of the Soluble Nanoparticles Formed through Coulombic Interaction of Bovine Serum Albumin with Anionic Graft Copolymers at Low pH" E. Serefoglou, J. Oberdisse and G. Staikos Biomacromolecules 2007, 8, 1195-1199.
  • M. Sotiropoulou, F. Bossard, E. Balnois, J. Oberdisse and G. Staikos "Characterization of the Core-Shell Nanoparticles Formed as Soluble Hydrogen-bonding Interpolymer Complexes at Low pH" Langmuir 23, 11252-11258 (2007).
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