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Tsitsilianis Constantinos

Costas Tsitsilianis Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, Greece

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Last updated: February 2015


1987: PhD in Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Patras, Greece
1977: Diploma in Chemistry, Univ. of Patras, Greece
9/1989 - 4/1990: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute "Charles Sadron", Strasbourg


Previous Employment/Occupation:

1993-present Collaborating faculty Member of the Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences in FORTH.
2005-present Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras.
1996-2005 Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras.
1992-1996 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras.
1988-1992 Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering University of Patras.
1982-1987 Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras.


Research Activities:

Macromolecular Engineering.
Synthesis characterization and properties of model nanostructured polymers via living polymerization methods.
Study of solution properties of block copolymers in the dilute regime.
Self-assembly and association phenomena of model amphiphilic block copolymers of various types: ABA, ABABABA,  ABC, CBABC, A(B-co-C), AnBn and An(B-C)n stars.
Physical hydrogels from telechelic polyelectrolytes and triblock polyampholytes. Stimuli responsive model block copolymers in aqueous media.
Controlled drug delivery from "smart" polymeric self-assemblies.
Polymer/carbon alloys (CNT, graphene) water dispersible nanohybrids.


Participation in Research Projects:




  • Institute "Charles Sadron", Strasbourg, France.
  • Dept. of Polymer Chemistry, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
  • Dept. of Physics & Macromolecular Chemistry, Charles University, Prague Czech Republic.
  • Dept. of Physical Chemistry 1, Lund University, Sweden.
  • ESPCI, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France.
  • Institut fur Polymerforschung, Dresden, Germany.
  • Dept. of Chemistry, University of Cyprus.
  • Dept. of Chemistry, Clarkson University, USA.
  • Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, USA.
  • Universite Europeenne de Bretagne, LIMATB Equipe Rheologie, Brest, France.
  • Dept. of Physics and Center for Nanomaterials, University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
  • School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.
  • Technische Universitat Munchen, Physikdepartment, Fachgebiet Physik weicher Materie, Garching, Germany.



165 publications in total: 107 refereed journal papers (h=33), 51 refereed conference proceedings, 7 chapters in books.


Conference Participation/Attendance:

122 (16 Invited speaker) presentations in National and International Conferences.


Invited Seminars:

20 (15 universities, 3 Institutes, 2 Companies).


Teaching Activities:

Polymer Science, Experiments in Polymer Science (Dept. of Chem. Eng., Univ. of Patras, Greece), Macromolecular Chemistry (graduate course).



11/1996, 4/1997: Invited Professor, Department of Polymer Chemistry, University of Groningen (NOW scholarship).
6/1999: Invited Professor, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, E.S.P.C.I., Paris
3/2010: Invited Professor, Matiere Molle et Chimie, E.S.P.C.I.-ParisTech
Editorial Board Journal of Nanostructured Polymers & Nanocomposites since 2005.
Editorial Board Designed Monomers and Polymers since 2011.
The most read articles from Biomacromolecules in the full year of 2011: pH-Responsive Hydrogel/Liposome Soft Nanocomposites For Tuning Drug Release. M.-T. Popescu, S. Mourtas, G. Pampalakis, S. G. Antimisiaris, and C. Tsitsilianis* Biomacromolecules 12, 3023-3030, (2011).
Editorial Board: Journal of Materials (open access) since 2013.


Selected Publications:

  • Reconformation and metallization of unimolecular micelles in controlled enviroment. G. Gorodyska, A. Kiriy, S. Minko*, C. Tsitsilianis and M. Stamm Nano letters 3, 365-367 (2003).
  • Rheological properties of an asymmetric triblock polyampholyte in salt-free aqueous solutions. F.Bossard, V.Sfika and C. Tsitsilianis* Macromolecules 37, 3899-3904, (2004).
  • Tri- and tetracarbanionic initiators by Lithium-halide exchanger reaction: Application to star polymer synthesis. R. Matmour, A. Lebreton, V. Heroguez, C. Tsitsilianis, J. Kallitsis and Y. Gnanou* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 44, 284-287, (2005).
  • Hierarchical self organization of ABC terpolymer constituted of a long polyelectrolyte end-caped by hydrophobic blocks. I. Katsampas, and C. Tsitsilianis* Macromolecules 38, 1307-1314, (2005).
  • A novel thermo-thickening phenomenon exhibited by a triblock polyampholyte in aqueous salt-free solutions. F. Bossard, C. Tsitsilianis* S. Yannopoulos, G. Petekidis and V.Sfika Macromolecules 38, 2883-2888, (2005).
  • From smart polymer molecules to responsive nanostructured surfaces. R. Lupitskyy, Y. Roiter, C. Tsitsilianis, and S. Minko* Langmuir 21, 8591-8593, (2005).
  • Thermo-reversible hydrogels based on poly(N,N-diethylacrylamide)-b-poly(acrylic acid)-b-poly(N,N-diethylacrylamide) double hydrophilic triblock copolymer. S. A. Angelopoulos and C. Tsitsilianis* Macromol Chem. & Phys, 207, 2188-2194, (2006).
  • pH-Tunable rheological properties of a telechelic cationic polyelectrolyte reversible hydrogel. F. Bossard, T. Aubry, G. T. Gotzamanis, C. Tsitsilianis* Soft Matter 2, 510-516, (2006).
  • Diversity of nanostructured self-assemblies from a pH-responsive ABC terpolymer in aqueous media. C. Tsitsilianis*, Y. Roiter, I. Katsampas and S. Minko* Macromolecules  41, 925-934, (2008).
  • Responsive reversible hydrogels from associative "smart" macromolecules C. Tsitsilianis, Soft Matter, 6, 2372-2388, (2010). (invited review).
  • pH-Responsive Hydrogel/Liposome Soft Nanocomposites For Tuning Drug Release. M.-T. Popescu, S. Mourtas, G. Pampalakis, S. G. Antimisiaris, and C. Tsitsilianis* Biomacromolecules 12, 3023-3030, (2011).
  • pH responsive self assemblies from An-core-(B-b-C)n heteroarm star block terpolymer bearing oppositely charged segments. Z. Iatridi and C. Tsitsilianis* Chem. Commun. 47, 5560-5562, (2011)
  • pH responsive MWCNT/star terpolymer nanohybrids. Z. Iatridi and C. Tsitsilianis* Soft Matter, 9, 185-193, (2013).
  • Multicompartmental microcapsules from Star copolymer micelles. I. Choi, S. T. Malak, W. Xu, W. T. Heller, C. Tsitsilianis and V. V. Tsukruk* Macromolecules 46, 1425-1436 (2013).
  • Controlled Delivery of Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles by pH-Sensitive Polymersomes. M.-T. Popescu and C. Tsitsilianis* ACS Macro Letters 2, 222-225 (2013).
  • Perfect mixing of immiscible macromolecules at fluid interfaces. S. S. Sheiko*, J. Z. Zhou, J. Arnold, D. Neugebauere, K. Matyaszewski, C. Tsitsilianis, V. V. Tsukruk, J-M. Y. Carrillo, A. V. Dobrynin and M. Rubinstein Nature Mater. 12, 735-740, (2013).
  • Ionizable Star Copolymer-Assisted Graphene Transfer between Immiscible Liquids: Organic Solvent/Water/Ionic Liquid. M.-T. Popescu, D. Tasis and C. Tsitsilianis* ACS Macro Letters 3, 981-984 (2014).
  • Stimuli responsive fibrous hydrogels from hierarchical self-assembly of a triblock copolypeptide. M.-T. Popescu, G. Liontos, A. Avgeropoulos and C. Tsitsilianis*, Soft Matter, 11, 331-342 (2015).



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