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PHOTO Dimitrios Gournis
Chemistry of Layered Materials

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Academic Titles
Educational & Professional Experience
Teaching Activities in the Department
Research Interests
Representative Publications

Academic Titles
  • Diploma of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, Greece (1992)
  • Ph.D. from Department of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece (1998)
Educational & Professional Experience
  • Postgraduate Student, Institute of Physical Chemistry, NCSR “Demokritos”, Greece (1993-1997).
  • Postdoctoral research associate, Institute of Materials Science NCSR “Demokritos”, Greece (1999-2000).
  • Assistant Professor (fixed term contract), Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, Greece (1999-2004).
  • Research associate, Materials Science Centre, University of Groningen (RuG), the Netherlands (2004-2005).
  • Assistant Professor of “Chemistry of Layered Materials” (tenure), Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, Greece (2005- 2009).
  • Visiting Professor, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen (RuG), the Netherlands (2008-2009).
  • Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, Greece (2009-2014).
  • Full Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, Greece (2014-today).
Teaching Activities in the Department
  • General and Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Laboratory I: Materials Characterization
  • Materials Laboratory II: Synthesis and characterization of Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemical Processes
  • Chemistry of Materials – Layered & Nanoporous Materials
  • Bioceramics
  • Advanced Ceramics
Research Interests
  • Chemistry of Materials (Solid State Chemistry)
  • Chemistry of phyllomorphous (2D) materials [in particular inorganic layered structures, clay-based materials (clays, pillared clays, organo-clays, LDHs), carbon layered structures, TMDs, germanane etc]
  • Carbon nanostructures [carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, graphene, graphite oxide, carbon dots, molecular diamonds]
  • Hybrid organic-inorganic nanocomposites
  • Mesoporous materials
  • Metallic (magnetic or semiconducting) nanoparticles
  • Biomimetic materials and biocatalysts
  • Synthetic procedures: intercalation reactions, sol-gel, hydrothermal synthesis, Catalytically Chemical Vapor Deposition (CCVD), solid state reactions, Langmuir-Blodgett
  • Characterization techniques: powder XRD; FTIR, Raman, UV-Vis, EPR and Mossbauer spectroscopies, DTA/DSC/TGA, porosity measurements, AFM and SEM microscopy
Representative Publications

Author of 176 international publications in peer reviewed journals (Total Impact Factor, ΣΙF= 920.7 and Mean Impact Factor, IF/paper = 5.3) acknowledged with more than 7800 citations (>6500 without self-citations) and h-index 44 (Google Scholar). He has also published 5 chapters (invited-refereed) in international books, 3 technical reports and has 2 international patents, while he has given 36 invited talks in conferences and institutions [updated 11/2020].
Researcher ID: K-3410-2016
Scopus ID: 6602837399
Google Scholar:

  • T. Giousis, G. Potsi, A. Kouloumpis, K. Spyrou, Y. Georgantas, N. Chalmpes, K. Dimos, M.-K. Antoniou, G. Papavassiliou, A. B. Bourlinos, H. J. Kim, V. K. S. Wadi, S. Alhassan, M. Ahmadi, B. J. Kooi, G. Blake, D. M. Balazs, M. A. Loi, D. Gournis and P. Rudolf. Synthesis of 2D germanane (GeH): a new, fast and facile approach. Angewandte Chemie- International Edition (2020)
  • P. Zygouri, K. Spyrou, E. Mitsari, M. Barrio, R. Macovez, M. Patila, H. Stamatis, I. I. Verginadis, A. P. Velalopoulou, A. M. Evangelou, Z. Sideratou, D. Gournis and Petra Rudolf*. A facile approach to hydrophilic oxidized fullerenes and their derivatives as cytotoxic agents and supports for nanobiocatalytic systems. Scientific Reports (2020) Vol. 10, article 8244
  • Q. Chen, L. Liang, G. Potsi, P. Wan, J. Lu, T. Giousis, E. Thomou, D. Gournis, P. Rudolf, and J. Ye. Highly conductive metallic state and strong spin-orbit interaction in annealed germanane. Nano Letters (2019) Vol. 19, No. 3, p. 1520-1526
  • A. Kouloumpis, N. Vourdas, P. Zygouri, N. Chalmpes, G. Potsi, V. Kostas, K. Spyrou, V. N. Stathopoulos, D. Gournis and P. Rudolf. Controlled deposition of fullerene derivatives within a graphene template by means of a modified Langmuir-Schaefer method. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (2018) Vol. 524, p. 388-398
  • K. Dimos, F. Arcudi, A. Kouloumpis, I. B. Koutselas, P. Rudolf, D. Gournis and M. Prato. Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches to Transparent, Flexible and Luminescent Nitrogen-Doped Carbon NanoDots-Clay Hybrid Film. Nanoscale (2017) Vol. 9, No.29, p. 10256-10262
  • K. Spyrou, M. Calvaresi, E. K. Diamanti, T. Tsoufis, D. Gournis, P. Rudolf and F. Zerbetto. Graphite oxide and aromatic amines: Size matters. Advanced Functional Materials (2015) Vol. 25, No. 2, p. 263-269
  • K. Spyrou, G. Potsi, E. K. Diamanti, X. Ke, E. Serestatidou, I. I. Verginadis, A. P. Velalopoulou, A. M. Evangelou, Y. Deligiannakis, G. Van Tendeloo, D. Gournis and P. Rudolf. Towards novel multi-functional pillared nanostructures: effective intercalation of adamantylamine in graphene oxide and smectite clays. Advanced Functional Materials (2014) Vol. 24, No. 37, p. 5841-5850
  • R. Y. N. Gengler, D. S. Badali, D. Zhang, K. Dimos, K. Spyrou, D. Gournis and D. R. J. Miller. Revealing the ultrafast process behind the photoreduction of graphene oxide. Nature Communications (2013) Vol. 4, Article Number: 2560
  • A. Enotiadis, K. Angjeli, N. Baldino, N. Isabella, and D. Gournis. Graphene-based Nafion nanocomposite membranes: Enhanced proton transport and water retention by novel organo-functionalized graphene oxide nanosheets. Small (2012) Vol. 8, No. 21, p. 3338-3349
  • R.Y.N. Gengler, A. Veligura, A. Enotiadis, E. K. Diamanti, D. Gournis, C. J?zsa, B. J. van Wees, and P. Rudolf. Large yield preparation of high electronic quality graphene by a Langmuir-Schaefer approach. Small (2010) Vol. 6, p. 35