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Ceramics, Composites and Porous Materials

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

Academic Titles
  • Diploma of Physics, University of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1984)
  • Ph.D. of Chemistry, University of Athens, Greece (1992)
Educational & Professional Experience
  • Ph.D. student and research assistant, Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute, NHRF, Greece (1984-1990)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, NCSR Demokritos, Institute of Materials Science, Greece (1992-1994)
  • Research Associate, NCSR Demokritos, Institute of Materials Science, Greece (1995-1999)
  • Assistant Professor with contract, (according to the Greek law 407/1980), in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, Greece (1999-2001)
  • Associate Professor of “Ceramics and Composite Materials” in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, Greece (2007-2012 )
  • Visiting Professor, Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials, Faculty of Science,Department of Physical Chemistry and Experimental Physics, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic (2011 sabbatical leave)
  • Professor of “Ceramics, Composites and Porous Materials” in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, Greece (2012- )
Teaching Activities in the Department
  • Ceramics
  • Materials Characterization Methods and Techniques
  • Laboratory of Materials I “Introduction to Materials”
  • Laboratory of Materials II “Ceramics and Composites”
  • Technology of Ceramics and Glasses
  • Ceramics - Special Topics
  • Bioceramics
  • Diploma Theses: Supervision of 37 students, Jury of >100 students’ theses
  • Master Theses: Supervision of 15 students, Jury of >50 students’ theses
  • Ph.D. Theses: Supervision of 7 students, Jury of > 20 students’ theses
Research Interests
  • Synthesis of ceramics, glasses, porous and composite materials, nanomaterials based on carbon, nanoparticles, hybrids (porous magnetic and catalytic), utilization of industrial wastes and biomass for the development of high -added value materials
  • Characterization-evaluation of materials by means of spectroscopic and analytical methods such as: vibrational spectroscopy and micro-spectroscopy (Raman, FT-IR), surface area, thermal analysis measurements and the determination and study of their physical and physicochemical properties. High important objectives of the research is the advanced spectroscopic characterization and the thoroughly understand of the materials’ structure and the ways that it related to their fundamental properties
Representative Publications
  • Advanced Cr(VI) sorption properties of activated carbon produced via pyrolysis of the “Posidonia oceanica” seagrass, G. Asimakopoulos, M.Baikousia , C.Salmas, A.B Bourlinos, R.Zboril, M.A Karakassides, Journal of Hazardous Materials, (2020)
  • Synthesis of highly crystalline graphite from spontaneous ignition of in situ derived acetylene and chlorine at ambient conditions, Nikolaos Chalmpes, Konstantinos Spyrou, Athanasios B Bourlinos, Dimitrios Moschovas, Apostolos Avgeropoulos, Michael A Karakassides, Dimitrios Gournis, Molecules 25 2, (2020) 297,
  • Synthesis, Characterization and Mechanical Properties of Nanocomposites Based on Novel Carbon Nanowires and Polystyrene, Vasilis Kostas, Maria Baikousi, Nektaria-Marianthi Barkoula, Aris Giannakas, Antonios Kouloumpis, Apostolos Avgeropoulos, Dimitrios Gournis, Michael A Karakassides, Applied Sciences, 10, 17, (2020) 5737,
  • On the selective oxidation of H2S by heavy loaded Nanoparticles Embedded in Mesoporous Matrix (NEMMs), Georgia Basina, Omer Elmutasim, Dina Ali Gaber, Safa Ali Gaber, Xinnan Lu, Vasileios Tzitzios, Balasubramanian V Vaithilingam, Maria Baikousi, Georgios Asimakopoulos, Michael A Karakassides, Ioannis Panagiotopoulos, Konstantinos Spyrou, Eleni Thomou, Elias Sakellis, Nikos Boukos, Dandan Xu, Michael Tsapatsis, Nahla Al Amoodi, Yasser Al Wahedi, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 278, (2020) 119338,
  • Direct production of carbon nanosheets by self-ignition of pyrophoric lithium dialkylamides in air, M. Baikousi, N. Chalmpes, K. Spyrou, A. B Bourlinos, A.Avgeropoulos, D. Gournis, M. A Karakassides, Materials Letters, 254 (2019) 58-61,
  • Surface chemical modification of macroporous and mesoporous carbon materials: Effect on their textural and catalytic properties, Simaioforidou, V Kostas, M.A Karakassides, M Louloudi, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 279, (2019) 334-344
  • Structural and theoretical study of strontium borophosphate glasses using Raman spectroscopy and ab initio molecular orbital method, M. Anastasopoulou, K. C. Vasilopoulos, D. Anagnostopoulos, I. Koutselas, D. K Papayannis, M.A Karakassides, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 121, 17, (2017) 4610-4619
  • Fullerol–graphene nanobuds: Novel water dispersible and highly conductive nanocarbon for electrochemical sensing”, Bourlinos, A.B., Georgakilas, V., Mouselimis, V., Kouloumpis, A., Mouzourakis, E., Koutsioukis, A., Antoniou, M.-K., Gournis, D., Karakassides, M.A., Deligiannakis, Y., Urbanova, V., Cepe, K., Bakandritsos, A., Zboril, R., Applied Materials Today, 9 (2017) 71-76
  • Synthesis, physical properties and application of the zero-valent iron/titanium dioxide heterocomposite having high activity for the sustainable photocatalytic removal of hexavalent chromium in water, E. Petala, M. Baikousi, M.A Karakassides, G. Zoppellaro, J. Filip, J. Tuček, K. C Vasilopoulos, J. Pechoušek, R. Zbořil, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18, (2016) 10637-10646
  • Preparation and structural study of calcium phosphate glasses and glass ceramics for biomedical applications, M.A.Karakassides, Phys.Chem.Glasses, 46 (2), 139-143, (2005)
  • Preparation and structural study of binary phosphate glasses with high calcium and/or magnesium content, M.A.Karakassides, A.Saranti and I.Koutselas, J.Non-Cryst.Solids, 347, 69-79, (2004)
  • A novel route towards iron- and chromium-containing MCM-41 materials, A.B.Bourlinos, M.A. Karakassides, D. Gournis, V. Georgakilas and A. Moukarika Chemistry Letters Vol 32, No 1, p.38-39 (2003)
  • Magnetic Fe2O3-Al2O3 composites prepared by a modified wet impregnation method, M.A.Karakassides, D.Gournis, A.B.Bourlinos, P.N.Trikalitis and T.Bakas. J. Materials Chem., 13, 1-7, (2003)
  • Stability study of tyrosinate radical in a restricted phyllomorphous medium, D. Gournis, Y. Deligiannakis, M. A. Karakassides, S. Un, Ν. Ioannidis and D. Petridis Langmuir, 18, 10024-10029 (2002)
  • Synthesis and characterization of hollow clay microspheres through a resin template approach, Bourlinos, M.A.Karakassides, and D.Petridis Chemical Communications 16, 1518-1519 (2001)