Graphene, Conductive inks, Ordered porous materials, Drug release


Dr. Dimitra Giasafaki is a Materials Science Engineer from the University of Ioannina (UOI) since 2005. She received her M.Sc. in Materials Chemistry & Technology in 2008 and her PhD in 2014 also from the UOI. She has been working with Porous Materials Group at “Membranes and Materials for Environmental Separations Laboratory” of the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Demokritos National Research Centre in Athens, from 2009 until today, as a phd student and a post-doctoral research associate. Her research focuses on synthesis, modification and characterization of porous materials (mainly carbon and silica based), layered materials and nanocomposites for a wide range of applications (energy, catalytic, biological, industrial etc.). In addition she has worked as an Academic Fellow in two Departments of the School of Engineering, at the University of West Attica (UNIWA) in Athens. She has worked in 9 funded (EU & National) research projects. She has co-authored 19 peer reviewed publications to date, while she has participated in several international and national conferences and workshops (approx. 30 oral and poster presentations, with 2 distinctions).


Mamai, M., Giasafaki, D., Salvanou, E.-A., Charalambopoulou, G., Steriotis, T. and Bouziotis, P., Biodistribution of mesoporous carbon nanoparticles via technetium-99m radiolabelling after oral administration to mice Nanomaterials, Volume 11, Article Number: 3260, 2021 [doi]

Christoforidou, T., Giasafaki, D., Andriotis, E.G., Bouropoulos, N., Theodoroula, N.F., Vizirianakis, I.S., Steriotis, T., Charalambopoulou, G. and Fatouros, D.G., Oral drug delivery systems based on ordered mesoporous silica nanoparticles for modulating the release of aprepitant International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Volume 22, Pages: 1-18, Article Number: 1896, 2021 [doi]

Björk, E.M., Atakan, A., Wu, P.-H., Bari, A., Pontremoli, C., Zheng, K., Giasafaki, D., Iviglia, G., Torre, E., Cassinelli, C., Morra, M., Steriotis, T., Charalambopoulou, G., Boccaccini, A.R., Fiorilli, S., Vitale-Brovarone, C., Robertsson, F. and Odén, M., A shelf-life study of silica- and carbon-based mesoporous materials Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 101, Pages: 205-213, 2021 [doi]

Boffito, M., Laurano, R., Giasafaki, D., Steriotis, T., Papadopoulos, A., Tonda-Turo, C., Cassino, C., Charalambopoulou, G. and Ciardelli, G., Embedding ordered mesoporous carbons into thermosensitive hydrogels: A cutting-edge strategy to vehiculate a cargo and control its release profile Nanomaterials, Volume 10, Pages: 1-26, Article Number: 2165, 2020 [doi]

Pein, M., Agrafiotis, C., Vieten, J., Giasafaki, D., Brendelberger, S., Roeb, M. and Sattler, C., Redox thermochemistry of Ca-Mn-based perovskites for oxygen atmosphere control in solar-thermochemical processes Solar Energy, Volume 198, Pages: 612-622, 2020 [doi]

Gisbert-Garzarán, M., Berkmann, J.C., Giasafaki, D., Lozano, D., Spyrou, K., Manzano, M., Steriotis, T., Duda, G.N., Schmidt-Bleek, K., Charalambopoulou, G. and Vallet-Regí, M., Engineered pH-Responsive Mesoporous Carbon Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Volume 12, Pages: 14946-14957, 2020 [doi]

Torre, E., Giasafaki, D., Steriotis, T., Cassinelli, C., Morra, M., Fiorilli, S., Vitale-Brovarone, C., Charalambopoulou, G. and Iviglia, G., Silver decorated mesoporous carbons for the treatment of acute and chronic wounds, in a tissue regeneration context International Journal of Nanomedicine, Volume 14, Pages: 10147-10164, 2019 [doi]

Agrafiotis, C., Pein, M., Giasafaki, D., Tescari, S., Roeb, M. and Sattler, C., Redox Oxides-Based Solar Thermochemistry and Its Materialization to Reactor/Heat Exchanger Concepts for Efficient Solar Energy Harvesting, Transformation and Storage Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Transactions of the ASME, Volume 141, Article Number: 021010, 2019 [doi]

Sayed, E., Karavasili, C., Ruparelia, K., Haj-Ahmad, R., Charalambopoulou, G., Steriotis, T., Giasafaki, D., Cox, P., Singh, N., Giassafaki, L.-P.N., Mpenekou, A., Markopoulou, C.K., Vizirianakis, I.S., Chang, M.-W., Fatouros, D.G. and Ahmad, Z., Electrosprayed mesoporous particles for improved aqueous solubility of a poorly water soluble anticancer agent: in vitro and ex vivo evaluation Journal of Controlled Release, Volume 278, Pages: 142-155, 2018 [doi]

Pavlenko, D., Giasafaki, D., Charalambopoulou, G., Van Geffen, E., Gerritsen, K.G.F., Steriotis, T. and Stamatialis, D., Carbon Adsorbents with Dual Porosity for Efficient Removal of Uremic Toxins and Cytokines from Human Plasma Scientific Reports, Volume 7, Article Number: 14914, 2017 [doi]

Giasafaki, D., Charalambopoulou, G., Tampaxis, C., Dimos, K., Gournis, D., Stubos, A. and Steriotis, T., Comparing hydrogen sorption in different Pd-doped pristine and surface-modified nanoporous carbons Carbon, Volume 98, Pages: 1-14, 2016 [doi]

Giasafaki, D., Charalambopoulou, G., Tampaxis, Ch., Mirabile Gattia, D., Montone, A., Barucca, G. and Steriotis, Th., Hydrogen storage properties of Pd-doped thermally oxidized single wall carbon nanohorns Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 645, Pages: S485-S489, 2015 [doi]

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