Nanoporous materials, Catalysts, sorbents, membranes, Characterisation


Dr. Fotis Katsaros is born in Athens (1969). He graduated from the NKUA (Athens), obtaining a Degree in Chemistry (1991). He joined the Institute of Physical Chemistry, NCSR “Demokritos” as research fellow. He was awarded a PhD Scholarship (1993) and received his PhD by NKUA (2000). After finishing his studies, he worked as researcher (by contract) for the Materials and Membranes for Environmental Separations Laboratory of the Institute of Physical Chemistry, NCSR “Demokritos”. During the period 2001-2006 he was permanent scientist in Demokritos. In 2006 he was elected as Researcher in the institute of Physical Chemistry, NCSR “Demokritos”. Since 2015 he is Research Director in the “Materials and Membranes for Environmental Separations” Laboratory of the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. His current research interests focus on the:

  • Synthesis and characterization of nanoporous materials
  • Design and development of nanoparticles
  • Preparation of adsorbents, catalysts/phototocatalysts and nanofillers for environmental applications, energy storage and conversion. 

He is co-author in 70 publications in peer reviewed journals (>3000 citations, h-Index: 27), in 4 book chapters and of 4 patents. He has 18 invited talks and more than 90 presentations in international conference and proceedings. He is now co-editing the Special Issue “Environmental Remediation via Metal-oxides-mediated Heterogeneous Photocatalysis” in Catalysts (MDPI). During his 20-years research, he has been involved in about 15 European and National research projects. Dr. F. Katsaros was the coordinator of the NEXT-GEN-CAT project (FP7-NMP-2011-SMALL-5) for the development of novel PGM free auto-catalysts. He was also the scientific coordinator of PARTIAL-PGMs project (H2020-NMP-2014-2015). He is evaluator of scientific projects (EU, Greece, Cyprus) and member of the editorial board of Materials (MDPI), Catalytic Materials Section.


Theodorakopoulos, G.V., Romanos, G.E., Katsaros, F.K., Papageorgiou, S.K., Kontos, A.G., Spyrou, K., Beazi-Katsioti, M. and Falaras, P., Structuring efficient photocatalysts into bespoke fiber shaped systems for applied water treatment Chemosphere, Volume 277, Article Number: 130253, 2021 [doi]

Papavasiliou, A., Van Everbroeck, T., Blonda, C., Oliani, B., Sakellis, E., Cool, P., Canu, P. and Katsaros, F.K., Mesoporous CuO/TiO2 catalysts prepared by the ammonia driven deposition precipitation method for CO preferential oxidation: Effect of metal loading Fuel, Article Number: 122491, 2021 [doi]

Lyra, K.-M., Kaminari, A., Panagiotaki, K.N., Spyrou, K., Papageorgiou, S., Sakellis, E., Katsaros, F.K. and Sideratou, Z., Multi-walled carbon nanotubes decorated with guanidinylated dendritic molecular transporters: An efficient platform for the selective anticancer activity of doxorubicin Pharmaceutics, Volume 13, Article Number: 858, 2021 [doi]

Ibrahim, I., Kaltzoglou, A., Athanasekou, C., Katsaros, F., Devlin, E., Kontos, A.G., Ioannidis, N., Perraki, M., Tsakiridis, P., Sygellou, L., Antoniadou, M. and Falaras, P., Magnetically separable TiO2/CoFe2O4/Ag nanocomposites for the photocatalytic reduction of hexavalent chromium pollutant under UV and artificial solar light Chemical Engineering Journal, Volume 381, Article Number: 122730, 2020 [doi]

Heliopoulos, N.S., Kythreoti, G., Lyra, K.M., Panagiotaki, K.N., Papavasiliou, A., Sakellis, E., Papageorgiou, S., Kouloumpis, A., Gournis, D., Katsaros, F.K., Stamatakis, K. and Sideratou, Z., Cytotoxicity effects of water-soluble multi-walled carbon nanotubes decorated with quaternized hyperbranched poly(Ethyleneimine) derivatives on autotrophic and heterotrophic gram-negative bacteria Pharmaceuticals, Volume 13, Pages: 1-25, Article Number: 293, 2020 [doi]

Heliopoulos, N.S., Kouzilos, G.N., Giarmenitis, A.I., Papageorgiou, S.K., Stamatakis, K. and Katsaros, F.K., Viscose Fabric Functionalized with Copper and Copper Alginate Treatment Toward Antibacterial and UV Blocking Properties Fibers and Polymers, Volume 21, Pages: 1238-1250, 2020 [doi]

Tampaxis, C., Steriotis, T.A., Katsaros, F.K., Sapalidis, A.A., Youngs, T.G.A., Bowron, D.T. and Stefanopoulos, K.L., Enhanced Densification of CO2 Confined in the Pores of a Carbon Material: an in Situ Total Neutron Scattering Study Journal of Surface Investigation, Volume 14, Pages: S221-S224, 2020 [doi]

Stefanopoulos, K.L., Tampaxis, C., Sapalidis, A.A., Katsaros, F.K., Youngs, T.G.A., Bowron, D.T. and Steriotis, T.A., Total neutron scattering study of supercooled CO2 confined in an ordered mesoporous carbon Carbon, Volume 167, Pages: 296-306, 2020 [doi]

Ibrahim, I., Athanasekou, C., Manolis, G., Kaltzoglou, A., Nasikas, N.K., Katsaros, F., Devlin, E., Kontos, A.G. and Falaras, P., Photocatalysis as an advanced reduction process (ARP): The reduction of 4-nitrophenol using titania nanotubes-ferrite nanocomposites Journal of Hazardous Materials, Volume 372, Pages: 37-44, 2019 [doi]

Zygouri, P., Tsoufis, T., Kouloumpis, A., Patila, M., Potsi, G., Sevastos, A.A., Sideratou, Z., Katsaros, F., Charalambopoulou, G., Stamatis, H., Rudolf, P., Steriotis, T.A. and Gournis, D., Synthesis, characterization and assessment of hydrophilic oxidized carbon nanodiscs in bio-related applications RSC Advances, Volume 8, Pages: 122-131, 2018 [doi]

Tsoufis, T., Tampaxis, C., Spanopoulos, I., Steriotis, T., Katsaros, F., Charalambopoulou, G. and Trikalitis, P.N., High-quality graphene sheets decorated with ZIF-8 nanocrystals Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Volume 262, Pages: 68-76, 2018 [doi]

Balis, N., Zaky, A.A., Perganti, D., Kaltzoglou, A., Sygellou, L., Katsaros, F., Stergiopoulos, T., Kontos, A.G. and Falaras, P., Dye Sensitization of Titania Compact Layer for Efficient and Stable Perovskite Solar Cells ACS Applied Energy Materials, Volume 1, Pages: 6161-6171, 2018 [doi]

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