Molecular Engeneering, Self-assembly, Photochemistry, Photophysics


Dr. George Pistolis is Researcher A and Research Director of the Electronic Spectroscopy Laboratory: Molecular Engineering of Photo-functional Supramolecular Nanosystems  at the National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos” in Aghia Paraskevi, Greece, the largest state-owned research organization in the country. He graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, obtaining the Degree of Chemistry in 1986. He obtained his PhD in photochromic supramolecular materials in 1994 from the University of Athens in collaboration with the Institute of Physical Chemistry ( NCSR). In 1995 he obtained a post-doctoral position at the Institute of Physical Chemistry (IPC) and at 2003 he joined the IPC as a Researcher. Dr G. Pistolis works in the area of design, synthesis and electronic properties of advanced supramolecular materials. His early research program focused heavily on static and time-resolved methods of electronic spectroscopy to investigate various aspects of luminescent chemical systems such as, cyclodextrins' based host-guest complexes,  photophysics and dynamics of energy transfer phenomena in light-emitting linear and dendronized photonic polymers, color tunability engineering in organic light emitting diodes and optical lithography, etc.

His current research interests embrace many aspects of complex chemical systems such as (1) construction of artificial light-harvesting systems - via coordination driven self-assembly - capable of mimicking natural photo-processes, (2) guest stability and dynamics in nanocavities, (3) photophysics and dynamics of energy transfer/conversion phenomena in photo-active/reactive molecular networks (4) supramolecular photochemistry and aggregation-induced emission in the NIR region (5) excited-state kinetics and thermodynamics of certain adiabatic isomerizations which could form the basis for molecular machinery, etc.

He is also participant of several funding projects and has published more than 60 articles in high-impact journals (>1400 citations, h-index: 21). He has also been invited to give several speeches and to review articles in several high impact Journals such as, Account of chemical research, J. Am. Chem. Soc.,etc. 

Dr. George Pistolis was elected for a 2-year term (2013-2015) according to the 510th (07/03/2013) Session of the Board of Directors of NCSR DEMOKRITOS as Head of the Physical Chemistry Division of the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (INN), and he exercised administrative and organizational tasks.

 His teaching experience includes 3 years (2000-2003) in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Sciences and Technologies, University of Ioannina, Greece (Laboratory Exercises of General Chemistry, Laboratory Exercises of Physical Chemistry, Chemistry II, Laboratory Exercises of Materials I, Laboratory Exercises of Materials II and Physical Chemistry and Special Lessons of Physical Chemistry Nanostructures-Supramolecules-Molecular machines). He has supervised 5 PhD theses and currently supervises 3 PhD Theses. (c) He has also provided training to M.S. students in time resolved fluorescence and phosphorescence spectroscopy.


Verykios, Apostolis, Soultati, Anastasia, Tourlouki, Konstantina, Katsogridakis, Charalampos, Alexandropoulos, Dimitris, Vidali, Veroniki P., Panagiotakis, Stylianos, Yannakopoulou, Konstantina, Dimotikali, Dimitra, Fakis, Mihalis, Palilis, Leonidas C. and Stathopoulos, Nikolaos, Pistolis, George, Skandamis, Panagiotis N., Argitis, Panagiotis and Vasilopoulou, Maria, Commercially available chromophores as low-cost efficient electron injection layers for organic light emitting diodes JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS, Volume 55, 2022 [doi]

Vasilopoulou, Maria, Yusoff, Mohd, Daboczi, Matyas, Conforto, Julio, Gavim, Anderson Emanuel Ximim, da Silva, Wilson Jose, Macedo, Andreia Gerniski, Soultati, Anastasia, Pistolis, George, Schneider, Fabio Kurt and others, High efficiency blue organic light-emitting diodes with below-bandgap electroluminescence Nature communications, Nature Publishing Group, Volume 12, Pages: 1–10, 2021 [doi]

Soultati, A., Verykios, A., Panagiotakis, S., Armadorou, K.-K., Haider, M.I., Kaltzoglou, A., Drivas, C., Fakharuddin, A., Bao, X., Yang, C., Yusoff, A.R.B.M., Evangelou, E.K., Petsalakis, I., Kennou, S., Falaras, P., Yannakopoulou, K., Pistolis, G., Argitis, P. and Vasilopoulou, M., Suppressing the Photocatalytic Activity of Zinc Oxide Electron-Transport Layer in Nonfullerene Organic Solar Cells with a Pyrene-Bodipy Interlayer ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Volume 12, Pages: 21961-21973, 2020 [doi]

Pistolis, George, Petrakis, Vyron S, Kournoutas, Fotis, Karakostas, Nikolaos, Martinou, Elisabeth, Efthimiadou, Eleni K, Fakis, Mihalis and Mavridis, Irene M, Cooperative Self-Assembly Enables Two-Dimensional H-type Aggregation of a Sterically Crowded Perylene-Bisimide Dimer Crystal Growth & Design, ACS Publications, Volume 19, Pages: 4252–4263, 2019 [doi]

Verykios, Apostolis, Papadakis, Michael, Soultati, Anastasia, Skoulikidou, Maria-Christina, Papaioannou, George, Gardelis, Spyros, Petsalakis, Ioannis D, Theodorakopoulos, Giannoula, Petropoulos, Vasilis, Palilis, Leonidas C and others, Functionalized zinc porphyrins with various peripheral groups for interfacial electron injection barrier control in organic light emitting diodes ACS omega, ACS Publications, Volume 3, Pages: 10008–10018, 2018 [doi]

Olea-Rom'an, Daniela, Solano-Peralta, Alejandro, Pistolis, George, Petrou, Athinoula L, Kaloudi-Chantzea, Antonia, Esturau-Escofet, Nuria, Dur'an-Hern'andez, Jes'us, Sosa-Torres, Martha E and Castillo-Blum, Silvia E, Lanthanide coordination compounds with benzimidazole-based ligands. luminescence and EPR Journal of Molecular Structure, Elsevier, Volume 1163, Pages: 252–261, 2018 [doi]

Kournoutas, Fotis, Seintis, Kostas, Karakostas, Nikolaos, Tydlitat, Jiri, Achelle, Sylvain, Pistolis, George, Bures, Filip and Fakis, Mihalis, Photophysical and Protonation Time Resolved Studies of Donor–Acceptor Branched Systems With Pyridine Acceptors The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, ACS Publications, Volume 123, Pages: 417–428, 2018 [doi]

Fakis, M, Beckwith, JS, Seintis, Konstantinos, Martinou, E, Nanccoz, Christoph, Karakostas, N, Petsalakis, I, Pistolis, G and Vauthey, Eric, Energy transfer and charge separation dynamics in photoexcited pyrene–bodipy molecular dyads Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Royal Society of Chemistry, Volume 20, Pages: 837–849, 2018 [doi]

Martinou, Elisabeth, Seintis, Kostas, Karakostas, Nikolaos, Bletsou, Anna, Thomaidis, Nikolaos S, Fakis, Mihalis and Pistolis, George, Dynamics of intramolecular energy hopping in multi-bodipy self-assembled metallocyclic species: a tool for probing subtle structural distortions in solution The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, ACS Publications, Volume 121, Pages: 5341–5355, 2017 [doi]

Kaloudi-Chantzea, Antonia, Martinou, Elisabeth, Seintis, Kostas, Karakostas, Nikolaos, Giastas, Petros, Pitterl, Florian, Oberacher, Herbert, Fakis, Mihalis and Pistolis, George, Formation of a highly-ordered rigid multichromophoric 3D supramolecular network by combining ionic and coordination-driven self-assembly Chemical Communications, Royal Society of Chemistry, Volume 52, Pages: 3388–3391, 2016 [doi]

Vasilopoulou, M, Georgiadou, DG, Soultati, A, Douvas, AM, Papadimitropoulos, G, Davazoglou, D, Pistolis, G, Stathopoulos, NA, Kamalakis, T, Alexandropoulos, D and others, Solution processed multi-color organic light emitting diodes for application in telecommunications Microelectronic Engineering, Elsevier, Volume 145, Pages: 21–28, 2015 [doi]

Soultati, Anastasia, Papadimitropoulos, George, Davazoglou, Dimitris, Argitis, Panagiotis, Alexandropoulos, Dimitris, Politi, Christina Tanya, Vainos, Nikolaos, Pistolis, George, Coutsolelos, Athanasios G and Vasilopoulou, Maria, Near-IR organic light emitting diodes based on porphyrin compounds 2015 17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), Pages: 1–4, 2015 [doi]

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