Mixed Matrix Membranes, MOFs, gas separations


Ms Lamprini Boutsika is Chemist graduate of the School of Sciences, Department of Chemistry, University of Patras. Since 2013 she obtained a Master Thesis Diploma in “Catalysis for Environmental Protection and Clean Energy Production”. She was a Teaching and Laboratory Assistant at Analytical Chemistry I and II (Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis Laboratory). Since 2014 Lamprini Boutsika is a PhD candidate in Department of Chemistry, School of Sciences and Engineering, University of Crete and she is working as a researcher (by contract) in the “Materials and Membranes for Environmental Separations” Laboratory of the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of NCSR “Demokritos”. Her research expertise includes:

  • Synthesis of biochar by pyrolysis.
  • Composition and surface modification of nanoporous silicate and carbonate materials.
  • Development and modification of laminate materials (clays, supported clays, organomodified clays, organosilicas).
  • Synthesis of metal oxides by the sol-gel method, development of modified spherical colloidal silica nanoparticles with hydrophilic functional groups (eg -SO3H, -PO3H) - Nanoscale Ionic Materials (NIMs), synthesis of Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes (POSS).
  • Development and modification of hybrid nanocomposite materials (organic-inorganic nanocomposites) - dispersion of nanoparticles in polymeric matrices for the synthesis of nanocomposite membranes for surface coatings, fuel cell electrolytes and gas separation membranes.
  • Evaluation of mechanical properties (Reverse impact, tensile strength), Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Ζ-potential analysis, Single and Mixed gas permeation analysis, Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Viscosity measurements, Gas sorption measurements at high pressure using Intelligent Gravimetric Analyser (IGA), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Optical measurements in polymer coatings (Gloss, UV-resistance), X-Ray Diffraction in Powder samples (PXRD), Adsorption Study techniques, Potentiometric Titrations, High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Gas Chromatography (GC), Spectroscopy UV-Vis, Spectroscopy FT-IR (solid state), Fluorescence Spectroscopy

She is co-author in 8 publications in peer reviewed journals and has 22 presentations in conferences and proceedings. She has participated in 2 European and 2 National research projects with an active role in the implementation of the scientific work, in writing of technical and scientific reports and in the representation of the research team in scientific meetings.


Thomou, Eleni, Diamanti, Evmorfia K, Enotiadis, Apostolos, Spyrou, Konstantinos, Mitsari, Efstratia, Boutsika, Lamprini G, Sapalidis, Andreas, Moret'on Alfons'in, Estela, De Luca, Oreste, Gournis, Dimitrios and others, New Porous Heterostructures Based on Organo-Modified Graphene Oxide for CO2 Capture Frontiers in chemistry, Frontiers, Volume 8, Pages: 840, 2020 [doi]

Panagiotaki, K.N., Spyrou, K., Zachariadis, M., Pratsinis, H., Kouloumpis, A., Boutsika, L.G., Enotiadis, A., Gournis, D., Giannelis, E.P. and Sideratou, Z., Non-porous phosphonated ionic silica nanospheres as nanocarriers for efficient intracellular delivery of doxorubicin Materials Today Communications, Volume 23, Article Number: 100787, 2020 [doi]

Nicotera, I., Simari, C., Boutsika, L.G., Coppola, L., Spyrou, K. and Enotiadis, A., NMR investigation on nanocomposite membranes based on organosilica layered materials bearing different functional groups for PEMFCs International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 42, Pages: 27940-27949, 2017 [doi]

Enotiadis, A., Boutsika, L.G., Spyrou, K., Simari, C. and Nicotera, I., A facile approach to fabricating organosilica layered material with sulfonic groups as an efficient filler for polymer electrolyte nanocomposites New Journal of Chemistry, Volume 41, Pages: 9489-9496, 2017 [doi]

Boutsika, L.G., Karapanagioti, H.K. and Manariotis, I.D., Effect of chloride and nitrate salts on Hg(II) sorption by raw and pyrolyzed malt spent rootlets Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, Volume 92, Pages: 1912-1918, 2017 [doi]

Boutsika, L.G., Enotiadis, A., Nicotera, I., Simari, C., Charalambopoulou, G., Giannelis, E.P. and Steriotis, T., Nafion® nanocomposite membranes with enhanced properties at high temperature and low humidity environments International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 41, Pages: 22406-22414, 2016 [doi]

Baciu, D., Boutsika, L., Steriotis, T., Charalambopoulou, G. and Stubos, A., Facile synthesis and characterization of nanostructured carbonated hydroxyapatite microspheres Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures, Volume 11, Pages: 173-176, 2016 [doi]

Boutsika, L.G., Karapanagioti, H.K. and Manariotis, I.D., Aqueous mercury sorption by biochar from malt spent rootlets Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, Volume 225, Article Number: 1805, 2014 [doi]

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