Dr. Marina Karagianni is an experienced research associate of the NMR lab of the NCSR “Demokritos”. She received her B. Sc. in Physics, in 1990 from the Department of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and her PhD in the Physical Science in 1998 from the School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Science of the National Technical University of Athens. The research work of her PhD thesis was implemented in the NMR lab of the NCSR “Demokritos” where she gained experience and skills in advanced methodologies and NMR techniques, in NMR hardware (development of home-build NMR spectrometers) and in low temperature measuring devices and techniques. Since 1998 she has been working as a research collaborator of the NMR lab through National and European funded research projects.  Also, since 2002 she has been collaborating with the Technological Educational Institutions (TEI) of Athens and Piraeus as a lab assistant and as a teacher of Physics courses at the Dept. of Electronics Engineering, of TEI of Piraeus. She has co-authored 21 publications in peer-reviewed international journals.

Her scientific activities are focused on the development and application of advanced Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) methods in the study of flow dymamics and transport phenomena of liquids confined in nano-porous materials and the study of crystal and electronic properties of facet-engineered nanocatalysts. In recent years she has been involved in the application of NMR techniques in a variety of research activities, such as the study of magnetic nanofluids for biomedical, geological and industrial applications, of    photoelectrochemical cells, strongly coupled electron systems, new superconducting systems (MgB2 superconductor and electron-enriched derivatives systems, NaxCoO2 systems (0 <x <1)) and has also been involved in the development of a novel electromagnetic (EM) methodology for the exploitation of magnetic nanoparticles as magnetic nano-sensors for subsurface electromagnetic imaging of hydrocarbon reservoirs.


Papawassiliou, W., Carvalho, J.P., Panopoulos, N., Al Wahedi, Y., Wadi, V.K.S., Lu, X., Polychronopoulou, K., Lee, J.B., Lee, S., Kim, C.Y., Kim, H.J., Katsiotis, M., Tzitzios, V., Karagianni, M., Fardis, M., Papavassiliou, G. and Pell, A.J., Crystal and electronic facet analysis of ultrafine Ni2P particles by solid-state NMR nanocrystallography Nature Communications, Volume 12, Article Number: 4334, 2021 [doi]

Lu, X., Baker, M.A., Anjum, D.H., Basina, G., Hinder, S.J., Papawassiliou, W., Pell, A.J., Karagianni, M., Papavassiliou, G., Shetty, D., Gaber, D., Gaber, S., Al Wahedi, Y. and Polychronopoulou, K., Ni2P Nanoparticles Embedded in Mesoporous SiO2for Catalytic Hydrogenation of SO2to Elemental S ACS Applied Nano Materials, Volume 4, Pages: 5665-5676, 2021 [doi]

Diamantopoulos, G., Katsiotis, M., Fardis, M., Karatasios, I., Alhassan, S., Karagianni, M., Papavassiliou, G. and Hassan, J., The Role of Titanium Dioxide on the Hydration of Portland Cement: A Combined NMR and Ultrasonic Study Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), Volume 25, 2020 [doi]

Papawassiliou, W., Jaworski, A., Pell, A.J., Jang, J.H., Kim, Y., Lee, S.-C., Kim, H.J., Alwahedi, Y., Alhassan, S., Subrati, A., Fardis, M., Karagianni, M., Panopoulos, N., Dolinšek, J. and Papavassiliou, G., Resolving Dirac electrons with broadband high-resolution NMR Nature Communications, Volume 11, Article Number: 1285, 2020 [doi]

Gkoura, L., Diamantopoulos, G., Fardis, M., Homouz, D., Alhassan, S., Beazi-Katsioti, M., Karagianni, M., Anastasiou, A., Romanos, G., Hassan, J. and Papavassiliou, G., The peculiar size and temperature dependence of water diffusion in carbon nanotubes studied with 2D NMR diffusion-relaxation D-T 2 effspectroscopy Biomicrofluidics, Volume 14, Article Number: 0005398, 2020 [doi]

Shankarayya Wadi, Vijay Kumar, Jena, Kishore K., Khawaja, Shahrukh Z., Yannakopoulou, Konstantina, Fardis, Michael, Mitrikas, George, Karagianni, Marina, Papavassiliou, Georgios and Alhassan, Saeed M., NMR and EPR Structural Analysis and Stability Study of Inverse Vulcanized Sulfur Copolymers ACS Omega, Volume 3, Pages: 3330-3339, 2018 [doi]

Hassan, J., Diamantopoulos, G., Gkoura, L., Karagianni, M., Alhassan, S., Kumar, S.V., Katsiotis, M.S., Karagiannis, T., Fardis, M., Panopoulos, N., Kim, H.J., Beazi-Katsioti, M. and Papavassiliou, G., Ultrafast Stratified Diffusion of Water Inside Carbon Nanotubes; Direct Experimental Evidence with 2D D- T2 NMR Spectroscopy Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Volume 122, Pages: 10600-10606, 2018 [doi]

Matenoglou, G., Kelessidis, V.C., Garcia, A.P., Heidari, Z., Fardis, M., Karayanni, M. and Maris, T.G., Evaluation of the wettability and the petrophysical properties in carbonate reservoirs by advanced NMR and MRI techniques Volume 2016-January, 2016 [doi]

Falaras, P., Arabatzis, I.M., Stergiopoulos, T., Papavassiliou, G. and Karagianni, M., Modification of TiO2 semiconductor with molecules bearing functional phosphonic groups: A 31P solid state NMR study Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Volume 161, Pages: 276-281, 2005 [doi]

Karayanni, M., Papavassiliou, G., Pissas, M., Fardis, M., Papagelis, K., Prassides, K., Takenobu, T. and Iwasa, Y., 11B NMR study of pure and lightly carbon-doped MgB2 superconductors Journal of Superconductivity, Volume 18, Pages: 521-528, 2005 [doi]

Vlachos, A., Psycharis, V., Raptopoulou, C.P., Lalioti, N., Sanakis, Y., Diamantopoulos, G., Fardis, M., Karayanni, M., Papavassiliou, G. and Terzis, A., A nearly symmetric trinuclear chromium(III) oxo carboxylate assembly: Preparation, molecular and crystal structure, and magnetic properties of [Cr3O(O2CPh)6(MeOH)3](NO 3) · 2MeOH Inorganica Chimica Acta, Volume 357, Pages: 3162-3172, 2004 [doi]

Papavassiliou, G., Pissas, M., Belesi, M., Fardis, M., Karayanni, M., Ansermet, J.P., Carlier, D., Dimitropoulos, C. and Dolinsek, J., Spin-polarized oxygen hole states in cation-deficient La 1-xCaxMnO3+δ Europhysics Letters, Volume 68, Pages: 453-459, 2004 [doi]

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