Zili Sideratou was born in 1968 in Chios, Greece. She graduated from the University of Ioannina, obtaining the Degree of Chemistry in 1992. She prepared her PhD in NCSR “Demokritos” under the supervision of Dr C. M. Paleos in the area of hydrogen-bonded liquid crystals. She received her Ph.D. at National Technical University of Athens (1997). She continued her work as project chemist in the framework of a project funded by European Commission. During the years 2001-2006 she was working as a permanent scientist in Demokritos and then as a senior researcher. Since 2015, she holds a position of the Research Director in the Laboratory of “Functional Nanomaterials of organized structure”, NCSR Demokritos. She is co-author in 72 publications in peer reviewed journals and co-inventor in 5 international and 7 national patents. Citations: 2025; h factor 27 (Source: Scopus, December 2021). During her 25-years research, she has been involved in about 20 European and National research projects. Dr Sideratou is scientific responsible for NCSRD of the SANAD project (FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IAPP)
https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/324443 and ANNAFIB project (EuroNanoMed III-Joint Transnational Call-2018) http://www.annafib.eu/. Her current research interests focus on:
Preparation and characterization of functionalized carbon-based materials with dendritic polymers; prospected applications as controlled release and targeted drug delivery systems as well as antibacterial/ antifungal agents,
Functionalization, characterization and encapsulation properties of dendritic polymers; prospected applications as controlled release and targeted drug delivery systems as well as antibacterial/ antifungal agents,
Development of dendritic polymer-functionalized carbon-based nanostructured composites for various applications e.g. as implants for dental and orthopedics applications, as membranes for water treatment applications, etc.
Development of super-hydrophobic nanocoatings based on functional inorganic nanoparticles and polymer functionalized carbon-based materials for aviation and marine applications.
Preparation and characterization of liposomes and their applications as drug delivery systems.