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Gibson Group: Panagiotis Georgiou


Panagiotis was born in Limassol, Cyprus where he also grew up. He studied Chemistry (with specialisation in Biological Chemistry) at the University of Cyprus. During his final year he undertook a research project in the area of colloids, investigating the development of protein-based nanoparticles as drug delivery systems. Following his graduation in 2017, he moved to UK to pursue an M.Sc. (by Research) course in Chemistry at the University of Warwick under the supervision of Prof. Rachel O’Reilly. His thesis involved the design and preparation of novel nanomaterials by RAFT-mediated polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA) for bio-related applications. In December 2018, Panagiotis started his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Matthew Gibson, as part of the European project NanoCarb. His PhD is focused on the development of glyco-nanoparticle libraries based on gold/polymer hybrids.

Research Interests

Polymer Chemistry, Living/Controlled Polymerizations, RAFT Polymerization, Nanomaterials, Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly, Nanoparticles Characterization.


1. Panagiotis G. Georgiou, Benoit Couturaud, Spyridon Varlas, Joseph R. Jones, Maria C. Arno, Jeffrey C. Foster and Rachel K. O’Reilly, Poly(Pentafluorophenyl methacrylate)-based Nano-Objects Developed by Photo-PISA as Scaffolds for Post-Polymerization Functionalization, Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2019, 40, 1800460.

2. Spyridon Varlas, Panagiotis G. Georgiou, Panayiotis Bilalis, Nikos Hadjichristidis, and Rachel K. O’Reilly, Poly(Sarcosine)-based Nano-Objects with Multi-Protease Resistance by Aqueous Photoinitiated Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly (Photo-PISA), Biomacromolecules 2018, 19, 4453-4462.



The University of Warwick 2017-18
M.Sc. (by Research) in Chemistry Supervisor: Prof. Rachel K. O'Reilly

University of Cyprus 2013-17
B.Sc. in Chemistry
(specialisation in Biological Chemistry)


p dot georgiou at warwick dot ac dot uk