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Evelina Liarou

Evelina Liarou was born in Athens, Greece, in 1991. She graduated from the University of Patras in 2014, working on Analytical Chemistry and Nanotechnology under the supervision of Professor Theodore Christopoulos. In 2016, she received her Research Master’s Degree (1st Class Honours) in Polymer Chemistry from the University of Athens, where she worked on multifunctional polypeptides and drug delivery systems, under the supervision of Professor Hermis Iatrou. Since October 2016, she is a PhD candidate at the University of Warwick under the supervision of Professor David Haddleton, focusing on controlled living radical polymerization and oxygen tolerant strategies.


16. Rapidly self-deoxygenating controlled radical polymerization in water via in situ disproportionation of Cu (I)

Evelina Liarou, Yisong Han, Ana Sanchez, Marc Walker, David Haddleton, Chemical Science, 2020

15. Aggregation-Induced Emission Active Polyacrylates via Cu-Mediated Reversible Deactivation Radical Polymerization with Bioimaging Applications

Congkai Ma, Ting Han, Miaomiao Kang, Evelina Liarou, Alan M Wemyss, Spyridon Efstathiou, Ben Zhong Tang, David Haddleton, ACS Macro Letters, 2020

14. Protein-polymer bioconjugates via a versatile oxygen tolerant photoinduced controlled radical polymerization approach

Alexis Theodorou, Evelina Liarou, David M. Haddleton, Iren Georgia Stavrakaki, Panagiotis Skordalidis, Richard Whitfield, Athina Anastasaki, Kelly Velonia, Nature Communications, 2020

13. Polymerisable surfactants for polymethacrylates using catalytic chain transfer polymerisation (CCTP) combined with sulfur free-RAFT in emulsion polymerisation

Ataulla Shegiwal, Alan M. Wemyss, Evelina Liarou, James Town, Geogios Patias, Christophe J. Atkins, Arkadios Marathianos, Daniel W. Lester, Spyridon Efstathiou, David M. Haddleton, European Polymer Journal, 2020

12. UV irradiation of Cu-based complexes with aliphatic amine ligands as used in living radical polymerization

Evelina Liarou, Michael Staniforth, James S. Town, Arkadios Marathianos, Maria Grypioti, Yongguang Li, Yujing Chang, Spyridon Efstathiou, Ellis Hancox, Alan M. Wemyss, Paul Wilson, Bryn A. Jones, Mohammed Aljuaid, Vasilios G. Stavros, David M. Haddleton, European Polymer Journal, 2020

11. Automatic Peak Assignment and Visualisation of Copolymer Mass Spectrometry Data Using the “Genetic Algorithm”

James S Town, Yuqui Gao, Ellis Hancox, Evelina Liarou, Ataulla Shegiwal, Christophe J. Atkins, David Haddleton, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 2019

10. Microphase separation of highly amphiphilic, low N polymers by photoinduced copper- mediated polymerization, achieving sub-2 nm domains at half-pitch

Ellis Hancox, Evelina Liarou, James S. Town, Glen R. Jones, Siân A. Layton, Steven Huband, Martin J. Greenall, Paul D. Topham and David M. Haddleton, Polymer Chemistry, 2019

9. Photo-induced copper-RDRP in continuous flow without external deoxygenation

Arkadios Marathianos, Evelina Liarou, Athina Anastasaki, Richard Whitfield, Matthew Laurel, Alan M. Wemyss, David M. Haddleton, Polymer Chemistry, 2019

8. Thermoresponsive viscosity of polyacrylamide block copolymers synthesised <em>via</em> aqueous Cu-RDRP

Fehaid Alsubaie, Evelina Liarou, Vasiliki Nikolaou, Paul Wilson, David M Haddleton, European Polymer Journal, 2019

7. Exploiting catalytic chain transfer polymerization for the synthesis of carboxylated latexes via sulfur‐free RAFT

Ataulla Shegiwal, Alan M Wemyss, Mike AJ Schellekens, Jens de Bont, James Town, Evelina Liarou, Georgios Patias, Christophe J Atkins, David M Haddleton, Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2019

6. Ultra-low volume oxygen tolerant photoinduced Cu-RDRP

Evelina Liarou, Athina Anastasaki, Richard Whitfield, Carmelo E. Iacono, Georgios Patias, Nikolaos G. Engelis, Arkadios Marathianos, Glen R. Jones, David M. Haddleton, Polymer Chemistry, 2019

5. Copper‐Mediated Polymerization without External Deoxygenation or Oxygen Scavengers

Evelina Liarou, Richard Whitfield, Athina Anastasaki, Nikolaos G. Engelis, Glen R. Jones, Kelly Velonia, David M. Haddleton, Angewandte Chemie, 2018

4. Smart polymersomes and hydrogels from polypeptide-based polymer systems through &alpha;-amino acid N-carboxyanhydride ring-opening polymerization. From chemistry to biomedical applications

Evelina Liarou, Spyridon Varlas, Dimitrios Skoulas, Chrisida Tsimblouli, Evangelia Sereti, Konstantinos Dimas, Hermis Iatrou, Progress in Polymer Science, 2018

3. Copper Mediated Reversible Deactivation Radical Polymerization in Aqueous Media

GR Jones, A Anastasaki, R Whitfield, N Engelis, E Liarou, D Haddleton, Angewandte Chemie, 2018

2. One-Pot Sequence-Controlled (SC) Multiblock Copolymers via Copper-Mediated Polymerization

Athina Anastasaki, Richard Whitfield, Vasiliki Nikolaou, Nghia P Truong, Glen R Jones, Nikolaos G Engelis, Evelina Liarou, Michael R Whittaker, David M Haddleton, Sequence-Controlled Polymers, John Wiley & Sons, 2018

1. Sequence-Controlled Methacrylic Multiblock Copolymers: Expanding the Scope of Sulfur-Free RAFT

Nikolaos G Engelis, Athina Anastasaki, Richard Whitfield, Glen R Jones, Evelina Liarou, Vasiliki Nikolaou, Gabit Nurumbetov, David M Haddleton Macromolecules, 2018

Areas of interest & expertise:

  • Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization
  • Ring-Opening Polymerization
  • Electron Microscopy (TEM, SEM)

Scientific Activity: 

  • Member of American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Member of Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Conferences Attended:

  • 12th International Conference in Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering (APME), Ghent, Belgium, 2017, (poster)
  • Warwick Chemistry Postgraduate Symposium, May 2018, (poster), 1st prize poster winner
  • World Polymer Conference IUPAC-MACRO2018, Cairns, Australia, July 2018, (oral presentation)
  • Warwick Chemistry Postgraduate Symposium, May 2019, (oral presentation)
  • Young Researchers Symposium (YRM), July 2019, University of Kent (oral presentation)
  • 258th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, August 2019, San Diego (oral presentation)

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