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Spyros Efstathiou

Spyros was born in Greece (Athens) in 1995 and received his BSc degree in Chemistry from the University of Patras (First class honours). His final dissertation thesis was held under the supervision of Prof. Theodore Christopoulos and was focused on the development of novel analytical detectors for visible light spectroscopy applied in DNA/enzyme hybridization assays. His four years of undergraduate studies were then followed by a six month internship as a quality control (QC) chemical analyst on marine fuels and lubricants at Bureau Veritas Hellas.

In 2017-2018, he made a turn in his research interests by receiving an MSc in Polymer Chemistry from the University of Warwick (Distinction). For hid MSc research project he joined the Haddleton group working on Sulfur-free RAFT polymerization of methacrylates while investigating the self-assembly of co-polymers by PISA.

As of September 2018, Spyros is an industrially funded Phd candidate at the Haddleton group collaborating with Unilever in polymer based projects and their health care applications. His further research interests concern the use of copper (Cu) mediated living radical polymerization techniques for the synthesis of polymer based self-healing hydrogels.

Research Interests

  • Controlled/Living radical Polymerizations (Cu RDRP)
  • Self-healing hydrogels
  • Hydrogel based sensors

Publications

1. Controlled synthesis of methacrylate and acrylate diblock copolymers via end-capping using CCTP and FRP

Georgios Patias, Alan M. Wemyss, Spyridon Efstathiou, James S. Town, Christophe J. Atkins, Ataulla Shegiwal, Richard Whitfield and David M. Haddleton, Polym. Chem., 2019, Advance Article

2. 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, Eur. Polym. J., 2019,

Conferences

  • Rideal Lecture, Perspectives on Polymer Colloids Research (poster presentation) - London, United Kingdom, 2019
  • MacroGroup UK Young Researchers Meeting (YRM) (poster presentation) - University of Kent, Canterbury, 2019
  • ACS Chemistry & Water (poster presentation) - San Diego,CA, 2019

Professional Memberships

Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS)

Contact Details

Email: S.Efstathiou@warwick.ac.uk

LinkedIn page

Office phone number:
+44 24 765 22179

Mailing address:
Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick
Library Road, CV4 7AL
Coventry, UK