George E. Kostakis0000-0002-4316-4369
George E. Kostakis received his B.S. degree in chemistry, M.S. degree in organic chemistry (L. Hadjiarapoglou), and Ph.D. degree (2006) in inorganic chemistry on synthesis, characterization, and properties of coordination polymers with biologic related ligands (J. C. Plakatouras) from the Chemistry Department of the University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece. During his Ph.D. studies, he also joined the laboratories of L. Casella, Pavia, Italy, and E. Nordlander, Lund, Sweden. In December 2007, he moved to the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany, to join Annie K. Powell’s group as a Postdoctoral Fellow, and in September 2008, Kostakis moved to the Institute of Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, as a Postdoctoral Fellow. In March 2011, he got a research position (not permanent) at the Institute of Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. In September 2013, he got a position as a Senior Lecturer in physical/inorganic chemistry at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK. His current research interests are focused on the synthesis, characterization, and properties of metal organic frameworks (MOFs) based on hybrid pseudopeptidic ligands; establishment and development of polynuclear inorganic cluster database (PICD); and synthesis, characterization, and magnetic and photoluminescent properties of single molecule magnets (SMMs).
Biography Updated on 5 November 2013