Ioannis D. Kostas0000-0002-6335-8902
Ioannis D. Kostas was born in 1964 in Karystos, Greece. He graduated in chemistry in 1986 from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He worked as a Ph.D. student at the National Hellenic Research Foundation, in Athens, in the field of main group organometallic chemistry with Constantinos Screttas, and received his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the University of Athens, Greece, in 1991. After his military duty, he carried out postdoctoral research at the Free University in Amsterdam (1994-1995) with Friedrich Bickelhaupt in the field of crown ether organometallic chemistry and then at the Max-Planck-Institut fur Kohlenforschung in Mulheim (1995-1996) with Manfred Reetz in the field of homogeneous catalysis. In 1996, he joined the Institute of Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the National Hellenic Research Foundation in Athens, in which he is currently a Research Director. His current research interests include transition-metal homogeneous catalysis involving asymmetric and aqueous biphasic catalysis, catalysis by metal nanoparticles, dendrimer chemistry, and organic synthesis of bioactive molecules. He is the author of more than 40 original papers in peer-reviewed journals, reviews, and book chapters, and he has participated in 34 international and 28 national conferences. He is a Member of the Association of Greek Chemists, the Association of Greek Researchers, the American Chemical Society, the Editorial Advisory Board of The Open Natural Products Journal, the Editorial Advisory Board of ISRN Organic Chemistry, and the E-Journal of Chemistry. He has been a coordinator and a scientist in charge in phases of 4 EC and 5 national and bilateral programs, and he has participated in additional 9 funded programs.
Biography Updated on 3 April 2012