Constantinos M. Paleos

National Centre of Scientific Research, Greece


Constantinos M. Paleos is the Former Vice President of the Board at NCSR “Demokritos” and is the Former Director at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, NCSR, “Demokritos”. Paleos received a Diploma in chemistry from the University of Athens, Greece, in 1964. From 1966 to 1970, Paleos studied and graduated from Pennsylvania State and Drexel Universities, USA, and obtained a Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, in 1970. In 1970, Paleos joined Standard Oil Co., Amoco Chemicals, where he worked as a Project Chemist and was nominated as a Consultant at Motor Oil from 1971 to 1973. Paleos was a Visiting Professor at the University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France, from 1991 to 1992. Then Paleos was elected as a Research Director at NCSR “Demokritos” from 1973 to 2007. Since 2007, Paleos is a Consultant in collaboration with the Institute of Physical Chemistry “Demokritos” and Regulon AE. Paleos' fields of research and current research interests are the following: supramolecular liquid crystals, biomimetic liquid crystals, and liquid crystals based on functional dendrimers; molecular recognition between complementary liposomes and also between liposomes and monomeric or polymeric molecules; development of liposomes and application as drug delivery systems; development of dendritic polymers for application as drug/gene delivery systems and molecular transporters; application of functional dendritic polymers for application as nanosponge materials for water purification; adhesion, fusion, and multicompartment systems formation in interacting vesicles.

Biography Updated on 1 July 2013

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