- B.S., Chemistry, University of Athens, 1973
- D.E.A., University of Paris VI, 1984
- Ph.D., University of Patras, 1986
Polymer solutions – Viscometry –Macromolecular coil dimensions of stiff chain polymers.
Water-soluble polymers –Hydrogen-bonded interpolymer complexes – Interactions of water-soluble polymers with surface active substances.
Chemical modification of polysaccharides – Synthesis of graft copolymers – Systems sensitive to external stimuli, such as temperature (thermothickening phenomenon).
Soluble hydrogen-bonded interpolymer complexes and soluble complexes of oppositely charged polyelectrolytes, by means of properly grafted copolymers – Soluble complexes of proteins and graft copolymers – Formation of colloidal nanoparticles, which could be used in drug delivery systems.
M. Sotiropoulou, F. Bossard, E. Balnois, J. Oberdisse and G. Staikos “Characterization of the Core-Shell Nanoparticles Formed as Soluble Hydrogen-bonding Interpolymer Complexes at Low pH” Langmuir 23, 11252-11258 (2007).
E. Serefoglou, J. Oberdisse and G. Staikos “Characterization of the Soluble Nanoparticles Formed through Coulombic Interaction of Bovine Serum Albumin with Anionic Graft Copolymers at Low pH” Biomacromolecules 8, 1195-1199 (2007).
P. Ivopoulos, M. Sotiropoulou, G. Bokias and G. Staikos “Water-Soluble Hydrogen-Bonding Interpolymer Complex Formation between Poly(ethyleneglycol) and Poly(acrylic acid) Grafted with Poly(2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid)” Langmuir 22, 9181-9186 (2006).
A. Matralis, M. Sotiropoulou, G. Bokias and G. Staikos “Water-Soluble Stoichiometric Polyelectrolyte Complexes Based on Cationic Comb-Type Copolymers” Macromol. Chem. Phys. 207, 1018-1025 (2006).
M. Sotiropoulou, J. Oberdisse and G. Staikos “Soluble Hydrogen-Bonding Interpolymer Complexes in Water: A Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Study” Macromolecules 39, 3065 – 3070 (2006).
M. Sotiropoulou, C. Cincu, G. Bokias and G. Staikos “Water-soluble polyelectrolyte complexes formed by poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride) and poly(acrylic acid-co-2-acrylamido-2-methylpropane sulphonic acid)-graft-polydimethylacrylamide copolymers” Polymer 45, 1563-1568 (2004).
M. Sotiropoulou, G. Bokias and G. Staikos "Soluble hydrogen-bonding interpolymer complexes and pH-controlled thickening phenomena in water" Macromolecules 36, 1349-1354 (2003).