Professional Resume


Dr. Athanasios (or Thanos) B. Bourlinos (b. 1973) holds BSc (1991-1995), MSc (1997-1999) and PhD (1999-2002) degrees in Chemistry from Athens University, Greece. He has spend 2 years (2002-2004) as post-doctoral fellow at the Materials Science & Engineering Department, Cornell University (Ithaca NY, USA), 6 years (2005-2011) as research associate at the Institute of Materials Science, NCSR “Demokritos” (Athens, Greece), 1 year (2011-2012) as research associate at the Physics Department, University of Ioannina (Ioannina, Greece) and 7 years (2012-2019) as Assistant Professor in the same department. He currently holds a position as Associate Professor at the Physics Department, University of Ioannina since 2019. His research area focuses on the synthesis or surface modification, physical characterization and physicochemical properties of nanoscale materials with emphasis to carbon nanostructures. Carbon materials of interest include carbon dots, nanodiamonds and graphene derivatives. The studied properties pertain to magnetism, photoluminescence and non-linear optical response. He has 3 patents and has co-authored 121 publications in peer reviewed journals (IF2018 = 7.1) acknowledged with a total of 11,593 citations and h-index 46 (last update 24/9/2019)


Career highlights

Surface-functionalized nanoparticles with liquid-like behavior

Molecular synthesis of photoluminescent carbon dots

Production and functionalization of graphene derivatives


Teaching experience

General Chemistry, Physical Chemistry I & II, Mechanics Lab-Physics

Science demonstration experiments for school visitors

Seminar courses in the post-graduate study program of Materials Science and Engineering Department, University of Ioannina


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Contact information

Physics Department, University of Ioannina

Ioannina 45110, Greece


Office: Φ2-221γ, Phone: 00302651008511