1994, Cornell University, Ithaca NY, USA

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Demetrios Anglos holds a BSc in Chemistry (1985) from the University of Athens, Greece and a PhD (1994) from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. In his doctorate thesis he presents an investigation of the photo-induced electron transfer reaction from the triplet state of a cyclic dipeptide studied by nanosecond transient absorption.



He joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Crete in September 2009 as an Associate Professor and in the Fall of 2017 he was promoted to Professor. In parallel he is an Associated Researcher at the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (IESL-FORTH) where he worked as Researcher in the period of 2001-2009 and had carried out post-doctoral research from 1995 to 2001.

Research Interest

The activities of his research group focus on a) the study of photophysics in molecules and novel nanomaterials with potential sensing applications, for example, ZnO/polymer hybrids or carbon nanomaterials and b) the use of laser spectroscopic techniques (LIF, LIBS, Raman spectroscopy) in the analysis of materials, with particular emphasis on the development of mobile, field-deployable instrumentation with diverse applications ranging from cultural heritage to industrial process monitoring.


Recent publications

  • “ZnO−PDMS Nanohybrids: A Novel Optical Sensing Platform for Ethanol Vapor Detection at Room Temperature” A. Klini, S. Pissadakis, R. N. Das, P. Giannelis, S. H. Anastasiadis, D. Anglos, J. Phys. Chem C 119, 623-31 (2015); doi: 10.1021/jp506632d
  • “Mitigation strategies for radiation damage in the analysis of ancient materials” Bertrand, S. Schoeder, D. Anglos, M. B.H. Breese, K. Janssens, M. Moini, A. Simon, TrAC 66, 128-45 (2015); doi: 10.1016/j.trac.2014.10.005
  • “SERS and 2D-Fluorescence for the investigation of aminoacids and egg proteins”, A. Philippidis, Z. E. Papliaka, D. Anglos, Microchemical Journal, 126, 230-236 (2016); doi: /10.1016/j.microc.2015.12.008
  • “A multi-technique approach, based on mobile/portable laser instruments, for the in situ pigment characterization of stone sculptures on the island of Crete dating from Venetian and Ottoman period”, Z. E. Papliaka, A. Philippidis, P. Siozos, M. Vakondiou, K. Melessanaki, D. Anglos, Heritage Science, 4:15 (2016); doi: 10.1186/s40494-016-0085-2
  • “Elemental and molecular analysis of metal containing biomolecules using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy and sonic spray ionization mass spectrometry: A step towards full integration and simultaneous analysis”, Marmatakis, S. A. Pergantis, D. Anglos, Spectrochimica Acta Part B 126, 103-109 (2016); doi: 10.1016/j.sab.2016.10.020
  • “Elemental mapping of Mg/Ca intensity ratios in marine mollusc shells using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy” N. Hausmann, P. Siozos, A. Lemonis, A. C. Colonese, H. K. Robson and D. Anglos, Anal. At. Spectrom. 32, 1467-1472 (2017); doi: 10.1039/c7ja00131b.
  • “Materials analyses of pyrotechnological objects from LBA Tiryns, Greece, by means of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS): Results and a critical assessment of the method” A. Brysbaert, P. Siozos, M. Vetters, A. Philippidis and D. Anglos, Journal of Archaeological Science 83, 49-61 (2017);
  • “Characterization of organic photovoltaic devices using femtosecond laser induced breakdown spectroscopy, S. P. Banerjee, T. Sarnet, P. Siozos, M. Loulakis, D. Anglos, M. Sentis, Surf. Sci., 418, 542–547 (2017); doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.11.136.
  • “Portable laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy/diffuse reflectance hybrid spectrometer for analysis of inorganic pigments”, P. Siozos, A. Philippidis, D. Anglos, Spectrochimica Acta Part B 137, 93-100 (2017);

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