The Division of Inorganic Chemistry deals with a number of significant areas including Bioinorganic and Materials Chemistry. Central to our approach, is the synthesis, characterization and applications of functional compounds. These main axes of research touch upon a plethora of issues ranging from bioinorganic model compounds to biomineralization, from porous materials to new nanostructures, from crystal engineering to functional metal-organic frameworks.
Our Division has a strong "synthetic" arm and is heavily involved in all kinds of inorganic syntheses ("wet" and "solid state"). We also give a great deal of attention to characterization through X-ray diffraction, Raman, FT-IR, heteronuclear NMR, UV-visible, spectro-electrochemistry, surface area and gas adsorption measurements. Lastly, significant focus is also given to a variety of applications of our novel materials, such as enzyme active site modeling, bioimimetic catalysis, energy storage, optoelectronic applications, gas storage, crystal deposition diseases, or corrosion control.
Crystal Engineering, Growth and Design Laboratory (Prof. Konstantinos Demadis)
Laboratory of Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry (Prof. Constantinos Milios)
Materials Chemistry & Development Group (Prof. Pantelis Trikalitis)
Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry (Prof Coutsolelos Athanasios)