Associate Professor


2017, University of Groningen (The Netherlands)

Division of Inorganic Chemistry


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Antonios Kouloumpis studied at Materials Science & Engineering Dept. at the University of Ioannina, and in 2012, he completed a cross-departmental master program specializing in chemistry of materials. In 2017 he received a Double Doctorate Degree with cum laude distinction from Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen (The Netherlands) and Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Ioannina. His PhD thesis focused on the development and study of low-dimensional hybrid and nanocomposite materials based on layered nanostructures. During his PhD he spent sort periods as visiting researcher at University of North Texas, University of Florida (USA), and Korea Basic Science Institute, (South Korea), where he worked in magnetic nanoparticles and thin films.



Antonios Kouloumpis worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies & Materials Institute, (Czech Republic), where he focused in chemistry of graphene derivatives. In 2020, he joined the Cornell University (USA) as postdoctoral associate. During this time, he developed functionalized nanomaterials that assemble directly at liquid–liquid interfaces. In addition, he explored new approaches to provide information on the mechanical properties and stability of liquid-liquid and liquid-solid interfaces. In 2023 he was appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Crete.


Research interest

Carbon-based Nanostructures, 2D materials, Hybrids and Nanocomposites Thin Films, Atomic Force Microscopy.


Recent publications

  1. Probing the Mechanism of Targeted Delivery of Molecular Surfactants Loaded into Nanoparticles after Their Assembly at Oil–Water Interfaces, A. Hammami, A. Kouloumpis, G. Qi, A. W. Alsmaeil, B. Aldakkan, M. Y. Kanj, E. P. Giannelis. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2023, 15, 4, 6113–6122. (
  2. Graphene Oxide–Cytochrome c Multilayered Structures for Biocatalytic Applications: Decrypting the Role of Surfactant in Langmuir–Schaefer Layer Deposition. N. Chalmpes, M. Patila, A. Kouloumpis, C. Alatzoglou, K. Spyrou, M. Subrati, A. C. Polydera, A. B. Bourlinos,

Publications (Google Scholars)


Department of chemistry