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Vasiliki Nikolaou

Biography:

Vasiliki Nikolaou was born in Athens, Greece in 1987.

She completed her undergraduate Chemistry Degree (2:1) in the University of Patras, Greece in 2010. Her Diploma thesis, supervised by Prof. J. Mikroyannidis, was entitled "Alternating Phenylenevinylene and Thienylenevinylene Copolymers with Cyano Groups: Synthesis, Photophysics and Photovoltaics".

In 2012, she obtained a MSc "Polymer Science and its Applications" in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, graduating with 1st Class Honours. Her masters project was carried out under the supervision of Prof. M. Pitsikalis and was entitled 'Synthesis of Polymers using Anionic Polymerization combined with Click Chemistry'.

Further pursuing her studies, Vasiliki started her PhD in 2012 under the supervision of Professor D. Haddleton which is jointly funded by The Lubrizol Corporation, a specialty chemical company that produces and supplies technologies, which are designed to improve the quality and performance of products in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets.


Scientific Experience:

● Synthesis of novel polymers with predetermined architectures (linear homopolymers and copolymers, homo- and copolymer stars) by means of anionic polymerization high vacuum techniques

● Preparation of custom-made glass apparatuses by glass-blowing techniques


Oral Presentations:

● Synthesis of Polymers using Anionic Polymerization combined with Click Chemistry (Athens, Greece | July 2012)

● Alternating Phenylenevinylene and Thienylenevinylene Copolymers with Cyano Groups: Synthesis, Photophysics and Photovoltaics (Patras, Greece | July 2010)


Additional Conferences Attended:

● 8th Hellenic Polymer Society Symposium (Crete, Greece | October 2010)

● 10th Conference Medicinal Chemistry: Drug Discovery and Design (Patras, Greece | March 2009)

● 9th Conference Medicinal Chemistry: Drug Discovery and Design (Patras, Greece | March 2008)

● 8th Conference Medicinal Chemistry: Drug Discovery and Design (Patras, Greece | March 2007


Selected Publications:

(1) Polymerization of long chain [meth]acrylates by Cu(0)-mediated and catalytic chain transfer polymerisation (CCTP): high fidelity end group incorporation and modification

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Athina Anastasakia, Christopher Waldrona, Vasiliki Nikolaoua, Paul Wilsona, Ronan McHalea, Timothy Smithb and David M. Haddleton*a

Polym. Chem., 2013,4, 4113-4119

 


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 Email:

V.Nikolaou@warwick.ac.uk
 
Office phone number:
+44 24 765 26340
 
Mailing address:
Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick
Library Road, CV4 7AL
Coventry, UK
 


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