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Dionysios Christodouleas

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Dionysios ChristodouleasAssistant Professor

Research Interests

Low-Cost Diagnostics, Sensors, Bioanalytical Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Luminescence

Education

  • : Post-doctoral studies 2012-2016, Harvard University
    Supporting Area: Paper-based Devices and Low-cost Diagnostics
  • Ph D: Chemistry, (2012), University of Athens - Athens, Greece
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Study of antioxidant properties of edible oils using spectrophotometric techniques
  • MS: Techno-Economical Systems, (2011), National Technical University of Athens - Athens, Greece
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Quality management in chemical industries and laboratories
  • MS: Chemical Analysis-Quality Control, (2007), University of Athens - Athens, Greece
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Development and validation of a chemiluminescent method for the evaluation of the antioxidant activity of edible oils
  • BS: Chemistry, (2004), University of Athens - Athens, Greece

Biography

Dionysios Christodouleas, Ph.D. joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2016. Before that, he was a postdoctoral research associate in Harvard University working with Prof. George Whitesides. Christodouleas holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry, a M.Sc. in Chemical Analysis & Quality Control, and a B.S. in Chemistry, all from the University of Athens, the leading university in Greece. He also holds a M.Sc. degree in Techno-economical Systems (MBA). He has earned several highly prestigious awards and scholarships (e.g., Alexander S. Onassis Scholarship etc.) and he was selected by an international committee to participate in the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (06/30/2013 - 07/05/2013, Lindau, Germany). Thus far, he has published more than 25 papers and 7 patents.

Awards and Honors

  • Travel Award for 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (2013), Leadership - Council Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings/ Alexander S. Onassis Foundation
  • Award Scholarship (2011), Scholarship/Research - Alexander S. Onassis Foundation
  • Award Scholarship (2007), Scholarship/Research - Papadakis Foundation / University of Athens
  • Award Scholarship (2006) - Propondis Foundation
  • Research Scholarship (2006), Scholarship/Research - N.C.S.R. Demokritos
  • Award Scholarship (2004) - Papadakis Foundation / University of Athens
  • Performance Award (Best Senior and Graduate of 2004 class) (2004) - Greek State Scholarship Foundation
  • Performance Award (Best Junior of class 2004) (2003) - Greek State Scholarship Foundation
  • Performance Award (Best Freshman of 2004 class) (2001) - Greek State Scholarship Foundation

Publications

  • Christodouleas, D., Simeone, F.C., Tayi, A., Targ, S., Weaver, J.C., Jayaram, K., Fernandez-Abedul, M., Whitesides, G.M. (2017) "Fabrication of Paper-Templated Structures of Noble Metals," Advanced Materials Technologies 2:2 pp. 1600229
  • Gatselou, V., Christodouleas, D., Kouloumpis, A., Gournis, D., Giokas, D.L. (2016) "Determination of phenolic compounds using spectral and color transitions of rhodium nanoparticles.," Analytica Chimica Acta 932: pp. 80 - 87
  • Hamedi, M.M., Campbell, V.E., Rothemund, P., Guder, F., Christodouleas, D., Bloch, J., Whitesides, G.M. (2016) "Electrically Activated Paper Actuators.," Advanced Functional Materials 15 pp. 2446
  • Hamedi, M.M., Ainla, A., Güder, F., Christodouleas, D., Fernández-Abedul, M.T., Whitesides, G.M. (2016) "Integrating Electronics and Microfluidics on Paper.," Advanced Materials 28:25 pp. 5054
  • Christodouleas, D., Giokas, D.L., Garyfali, V., Papadopoulos, K., Calokerinos, A.C. (2015) "An automatic FIA-CL method for the determination of antioxidant activity of edible oils based on peroxyoxalate chemiluminescence.," Microchemical Journal 118: pp. 73 - 79
  • Christodouleas, D., Nemiroski, A., Kumar, A.A., Whitesides, G.M. (2015) "Broadly available imaging devices enable high-quality low-cost photometry.," Analytical Chemistry 18 pp. 9170
  • Christodouleas, D., Fotakis, C., Nikokavoura, A., Papadopoulos, K., Calokerinos, A.C. (2015) "Modified DPPH and ABTS Assays to Assess the Antioxidant Profile of Untreated Oils.," Food Analytical Methods 5 pp. 1294
  • Badu-Tawiah, A.K., Lathwal, S., Kaastrup, K., Al-Sayah, M., Christodouleas, D., Smith, B.S., Whitesides, G.M., Sikes, H.D. (2015) "Polymerization-based signal amplification for paper-based immunoassays.," Lab on a Chip - Miniaturisation for Chemistry & Biology 15:3 pp. 655
  • Bwambok, D.K., Christodouleas, D., Morin, S.A., Lange, H., Phillips, S.T., Whitesides, G.M. (2014) "Adaptive use of bubble wrap for storing liquid samples and performing analytical assays.," Analytical Chemistry 15 pp. 7478
  • Kappi, F.A., Tsogas, G.Z., Giokas, D.L., Christodouleas, D., Vlessidis, A.G. (2014) "Colorimetric and visual read-out determination of cyanuric acid exploiting the interaction between melamine and silver nanoparticles.," Microchimica Acta 5-6 pp. 623
  • Christodouleas, D., Fotakis, C., Papadopoulos, K., Calokerinos, A.C. (2014) "Evaluation of total reducing power of edible oils.," Talanta 130: pp. 233 - 240
  • Glavan, A.C., Christodouleas, D., Mosadegh, B., Hai Dong, Y., Smith, B.S., Lessing, J., Fernandez-Abedul, M.T., Whitesides, G.M. (2014) "Folding analytical devices for electrochemical ELISA in hydrophobic RH paper.," Analytical Chemistry 24 pp. 11999
  • Nemiroski, A., Christodouleas, D., Hennek, J.W., Kumar, A.A., Maxwell, E.J., Fernández-Abedul, M.T., Whitesides, G.M. (2014) "Universal mobile electrochemical detector designed for use in resource-limited applications.," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111:33 pp. 11984
  • Pefkianakis, E.K., Christodouleas, D., Giokas, D.L., Papadopoulos, K., Vougioukalakis, G.C. (2013) "A Family of RuII Photosensitizers with High Singlet Oxygen Quantum Yield: Synthesis, Characterization, and Evaluation.," European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 26 pp. 4628
  • Fotakis, C., Christodouleas, D., Kokkotou, K., Zervou, M., Zoumpoulakis, P., Moulos, P., Liouni, M., Calokerinos, A. (2013) "Analytical Methods: NMR metabolite profiling of Greek grape marc spirits.," Food Chemistry 138: pp. 1837 - 1846
  • Tsiaka, T., Christodouleas, D., Calokerinos, A.C. (2013) "Development of a chemiluminescent method for the evaluation of total hydroperoxide content of edible oils.," Food Research International 54: pp. 2069 - 2074
  • Fotakis, C., Christodouleas, D., Zervou, M., Papadopoulos, K., Calokerinos, A.C. (2012) "Classification of Wines Based on Different Antioxidant Responses to Spectrophotometric Analytical Methods.," Analytical Letters 45:5/6 pp. 581
  • Fotakis, C., Megariotis, G., Christodouleas, D., Kritsi, E., Zoumpoulakis, P., Ntountaniotis, D., Zervou, M., Potamitis, C., Hodzic, A., Pabst, G., Rappolt, M., Mali, G., Baldus, J., Glaubitz, C., Papadopoulos, M.G., Afantitis, A., Melagraki, G., Mavromoustakos, T. (2012) "Comparative study of the AT1 receptor prodrug antagonist candesartan cilexetil with other sartans on the interactions with membrane bilayers.," Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta 1818:12 pp. 3107 - 3120
  • Christodouleas, D., Fotakis, C., Papadopoulos, K., Dimotikali, D., Calokerinos, A.C. (2012) "Luminescent Methods in the Analysis of Untreated Edible Oils: A Review.," Analytical Letters 45:5/6 pp. 625 - 641
  • Fotakis, C., Christodouleas, D., Zoumpoulakis, P., Kritsi, E., Benetis, N.P., Mavromoustakos, T., Reis, H., Gili, A., Papadopoulos, M., Zervou, M. (2011) "Comparative biophysical studies of sartan class drug molecules losartan and candesartan (CV-11974) with membrane bilayers," J Phys Chem B 115: pp. 6180-6192
  • Christodouleas, D., Papadopoulos, K., Calokerinos, A.C. (2011) "Determination of Total Antioxidant Activity of Edible Oils as well as Their Aqueous and Organic Extracts by Chemiluminescence," Food. Anal. Method 4: pp. 475-484
  • Nikokavoura, A., Christodouleas, D., Yanakopoulou, E., Papadopoulos, K., Calokerinos, A.C. (2011) "Evaluation of antioxidant activity of hydrophilic and lipophilic compounds in edible oils by a novel fluorimetric method," Talanta 84: pp. 874-880
  • Christodouleas, D., Fotakis, C., Economou, A., Papadopoulos, K., Timotheou-Potamia, M., Calokerinos, A.C. (2011) "Flow-Based Methods with Chemiluminescence Detection for Food and Environmental Analysis: A Review," Anal Lett. 44: pp. 176-215
  • Christodouleas, D., Fotakis, C., Papadopoulos, K., Yanakopoulou, E., Calokerinos, A.C. (2009) "Development and validation of a chemiluminogenic method for the evaluation of antioxidant activity of both hydrophilic and hydrophobic antioxidants," Anal. Chim. Acta 652: pp. 295-302
  • Fotakis, C., Christodouleas, D., Chatzigeorgiou, P., Zervou, M., Benetis, N.P., Viras, K., Mavromoustakos, T. (2009) "Development of a CP-31P NMR broadline simulation methodology for studying the interactions of antihypertensive AT1 antagonist losartan with phospholipids bilayers," Biophys. J. 96: pp. 2227-2236

Presentations

  • Paper-based Devices and Low-cost Detectors. Fabrication and Applications, January 2017 - Boston, MA
  • Paper-based Devices and Paper-like Materials - Fabrication and Applications - Tripathy Memorial Symposium, December 2016 - Lowell, MA
  • Paper-based Devices and Paper-like Materials, March 2016 - San Diego CA, USA
  • Multiplexed Detection of Diseases on Paper-based Analytical Devices - 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, March 2016 - San Diego CA, USA
  • Application of chemiluminescence in the evaluation of antioxidant activity of edible oils - 5th International Conference "Instrumental Methods of Analysis-IMA 07, 2007 - Patra, Greece
  • Development and validation of a chemiluminogenic method for the evaluation of edible oils antioxidant activity - 2? National Conference 'Lipids and oils: Present and Future', June 2007 - Athens, Greece

Intellectual Property

  • Patent - Christodouleas, D., Nemiroski, A., Kumar, A., Whitesides, G.M."Image Based Photometry," PCT/US16/44245 Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • Patent - Christodouleas, D., Camci-Unal, G., Connelly, J., Fernández Abedul, T., , Tsaloglou, M., Whitesides, G.M."Method and Device for Electrochemical Detection," PCT/US16/32706 Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • Patent - Christodouleas, D., Hamedi, M., Ainla, A., Bloch, J.F., Campbell, V., Fernandez-Abedul, M.T., Guder, F., Rothemund, P., Whitesides, G.M."Co-Fabrication of Paper Electronics and Microfluidics," 62/213,297 United States
  • Patent - Christodouleas, D., Badu-Tawiah, A.K., Lathwal, S., Al-Sayah, M.H., Kaastrup, K., Sikes, H., Whitesides, G.M."Paper-based immunoassay with polymerization-based signal amplification," WO2015127446 A1 Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • Patent - Christodouleas, D., Nemiroski, A., Hennek, J., Maxwell, E., Kumar, A., Whitesides, G."Medical Sensor Providing Audio Communication Tones," WO2014197604 A3 Patent Cooperation Treaty

Research Currently in Progress

  • Low-Cost Diagnostics, Electrochemistry, Bioanalytical Chemistry, Materials
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