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Biography


Dr. Antonios Kelarakis

Division of Chemistry/Materials Science
University of Central Lancashire, U.K.
Senior Lecturer

Email: akelarakis@uclan.ac.uk


Qualifications

2001 Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Dept of Chemistry, University of Athens,  Greece

1996 B.Sc. in Chemistry, Dept of Chemistry, University of Athens, Greece


Publications (selected)


1. “Can rheometry measure crystallization kinetics? A comparative study using block copolymers” A. Kelarakis, S. M. Mai, C. Booth, A. J. Ryan, Polymer, 46,2739-2747 (2005).

2. “Uniaxial deformation of an elastomer nanocomposite containing modified carbon nanofibers by in-situ synchrotron X-ray difraction” A. Kelarakis, K. Yoon, I. Sics, R. H. Somani, B. S. Hsiao, B. Chu, Polymer, 46,5103-5117 (2005).

3. “Structure and rheology of aqueous micellar gels formed from an associative triblock poly(oxybutylene)-poly(oxyethylene)-poly(oxybutylene) copolymer” V. Castelletto, I. W. Hamley, X. F. Yuan, A. Kelarakis, C. Booth, Soft Matter, 1,138-145 (2005).

4. “Volumetric behavior of a bolaamphiphile in different amides-water and ethylene glycol-water mixtures” F. Aroni, A. Kelarakis, V. Havredaki, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 292,236-243 (2005).

5. “Rheological study of carbon nanofiber induced physical gelation in polyolefin nanocomposite melt” A. Kelarakis, K. Yoon, R. H. Somani, X. Chen, B. S. Hsiao, B. Chu, Polymer, 46,11591-11599 (2005).

6. “Shear-induced orientation and structure development in isotactic polypropylene melt containing modified carbon nanofibers” A. Kelarakis, K. Yoon, I. Sics,  R. H. Somani, X. Chen,   B. S. Hsiao, B. Chu, Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part B: Physics, 45, 257-261 (2006).

7. “Aqueous gels of triblock copolymers of ethylene oxide and 1,2-butylene oxide (type BEB) studied by rheometry” A. Kelarakis , V. Havredaki, X. F. Yuan, C. Chaibundit, C. Booth, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 207, 903-909 (2006).

8. “Micellar spheres in high frequency oscillatory field” A. Kelarakis, J. J. Crassous, M. Ballauff, Z. Yang, C. Booth, Langmuir, 22,6814-6817 (2006).

9. “Relationship between structure and dynamic mechanical properties of  a carbon nanofiller reinforced elastomeric composite” A. Kelarakis, K. Yoon, R. H. Somani,  I. Sics, X. Chen,  B. S. Hsiao, B. Chu, Polymer, 47,6797-6807 (2006).

10. “Complex formation of bovine serum albumin with poly(ethylene glycol) lipids” V. Castelletto, M. Krysmann, A. Kelarakis, P. Jauregui, Biomacromolecules, 8,2244-2249 (2007).

11. “Structure-properties relationships in clay nanocomposites based on PVDF/(ethylene-vinyl acetate) copolymer blends” A. Kelarakis, E.P. Giannelis, K. Yoon, Polymer, 48,7567-7572 (2007).

12. “Micellar and surface properties of a poly(methyl methacrylate)-block-poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) copolymer in aqueous solution” A. Kelarakis, T. Tang, V. Havredaki, K. Viras, I.W. Hamley, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 320,70-73 (2008).

13. “Polymer-surfactant vesicular complexes in aqueous medium” A. Kelarakis, V. Castelletto, M. J. Krysmann, V. Havredaki, K. Viras, I. W. Hamley, Langmuir, 24,3767-3772 (2008).

14. “Self-Assembly and hydrogelation of an amyloid peptide fragment” M. J. Krysmann, V. Castelletto, A. Kelarakis, I. W. Hamley, R. A. Hule, D. J. Pochan, Biochemistry, 47,4597-4605 (2008).

15. “Interactions of bovine serum albumin with ethylene oxide/ butylene oxide copolymers in aqueous solution” A. Kelarakis, V. Castelletto, M. J. Krysmann, V. Havredaki, K. Viras, I. W. Hamley, Biomacromolecules, 9,1366-1371 (2008).

16. “Optical transparency in a polymer blend induced by clay nanofillers” A. Kelarakis, K. Yoon, European Polymer Journal, 44,3941-3945 (2008).

17. “Nematic and columnar ordering of a peg-peptide conjugate in aqueous solution”, I. W. Hamley, M. J. Krysmann, A. Kelarakis, V. Castelletto, L. Noirez, R. A. Hule, D. J. Pochan, Chemistry A- A European Journal, 14,11369-11375 (2008).

18. “Interactions of an anionic surfactant with poly(oxyalkylene) copolymers in aqueous solution” A. Kelarakis, C. Chaibundit, M.J. Krysmann, V. Havredaki, K. Viras, I. W. Hamley, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 330,67-72 (2009).

19. “Nafion/clay nanocomposite membranes: morphology and properties” R. H. Alonso, L. Estevez, H. Lian, A. Kelarakis, E. P. Giannelis, Polymer, 50, 2402-2410 (2009).

20. “Nafion/clay hybrids with a network structure” E. Burgaz, H. Lian, R. H. Alonso, L. Estevez, A. Kelarakis, E. P. Giannelis, Polymer, 50, 2384-2392 (2009).

21. “Oriented arrays of graphene in a polymer matrix by in situ reduction of graphite oxide nanosheets” S. Ansari, A. Kelarakis, L. Estevez, and E. P. Giannelis, Small, 2, 205-209 (2010).

22. “Clay nanocomposites based on poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene): structure and properties” A. Kelarakis, S. Hayrapetyan, S. Ansari, J. Fang, L. Estevez, E. P. Giannelis, Polymer, 51, 469-474 (2010).

23. “Superhydrophilic and solvent resistant coatings on polypropylene fabrics by a simple deposition process” J. Fang, A. Kelarakis, L. Estevez, Y. Wang, R. Rodriguez, E. P. Giannelis, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 20,1651-1653 (2010).

24. “Fouling release nanostructured coatings based on PDMS-polyurea segmented copolymers” J. Fang, A. Kelarakis, D. Wang, E.P. Giannelis, J.A. Finlay, M.E. Callow, J.A. Callow, Polymer, 51, 2636-2642 (2010).

25. “Nafion as cosurfactant: solubilisation of Nafion in water in the presence of Pluronics” A. Kelarakis, E.P. Giannelis, Langmuir, 27, 554-560 (2011).

26. “Crystallization and unusual rheological behavior in poly(ethylene oxide)-clay nanocomposites” A. Kelarakis, E.P. Giannelis, Polymer, 52, 2221-2227 (2011).

27. “Multifunctional graphene/platinum/Nafion hybrids via ice-templating” L. Estevez, A. Kelarakis, Q. Gong, E. H. Da’as, E. P. Giannelis, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133,6122-6125 (2011).

28. “Nanoparticle coated separators for lithium-ion batteries with advanced electrochemical performance” J. Fang, A. Kelarakis, Y.-W. Lin, C.-Y. Kang, M.-H. Yang, C.-L. Cheng, Y. Wang, E. P. Giannelis, L.-D. Tsai, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 13,14457-14461 (2011).

29. “Non-toxic poly(ethylene terephthalate)/clay nanocomposites with enhanced barrier properties” A. Kelarakis, S. Hayrapetyan, L. Estevez, Q. Lin, K. Dana, Y.-L. Chung, E.P. Giannelis, Polymer, 53, 422-426 (2012).

30. “Formation mechanism of carbogenic nanoparticles with dual photoluminescence emission” M.J. Krysmann, A. Kelarakis, P. Dallas, E.P. Giannelis, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134,747-750 (2012).

31. “Highly hydrated Nafion/ activated carbon hybrids”  H.G. Chien, L.D.Tsai, A. Kelarakis, C.M. Lai, J.N. Lin, J. Fang,  C.Y. Zhu, F. C. Chang Polymer 53,4927-4930 (2012).

32. “Photoluminescent carbogenic nanoparticles directly derived from crude biomass” M.J. Krysmann, A. Kelarakis, E.P. Giannelis, Green Chemistry 14, 3141-3145 (2012).


Expertise (fields)

nanostructured materials; sustainability; smart surfaces; structure-properties relationships

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Last updated  June 2013