Background and activities


Ph.D in Polymer Chemistry, University of Patras, Greece, (2006)
Diploma in Chemistry, University of Patras, Greece (2001)


2018-          :     Associate Professor, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
2016-2017 :     Postdoctoral Researcher, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
2012-2015 :     Postdoctoral Researcher, TPCI, NHRF, Athens, Greece.
2011-2012 :     Research Associate, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus.
2008-2011 :     Postdoctoral Researcher, TPCI, NHRF, Athens, Greece.


Synthesis, structural, optoelectronic and morphological characterisation of semiconducting polymers.

Functionalization and characterization of graphene, carbon nanotubes and fullerene hybrid materials.

Photovoltaic device fabrication and optimization.  


Participant in four national and international research projects in collaboration with academic and industrial organizations. (Konarka Technologies, EPAN 13, Nanohost, Strategic Infrastructure Grant Cyprus)
Coordinator of one national research project (Graphcell)
Recipient of one schloraship from the State Scholarship Foundation (IKY)


More than 30 National and International Conferences on Chemistry and Material Science. Organizing committee in two international conferences (C-Nano ’09, FSAS 2010).


Co-Teaching of undergraduate course "Inorganic Chemistry 101" Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, Cyprus University of Technology

Co-Teaching of undergraduate course "Polymers and Composites 434" Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

Training of undergraduate students in the laboratory of "Analytical Chemistry" Chemistry Department, University of Patras, Greece

Training of postgraduate students of the "Polymer Science and Technology Programme" in the laboratory of "Polymer Characterization". Chemistry Department, University of Patras, Greece

Training of undergraduate students in the laboratory of "Polymer Science", Chemistry Department, University of Patras, Greece

Training of undergraduate students in the laboratory of "Industrial Processes", Chemistry Department, University of Patras, Greece


Member of the Greek Chemical Society.


28 publications in international refereed journals, 2 book chapters.
Full list of publications  (this is a link to the full list of publications)


1)    Buene, A. F., Uggerud, N., Economopoulos, S. P., Gautun, O. R., & Hoff, B. H. (2018). Effect of π-linkers on phenothiazine sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells. Dyes and Pigments. doi:

2)    Karousis, N., Economopoulos, S. P., Sarantopoulou, E., & Tagmatarchis, N. (2010). Porphyrin counter anion in imidazolium-modified graphene-oxide. Carbon, 48(3), 854-860. doi:

3)    Economopoulos, S. P., Pagona, G., Yudasaka, M., Iijima, S., & Tagmatarchis, N. (2009). Solvent-free microwave-assisted Bingel reaction in carbon nanohorns. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 19(39), 7326-7331.

4)    Baran, D., Tuladhar, S., Economopoulos, S. P., Neophytou, M., Savva, A., Itskos, G., Othonos, A., Bradley, D. D. C., Brabec, C. J., Nelson, J., Choulis, S. A. (2017). Photovoltaic limitations of BODIPY:fullerene based bulk heterojunction solar cells. Synthetic Metals, 226, 25-30. doi:

5)    Economopoulos, S. P., & Tagmatarchis, N. (2015). Multichromophores Onto Graphene: Supramolecular Non-Covalent Approaches for Efficient Light Harvesting. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119(15), 8046-8053. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b00731

6)    Economopoulos, S. P., Chochos, C. L., Ioannidou, H. A., Neophytou, M., Charilaou, C., Zissimou, G. A., Frost, J. M., Sachetan, T., Shahid, M., Nelson, J., Heeney, M., Bradley, D. D. C., Itskos, G., Koutentis, P. A., Choulis, S. A. (2013). Novel BODIPY-based conjugated polymers donors for organic photovoltaic applications. RSC Advances, 3(26), 10221-10229. doi:10.1039/C3RA40957K

7)    Economopoulos, S. P., Koutentis, P. A., Ioannidou, H. A., & Choulis, S. A. (2013). Identifying potential candidates for donor–acceptor copolymers on a series of 4H-1,2,6-thiadiazines: An electrochemical approach. Electrochimica Acta, 107(0), 448-453. doi:

8)    Pagona, G., Economopoulos, S. P., Aono, T., Miyata, Y., Shinohara, H., & Tagmatarchis, N. (2010). Molecular recognition of La@C82 endohedral metallofullerene by an isophthaloyl-bridged porphyrin dimer. Tetrahedron Letters, 51(45), 5896-5899. doi:

9)    Economopoulos, S. P., Chochos, C. L., Gregoriou, V. G., Kallitsis, J. K., Barrau, S., & Hadziioannou, G. (2007). Novel Brush-Type Copolymers Bearing Thiophene Backbone and Side Chain Quinoline Blocks. Synthesis and Their Use as a Compatibilizer in Thiophene−Quinoline Polymer Blends. Macromolecules, 40(4), 921-927. doi:10.1021/ma062055c

10)    Economopoulos, S. P., Rotas, G., Miyata, Y., Shinohara, H., & Tagmatarchis, N. (2010). Exfoliation and Chemical Modification Using Microwave Irradiation Affording Highly Functionalized Graphene. ACS Nano, 4(12), 7499-7507. doi:10.1021/nn101735e

11)    Economopoulos, S. P., & Tagmatarchis, N. (2013). Chemical Functionalization of Exfoliated Graphene. Chemistry – A European Journal, 19(39), 12930-12936. doi:10.1002/chem.201302358

12)    Itskos, G., Papagiorgis, P., Tsokkou, D., Othonos, A., Hermerschmidt, F., Economopoulos, S. P., Yarema, M., Heiss, W., Choulis, S. (2013). Size-Dependent Charge Transfer in Blends of PbS Quantum Dots with a Low-Gap Silicon-Bridged Copolymer. Advanced Energy Materials, 3(11), 1490-1499. doi:10.1002/aenm.201300317

13)    Karousis, N., Economopoulos, S., & Tagmatarchis, N. Functionalization of Graphene. In F. D'Souza & K. M. Kadish (Eds.), Handbook of Carbon Nano Materials: Materials and Fundamental Applications (Vol. 4, pp. 1-54).  (Book Chapter)

14)    Economopoulos, S. P., Itskos, G., Koutentis, P. A., & Choulis, S. A. (2014). Overview of Polymer and Copolymer Materials for Organic Photovoltaics Organic Photovoltaics (pp. 1-26): Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.  (Book Chapter)

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications


  • Fougner, Hugo in't Veld; Gautun, Odd Reidar; Economopoulos, Solon. (2017) Synthesis and Characterization of Phenothiazine - Graphene Hybrid Materials for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC). 2017.