Staff Catalogue


Department of Chemistry
FST 02 - Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, B137
University Campus
  • Diploma of Chemical Engineer (five-year course), National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, 1985.
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA, 1990.
  • Post-doctoral researcher in the Institute for Polymers, Federal Technical University (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland, 1992-1994.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Sciences and afterwards Department of Chemistry of the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, 1995-2002.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry of the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2002-2010.
  • Professor, Department of Chemistry of the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2011-today.
  • Chairman of the Department of Chemistry, 3/2006-3/2008.
  • President of the Pancyprian Union of Chemists, 2007-2015.
  • Member of the Executive Committee of EuCheMS (European Association for the Chemical and Molecular Sciences), 10/2004-3/2010.


(1) Specific ion effects on biophysical and physicochemical systems.
(2) Synthesis of hybrid materials based on silica for drug delivery and use as sorbents of environmental pollutants.
(3) Langmuir-Blodgett molecular film production and Layer-by-layer film production from stabilized nanoparticle dispersions. 
(4) Oriented oxide films for photocatalytic and biomedical applications and water splitting.
(5) Multilayer emulsions for the oxidative stabilization and long-term storage of sensitive food ingredients.
(1) Leodidis* E.B., Hatton T.A., “Specific Ion Effects in Electrical Double Layers. Selective Solubilization of Cations in Aerosol-OT Reversed Micelles”, Langmuir 5, 741-753 (1989).
(2) Leodidis* E.B., Hatton T.A., “Amino Acids in AOT Reversed Micelles. 1. Determination of Interfacial Partition Coefficients Using the Phase-Transfer Method”, J. Phys. Chem. 94, 6400-6411 (1990).
(3) Leontidis E., de Pablo J.J., Laso M., Suter U.W., “A Novel Composite Algorithm for Efficient Off-Lattice Monte-Carlo Simulation of Dense Polymer Phases”, Adv. Pol. Sci. 116, 283-318 (1994).
(4) Leontidis, E., Heinz, H., Wallenborn, E.-U., Palewska, K., Suter, U.W., “Normal and defective perylene substitution sites in alkane crystals”, J. Chem. Phys. 114, 3224-3235 (2001).
(5) Leontidis, E., Kyprianidou-Leodidou, T., Kleitou, C., Bekiari, V., Lianos, P. “Gold Colloids from Cationic Surfactant Solutions. 1. Mechanisms that Control Particle Morphology”, Langmuir 18, 3659-3668 (2002).
(6) Leontidis, E., “Hofmeister Anion Effects on Surfactant Self-Assembly and the Formation of Porous Solids”, Curr. Opin. Colloid Int. Sci. 7, 81-91 (2002).
(7) Leontidis E., Orphanou M., Kyprianidou-Leodidou T., Krumeich F., Caseri W., “Composite Nanotubes Formed by Self-Assembly of PbS Nanoparticles”, Nanoletters 3, 569-572 (2003).
(8) Aroti A., Leontidis E., Maltseva, E., Brezesinski G., “Effect of Hofmeister Anions on DPPC Langmuir Monolayers at the Air-Water Interface”, J. Phys. Chem. B 108, 15238-15245 (2004).
(9) Leontidis, E., Aroti, A., Belloni, L., Dubois, M., Zemb, T., “Effects of monovalent anions of the Hofmeister series on DPPC lipid bilayers. Part II. Modelling the perpendicular and lateral equation of state”, Biophys. J. 93, 1591-1607 (2007).
(10) Leontidis E., Aroti, A., “DPPC liquid-expanded monolayers as model systems to understand the anionic Hofmeister series.2. Ion partitioning is mostly a matter of size”, J. Phys. Chem. B 113, 1460-1467 (2009).
(11) Christoforou, M., Brezesinski, G., Leontidis, E., “Effects of Sodium Salts of Lyotropic Anions on Low-Temperature, Ordered Lipid Monolayers”, J. Phys. Chem. B 116 (50), 14602-14612 (2012).
(12) Ioannou, F., Leontidis, E., Archontis, G., “Helix-formation by Alanine-based Peptides in Pure Water and Electrolyte Solutions: Insights from Molecular Dynamics Simulations”, J. Phys. Chem. B 117, 9866-9876 (2013).
(13) Leontidis, E., Christoforou, M., Georgiou, C., Delclos, T., "The ion-lipid battle for hydration water and interfacial sites at soft-matter interfaces", Curr. Opin. Colloid Int. Sci. 19, 2-8 (2014).
(14) Leontidis, E., "Chaotropic salts interacting with soft matter: Beyond the lyotropic series", Curr. Opin. Colloid Int. Sci. 23, 100-109 (2016).