Brief biographical sketch
Patrina Paraskevopoulou earned her B.Sc. in Chemistry from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Greece (1998). Her M.Sc. (2000) and Ph.D. (2003), both from NKUA, focused on inorganic chemistry/catalysis. She was a postdoctoral fellow at NKUA (2003-2006 and 2007-2009) and at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (MS&T), USA (2006-2007). In 2009 she joined the Chemistry Department of NKUA as a Lecturer, advancing to Assistant Professor in 2015 and to Associate Professor in 2019. In 2017 she received a DAAD scholarship for academic exchange, and visited the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH).

Dr. Paraskevopoulou has over 20 years of experience in the synthesis and characterization of transition metal clusters with metal-metal bonds and their applications in catalysis. More specifically, dinuclear and trinuclear clusters of molybdenum, tungsten and rhenium with multiple metal-metal bonds have been studied with respect to their redox chemistry (using chemical and electrochemical techniques), and to their catalytic activity towards a range of reactions, including oxidation of olefins and alcohols, and atom transfer, as well as radical and metathesis polymerization. Since 2015 she has been working with organic and hybrid organic/inorganic aerogels (based on synthetic polymers or biopolymers), which are prepared via polycondensation reactions, or via metal-mediated polymerization using mononuclear or binuclear transition metal catalysts. In the last 10 years she has been the PI or co-PI in several National and European Projects (total funding ~1,000,000 €).

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