Theoni K. Georgiou

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Dr Theoni K. Georgiou

Lecturer in Materials
Telephone Number: 
+44 (0)20 7594 5177
Telephone Extension: 
45 177
Department of Materials
Research Interests: 
Synthesis and characterisation of well-defined polymers using “living” and/or “controlled” polymerisation techniques.

Theoni Georgiou, obtained a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Cyprus in 2001, followed by a PhD in 2006 in Polymer Chemistry entitled “Star polymers for gene delivery and star-based polymeric networks” under the supervision of Professor Costas Patrickios. She then worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor Antonios G. Mikos at the Department of Bioengineering at Rice University in the USA. She worked on “Polymeric materials for tissue engineering” and on “Degradable polymers for gene delivery”. In October 2007, after she was awarded an RCUK Academic Fellowship, she moved to UK to join the Department of Chemistry at the University of Hull. In January 2014 she joined the Department of Materials at Imperial College.

Journal Articles 

Georgiou TK, 2014, Star polymers for gene delivery, Polymer International, ISSN:0959-8103 DOI

Buzza DMA, Fletcher PDI, Georgiou TK, et al., 2013, Water-in-Water Emulsions Based on Incompatible Polymers and Stabilized by Triblock Copolymers-Templated Polymersomes, Langmuir, Vol:29, ISSN:0743-7463, Pages:14804-14814

DOI Author Web Link

Ward MA, Georgiou TK, 2013, Thermoresponsive gels based on ABA triblock copolymers: Does the asymmetry matter?, Journal of Polymer Science Part A - Polymer Chemistry, Vol:51, ISSN:0887-624X, Pages:2850-2859 DOI Author Web Link

Ward MA, Georgiou TK, 2013, Multicompartment thermoresponsive gels: does the length of the hydrophobic side group matter?, Polymer Chemistry, Vol:4, ISSN:1759-9954, Pages:1893-1902 DOI Author Web Link

Ghasdian N, Church E, Cottam AP, et al., 2013, Novel "core-first" star-based quasi-model amphiphilic polymer networks, RSC Advances, Vol:3, ISSN:2046-2069, Pages:19070-19080 DOI Author Web Link

Krasia-Christoforou T, Georgiou TK, 2013, Polymeric theranostics: using polymer-based systems for simultaneous imaging and therapy, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY B, Vol:1, ISSN:2050-750X, Pages:3002-3025 DOI Author Web Link

Pafiti KS, Patrickios CS, Georgiou TK, et al., 2012, Cationic star polymer siRNA transfectants interconnected with a piperazine-based cationic cross-linker, European Polymer Journal, Vol:48, ISSN:0014-3057, Pages:1422-1430 DOI Author Web Link

Ward MA, Georgiou TK, 2012, Thermoresponsive triblock copolymers based on methacrylate monomers: effect of molecular weight and composition, Soft Matter, Vol:8, ISSN:1744-683X, Pages:2737-2745 DOI Author Web Link

Ward MA, Georgiou TK, 2011, Thermoresponsive Polymers for Biomedical Applications, POLYMERS, Vol:3, ISSN:2073-4360, Pages:1215-1242 DOI Author Web Link

Georgiou TK, Achilleos DS, Patrickios CS, 2010, Multi-Functional Conetworks Based on Cross-Linked Star Polymers, Macromolecular Symposia, Vol:291-292, ISSN:1022-1360, Pages:36-42 DOI Author Web Link

Ward MA, Georgiou TK, 2010, Thermoresponsive Terpolymers Based on Methacrylate Monomers: Effect of Architecture and Composition, Journal of Polymer Science Part A - Polymer Chemistry, Vol:48, ISSN:0887-624X, Pages:775-783 DOI Author Web Link

Raduan NH, Horozov TS, Georgiou TK, 2010, "Comb-like" non-ionic polymeric macrosurfactants, Soft Matter, Vol:6, ISSN:1744-683X, Pages:2321-2329 DOI Author Web Link