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Panagiotis Christakopoulos

R&D Associate

Dr. Christakopoulos Panagiotis is a Research and Development Staff Member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His research interest is focused on the synthesis of well-defined polymers, living/controlled polymerizations techniques including Anionic Polymerization (AP) and Controlled Radical Polymerizations (CRP). Other areas of interest include the synthesis of deuterated polymers, synthesis under continuous flow and thin films preparation.

He received his PhD in Chemistry and his MSc degree in Polymer Science and applications from Chemistry Department of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, while his BSc were obtained in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Ioannina, Greece.

He is a currently a member of the Macromolecular Nanomaterials group at Center for Nanophase Materials Science. The group focuses on designing and developing novel macromolecules and deuterated nanomaterials driven by computation and AI/ML strategies: using cutting-edge synthesis methods and characterization techniques. One of the primary missions is to support neutron studies with deuterated probes and macromolecules.