Panagiotis Bilalis, PhD (2015-2019)

Research Scientist

Research Scientist, BESE Division, KAUST, Saudi Arabia


Research Interests

​Synthesis of well-defined polypeptides by ROP and combination with other polymerization methods. Synthesis of hybrid polymeric materials for drug delivery applications.

Selected Publications

  1. Nanoscale rings fabricated using self-assembled triblock terpolymers templates.
    V. P. Chuang, C. A. Ross, P. Bilalis, N. Hadjichristidis
    ACS Nano, 2, 2007-2014, (2008)
  2. Nanodesigned magnetic polymer containers for dual stimuli actuated drug controlled release and magnetic hyperthermia mediation.
    P. Bilalis, A. Chatzipavlidis, L.A. Tziveleka, N. Boukos, and G. Kordas.
    J. Mater. Chem., 22, 13451-13454 (2012)
  3. Nanostructuring the surface of dualresponsive hollow polymer microspheres for versatile utilization innanomedicine-related applications.
    Chatzipavlidis, P. Bilalis, L.A. Tziveleka, N. Boukos, C.A. Charitidis, G. Kordas.
    Langmuir, 29, 9562-9572, (2013)
  4. Development of multiple stimuli responsivemagnetic polymer nanocontainers as efficient drug delivery systems.
    L.A. Tziveleka, P. Bilalis, A. Chatzipavlidis, N. Boukos, and G. Kordas.
    Macromol. Biosci., 14, 131-141, (2014)
  5. Controlled polymerization of histidine and synthesis of well-defined stimuli responsive polymers. Elucidation of the structure–aggregation relationship of this highly multifunctional material.
    D. Mavrogiorgis, P. Bilalis, A. Karatzas, D. Skoulas, G. Fotinogiannopoulou, H. Iatrou
    Polym. Chem., 5, 6256-6278, (2014)
  6. Preparation of Hybrid Triple-StimuliResponsive Nanogels Based on Poly(L-Histidine).
    P. Bilalis, S. Varlas, A. Kiafa, A. Velentzas, D. Stravopodis, H. Iatrou
    J. Polym. Sci. Polym. Chem. DOI: 10.1002/pola.27971


  • Ph.D., Polymer Science, Chemistry Department, University of Athens, Greece, 2008
  • M.Sc., Polymer Science, Chemistry Department, University of Athens, Greece, 2005
  • B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Patras, Greece, 2003

Professional Profile

  • 2015-2019: Research Scientist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2013-2015: Post-doctoral fellow at University of Athens, Chemistry Department in a program entitled: «Synthesis of multifunctional amphiphilic hybrid Polypeptides that form smart drug and gene delivery nanoconstructs against pancreatic cancer».
  • 2009-2012: Post-doctoral fellow at NCSR Demokritos Research Center, Greece, in a program called: “A Novel Nano-container drug carrier for targeted treatment of prostate cancer”.

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • ​Hellenic Polymer Society

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering Division (PSE)