Tangoulis Vassilis

Associate Professor

Tel: (+302610) 997739

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Web Page: http://www.chem.upatras.gr/faculty/tangoulis

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Curriculum Vitae

1993– 1997:

Ph.D Thesis in the Institute of Materials Science pf the National Research center of Demokritos, Athens, Greece.


Postdoctoral researcher in the Laboratory of X-Rays , Institute of Materials Science, N.C S.R “DEMOKRITOS”.


Postdoctoral researcher in the Dept. Of Chemistry, Univ. Of Firenze in collaboration with Prof. D. Gatteschi.

May 2000–July 2000:

Postdoctoral researcher in Laboratoire pour l’ Utilisation du Rayonnement Electromagnetigue, Centre Universitaire Paris-Sud, Orsay Cedex (Synchrotron Radiation from Storage Ring DCI (1.85 Gev)), in collaboration with Prof. C. Cartier.

2001 –2004

Lecturer (PD 407/80) in the Department of Materials Science, University of Patras.

2004 –2006

Assistant Professor (PD 407/80) in the Department of Materials Science, University of Patras.

2006 – 2008

Laboratory Associate in the National Technological Institute of Patras, Department of Engineering

2009 – 2015:

Lecturer in the field of Inorganic Chemistry, Lab. of Inorganic Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.


Assistant Professor in the field of Inorganic Chemistry, Lab. of Inorganic Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

2015 - Today

Assistant Professor in the field of Inorganic Chemistry, Lab. of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Patras.


  • Tangoulis, E. Koutouli-Argiropoulou, A. Xatzidimitriou, D. Sazou Chemistry of Materials, Εdition Gartagani, Thessaloniki, 2012.
  • Tangoulis, A. Vanakaras, E. Drakopoulou, S. Baskoutas, K. Pliagos, G. Psaras, Translation team of the Materials Science and Engineering-5th Edition”WD. Callister, Willey Edition, 2000 and for the Greek version Edition Tziolas, 2004.


Total citations: 2900 / Non self-citations: (2600) (h index = 33)


87 refereed journal papers




Research Activities

  • Magnetochemistry of polynuclear complexes of transition 3d metal ions focusing on Single Molecule Magnets (SMM’s) as possible candidates for the new qubits in the area of Quantum Computing.
  • Magnetochemistry of low-dimensional compounds as molecular analogues of nanowires
  • Study (experimental and theoretical) of the magnetic interaction between 4f (lanthanides) ions and 3d transtition metal ions.
  • Study of nanoporous molecular systems
  • Development of experimental methodology for the deposition of molecular magnetic materials on thin films (SiO, HOPG substrates). Wet coating techniques.
  • Use of Atomic/Magnetic Force Microscopy (AFM/MFM) for the characterization of thin films
  • Magnetochemistry of polynuclear complexes of transition metal ions and physicochemical characterization using magnetometers of Squid Technology and Electron Paramagnetic Resonace (EPR) spectroscopy.
  • Magnetic Nanoparticles. Use of Monte Carlo simulation techniques for the interpretation of the magnetic properties of spinel systems. Development of experimental techniques for the deposition of nanoparticles on thin films.
  • Synthesis and characterization of new microporous metallo-organic compounds of the general type {Μ1(C4H4N2)[Μ2(CN)4]}where Μ1=3d metal ionsς, Μ2=Pt(II), Pd(II) with important hysteresis effects at room temperature.
  • Use of Monte Carlo simulation techniques (Classical and Quatum) for the magnetic study of molecular magnetic materials.
  • Encapsulation of molecular magnetic materials in Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes. Study of their physicochemical properties.

Representative Publications

  • V. Georgiadou, V. Tangoulis, I. Arvanitidis, O. Kalogirou, C.Dendrinou-Samara
    Unveiling the Physicochemical Features of CoFe2O4 Nanoparticles Synthesized via a Variant Hydrothermal Method: NMR Relaxometric Properties
    J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119(15), 8336-8343
  • V. Tangoulis, M. Skarlis, C.P. Raptopoulou, V. Psycharis, C.P. Dendrinou-Samara
    From Molecular Magnets to Magnetic Nanomaterials – Deposition of Co7 Single-Molecule Magnet; Theoretical Investigation of the Exchange Interactions
    Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2014, 16, 2678-2686
  • V. Tangoulis, M. Lalia-Kantouri, M. Gdaniec, C. Papadopoulos, V. Miletic, A. Czapik
    New Type of Single Chain Magnet: Pseudo-One-Dimensional Chain of High-Spin Co(II) Exhibiting Ferromagnetic Intrachain Interactions.
    Inorg. Chem., 2013, 52(11), 6559-6569
  • L. Alcazar, B. Cordero, J. Esteban, V. Tangoulis, M. Font-Bardia, T. Calvet, A. Escuer,
    Manganese clusters derived from 2-pyridylcyanoxime: new topologies and a large spin ground state in pyridyloximate chemistry
    Dalton Trans., 2013, 42(34), 12334-12345.
  •  Y.-L.Bai, Tangoulis, R.-B.Huang , L.-S.Zheng and J.Tao
    Self-Assembly Of High-Nuclearity Copper Cages: Tricorne Cu21 and Saddlelike Cyclic Cu16
    Chem. Eur.J., 2009, 15, 2377-2383
  • Tangoulis, D. Panagoulis, C.P. Raptopoulou, C. Dendrinou-Samara,
     “Low-Dimensional Copper(II) Complexes Triply Bridged with Azide/ Carboxylate/ DMSO Showing Very Strong Ferromagnetic Interaction and Influence of Dipolar Fields at Low Temperatures: A Quantum Monte Carlo Magnetic Study”
    Dalton Trans., 2008, 1752-1760.
  • Tangoulis*, Albert Figuerola
    “Anisotropic exchange interactions in Ln3+–Fe3+ dinuclear systems (Ln3+= Dy, Tm, Yb): Magnetometry and Dual Mode X-band Electron Paramagnetic Resonance spectroscopic study”
    Chem. Phys., 2007,340, Issues 1-3, 293-301.
  • Vassilis Tangoulis*
    Monte Carlo Studies of a MnII Molecular System with a 2D Trellis Layer Coupled-Ladder Configuration,
    Chem. Physics2007, 332, Issues 2-3271-276
  • M. Menelaou,C. P. Raptopoulou, A. Terzis, Tangoulis, and A Salifoglou
    “In Search of Binary Hybrid Systems in Manganese Chemistry: The synthesis, Spectroscopic and Structural Characterization, and Magnetic Properties of a New Species in the Aqueous MnII-Quinic System” 
    Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2006, 1957-1967.
  • Champion G, Lalioti N, Tangoulis V, Arrio MA, Sainctavit P, Villain F, Caneschi A, Gatteschi D, Giorgetti C, Baudelet F, Verdaguer M, Moulin CCD
     “XMCD for Monitoring Exchange Interactions. The Role of the Gd 4f and 5d Orbitals in Metal-Nitronyl Nitroxide Magnetic Chains’’
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125 (27), 8371-8376.

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