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Raffaello (Rafail) Papadakis

Rafail Papadakis
I hold a Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry from the Technical University of Athens, Greece, with a background in chemical engineering (MEng). Throughout my career, I have conducted research at various esteemed institutions, including CNRS/Aix-Marseille University in France, Uppsala University (Ångström Laboratory and BMC), and as a visiting researcher at UBO/CNRS in Brest, France, the University of Malaga in Spain, and AstraZeneca’s Mölndal site in Sweden. My research interests span physical organic chemistry, materials science, and photochemistry, with a specific focus on the chemistry of polysaccharides and graphene. Additionally, I am involved in developing novel fluorophores and bioconjugation techniques. I have authored or co-authored over forty peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters. Previously, I worked as a Senior Researcher in production at TdB Labs AB, A manufacturer of polysaccharide derivatives in Uppsala, Sweden. Currently, I am employed by SLU as a researcher, focusing on wood chemistry with emphasis on wood adhesives.

Selected publications

Zhang, C., Zheng, X., Cui, J., Liu, J., Duan, T., Zhang, B., Zhang, Z., Jafri, S. H. M., Papadakis, R., Qian, Z., Li, H., & Leifer, K. (2023). Making monolayer graphene photoluminescent by electron-beam-activated fluorination approach. Applied Surface Science, 608(154593), 154593.

Duan, T., Li, H., Papadakis, R., & Leifer, K. (2022). Towards ballistic transport CVD graphene by controlled removal of polymer residues. Nanotechnology, 33(49), 495704.

Mavronasou, K., Zamboulis, A., Klonos, P., Kyritsis, A., Bikiaris, D. N., Papadakis, R., & Deligkiozi, I. (2022). Poly(vinyl pyridine) and its quaternized derivatives: Understanding their solvation and solid state properties. Polymers, 14(4), 804.

Matiadis, D., Nowak, K. E., Alexandratou, E., Hatzidimitriou, A., Sagnou, M., & Papadakis, R. (2021). Synthesis and (fluoro)solvatochromism of two 3-styryl-2-pyrazoline derivatives bearing benzoic acid moiety: A spectral, crystallographic and computational study. In Journal of Molecular Liquids (Vol. 331, p. 115737). Elsevier BV.

Li, H., & Papadakis, R. (2020). Click Chemistry Enabling Covalent and Non-Covalent Modifications of Graphene with (Poly)saccharides. In Polymers (Vol. 13, Issue 1, p. 142). MDPI AG.

Li, H., Papadakis, R., Jafri, S. Hassan. M., Thersleff, T., Michler, J., Ottosson, H., & Leifer, K. (2018). Superior adhesion of graphene nanoscrolls. In Communications Physics (Vol. 1, Issue 1). Springer Science and Business Media LLC.

Kafentzi, M., Papadakis, R., Gennarini, F., Kochem, A., Iranzo, O., Le Mest, Y., Le Poul, N., Tron, T., Faure, B., Simaan, A. J., & Réglier, M. (2018). Electrochemical Water Oxidation and Stereoselective Oxygen Atom Transfer Mediated by a Copper Complex. In Chemistry – A European Journal (Vol. 24, Issue 20, pp. 5213–5224). Wiley.

Papadakis, R. (2017). Solute-centric versus indicator-centric solvent polarity parameters in binary solvent mixtures. Determining the contribution of local solvent basicity to the solvatochromism of a pentacyanoferrate(II) dye. In Journal of Molecular Liquids (Vol. 241, pp. 211–221). Elsevier BV.

Papadakis, R., Li, H., Bergman, J., Lundstedt, A., Jorner, K., Ayub, R., Haldar, S., Jahn, B. O., Denisova, A., Zietz, B., Lindh, R., Sanyal, B., Grennberg, H., Leifer, K., & Ottosson, H. (2016). Metal-free photochemical silylations and transfer hydrogenations of benzenoid hydrocarbons and graphene. In Nature Communications (Vol. 7, Issue 1). Springer Science and Business Media LLC.

Papadakis, R., Deligkiozi, I., Giorgi, M., Faure, B., & Tsolomitis, A. (2016). Supramolecular complexes involving non-symmetric viologen cations and hexacyanoferrate(<scp>ii</scp>) anions. A spectroscopic, crystallographic and computational study. In RSC Advances (Vol. 6, Issue 1, pp. 575–585). Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).


Researcher at the Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology; Trävetenskap
Telephone: +4618-671457, +46765133877
Postal address:
Box 7008
750 07 Uppsala
Visiting address: Vallvägen 9 c, Uppsala