Research Interests

​Synthesis of well-defined polypeptides by Ring Opening Polymerization and combination with other polymerization methods. Synthesis of hybrid polymeric materials for drug delivery applications. Surface initiated polymerization techniques.


Selected Publications

  • 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)
  • Nanodesigned magnetic polymer containers for dual stimuli actuated drug controlled release and magnetic hyperthermi...
    P. Bilalis, A. Chatzipavlidis, L.A. Tziveleka, N. Boukos, and G. Kordas.
    J. Mater. Chem., 22, 13451-13454 , (2012)
  • Nanostructuring the surface of dualresponsive hollow polymer microspheres for versatile utilization innanomedicine-...
    Chatzipavlidis, P. Bilalis, L.A. Tziveleka, N. Boukos, C.A. Charitidis, G. Kordas.
    Langmuir, 29, 9562-9572, (2013)
  • 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)
  • Controlled polymerization of histidine and synthesis of well-defined stimuli responsive polymers. Elucidation of th...
    D. Mavrogiorgis, P. Bilalis, A. Karatzas, D. Skoulas, G. Fotinogiannopoulou, H. Iatrou
    Polym. Chem., 5, 6256-6278, (2014)
  • Preparation of Hybrid Triple-Stimuli Responsive Nanogels Based on Poly(L-Histidine).
    P. Bilalis, S. Varlas, A. Kiafa, A. Velentzas, D. Stravopodis, H. Iatrou
    J. Polym. Sci. Polym. Chem. , 54, 1278-1288, (2016)
  • pH-Sensitive nanogates based on poly(L-histidine) for controlled drug release from mesoporous silica nanoparticles
    P. Bilalis, L.A. Tziveleka, S. Varlas, H. Iatrou
    Polym. Chem., 7, 1475-1485, (2016)

Education Profile

  • 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-present: 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 Memberships

  • ​Hellenic Polymer Society

KAUST Affiliations

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