Dendrinou – Samara Catherine

Dendrinou – Samara Catherine


Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Faculty of Sciences
School of Chemistry
54124, Thessaloniki

Prof. Catherine Dendrinou-Samara is Chair of Inorganic Chemistry Lab., and Coordinator of the MSc program ”Chemical Synthesis, Biochemistry and Applications”, School of Chemistry, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, GREECE. She obtained her PhD thesis in 1992 from Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki while she was visiting Researcher at Inorganic Chemistry Lab of  Freie Universitaet Berlin and The Manchester University, UK. Her research interest is on development of a variety of nanomaterials and inorganic compounds for biomedical applications. She has published >120 articles in peer review journals, with >3700 citations (Scopus).


  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Nanochemistry
  • General Chemistry


Nanomaterials for Biomedical application

  • Magnetic Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization, Magnetic properties, Theragnostic applications: Imaging (MRI, Optical Fluorescence), Therapy (Magnetic Hyper­thermia) and Drug Delivery
  • Inorganic Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization and Bioactivity of Metal Oxide Nanopar­ticles (Cu-based, Mn-based and Zinc oxide)  and Bimetallic Nanoparticles. Nanoagrochemicals

Μetal complexes of biological interest

  • Copper, Cobalt, Manganese, Nickel Complexes: Synthesis, Structure, Magnetic properties, Bio­activity
  • Single-Molecule Magnets and Metallacrowns of Manganese and Cobalt