Short CV

  • Mar 2015 - present: Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics, University of Ioannina, Greece
  • Nov 2014: Habilitation at the University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Mar 2014 - Feb 2015: Group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany (AK Butt)
  • Dec 2010 - Feb 2014: Postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany (AK Butt)
  • Dec 2006 - Nov 2010: Postdoc at the University of Leipzig, Department of Physics and Geosciences (AK Kremer)
  • Feb 2006 - Nov 2006: Military service
  • Oct 2001 - Jan 2006: Postgraduate student - University of Ioannina, Department of Physics (supervisor of PhD thesis: Prof. George Floudas)
  • Oct 1997 - Jul 2001: Undergraduate student - University of Ioannina, Department of Physics

Peer-reviewed publications


  • Butt, H.-J.; Gao, N.; Papadopoulos, P.; Steffen, W.; Kappl, M.; Berger, R. "Energy Dissipation of Moving Drops on Superhydrophobic and Superoleophobic Surfaces" Langmuir 2017, 33 (1), 107–116.
  • Tress, M.; Karpitschka, S.; Papadopoulos, P.; Snoeijer, J. H.; Vollmer, D.; Butt, H.-J. "Shape of a Sessile Drop on a Flat Surface Covered with a Liquid Film" Soft Matter 2017, 13 (20), 3760–3767.


  • Kajiya, T.; Schellenberger, F.; Papadopoulos, P.; Vollmer, D.; Butt, H.-J. "3D Imaging of Water-Drop Condensation on Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Lubricant-Impregnated Surfaces" Scientific Reports 6, 23687 (2016)
  • Papadopoulos, P.; Vollmer, D.; Butt, H.-J. "Long-Term Repellency of Liquids by Superoleophobic Surfaces" Phys. Rev. Lett. 117(4), 46102 (2016)
  • Schneider, D.; Gomopoulos, N.; Koh, C. Y.; Papadopoulos, P.; Kremer, F.; Thomas, E. L.; Fytas, G. "Nonlinear Control of High-Frequency Phonons in Spider Silk" Nat Mater (2016)
  • Sperling, M.; Papadopoulos, P.; Gradzielski, M. "Understanding the Formation of Anisometric Supraparticles: A Mechanistic Look Inside Droplets Drying on a Superhydrophobic Surface" Langmuir 32(27), 6902–6908 (2016)
  • Tretyakov, N.; Papadopoulos, P.; Vollmer, D.; Butt, H.-J.; Dunweg, B.; Daoulas, K. C. "The Cassie-Wenzel Transition of Fluids on Nanostructured Substrates: Macroscopic Force Balance versus Microscopic Density-Functional Theory" J. Chem. Phys. 145(13), 134703 (2016)
  • Alexandris, S.; Papadopoulos, P.; Sakellariou, G.; Steinhart, M.; Butt, H.-J.; Floudas, G. "Interfacial Energy and Glass Temperature of Polymers Confined to Nanoporous Alumina" Macromolecules 2016, 49 (19), 7400–7414.





  • Periklis Papadopoulos, Lena Mammen, Xu Deng, Doris Vollmer, Hans-Jurgen Butt*; "Pinning-induced Variations of the Contact Angle of Drops on Microstructured Surfaces" Chemistry Letters 2012, 41(10), 1343-1345
  • D. W. Pilat, P. Papadopoulos, D. Schaffel, D. Vollmer, R. Berger, and H.-J. Butt*; "Dynamic Measurement of the Force Required to Move a Liquid Drop on a Solid Surface" Langmuir 2012, 28(49), 16812-16820
  • Lena Mammen, Xu Deng, Maria Untch, Dandapani Vijayshankar, Periklis Papadopoulos, Rudiger Berger, Enrico Riccardi, Frederic Leroy, Doris Vollmer; "Effect of Nanoroughness on Highly Hydrophobic and Superhydrophobic Coatings" Langmuir 2012, 28(42), 15005-?15014
  • Periklis Papadopoulos, Xu Deng, Doris Vollmer, Hans-Jurgen Butt; "Electrokinetics on superhydrophobic surfaces" J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 2012, 24, 464110
  • Roxana Ene*, Christina Krywka, Shin-Gyu Kang, Periklis Papadopoulos, Manfred Burghammer, Emauela Di Cola, Martin Muller, Friedrich Kremer; "Structure changes in Nephila dragline: The influence of pressure" Polymer 2012, 53(24), 5507-5512
  • P. Papadopoulos, X. Deng, L. Mammen, D.-M. Drotlef, G. Battagliarin, C. Li, K. Mullen, K. Landfester, A. del Campo, H.-J. Butt, D. Vollmer*; "Wetting on the microscale: Shape of a liquid drop on a microstructured surface at different length scales" Langmuir 2012, 28, 8392-8398
  • M. Jasiurkowska*, W. Kossack, R. Ene, C. Iacob, W. K. Kipnusu, P. Papadopoulos, J. R. Sangoro, M. Massalska-Arodz, F. Kremer; "Molecular dynamics and morphology of confined 4-heptyl-4'-isothiocyanatobiphenyl liquid crystals" Soft Matter 2012, 8, 5194-5200


  • R. Ene, P. Papadopoulos*, F. Kremer; "Supercontraction in Nephila spider dragline silk - Relaxation into equilibrium state" Polymer 2011, 52, 6056-6060
  • P. Papadopoulos*, C. Grigoriadis, N. Haase, H.-J. Butt, K. Mullen, G. Floudas*; "Dynamics of Structure Formation in a Discotic Liquid Crystal Studied by Infrared Spectroscopy" J. Phys. Chem. B 2011, 115, 14919-14927
  • W. Kossack*, P. Papadopoulos, M. Parkinson, F. Prades, F. Kremer; "IR Transition Moment Orientational Analysis on semi-crystalline polyethylene films" Polymer 2011, 52, 6061-6065
  • R. Ene, P. Papadopoulos*, F. Kremer; "Quantitative analysis of infrared absorption coefficient of spider silk fibers" Vib. Spectrosc. 2011, 57, 207-212
  • A. Hagenau, P. Papadopoulos, F. Kremer, T. Scheibel*; "Mussel collagen molecules with silk-like domains as load-bearing elements in distal byssal threads" J. Struct. Biol. 2011, 175, 339-347



  • P. Papadopoulos*, J. Solter, F. Kremer; "Structure-property relationships in major ampullate spider silk as deduced from polarized FTIR spectroscopy" Eur. Phys. J. E: Soft Matter 2007, 24, 193-199
  • M. Mondeshki, G. Mihov, R. Graf, H. W. Spiess, K. Mullen, P. Papadopoulos, A. Gitsas, G. Floudas*; "Self-Assembly and Molecular Dynamics of Peptide-Functionalized Polyphenylene Dendrimers" Macromolecules 2006, 39, 9605-9613
  • G. Floudas*, K. Mpoukouvalas, P. Papadopoulos; "The role of temperature and density on the glass transition dynamics of glass-formers" J. Chem. Phys. 2006, 124, 074905
  • P. Papadopoulos, G. Floudas*, I. Schnell, I. Lieberwirth, T. Q. Nguyen, H.-A. Klok*; "Thermodynamic confinement and ?-helix persistence length in poly(γ-benzyl-L-glutamate-b-poly(dimethyl siloxane)-b-poly(γ-benzyl-L-glutamate) triblock copolymers" Biomacromolecules 2006, 7, 618-626
  • P. Papadopoulos, G. Floudas*, I. Schnell, T. Aliferis, H. Iatrou, N. Hadjichristidis*; "Nanodomain-induced chain folding in poly(γ-benzyl-L-glutamate)-b-polyglycine diblock copolymers" Biomacromolecules 2005, 6, 2352
  • P. Papadopoulos, G. Floudas*, I. Schnell, H.-A. Klok, T. Aliferis, H. Iatrou, N. Hadjichristidis*; ""Glass transition" in peptides. Temperature and pressure effects" J. Chem. Phys. 2005, 122, 224906
  • P. Papadopoulos, D. Peristeraki, G. Floudas*, G. Koutalas, N. Hadjichristidis; "Origin of Glass Transition of Poly(2-vinylpyridine). A Temperature- and Pressure-Dependent Dielectric Spectroscopy Study" Macromolecules 2004, 37, 8116-8122
  • P. Papadopoulos, G. Floudas*, C. Chi, G. Wegner; "Molecular dynamics of oligofluorenes. A dielectric spectroscopy investigation" J. Chem. Phys. 2004, 120, 2368-2374
  • P. Papadopoulos, G. Floudas*, H.-A. Klok, I. Schnell, T. Pakula; "Self-Assembly and Dynamics of Poly(γ-benzyl-L-glutamate) Peptides" Biomacromolecules 2004, 5, 81-89
  • G. Floudas*, P. Papadopoulos, H. -A. Klok*, G.W.M. Vandermeulen, J. Rodriguez-Hernandez; "Hierarchical self-assembly of poly(γ-benzyl-L-glutamate)-b-poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(γ-benzyl-L-glutamate) rod-coil-rod triblock copolymers" Macromolecules 2003, 36, 3673-3683