B.Sc. in Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; M.Sc. in Inorganic Chemistry and Technology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Ph.D in Inorganic Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Eleftheria Petalidou has taught courses in Inorganic and Organic Chemistry since 2002 alongside her research work. She joined the Pierce faculty in 2017.
During hers postgraduate studies she specialized in the synthesis and characterization of complexes sensitive to oxygen and moisture using high vacuum and inert atmosphere techniques. She studied mononuclear and clusters of rhenium, molybdenum and tungsten with multiple bonds and their activity in stoichiometric and catalytic reactions. She also has experience in spectroscopy techniques (visible, ultraviolet and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy) and chromatographic (gas chromatography). During her PhD she studied the selective oxidation of alcohols and electrophilic addition of bromine to alcohols with tungsten complexes while at the same time she was responsible for training undergraduate and postgraduate students in laboratory techniques. During her research work she has published articles in international scientific journals and has participated in numerous national and international conferences. She was also a member of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference “8th FIGIPAS Meeting in Inorganic Chemistry”.