Konstantinos Dassios is Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering (Univ. of Patras). He holds a BSc from the same department, MSc from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA and carried out his PhD at the Institute for Advanced Materials of the European Commission, The Netherlands. He has more than 15 years of academic experience in the University of Patras, University of Ioannina, Hellenic Open University and University of Naples, Italy. He has participated in US, European and national research projects and has lead, as Principal Investigator, two European Commission Horizon 2020 projects.
Dr Charalampos Androulidakis is a post-doc fellow in the FORTH/ICEHT institute and holds a diploma and a Masters Degree in civil engineering from Universities of Patras and Thessaly. His Ph.D. studies were in material science and specifically in nanomechanics of graphene. He is a licensed Civil Engineer and a registered member of the Technical Chamber of Greece. He is a member of the Composites & Nanostructured Materials Laboratory, CNM, since 2011.
Dr. Maria Giovanna Pastore Carbone is a Postdoc Research Assistant at FORTH/ICEHT since February 2015. She received her university degree in Materials Engineering and her PhD degree in Materials and Structure Engineeringfrom the Dept. of Chemical, Materials and Production Engineering, University of Napoli Federico II (Italy).
Dr. Emmanuel N. Koukaras is a Senior Research Fellow of the Composite and Nanomaterials Laboratory of FORTH/ICE-HT. He has a BSc in Physics, MSc in Theoretical and Computational Physics, and a PhD in Computational Condensed Matter Physics, all from the Department of Physics of the Univerisity of Patras. His PhD thesis is entitled «Theoretical study of silicon based nanoparticles and nanosystems». During his MSc studies he received the "K. Karatheodori" research scholarship.
• Diploma in Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics, University of Patras, Greece, 2001
• PhD in Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics, University of Patras, Greece, 2010
• Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) wires as activators in polymers & composites
• Fracture behaviour and mechanical properties of composites
George Anagnostopoulos holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering Science from National Technical University of Athens. He has worked as a research fellow in Materials Science and Chemical Engineering Department of University of Patras, as external affiliate with FORTH/ICE-HT and as a Project Manager in Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden. He has an extensive experience with the management of more than ten (10) research projects (funded by EU, national bodies and industry) as Research Associate of a value of over 2 M€. He has also worked for five (5) years in Photovoltaic Industry as R&D and Production Manager, where he developed technical skills such as production data analysis, research for new processing methods and new raw materials to reduce the total production cost.
Dr. Georgios Trakakis is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at FORTH/ICE-HT and a member of the Composites & Nanostructured Materials Laboratory, CNM, since 2006. He received his BSc from the Department of Materials Science of the University of Patras in 2007 and his MSc and PhD from Interdepartmental Program “Polymer Science and Technology”, University of Patras, Greece, in 2010 and 2014, respectively. His PhD thesis was about “Fabrication and characterization of polymer nanocomposites”. He has considerable expertise in nanocomposites and graphitic nanomaterials, having been involved in various research projects. During 2013-2014 he visited Freie Universität, for IKYDA program.
Dr. Anastasios Manikas received his BSc. in Physics from the Department of Physics of the University of Patras in 2003, a M.Sc. and a PhD in Polymer Science and Technology from University of Patras in 2006 and 2011 respectively. He worked for 3 years (2012-2015) as a postdoctoral researcher at the Instituto Italiano di Technologia in Naples (Italy) on the development and the characterization of biosensors and biomaterials for ultra-high molecular detection.
Dr. Nikolaos Koutroumanis is a Postdoc fellow at FORTH/ICEHT of the Composite and Nanomaterials Laboratory of FORTH/ICE-HT since 2013.He holds a BSc and a MSc in Materials Science and he received his PhD in 2020 from the Dept. of Chemical Engineering at University of Patras.During his PhD he studies the interface and mechanical properties of modified fibre-reinforced polymer composites.
George Paterakis is a Doctoral Student at the Department of Chemical Engineering (Univ. of Patras) working with graphene materials (CVD graphene, graphene oxide, GRMs) on stress- strain, electrical, electrochemical and other tests, supervised by Professor Costas Galiotis. He received his university degree in the Department of Materials Science (Univ. of Patras) in 2012 and his MSc degree from the Interdepartmental of Polymer Science & Technology (Univ. of Patras) on the “Photovoltaic cells and devices using polymeric materials and graphene layers” in 2015. He has authored 10 scientific papers on international journals and has actively participated in 21 conferences. His work has been cited more than 290 times and has achieved an h-index 7.
Christos Pavlou, acquired his BSc in Material Science in 2010 from the Department of Material Science, at the University of Patras, his thesis was on ‘investigation of micromachining operations and tool wear’ at the LMS laboratory, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, at the University of Patras. Moreover his was a faculty member at the LMS laboratory, as an external collaborator, from the 2005 to 2010, where he participated in various projects.
Elli Bellou received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in physics from the University of Patras in 2017 and 2019, respectively. She is currentlypursuing a Ph.D. at the Chemical Engineering department of the same University as a member of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Laboratory (FORTH/ICE-HT).Her research focuses on the evaluation of 2D material fracture behavior both experimentally and theoretically.
Stella Peloni obtained her Diploma in the department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics (Univ. of Patras) in 2020 on the “Structural health monitoring of aeronautical components utilizing the digital twin concept”. Currently, sheis a PhDcandidate in the department of Chemical Engineering at University of Patrasand a research assistant at the Composites and Nanostructured Materials Laboratory(FORTH/ICE-HT) since 2021. Her research is focused on the production and characterization of multilayered composites with graphene nano-inclusions, as well as, the analysis of their mechanical behavior.
Chris Kostaras has initiated his doctorate diploma studies in the department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Patras in 2018. He is holding a Master’s diploma as well as a graduate degree from the department of Physics of the University of Patras. He has taken part as a speaker in the 10th Panhellenic Scientific Conference in Chemical Engineering. He has also participated in workshops conducted by ICE-HT/FORTH and at the 2021 Graphene Industrial Forum.
Maria Kotsidi, received her BSc from the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Patras in 2017. Currently she is a PhD student at the department of Chemical Engineering (Univ. of Patras) working on graphene-based solutions for the protection of artworks, supervised by Professor Costas Galiotis.
Christos Tsakonas received his Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the University of Patras in 2014 and his MSc in Computational Mechanics from National Technical University of Athens in 2017. He is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Laboratory (Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Patras) and a research assistant at the Composites and Nanostructured Materials Laboratory (FORTH/ICE-HT) since 2017. His master thesis focused on Investigation of Chemical Vapor Deposition Processes using computational Models. His PhD research is currently focused on production of graphene sheets and other 2D materials with chemical vapour deposition on solid and liquid catalytic substrates as well as their characterization by in-situ techniques.
Marinos Dimitropoulos obtained his B.Sc. in physics (2015) and M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (2018) from the University of Patras. He is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Laboratory and a research assistant at the Composites and Nanostructured Materials Laboratory (FORTH/ICE-HT) since 2017.
My name is Stefanos Matsalis and I graduated from the department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Patras in 2020. My thesis was on “Synthesis and application of graphene oxide as a humidity sensor”. I am currently a Ph.D. student at the department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, under the supervision of Professor Costas Galiotis, with main point of interest “Development and Manufacturing of graphene-based sensors” and especially humidity sensors.