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.
Dr. Papadimitriou D. Konstantinia is a Postdoc Fellow at FORTH/ICEHT since 2012. She has a BSc in Chemistry, a M.Sc. and a PhD in Polymer Science and Technology both from the Dept. of Chemisty, Advanced Polymers Hybrid Nanomaterials Research Laboratory, University of Patras. Her research was based on the synthesis and characterization of novel linear and cross-linked polymer electrolytes for use in High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells (HT-PEMFCs) under the supervision of Prof. J. K. Kallitsis.
Nikolaos Koutroumanis, is a Ph.D. student in department of Chemical Engineering at University of Patras. He received his BSc and his MSc from the Department of Materials Science of the University of Patras in 2012 and 2014, respectively. His MSc thesis was about “Characterization of high-strength carbon fiber”.
Costas Galiotis is the Principal Investigator (PI) of the ERC Advanced – Tailoring Graphene project. He is a Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering (Univ. of Patras) and former Director of the Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (ICE-HT) which is one of the 7 academic research institutions of the Foundation of Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH).
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 Fellow at FORTH/ICEHT since February 2015. She received her university degree in Materials Engineering in 2008 and her PhD degree in Materials and Structure Engineering in 2011, both from the Dept. of Chemical, Materials and Production Engineering, University of Napoli Federico II (Italy). During her PhD, she actively collaborated with Bridgestone Technical Center Europe (Roma, Italy) and visited the laboratories headed by Prof. Costas Galiotis at FORTH/ICEHT.
• Diploma in Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics, University of Patras, Greece, 2001
• PhD in Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics, University of Patras, Greece, 2010
George Paterakis is a Doctoral Student at the Department of Chemical Engineering (Univ. of Patras) working with CVD graphene stress-strain tests, supervised by Professor Costas Galiotis. Furthermore he is a member of the Composites & Nanostructured Materials Laboratory (CNM) and at the Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (FORTH/ICE-HT), since 2013. 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 3 scientific papers on international journals and has actively participated in 10 conferences.
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.
Niki Sotiriou received her BSc in Physics from the University of Patras and is currently a Postgraduate student in the Department of Chemical Engineering, of the University of Patras.Her research interests are in the fields of plasma processing for the deposition of thin-films and surface treatment. Her current research activities are focused on the synthesis of graphene by PECVD (Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition).