Anastasios Manikas

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.

In 2015 he joined the CNM Lab at FORTH / ICEHT as a research associate and he is currently working under the European program DIRECTSEPA (FET PROACT) at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Patras. His research interests are mainly focused on the spectroscopic analysis and characterization of a huge variety of materials (from biomaterials to carbon nanostructures), and he gained considerable expertise in Raman spectroscopy and Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS). His current research interests are related to the synthesis and in-situ and ex-situ characterization of graphene and other two-dimensional materials by chemical vapor deposition and the production and characterization of multifunctional nanocomposites based on graphene (and other two-dimensional materials). He has co-authored 24 publications in international peer-reviewed journals (h-index: 10), more than 30 contributions to international and national conferences, with one invited lecture.