Dr. J. Parthenios (FORTH/ ICE-HT): He is an Associate Application scientist at FORTH/ICEHT since February 2009. He received his university degree in the Dept of Physics of the University of Patras in 1988 and his PhD degree from the same department in 1996. He carried out post- doctoral research for 9 years in FORTH/ICE-HT working mainly in the filed of smart materials and structures. During 2008 he was a visiting scientist at University of London, Queen Mary and Westfield College. His current research activities lie around the study of mechanical properties of polymers and nanocomposites materials.
He has expertise in instrumentation techniques for non-destructive testing of material, targeting the use of spectroscopic technique such as Raman Spectroscopy for stress/strain and temperature sensing at the micro-scale. Currently his research interests are in nanocomposites reinforced by graphitic structures (Graphene, GO, CNTs, CNT yarns and carbon fibres). He has been participating in 8 research projects funded by EC, he is coauthor of two chapters in books and has published 35 papers in international journals (total number of citations: ~302; h-index: 10) and more than 70 presentations in conferences.
His latest active involvement (workpackage leader) in EC funded program was in a 4-year Marie Curie TOK scheme (CNTCOMP; MTKD-CT-2005-029876), in which part of the graphene work took place, and was the vehicle for the development of fruitful collaboration with the 2010 Nobel in Physics Laureates.