Research Assistants

Marinos Dimitropoulos

Marinos Dimitropoulos is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Laboratory (Department of Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Patras). He is also a research assistant at the Composites and Nanostructured Materials Laboratory (FORTH/ICE-HT) since 2017. He received his B.Sc. in Physics (2015) and M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (2018) from University of Patras. His Ph.D. research is focused on the synthesis of two-dimensional material heterostructures and their characterization at the nanoscale.

 

 

 

Research interests

  • Nanomaterial characterization techniques (mainly Raman and AFM)
  • Nanomaterial synthesis and engineering
  • Photocatalysis and energy conversion
  • Investigation of physicochemical mechanisms

 

EDUCATION

February 2018-today      Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering
University of Patras, School of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering
Major: Material Science and Technology
Ph.D. Thesis: Synthesis and engineering of 2D material heterostructures: From basic properties characterization to advanced applications
Supervisor: Professor C. Galiotis

February 2018                   M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering
University of Patras, School of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering
Major: Material Science and Technology (Advanced Material Production Processes, Inorganic Materials, Surface Science, Colloid Chemistry)
M.Sc. Thesis: Understanding the mechanisms for photocatalytic efficiency enhancement: A Zinc Oxide perspective
Supervisors: Dr S. N. Yannopoulos, Professor P. G. Koutsoukos

September 2015               B.Sc. in Physics
University of Patras, School of Natural Sciences, Department of Physics
Major: Physics of Advanced Materials (Solid State Physics, Material Characterization Techniques, Renewable Energy Sources)
B.Sc. Dissertation: Fabrication of porous silicon membranes and characterization with Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
Supervisor: Professor A. A. Vradis
 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Photocatalytic degradation of Naproxen and methylene blue: Comparison between ZnO, TiO2 and their mixture. D. ┼átrbac, C. A. Aggelopoulos, G. ┼átrbac, M. Dimitropoulos, M. Novakovic, T. Ivetic, S. N. Yannopoulos. Process Safety and Environmental Protection. 113:174-183. 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psep.2017.10.007
  • Influence of the surface-to-bulk defects ratio of ZnO and TiO2 on their UV-mediated photocatalytic activity. C. A. Aggelopoulos, M. Dimitropoulos, A. Govatsi, L. Sygellou, C. D. Tsakiroglou, S. N. Yannopoulos. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 205:292-301. 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2016.12.023
  • Recurrent efficiency of ZnO nanoparticles subjected to controlled UV-light irradiation prior to the photocatalytic process. M. Dimitropoulos, C. A. Aggelopoulos, K. Govatsi, L. Sygellou, S. N. Yannopoulos (In preparation)
  • Influence of pH on ZnO and TiO2 photocatalytic activity for the degradation of anionic and cationic dyes. M. Dimitropoulos, C. A. Aggelopoulos, M. Kourachani, S. N. Yannopoulos (In preparation)