Emmanuel N. Koukaras
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
• Bachelor, Dept. of Physics, University of Ioannina, Greece, 1999
• MSc, Materials Science and Technology, University of Patras, Department of Chemical Engineering, Greece, 2005
• PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, Department of Chemical Engineering, Greece, 2005
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”.
Dr Ioannis Polyzos is a Postdoctoral fellow at FORTH/ICE-HT since 2011. He received the B.Sc. in Physics and the M.Sc. in Physics with emphasis in Lasers from the University of Patras, Greece in 1997 and 2000 respectively. He obtained his PhD from the same University in 2006. His PhD thesis entitled «Study of multi-photon properties of Pyrylium salts and applications to three dimensional optical memories». In 2007, a postdoctoral fellowship from IKY was awarded him.
Maria Giovanna Pastore Carbone
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.
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. Theodosis C. Theodosiou – University of Patras (Patras, Greece) holds a Diploma (2004) in Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics and a Ph.D. (2010) in Mechanical Engineering in the area of materials science and nanotechnology from the University of Patras. He has more than ten years’ experience in material modeling, composite structures, nanocomposites and structural health monitoring (SHM).
Dr. George Anagnostopoulos is a Senior Research Fellow of the Composite and Nanomaterials Laboratory of FORTH/ICE-HT. He has a BSc in Chemical Engineering of NTUA, a MSc in Polymer Science and Technology of University of Patras and a PhD in Chemical Engineering of NTUA. His PhD thesis is entitled: “Study of stress transfer mechanisms and the development and propagation of failure in fiber reinforced composites”. During his BSc and MSc studies he received scholarships by the State Scholarship Foundation of Greece and University of Patras, respectively, for his performance. As a PhD student, he was responsible for planning and scientific completion of a project with a title: “Study and Development of Smart Polymer Matrix Composites Incorporating Shape Memory Alloy Wires”, funded by General Secretariat of Research and Technology, Ministry of Education of Greece
Dr. Anastasios Manikas received her BSc. in Physics from the Department of Physics of the University of Patras, Greece in 2003, a M.Sc. and a PhD in Polymer Science and Technology from University of Patras in 2006 and 2011 respectively. He did 3 years post doctoral research in Italian Institute of Technology at Naples (Italy) focused on the development and the characterization of biosensors and biomaterials for ultra high molecular detection and then he joined the group of Professor Galiotis working for the European project (Newspec) that deals with the New cost-effective and sustainable polyethylene based carbon fibres for volume market applications.
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.
Asemina Toliza obtained her diploma in Chemical Engineering in 1996 (Polytechnic School of University of Patras) with her Thesis entitled: "Polymer Fractionation in conjunction with the use of chromatographic methods".
During the Summer period before obtaining her degree, she was trained in industrial environment. She has worked both in University and Institutional research laboratories and in Industry. For almost five years, she worked as a research assistant at the Laboratory of “Transport Phenomena and Physicochemical Hydrodynamics” Chemical Eng. Department, University of Patras.
Dr. George Gorgolis is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at FORTH/ICE-HT and a member of the
Composites & Nanostructured Materials Laboratory, CNM, since 2016. He received his BSc and his MSc
from the Department of Materials Science of the University of Patras in 2009 and in 2012, respectively.
His PhD thesis was about “Synthesis and environmental aging of novel nanocomposite materials”. He has
coauthored 5 scientific papers in international journals and participated to more than 10 conferences. His
current research activity is focused on the application of graphene and 2D materials for the protection of