I was born in Cyprus, a small island in the Mediterranean sea. Being interested in sciences from a young age, I was curious to understand how nature works and I always wanted to study Physics.
In 2007 I moved to Greece for undergraduate studies where I obtained a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Patras. My specialization area was Energy and Environmental Physics. In 2012 I joined the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Manchester to study for a masters degree in Renewable Energy and Clean Technology. For my dissertation project, with title 'Effects of temperature and series resistance variation in the performance of silicon solar cells', I undertook experiments at the Photon Science Institute (PSI) at the University of Manchester.
I have very recently obtained a PhD in Physics from the University of Sheffield under the supervision of Prof. David Lidzey. During the 4 years of my PhD, I worked on strong light-matter interactions in organic and hybrid nanostructures. My thesis title was "Exciton-Polaritons in BODIPY-filled Microcavities". I am interested in photonics and organic/hybrid optoelectronics with a particular focus on utilising the properties of organic polaritons in optoelectronic devices. From October 2018 I am a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Sheffield working on the EPSRC-funded project Hybrid Polaritonics.
2014 - 2018
University of Sheffield
Department of Physics and Astronomy
PhD in Physics
Thesis Title: Exciton-Polaritons in BODIPY-filled Microcavities
2012 - 2013
The University of Manchester
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
M.Sc. in Renewable Energy and Clean Technology
2007 - 2012
University of Patras
Department of Physics
B.Sc. in Physics
SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS
PhD Scholarship: EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant (2014-2018).
First prize award winner for the poster presentation ‘Hybridization of Frenkel-excitons through strong coupling.’ Research Away Day, Sheffield, UK, July 2016.
Awarded a small research grant (£1000) by the University of Sheffield to use in any way to develop my doctoral skills under the scheme Postgraduate Researcher Experience Programme (PREP), May 2017.
Solid State Physics
EPSRC-funded research grant 'Hybrid Polaritonics' EP/M025330/1. Postdoctoral Research Associate (2018-2020)
Awarded a small grant (1000EUR) by the Special Account of Funds and Research of the University of Patras, October 2011.