ABOUT ME

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.

In 2018 I 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 until September 2020 I was a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Sheffield working on the EPSRC-funded project Hybrid Polaritonics within the Electronic and Photonic Molecular Materials group.

Since September 2020 I am an Onisilos Research Fellow at the Department of Physics at the University of Cyprus working within the Laboratory of Ultrafast Science led by Prof. Andreas Othonos.

 

Additionally, I am an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Sheffield collaborating closely with Prof. David Lidzey and EPMM group.

EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Photonics

  • Optoelectronics

  • Polaritonics

  • Device Physics

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 (Oct. 2014 - Oct. 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.

  • Nanostructures

  • Semiconductor Physics

  • Solid State Physics

  • Material Physics

Onisilos Fellowship at the University of Cyprus. Onisilos Research Fellow in the Physics Department at the University of Cyprus working on Organic and Hybrid Polaritonics. (Sept. 2020 - Sept. 2022)

Awarded a small grant (1000EUR) by the Special Account of Funds and Research of the University of Patras, Oct. 2011.

EPSRC-funded research grant 'Hybrid Polaritonics' EP/M025330/1. Postdoctoral Research Associate (Oct. 2018 - Sept. 2020)

Honorary Research Fellowship in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Sheffield. (Sept. 2020 - Sept. 2022)

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© 2020 by Kyriacos Georgiou

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