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.
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.
Solid State 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)