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 October 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.

Between October 2020 and March 2022 I was 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.

Since March 2022, I am a Postdoctoral Scholar at Argonne National Laboratory working at the Center for Nanoscale Materials within the Division for Nanoscience and Technology. At the same time I am affiliated with the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago.

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.

Fall Semester 2021: Lecturer of the final-year undergraduate module 'PHY 322 - Advanced Physics Laboratory II (Atomic and Nuclear Physics)' in the Department of Physics at the University of Cyprus.

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RESEARCH INTERESTS

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

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

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Photonics

  • Optoelectronics

  • Polaritonics

  • Device Physics

  • Nanostructures

  • Semiconductor Physics

  • Solid State Physics

  • Material Physics

2022 - date - Argonne National Laboratory

Center for Nanoscale Materials

Postdoctoral Scholar

2022 - date - University of Chicago

Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering

Postdoctoral Scholar

2020 - 2022 - University of Cyprus

Department of Physics

Onisilos Postdoctoral Research Fellow

2018 - 2020 - University of Sheffield

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Postdoctoral Research Associate

SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

Royal Society International Exchanges (University of Exeter – University of Cyprus) - Grant No. ‘IES\R3\213193’ (2022 - date).

Laserlab Europe Collaboration - Visiting Researcher Grant (Politecnico di Milano) – ‘CUSBO002805’ (2021 - 2022)

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

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)

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

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.

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