In May 2017, I received my PhD in tissue equivalent composite carbon-based nanomaterials for X-ray detection from the University of Surrey in the UK, after obtaining a prestigious scholarship from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (dstl). I hold an MSc in ‘Nanoscience and Nanotechnology’ from the University of Barcelona, Spain and a BSc in ‘Physics’ from the University of Patras, Greece.
I worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Surrey investigating coatings based on functional polymers with antifouling properties and I was also a Teaching Assistant for the Physics and the Maths departments of the University of Surrey.
In September 2017, I was awarded a Stavros Niarchos Foundation Industrial Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on the development of graphene-based electrodes for supercapacitors. This innovative R&D project is based on the collaboration between the Nanofunctional and Nanocomposite Materials Laboratory in the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of the NCSR Demokritos and Pleione Energy S.A. that is located at the Technology incubator of the NCSR Demokritos.
My expertise lies in composites of polymers and organic nanomaterials and material characterisation and the exploration of their properties for multiple applications.