Assoc. Prof. Athanassios G. Kontos studied Physics at the University of Athens (BSc) and the Warwick University-UK (PhD). In 1996-2007, he joined the Raman spectroscopy group in the Dept. of Physics, School of Applied Mathematics and Physical Sciences (SAMPS) of the National Technical Univ. of Athens (NTUA) involved in research of bulk and layered semiconductors. In 2007-2019, he worked as a senior researcher and then as a director of research at the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of NCSR ‘Demokritos’ working in the fields of photocatalysis, dye sensitized and perovskite solar cells. Since 2019, he is Associate Professor in SAMPS-NTUA with educational activity and research work in optical spectroscopy and electrical characterization of solid state materials and devices while he continues his research in INN-NCSR Demokritos as a Collaborative Researcher. He has 131 publications in international refereed journals and much participation in conferences and research projects.


Kostoglou, N., Liao, C.-W., Wang, C.-Y., Kondo, J.N., Tampaxis, C., Steriotis, T., Giannakopoulos, K., Kontos, A.G., Hinder, S., Baker, M., Bousser, E., Matthews, A., Rebholz, C. and Mitterer, C., Effect of Pt nanoparticle decoration on the H2 storage performance of plasma-derived nanoporous graphene Carbon, Volume 171, Pages: 294-305, 2021 [doi]

Charitos, I., Georgousis, G., Klonos, P.A., Kyritsis, A., Mouzakis, D., Raptis, Y., Kontos, A. and Kontou, E., The synergistic effect on the thermomechanical and electrical properties of carbonaceous hybrid polymer nanocomposites Polymer Testing, Volume 95, Article Number: 107102, 2021 [doi]

Theodorakopoulos, G.V., Romanos, G.E., Katsaros, F.K., Papageorgiou, S.K., Kontos, A.G., Spyrou, K., Beazi-Katsioti, M. and Falaras, P., Structuring efficient photocatalysts into bespoke fiber shaped systems for applied water treatment Chemosphere, Volume 277, Article Number: 130253, 2021 [doi]

Belessiotis, G.V., Arfanis, M., Kaltzoglou, A., Likodimos, V., Raptis, Y.S., Falaras, P. and Kontos, A.G., Temperature effects on the vibrational properties of the Cs2SnX6 ‘defect’ perovskites (X = I, Br, Cl) Materials Chemistry and Physics, Volume 267, Article Number: 124679, 2021 [doi]

Kontos, A.G., Manolis, G.K., Kaltzoglou, A., Palles, D., Kamitsos, E.I., Kanatzidis, M.G. and Falaras, P., Halogen-NH2+ Interaction, Temperature-Induced Phase Transition, and Ordering in (NH2CHNH2)PbX3 (X = Cl, Br, I) Hybrid Perovskites Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Volume 124, Pages: 8479-8487, 2020 [doi]

Kontos, A.G., Romanos, G.E., Veziri, C.M., Gotzias, A., Arfanis, M.K., Kouvelos, E., Likodimos, V., Karanikolos, G.N. and Falaras, P., Correlating vibrational properties with temperature and pressure dependent CO2 adsorption in zeolitic imidazolate frameworks Applied Surface Science, Volume 529, Article Number: 147058, 2020 [doi]

Ibrahim, I., Kaltzoglou, A., Athanasekou, C., Katsaros, F., Devlin, E., Kontos, A.G., Ioannidis, N., Perraki, M., Tsakiridis, P., Sygellou, L., Antoniadou, M. and Falaras, P., Magnetically separable TiO2/CoFe2O4/Ag nanocomposites for the photocatalytic reduction of hexavalent chromium pollutant under UV and artificial solar light Chemical Engineering Journal, Volume 381, Article Number: 122730, 2020 [doi]

Elsenety, M.M., Antoniadou, M., Kaltzoglou, A., Kontos, A.G., Philippopoulos, A.I., Mitsopoulou, C.A. and Falaras, P., Synthesis, characterization of ((CH3)3S)2SnI6-nCln and ((CH3)3S)2SnI6-nBrn (n=1, 2) perovskites and use in dye-sensitized solar cells Materials Chemistry and Physics, Volume 239, Article Number: 122310, 2020 [doi]

Balis, N., Zaky, A.A., Athanasekou, C., Silva, A.M., Sakellis, E., Vasilopoulou, M., Stergiopoulos, T., Kontos, A.G. and Falaras, P., Investigating the role of reduced graphene oxide as a universal additive in planar perovskite solar cells Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, Volume 386, Article Number: 112141, 2020 [doi]

Kaltzoglou, A., Manolis, G.K., Elsenety, M.M., Koutselas, I., Psycharis, V., Kontos, A.G. and Falaras, P., Synthesis and Characterization of Lead-Free (CH3)3SSnI3 1-D Perovskite Journal of Electronic Materials, Volume 48, Pages: 7533-7538, 2019 [doi]

Ibrahim, I., Athanasekou, C., Manolis, G., Kaltzoglou, A., Nasikas, N.K., Katsaros, F., Devlin, E., Kontos, A.G. and Falaras, P., Photocatalysis as an advanced reduction process (ARP): The reduction of 4-nitrophenol using titania nanotubes-ferrite nanocomposites Journal of Hazardous Materials, Volume 372, Pages: 37-44, 2019 [doi]

Gkini, K.E., Antoniadou, M., Balis, N., Kaltzoglou, A., Kontos, A.G. and Falaras, P., Mixing cations and halide anions in perovskite solar cells Volume 19, Pages: 73-78, 2019 [doi]

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