Permanent magnet materials, magnetic devices


Dr. D. Niarchos obtained his Ph.D in Materials Science from Athens University (Greece) in 1978 and an MBA of R&D from Loyola University in 1985. From 1978 to 1981 he was IAEC Distinguish Post-Doctoral Researcher at Argonne National Lab. From 1981 to 1985 he was Assistant Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, then moved to the Institute of Materials Science of the NCSR “D” in 1985. From 1994-1999 he served as the Director of IMS and from 1996-1999 as Vice President of the NCSR “Demokritos”. From 2005-2010 he was elected as Director and President of the Board of the NCSR “Demokritos”. He developed the lab for thin film growth of magnetic and superconducting/oxide multilayers using sputtering and laser ablation . He is the author and co-author of more than 490 publications with more than 7500 citations and has managed more than 35 National and EU projects with a budget of approximately 12 MEURO. He had served as advisor for the Greek Government, NATO and the EC.
Areas of Expertise
1. Research in Materials Science-Magnetism and Superconductivity, Metamaterials, Nanotechnology, Hydrogen storage and High Frequency magnetodielectrics
2. European affairs (Programmes and community funding)
3. Higher Education, ADIP (Greek branch of ENQA)
4. Support and Management of complex projects, Reviews, Coordination and Scientific, technical and economic reports to funding agencies
5. In charge of innovation policy studies, technology transfer, External Reviews
6. Evaluation of EC and National public policies, Education and Science Policies
7. R&D management and knowledge management

Books and Other Publications
1. Greek Science and Technology Platforms, Athens, 2007, 350 pages
2. Greek-Large Scale Infrastructures- Roadmap, 2006, 30 pages
3. Proceedings of the 20th-Rare Earth Permanent Magnet Applications, Editor, Crete, Greece, September, 2008,412 pages
4. "Introduction to magnetic materials and applications", Open University, Patras, Greece, 2006, 220 pages
5. Lab-Instructions, IIT, Chicago, Illinois, 2-Vol Mechanics-Thermodynamics, 1-Vol, Electricity, IIT, Chicago, 1982, 40 pages

Achievements –Awards
1. Best-on-Going Award for the REFREEPERMAG FP7 project
2. DESCARTES Award 2005
3. First PanHellenic Award in Math from the Greek Mathematical Society
4. Distinguish Scientist from IAEA U of Chicago, Argonne National lab, USA
5. Board Member, National Representative to Joint Research Center, EU
6. National Representative to FP6 in Nanotechnology
7. High-Level EU group for Foresight in FP7
8. Είχε υπηρετήσει ως σύμβουλος για την Ελληνική Κυβέρνηση και την ΕΕ.

Current Appointments
1. Vice President of the General Assembly of ELIDEK- A new Government Initiative for Research and Innovation together with EIB
2. President of the ATTICA region Consulting Body for Research and Innovation

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