Evgenia Symeonidou joined the ESSL group in 2020, as an Early-Stage Researcher of the SMART-X MSCA-ITN HORIZON 2020 project.
Since June 2021, she is a PhD candidate at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) with dissertation title: “Growth, structural characterization and properties of 2D films of transition metal dichalcogenides”, under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Stergiopoulos (AUTh, NCSRD), Dr. Athanasios Dimoulas (NCSRD) and Dr. Sotirios Sotiropoulos (AUTh). The PhD project is conducted in collaboration with the ESSL group.
She received her BSc degree in Chemistry in 2017 from AUTh. Her undergraduate thesis was on the “Synthesis of isoxazoline and isoxazolidine analogues of pseudouridine via 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reactions of nitrones”.
In 2018, she pursued an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in “Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry”, during which she completed a 6-month research project entitled: “From chip to chromatography – a voyage through chip manufacturing and chip chromatography” in Prof. Belder’s group at the University of Leipzig (https://www.chemie.uni-leipzig.de/en/institut-fuer-analytische-chemie/working-group-belder/), while her master thesis was on the “Synthesis, characterization and DFT study of new azaborinine compounds”, conducted in Prof. Mazzanti’s group at the University of Bologna (https://site.unibo.it/organic-catalysis-structural-analysis/en/laboratories/organic-spectroscopy).
In the context of her PhD, she focuses on the study of 2D materials with non-trivial topology, including Topological Insulators, Weyl and Dirac semimetals, as well as of magnetic/skyrmionic materials.