Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) methods for quantum computation, pulsed EPR methodology aimed at sensitivity and resolution enhancement.


Dr. George Mitrikas was born in 1970 in Athens, Greece. He graduated from the University of Ioannina, Greece, obtaining his B.Sc. in Physics, in 1993. For his doctoral thesis, carried out at the Institute of Materials Science (IMS) of NCSR Demokritos, he studied the relaxation properties of metallic nanoparticles by pulsed Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) methods. He obtained his PhD from the Department of Physics, University of Ioannina, in 2000. He spent one year as a post-doctoral fellow at IMS and then moved to the Department of Physical Chemistry, ETH Zurich, where he joined the EPR group of Prof. Arthur Schweiger (2001-2006). During his post-doctoral stay at ETH he contributed to the development of new pulsed EPR methods towards characterization of transition metal complexes with applications in chemistry, biology, and materials science. In 2007 he returned to IMS as an invited researcher where he was appointed as a Researcher C level in 2008. Since then he initiated a research project involving the implementation of pulsed EPR spectroscopy and the development of new hybrid electron-nuclear spin systems with relevant properties to quantum computing. Currently he holds the position of Researcher A (Research Director) at the Institute of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, NCSR "Demokritos", and his research interests include pulsed EPR methodology for sensitivity and resolution enhancement, spectroscopic characterization of paramagnetic species, and spin-based quantum computing. He is the author of 45 publications in peer reviewed journals (> 1000 citations, h-index 18, December 2021), 38 publications in conference proceedings and 1 book chapter. He was member of the local organizing committee of the international magnetic resonance conference EUROMAR 2013 (Crete, Greece, June 30 to July 5, 2013).



Mitrikas, George, Spin Quantum Computing with Molecular-Encaged Atomic Hydrogen ERCIM NEWS, Pages: 43-44, 2022 [doi]

Fantoni, Nicoló Zuin, Molphy, Zara, O'Carroll, Sinéad, Menounou, Georgia, Mitrikas, George, Krokidis, Marios G., Chatgilialoglu, Chryssostomos, Colleran, John, Banasiak, Anna, Clynes, Martin, Roche, Sandra, Kelly, Suainibhe, McKee, Vickie and Kellett, Andrew, Polypyridyl-Based Copper Phenanthrene Complexes: Combining Stability with Enhanced DNA Recognition Chemistry – A European Journal, Volume 27, Pages: 971-983, 2021 [doi]

Mitrikas, George and Carmieli, Raanan, Electron Spin Relaxation Mechanisms of Atomic Hydrogen Trapped in Silsesquioxane Cages: The Role of Isotope Substitution The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Volume 125, Pages: 9899-9907, 2021 [doi]

Chrysina, M., Zahariou, G., Ioannidis, N., Sanakis, Y. and Mitrikas, G., Electronic structure of tyrosyl D radical of photosystem II, as revealed by 2D-hyperfine sublevel correlation spectroscopy Magnetochemistry, Volume 7, Article Number: 131, 2021 [doi]

Stamos, N.-A., Ferentinos, E., Chrysina, M., Raptopoulou, C.P., Psycharis, V., Sanakis, Y., Pantazis, D.A., Kyritsis, P. and Mitrikas, G., Unusual 31P Hyperfine Strain Effects in a Conformationally Flexible Cu(II) Complex Revealed by Two-Dimensional Pulse EPR Spectroscopy Inorganic Chemistry, Volume 59, Pages: 3666-3676, 2020 [doi]

Elisavet D. Michailidi, George Bomis, Athanasios Varoutoglou, George Z. Kyzas, George Mitrikas, Athanasios Ch. Mitropoulos, Eleni K. Efthimiadou and Evangelos P. Favvas, Bulk nanobubbles: Production and investigation of their formation/stability mechanism Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 564, Pages: 371-380, 2020 [doi]

Mitrikas, George and Menenakou, Stavroula, Electron spin relaxation properties of atomic hydrogen encapsulated in octavinyl POSS cages Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., The Royal Society of Chemistry, Volume 22, Pages: 15751-15758, 2020 [doi]

Stamos, Nikolaos-Angelos, Ferentinos, Eleftherios, Chrysina, Maria, Raptopoulou, Catherine P., Psycharis, Vassilis, Sanakis, Yiannis, Pantazis, Dimitrios A., Kyritsis, Panayotis and Mitrikas, George, Unusual P-31 Hyperfine Strain Effects in a Conformationally Flexible Cu(II) Complex Revealed by Two-Dimensional Pulse EPR Spectroscopy INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, Volume 59, Pages: 3666-3676, 2020 [doi]

Mitrikas, G., Sanakis, Y. and Ioannidis, N., Parallel-Mode EPR of Atomic Hydrogen Encapsulated in POSS Cages Applied Magnetic Resonance, Volume 51, Pages: 1451-1466, 2020 [doi]

Halevas, E., Papadopoulos, T.A., Swanson, C.H., Smith, G.C., Hatzidimitriou, A., Katsipis, G., Pantazaki, A., Sanakis, I., Mitrikas, G., Ypsilantis, K., Litsardakis, G. and Salifoglou, A., In-depth synthetic, physicochemical and in vitro biological investigation of a new ternary V(IV) antioxidant material based on curcumin Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, Volume 191, Pages: 94-111, 2019 [doi]

Zuin?Fantoni, Nicoló, Molphy, Zara, Slator, Creina, Menounou, Georgia, Toniolo, Gianluca, Mitrikas, George, McKee, Vickie, Chatgilialoglu, Chryssostomos and Kellett, Andrew, Polypyridyl-Based Copper Phenanthrene Complexes: A New Type of Stabilized Artificial Chemical Nuclease Chemistry – A European Journal, Volume 25, Pages: 221-237, 2019 [doi]

Theodora S. Koutsikou, Marios G. Krokidis, Nikos Boukos, George Mitrikas and Eleni Efthimiadou, Synthesis, characterization and evaluation of multi sensitive nanocarriers by using the layer by layer method Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology, Volume 53, Pages: 101142, 2019 [doi]

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