solar cells, perovskite materials, photovoltaics


Konstantina Gkini has received her diploma in Physics at University of Patras. She completed her Master in Energy at Heriot-Watt University and her master’s dissertation subject is «Perovskite materials for solar cells». Since 2016, she is a PhD student at Patras University, Department of Physics, and realizes her experiments at NCSR "Demokritos" under the supervision of Dr. Falaras. The subject of her thesis concerns perovskite solar cells and it is expected to be completed in 2022. Her research activity focuses on the fabrication, characterization and optimization of 3rd generation solar cells. More specific, the study of perovskite materials for their use as absorbers or holes transport materials in perovskite solar cells (PSCs), the fabrication and electrochemical characterization of PSCs and their interface engineering using porphyrins, dyes and carbon-based materials. She has received two scholarships for her PhD studies and, up to now, she is a co-author in 8 peer-reviewed scientific publications. She has participated with poster presentations in several conferences and with oral presentations in two national and international scientific conferences. Her research interest includes advanced materials and devices for solar energy harvesting, storage and conversion.


Zaky, A.A., Christopoulos, E., Gkini, K., Arfanis, M.K., Sygellou, L., Kaltzoglou, A., Stergiou, A., Tagmatarchis, N., Balis, N. and Falaras, P., Enhancing efficiency and decreasing photocatalytic degradation of perovskite solar cells using a hydrophobic copper-modified titania electron transport layer Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Volume 284, Article Number: 119714, 2021 [doi]

Gkini, K., Martinaiou, I. and Falaras, P., A review on emerging efficient and stable perovskite solar cells based on g?c3n4 nanostructures Materials, Volume 14, Article Number: 1679, 2021 [doi]

Zaky, A.A., Balis, N., Gkini, K., Athanasekou, C., Kaltzoglou, A., Stergiopoulos, T. and Falaras, P., Dye Engineered Perovskite Solar Cells under Accelerated Thermal Stress and Prolonged Light Exposure ChemistrySelect, Volume 5, Pages: 4454-4462, 2020 [doi]

Gkini, K., Balis, N., Papadakis, M., Verykios, A., Skoulikidou, M.-C., Drivas, C., Kennou, S., Golomb, M., Walsh, A., Coutsolelos, A.G., Vasilopoulou, M. and Falaras, P., Manganese Porphyrin Interface Engineering in Perovskite Solar Cells ACS Applied Energy Materials, Volume 3, Pages: 7353-7363, 2020 [doi]

Gkini, K., Verykios, A., Balis, N., Kaltzoglou, A., Papadakis, M., Adamis, K.S., Armadorou, K.-K., Soultati, A., Drivas, C., Gardelis, S., Petsalakis, I.D., Palilis, L.C., Fakharuddin, A., Haider, M.I., Bao, X., Kennou, S., Argitis, P., Schmidt-Mende, L., Coutsolelos, A.G., Falaras, P. and Vasilopoulou, M., Enhanced Organic and Perovskite Solar Cell Performance through Modification of the Electron-Selective Contact with a Bodipy-Porphyrin Dyad ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Volume 12, Pages: 1120-1131, 2020 [doi]

Zaky, A.A., El Sehiemy, R.A., Rashwan, Y.I., Elhossieni, M.A., Gkini, K., Kladas, A. and Falaras, P., Optimal performance emulation of PSCs using the elephant herd algorithm associated with experimental validation ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, Volume 8, Pages: Q249-Q255, 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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