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Dr. Michael Fardis graduated from Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki, Greece, with a degree in Physics in 1983. He then completed (1984) an MSc. course in solid state physics in Bedford College of the University of London. The project concerned the observation of very small NMR signal using a SQUID magnetometer. He then continued pursuing doctoral research in the Millikelvin Laboratory of Royal Holloway College of the University of London in the group of Prof. B.P. Cowan, completing his Ph.D. in 1990. The project was on the study of 2D films of 3He using NMR techniques. He then moved to Greece to work at the Institute of Materials Science, DEMOKRITOS NCSR in the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Laboratory. He has then been engaged in research in the field of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) as primary technique of investigation. His research in INN has focused on Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), NMR in low dimensional magnetic systems including molecular nanomagnets and magnetic nanoparticles, strongly correlated electron systems and NMR in fluids confined in nanoporous materials. Recent efforts focus on the studies of electronic properties and local densities of states in bulk and nanoparticle catalysts. He has published more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals which have been cited more than 700 times and has a h-factor of 18.


Papawassiliou, W., Carvalho, J.P., Panopoulos, N., Al Wahedi, Y., Wadi, V.K.S., Lu, X., Polychronopoulou, K., Lee, J.B., Lee, S., Kim, C.Y., Kim, H.J., Katsiotis, M., Tzitzios, V., Karagianni, M., Fardis, M., Papavassiliou, G. and Pell, A.J., Crystal and electronic facet analysis of ultrafine Ni2P particles by solid-state NMR nanocrystallography Nature Communications, Volume 12, Article Number: 4334, 2021 [doi]

Lu, X., Baker, M.A., Anjum, D.H., Papawassiliou, W., Pell, A.J., Fardis, M., Papavassiliou, G., Hinder, S.J., Gaber, S.A.A., Gaber, D.A.A., Al Wahedi, Y. and Polychronopoulou, K., Nickel Phosphide Nanoparticles for Selective Hydrogenation of SO2to H2S ACS Applied Nano Materials, Volume 4, Pages: 6568-6582, 2021 [doi]

Diamantopoulos, G., Katsiotis, M., Fardis, M., Karatasios, I., Alhassan, S., Karagianni, M., Papavassiliou, G. and Hassan, J., The Role of Titanium Dioxide on the Hydration of Portland Cement: A Combined NMR and Ultrasonic Study Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), Volume 25, 2020 [doi]

Subrati, A., Kim, Y., Al Wahedi, Y., Tzitzios, V., Alhassan, S., Kim, H.J., Lee, S., Sakellis, E., Boukos, N., Stephen, S., Lee, S.M., Lee, J.B., Fardis, M. and Papavassiliou, G., Monitoring the multiphasic evolution of bismuth telluride nanoplatelets CrystEngComm, Volume 22, Pages: 7918-7928, 2020 [doi]

Papawassiliou, W., Jaworski, A., Pell, A.J., Jang, J.H., Kim, Y., Lee, S.-C., Kim, H.J., Alwahedi, Y., Alhassan, S., Subrati, A., Fardis, M., Karagianni, M., Panopoulos, N., Dolinšek, J. and Papavassiliou, G., Resolving Dirac electrons with broadband high-resolution NMR Nature Communications, Volume 11, Article Number: 1285, 2020 [doi]

Gkoura, L., Diamantopoulos, G., Fardis, M., Homouz, D., Alhassan, S., Beazi-Katsioti, M., Karagianni, M., Anastasiou, A., Romanos, G., Hassan, J. and Papavassiliou, G., The peculiar size and temperature dependence of water diffusion in carbon nanotubes studied with 2D NMR diffusion-relaxation D-T 2 effspectroscopy Biomicrofluidics, Volume 14, Article Number: 0005398, 2020 [doi]

Gkoura, L., Wang, T., Anastasiou, A., Harid, N., Griffiths, H., Haddad, M., Fardis, M. and Karayianni, M., 1H NMR tests on damaged and undamaged XLPE and SiR samples High Voltage, Volume 4, Pages: 203-209, 2019 [doi]

Shankarayya Wadi, Vijay Kumar, Jena, Kishore K., Khawaja, Shahrukh Z., Yannakopoulou, Konstantina, Fardis, Michael, Mitrikas, George, Karagianni, Marina, Papavassiliou, Georgios and Alhassan, Saeed M., NMR and EPR Structural Analysis and Stability Study of Inverse Vulcanized Sulfur Copolymers ACS Omega, Volume 3, Pages: 3330-3339, 2018 [doi]

Panopoulos, N., Pissas, M., Kim, H.J., Kim, J.-G., Yoo, S.J., Hassan, J., Alwahedi, Y., Alhassan, S., Fardis, M., Boukos, N. and Papavassiliou, G., Polaron freezing and the quantum liquid-crystal phase in the ferromagnetic metallic La0.67Ca0.33MnO3 npj Quantum Materials, Volume 3, Article Number: 93, 2018 [doi]

Tzitzios, V., Dimos, K., Alhassan, S.M., Mishra, R., Kouloumpis, A., Gournis, D., Boukos, N., Roldan, M.A., Idrobo, J.-C., Karakassides, M.A., Basina, G., Alwahedi, Y., Jin Kim, H., Katsiotis, M.S., Fardis, M., Borisevich, A., Pennycook, S.J., Pantelides, S.T. and Papavassiliou, G., Facile MoS2 growth on reduced graphene-oxide via liquid phase method Frontiers in Materials, Volume 5, Article Number: 29, 2018 [doi]

Hassan, J., Diamantopoulos, G., Gkoura, L., Karagianni, M., Alhassan, S., Kumar, S.V., Katsiotis, M.S., Karagiannis, T., Fardis, M., Panopoulos, N., Kim, H.J., Beazi-Katsioti, M. and Papavassiliou, G., Ultrafast Stratified Diffusion of Water Inside Carbon Nanotubes; Direct Experimental Evidence with 2D D- T2 NMR Spectroscopy Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Volume 122, Pages: 10600-10606, 2018 [doi]

Kim, H.J., Katsiotis, M.S., Alhassan, S., Zafiropoulou, I., Pissas, M., Sanakis, Y., Mitrikas, G., Panopoulos, N., Boukos, N., Tzitzios, V., Fardis, M., Kim, J.-G., Lee, S.-G., Kim, Y.-M., Yoo, S.J., Lee, J.-H., Kouloumpis, A., Gournis, D., Karakassides, M. and Papavassiliou, G., Unexpected orbital magnetism in Bi-rich Bi2Se3 nanoplatelets NPG Asia Materials, Volume 8, Article Number: e271, 2016 [doi]

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