Dr. M. Arfanis is a physicist, holding a Msc in Materials Science and Technology. His research during his phD studies (defended at 2018) focused on the synthesis and the characterization of TiO2 photocatalytic nanomaterials of nanotube, inverse opal and core-cell structures and their evaluation against target contaminants in water.  Till now, Dr. Arfanis is working on alternative nanostructured metal oxide photocatalysts, such as ferrites, vanadate or tungsten oxides, and he is examining their photodegradation ability against contaminants of emerging concern, such as pesticides and pharmaceuticals. In parallel, he is involved in the design and construction of an innovative hybrid photocatalytic membrane reactor, able to recycle up to 15 m3 per day. He is also significantly experienced in SEM, AFM microscopy, Raman, UV/vis, and EDX spectroscopy, XRD techniques and contact angle measurements. His interests in materials science have gained great impact in the study of inorganic/inorganic perovskites and zeolites structural properties with Raman vibrational spectroscopy..


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]

Lagopati, N., Kotsinas, A., Veroutis, D., Evangelou, K., Papaspyropoulos, A., Arfanis, M., Falaras, P., Kitsiou, P.V., Pateras, I., Bergonzini, A., Frisan, T., Kyriazis, S., Tsoukleris, D.S., Tsilibary, E.-P.C., Gazouli, M., Pavlatou, E.A. and Gorgoulis, V.G., Biological effect of silver-modified nanostructured titanium dioxide in cancer Cancer Genomics and Proteomics, Volume 18, Pages: 425-439, 2021 [doi]

Belessiotis, G.V., Arfanis, M., Kaltzoglou, A., Likodimos, V., Raptis, Y.S., Falaras, P. and Kontos, A.G., Temperature effects on the vibrational properties of the Cs2SnX6 ‘defect’ perovskites (X = I, Br, Cl) Materials Chemistry and Physics, Volume 267, Article Number: 124679, 2021 [doi]

Pilidi, A., Tzanis, A., Helm, T., Arfanis, M., Falaras, P. and Speliotis, T., Nanometer-thick bismuth nanocrystal films for sensoric applications ACS Applied Nano Materials, Volume 3, Pages: 9669-9678, 2020 [doi]

Kontos, A.G., Romanos, G.E., Veziri, C.M., Gotzias, A., Arfanis, M.K., Kouvelos, E., Likodimos, V., Karanikolos, G.N. and Falaras, P., Correlating vibrational properties with temperature and pressure dependent CO2 adsorption in zeolitic imidazolate frameworks Applied Surface Science, Volume 529, Article Number: 147058, 2020 [doi]

Ibrahim, I., Belessiotis, G.V., Arfanis, M.K., Athanasekou, C., Philippopoulos, A.I., Mitsopoulou, C.A., Romanos, G.E. and Falaras, P., Surfactant effects on the synthesis of redox bifunctional v2o5 photocatalysts Materials, Volume 13, Pages: 1-13, Article Number: 4665, 2020 [doi]

Arfanis, M.K., Athanasekou, C.P., Sakellis, E., Boukos, N., Ioannidis, N., Likodimos, V., Sygellou, L., Bouroushian, M., Kontos, A.G. and Falaras, P., Photocatalytic properties of copper—Modified core-shell titania nanocomposites Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, Volume 370, Pages: 145-155, 2019 [doi]

Antoniadou, M., Arfanis, M.K., Ibrahim, I. and Falaras, P., Bifunctional g-C3N4/WO3 thin films for photocatalyticwater purification Water (Switzerland), Volume 11, Article Number: 2439, 2019 [doi]

Al-Anazi, A., Abdelraheem, W.H., Han, C., Nadagouda, M.N., Sygellou, L., Arfanis, M.K., Falaras, P., Sharma, V.K. and Dionysiou, D.D., Cobalt ferrite nanoparticles with controlled composition-peroxymonosulfate mediated degradation of 2-phenylbenzimidazole-5-sulfonic acid Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Volume 221, Pages: 266-279, 2018 [doi]

Kontos, A.G., Kaltzoglou, A., Arfanis, M.K., McCall, K.M., Stoumpos, C.C., Wessels, B.W., Falaras, P. and Kanatzidis, M.G., Dynamic Disorder, Band Gap Widening, and Persistent Near-IR Photoluminescence up to at Least 523 K in ASnI3 Perovskites (A = Cs+, CH3NH3+ and NH2-CHNH2+) Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Volume 122, Pages: 26353-26361, 2018 [doi]

Arfanis, M.K., Adamou, P., Moustakas, N.G., Triantis, T.M., Kontos, A.G. and Falaras, P., Photocatalytic degradation of salicylic acid and caffeine emerging contaminants using titania nanotubes Chemical Engineering Journal, Volume 310, Pages: 525-536, 2017 [doi]

Toumazatou, A., Arfanis, M.K., Pantazopoulos, P.-A., Kontos, A.G., Falaras, P., Stefanou, N. and Likodimos, V., Slow-photon enhancement of dye sensitized TiO2 photocatalysis Materials Letters, Volume 197, Pages: 123-126, 2017 [doi]

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