Solar cells, Photocatalysis


Dr. Polycarpos Falaras (>280 papers in international refereed journals, >16.000 citations/scopus), h-index 64/scopus, 7 patents) was born in Karditsa, Greece (1960). Following his basic studies in Physics (grade excellent, 8.86/10) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), Dr. Falaras joined the Physique des Liquides et Electrochimie Laboratory/CNRS/University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI-France), where he received his DEA in Electrochemistry (1983, Bien) and Ph.D. in Chemistry (1986, Tres Honorable). In 1989 he entered the National Center for Scientific Research ‘Demokritos’ in Athens (Greece), where he is still working as a Research Director, leading a group of 16 people. He has been the Director of the Institute of Physical Chemistry at NCSR Demokritos (2007-2012) and has participated (including coordination) in several EU and National projects. Dr Falaras is Editor of Applied Catalysis B Environmental (Elsevier, I.F. 19.905), member of the Editorial board in seven (7) international journals as well as reviewer in more than 100 international refereed journals. He is teaching Physical Chemistry at the Hellenic Open University, he has supervised the work of 15 post-doctoral and 13 PhD students. For his innovative work in photoinduces processes, Dr Falaras has been awarded by international (Prince Sultan International Prize for Water – PSIPW -Alternative Water Resources Prize), and national (Theodoros Aretaios Award, Academy of Athens) organizations.


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]

Theodorakopoulos, G.V., Romanos, G.E., Katsaros, F.K., Papageorgiou, S.K., Kontos, A.G., Spyrou, K., Beazi-Katsioti, M. and Falaras, P., Structuring efficient photocatalysts into bespoke fiber shaped systems for applied water treatment Chemosphere, Volume 277, Article Number: 130253, 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]

Lagopati, N., Evangelou, K., Falaras, P., Tsilibary, E.-P.C., Vasileiou, P.V.S., Havaki, S., Angelopoulou, A., Pavlatou, E.A. and Gorgoulis, V.G., Nanomedicine: Photo-activated nanostructured titanium dioxide, as a promising anticancer agent Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Volume 222, Article Number: 107795, 2021 [doi]

Kochylas, I., Gardelis, S., Likodimos, V., Giannakopoulos, K.P., Falaras, P. and Nassiopoulou, A.G., Improved surface-enhanced-raman scattering sensitivity using si nanowires/silver nanostructures by a single step metal-assisted chemical etching Nanomaterials, Volume 11, Article Number: 1760, 2021 [doi]

Kaltzoglou, A. and Falaras, P., Recent developments on hybrid perovskite materials for solar energy conversion and environmental protection Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, Volume 33, Article Number: 100708, 2021 [doi]

He, D., Xu, X., Liang, Z., Niu, Y., Sun, Y., Gavin, T., Falaras, P. and Hu, L., Defect passivation and humidity protection for perovskite solar cells enabled by 1-dodecanethiol Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Volume 9, Pages: 9584-9591, 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]

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]

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., 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., Ibrahim, M.N., Rezk, H., Christopoulos, E., El Sehiemy, R.A., Hristoforou, E., Kladas, A., Sergeant, P. and Falaras, P., Energy efficiency improvement of water pumping system using synchronous reluctance motor fed by perovskite solar cells International Journal of Energy Research, Volume 44, Pages: 11629-11642, 2020 [doi]

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