RESEARCH INTERESTS

Solar cells, Photocatalysis

ABOUT/BIOGRAPHY

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.

PUBLICATIONS

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., 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]

Pedrosa, M., Da Silva, E.S., Pastrana-Martinez, L.M., Drazic, G., Falaras, P., Faria, J.L., Figueiredo, J.L. and Silva, A.M.T., Hummers’ and Brodie's graphene oxides as photocatalysts for phenol degradation Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 567, Pages: 243-255, 2020 [doi]

Balis, N., Zaky, A.A., Athanasekou, C., Silva, A.M., Sakellis, E., Vasilopoulou, M., Stergiopoulos, T., Kontos, A.G. and Falaras, P., Investigating the role of reduced graphene oxide as a universal additive in planar perovskite solar cells Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, Volume 386, Article Number: 112141, 2020 [doi]

Kontos, A.G., Manolis, G.K., Kaltzoglou, A., Palles, D., Kamitsos, E.I., Kanatzidis, M.G. and Falaras, P., Halogen-NH2+ Interaction, Temperature-Induced Phase Transition, and Ordering in (NH2CHNH2)PbX3 (X = Cl, Br, I) Hybrid Perovskites Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Volume 124, Pages: 8479-8487, 2020 [doi]

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