The NPSECEP group (led by P. Falaras) focuses on the investigation of nanomaterials, nanotechnology photoinduced processes and related devices with special interest in photocatalysis for environmental protection ( including air purification and water cleaning) and in solar energy conversion to electricity (third generation photovoltaics: Dye sensitized, quantum dot and perovskite solar cells. The NPSECEP group has established fruitful collaborations worldwide with leading groups and companies worldwide in the frame of European projects (HORIZON2020, FP7).
In the period 2018-2021, (except for Dr. P. FALARAS-Researcher A), the NPSECEP research team has also employed 2 Collaborating Researchers (A. KONTOS, N. NASIKAS) and a number of Postdoctoral Researchers (M.
ANTONIADOU, A. KALTZOGLOU, M. ARFANIS, P. VOURNA, L. GIVALOU, G. MANOLIS, N. BALIS, I. MARTINAIOU), Postgraduate Students (N. GIANNAKOPOULOU) and PhD Candidates (K. GKINI, E. CHRISTOPOULOS, D. PERGANTI, G. BELESSIOTIS, A. CHIOTI), but also undergraduate students who have carried out their dissertation (A. TZAVARA-ROUSSI, E. BOMPOLI, A. VALMA, S. KALAMIOTIS, E. FOTOU, P. FALARA, S. APERGI, V. ZENONOS, I. CHARITOS).
Significant infrastructure and/or technical equipmentThe NPSECEP group disposes the necessary appropriate infrastructure including: materials preparation facilities (glove box, fume hoods, tube furnaces, stirrers, ultrasound, balances, glassware, spin coating, dip-coating, screen printing) UV-Vis (with optical fiber diffuse and specular reflectance accessories), micro-Raman and Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). This infrastructure is used for the films fabrication, characterization and evaluation for the materials potential. Additional advanced analytical facilities including photocatalytic reactors, electrochemical characterization (2 autolab stations) as well as photoelectrochemical setups (combining solar simulators for J-V, IPCE, and EIS measurements under 1 sun AM 1.5 G illumination conditions with GC H2 determination) are employed for novel materials characterization and prototype device evaluation.