Prof. Philomela KOMNINOU, Ph.D.

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 
Thessaloniki, Greece, EU


Specialization:
Materials Science, Solid State Physics, Electron Microscopy

Position:
Leader of the Nanostructured Materials Microscopy Group, Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, EU

 

At the NANOCON 2013 conference Philomela Komninou will present a key-note lecture at the Session E - Standardization,
Metrology & Characterization of Nanomaterials.

Research Interests:
Philomela Komninou received her MSc. degree in Radioelectronics in 1982 and Ph.D. in Physics 5 years later. In her research she focuses on material science and on electron microscopy, concretely on:
  • Development and improvement of methods for the accurate determination of parameters that describe crystal interfaces with conventional Electron Microscopy (CTEM).
  • Study of materials microstructure and heterostructure interfaces in meso- and nano- scale with CTEM.
  • Study and analysis of materials microstructure and heterostructure interfaces in the atomic scale with High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (HRΤEM).
  • Processing and simulation of CTEM and HRTEM images in order to obtain quantitative information on the strain state and local chemical composition.
  • Large scale total energy calculations of atomic structures with empirical potentials.
  • First principles, density functional theory calculations for the determination of interfaces and defects effect on structural and electronic properties.
  • Integration of Electron Microscopy and simulation techniques towards optimization of growth conditions for advanced materials.
  • Microscopy and simulation techniques towards optimization of growth conditions for advanced materials.

 

Most Recent Research Projects:
  • 2008 – 2011: ISΤ- Collaborative Project-EU "DOTSENSE"- Group III nitride quantum dots as optical transducers for chemical sensors – Participating contractor.
  • 2007 – 2009: IDEAS/European Space Agency - Multi-functional thin film coatings based on Nano-structured metallic glasses and COmposites for SpAce applications - Coordinator.
  • 2005 – 2009: Marie Curie Research Training Network (MCRTN), Contract MRTN-CT-2004-005583 of the EU, "PARSEM"- Interfacial Phenomena at Atomic Resolution and multiscale properties of novel III-V SEMiconductors - Coordinator.


Publication Activity:
More than 150 peer-reviewed papers in international scientific journals, more than 150 proceedings papers of international conferences and workshops, 127 proceedings papers of national conferences and workshops, 5 book chapters and review papers

Selected Latest Publications:

 

 

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