Prof. Philomela KOMNINOU, Ph.D.
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, EU
Materials Science, Solid State Physics, Electron Microscopy
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.
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.
- 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.
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
- Optical Encoding by Plasmon-Based Patterning: Hard and Inorganic Materials Become Photosensitive, Siozios, D. C. Koutsogeorgis, E. Lidorikis, G. P. Dimitrakopulos, Th. Kehagias, H. Zoubos, Ph. Komninou, W. M. Cranton, C. Kosmidis and P. Patsalas, Nanoletters 12, 259 (2012)
- Effect of edge threading dislocations on the electronic structure of InN, E. Kalesaki, J. Kioseoglou, L. Lymperakis, Ph. Komninou and Th. Karakostas, Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 072103 (2011)
- Improved luminescence and thermal stability of semipolar (11-22) InGaN quantum dots, A.Das, G. P. Dimitrakopulos, Y. Kotsar, A. Lotsari, Th. Kehagias, Ph. Komninou and E. Monroy, Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 201911 (2011)
- Direct comparison of catalyst free and catalyst – induced GaN nanowires, Cheze, L. Geelhaar, O. Brandt, W. M. Weber, H. Riechert, St. Munch, R. Rothermund, St. Reitzenstein, A. Forchel, Th. Kehagias, Ph. Komninou, G. P. Dimitrakopulos, and Th. Karakostas, Nano Res. 3, 528 (2010)