Computational design and identification of molecular structures with promising electronic properties for specific applications.
Synthesis and characterization of the most promising molecular structures that have been designed, examined and screened through established computational procedures.
The GRAFEL research project focuses on graphene-based flexible electronics and aims promote the field to a level of maturity that accompanies establishing procedures for (a) the adjustment of material properties by design, (b) the chemical synthesis of components, and (c) rudimental device fabrication as proof of concept.Read More
Dr. Emmanuel N. Koukaras is a Senior Research Fellow of the Composite and Nanomaterials Laboratory of FORTH/ICE-HT. He has a BSc in Physics, MSc in Theoretical and Computational Physics, and a PhD in Computational Condensed Matter Physics, all from the Department of Physics of the Univerisity of Patras.
Dr. Emmanuel Klontzas received his B.S. and M.S. at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the University of Ioannina, Hellas and completed his PhD at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Crete, Hellas (2009).
My specialization is in the field of the computational modelling (using classical and quantum molecular simulations) and rational design of porous materials and green sustainable solvents used in several chemical and industrial processes.
The Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (ICE-HT) was established in 1984, as an Independent Academic Institute (initially under the name Institute of Chemical engineering and High Temperature Chemical Processes). In 1987 ICE-HT became one of the founding Institutes of FORTH (Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas).
FORTH comprises eight Research Institutes (5 in Heraklion, 1 in Rethymnon, 1 in Chania, and 1 in Patras) and has been classified in all previous research assessments as "the first Research Centre in the whole of Greece". FORTH reports directly to the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) of the Hellenic Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs. The eight Research Institutes of FORTH cooperate creatively as an integrated network for RTD.
During its operation ICE-HT has been developed into a world-leading centre for the advancement of high quality scientific knowledge in the fields of chemical engineering sciences. Currently, ICE-HT runs ca 46 RTD projects in cooperation with numerous industrial enterprises, universities and research institutes from Greece, as well as from other EU-member countries, USA, Japan, etc. These projects are funded by national and EU competitive R&D programs, and also directly by industrial enterprises.
CVD process can be successfully used for the production of high quality graphene.
This chamber provide accelerated ageing by alternating cycles of temperature, humidity and UV radiation.
The scope of this work-package is the creation of defects in graphene created with a controllable manner.
The Facilities include a wide range of available equipment for materials characterization and testing such as: state-of-the-art AFM, TERS Raman, Accelerated Ageing Chamber, and more.
This AFM is the most innovative, versatile and flexible platform for morphological investigation of materials.
It is simple to operate yet delivers outstanding performance and reliable results.
Our autoclave chamber provides a pressurised environment of internally heated air for curing composite materials.
Equipment for fabrication processes are available such as state-of-the-art CVD, semi-industrial Autoclave, and more.
Yes. We have a modest network of collaborating groups worldwide on everything graphene, metal-organic frameworks, and organic photovoltaics. This spans experimental, computational, and theoretical aspects of these materials, with ties to well known Universities and indirect ties to the Industry.
If you have a research project or a simple research collaboration in mind you may go to the Contact Us section for our contact information.
Stand by for an opening for two PhD students in Synthetic Organic Chemistry. The students will enroll as a postgraduate PhD student at the School of Chemistry of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
The opening will be announced in the News section, as well as at the Announcements list of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.