Invited Speakers

9th International Conference on Micro-Nanoelectronics, Micro-Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies

Prof. Dimitris Tsoukalas

Dimitris Tsoukalas is a Professor at the Physics Department of National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) where he currently acts as Department’s Director.

His research interests are in the field of emerging memories and computing devices exhibiting resistive switching as well as in sensors using low-dimensional materials as building blocks. He holds an Electrical Engineering diploma from NTUA and a PhD from the Grenoble Institute of Technology (INPG), France.

He has worked as a Research Scientist at NCSR Demokritos for 15 years before joining in 2002 NTUA as a professor where he has established the postgraduate Diploma on ‘Microsystems and Nanodevices’ that he has directed till 2009. From 2009-2012 he was Director of the Institute of Microelectronics, NCSR ‘Demokritos’.

He has been Chairman of the Simulation of Semiconductor Processes and Devices Conference in 2001 and of European Solid State Device Research Conference in 2009 both held in Athens. He has participated in numerous European and national projects in the area of microsystems and nanoelectronic devices and he has authored or co-authored over 170 journal publications in these fields.

Dr. Christos Tsamis

Dr Christos Tsamis is Director of Research at the Inst. of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology at the National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, leading the group on “Energy Harvesting and Autonomous Sensors”.

His research interests focus on Micro- and Nanofabrication technologies for Microsystems for devices and sensors, Nanostructured materials and devices for Energy harvesting, Chemical Sensors, flexible electronics and Thermal processes for micro- and nanodevices. He is/was Scientific Responsible and/or Coordinator for several National and EU projects in the above topics.

He was General Conference Chairman for EUROSENSORS XXV that took take place in Athens (4-7 September 2011). He is the author or co-author of over 200 publications in peer-reviewed International Journals, Conference Proceedings, and contributions in International Conferences. He has edited 3 Conference Proceedings Volumes.

Dr. Nikos Kehagias

Dr. Nikos Kehagias obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece.

He continued his studies in Essex University (UK) where he got his Master’s degree in Physics of laser communications in 2003. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Tyndall National Institute/ University Colleague of Cork (Ireland) in 2007and continued as a post-doctoral researcher until 2008.

In May 2008, he joined the Photonics and Phononic Nanostructures group at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Spain) as a Post-doctoral researcher and in 2010 he became head of the nanofabrication division until December 2019.

Dr. Kehagias is the founder of the Greek start-up company Nanotypos (established in 2012), were he is acting as technical advisor. Since 2020 he is a Researcher (C) in the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at NCSR Demokritos.

Dr. Kehagias has more than 17-years’ experience in advanced nano-manufacturing techniques, he has pioneered and developed several imprinted based lithography techniques. He is author and co-author in more than 50 journal publications, inventor in 3 awarded patents and has been coordinator and PI in several national and EU projects.

Prof. Georgios Dimitrakopulos

Georgios Dimitrakopulos is a Professor of Electron Microscopy and Structural Properties of Solidsin the School of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

His expertise is in the study ofcondensed matter by High Resolution Transmission and Scanning-Transmission ElectronMicroscopy methods (HR(S)TEM) and related spectroscopies. He has recently established the Nanoscopy-GR network, a Greek lab network for the nanoscale analysis of functional materials, nanomaterials and nanostructures, and he is the Secretary of the Hellenic Society of Microscopy.

His work involves the characterization, down to the atomic scale, of materials, nanomaterials, heterostructures, nanostructures and nanodevices, aiming to the exact determination of the structure, composition, elastoplastic behavior, defects, and interfacial structures.

He employs an integrated methodology combining experimental and computational Nanoscopy. He is author or co-author of 130 papers in peer reviewed journals, 4 chapters in international scientific books, and guest-editor of 3 international scientific volumes.

His work has been distinguished in several highlight or invited papers. He has organized/co-organized 11 conferences and has participated in more than 100 international conferences presenting several invited talks. He has supervised many postgraduate students and has coordinated or participated in a multitude of research projects.