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Ioannis Giapintzakis

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Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Cyprus University of Technology
Cyprus

Ioannis Giapintzakis

Biography

EDUCATION Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA; Dissertation Title: Magnetic properties and microstructure of electron-irradiated YBa2Cu3O7-x single crystals; Advisors: Prof. Ian Robertson (MS&E) and Prof. Donald Ginsberg (Physics), 08/1987-07/1992 M.Sc. in Applied Physics, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, USA; Thesis Title: A Mössbauer study of phonon and electron anomalies in the perovskite superconductor (La1.85Sr0.15)(Cu0.95Sn0.05)O4; Thesis Advisor: Prof. Clyde Kimball; 08/1985-05/1987 B.Sc. in Physics and Minor in Mathematics (Magna Cum Laude), Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, USA; Diploma Thesis Title: X-ray diffraction studies of KxWO3 single crystals; Thesis Advisor: Assoc. Prof. H. Brigitte Krause; 08/1981-05/1985 ACADEMIC POSITIONS Professor, MME Department, University of Cyprus, 06/2011–Present Associate Professor, MME Department, University of Cyprus,08/2005–05/2011 Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science & Technology, University of Crete, Greece, 07/2002–07/2005: Affiliated Researcher, Materials Science Division (MSD), Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser (IESL), Foundation for Research & Technology-Hellas (FORTH), Crete, Greece, 07/2002–09/2006 Senior Researcher (Tenured), MSD, IESL, FORTH, Crete, Greece, 08/2000–06/2002 Researcher (Tenure-track), MSD, IESL, FORTH, Crete, Greece, 08/1997–07/2000: Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Crete, 09/1997– 02/2001 Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA, 08/1994–10/1996 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA; 08/1992-07/1994 ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE Chair of MME Department, University of Cyprus, 10/2015 – Present Director of Nanotechnology Research Center, University of Cyprus, 11/2011 – 10/2015 Chair of MME Department, University of Cyprus, 06/2006 – 10/2011 Acting Chair of MME Department, University of Cyprus,12/2005 – 06/2006 Director of Undergraduate Studies, MME Department, University of Cyprus,07/2013 – 10/2015 Director of Postgraduate Studies, MME Department, University of Cyprus,10/2011 – 06/2013 Director of Undergraduate Studies, Materials Science & Technology Department,University of Crete, 09/2002 – 08/2005 TEACHING Introduction to Electromagnetism, freshman year compulsory core course Materials Science & Engineering II, sophomore year compulsory core course Materials for Energy and Environment, senior year elective course Materials Physics, graduate course Materials for Production, Storage and Conversion of Energy, graduate course REVIEWER IN SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS Journal of Materials Chemistry, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review B, Journal of Applied Physics, Applied Physics Letters, Review of Scientific Instruments, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Materials Science & Engineering B, Applied Surface Science, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, Thin Solid Films, etc. SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS Materials Research Society (MRS) American Physical Society (APS) European-Materials Research Society (E-MRS) Hellenic Society of Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science DISTINCTIONS - AWARDS - HIGHLIGHTS Recipient of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas ‘FORTH Basic Research’ Prize in recognition of distinguished international research achievements (June 2005) University Fellow in recognition of distinguished academic performance in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1990-1991) University Fellowin recognition of distinguished academic performance in the Department of Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1988-1989) Member of the academic honor societies Phi Kappa Phi (ΦΚΦ) and Sigma Xi (ΣΞ) Dean’s List (1981-1985), Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, USA The work on “Unconventional Magnetic Properties of Carbon Nanofoam”, was presented at the News Conference of the APS March Meeting 2004 and was the subject of news articles in broad audience scientific magazines and newspapers. The work on “Unconventional Magnetic Properties of Carbon Nanofoam” was listed as a Top Physics Story for 2004 by the American Institute of Physics. Personal interview hosted by New York Times on the “Unconventional Magnetic Properties of Carbon Nanofoam”.

Research Interest

Thin-film solar cells based on chalcopyrites (CIGS) for applications in photovoltaics Resistive switching phenomenain epitaxial thin films of lithiated transition metal oxides for applications in non-volatile memories and neuromorphic systems; Thermoelectricityin complex transition metal oxides, chalcogenides and (nano)composites for applications in solid-state cooling and power generation devices; Thermal transport in epitaxial thin films of quasi-1D quantum magnets for applications in thermal management (heat channeling along spin ladders); Interface effects in metal transition oxide multilayers for fast switching applications; and Growth of epitaxial thin films and nanostructures using ns- and ps-pulsed lasers

Publications

  • “Si nanostructures grown by picosecond high repetition rate pulsed laser deposition”, M. Pervolaraki, Ph. Komninou, J. Kioseoglou, G.I. Athanasopoulos, and J. Giapintzakis, Applied Surface Science 278, 67–70 (2013)

  • “Si nanostructures grown by picosecond high repetition rate pulsed laser deposition”, M. Pervolaraki, Ph. Komninou, J. Kioseoglou, G.I. Athanasopoulos, and J. Giapintzakis, Applied Surface Science 278, 67–70 (2013)

  • “Memristive and neuromorphic behavior in a LixCoO2 nanobattery”, V. H. Mai, A. Moradpour, P. Senzier, C. Auban Pasquier, K. Wang, M. J. Rozenberg, J. Giapintzakis, C. N. Mihailescu, C. M. Orfanidou, E. Svoukis, A. Breza, Ch. B. Lioutas, S. Franger, A. Revcolevschi, T. Maroutian, P. Lecoeur, P. Aubert, G. Agnus, R. Salot, P. A. Albouy, R. Weil, D. Alamarguy, K. March, F. Jomard, P. Chrétien and O. Schneegans, Scientific Reports (Nature) 5, 7761 (6 pages) (2015)

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