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Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL),Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), Heraklion, Greece
Alexandros Lappas received a B.Sc. in Physics (1988) from the University of Crete and a D.Phil. in Chemical Physics (1993) from the School of Chemistry & Molecular Sciences at the Univ. of Sussex, where he also carried out post-doctoral work (1993-95) in fullerene-based magnets & superconductors. After his compulsory military service (1996-97) in Greece, he moved back to Sussex as a Visiting Lecturer (Inorganic & Physical Chemistry curriculum). He was elected to a tenure-track Researcher (1999) in materials science at the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) in Greece, where he is presently a Director of Research (equivalent to a University Professor position). In parallel, Dr Lappas has taught materials physics courses as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Crete, while he has also worked as a Visiting Researcher at numerous large-scale synchrotron X-ray, neutron and muon science facilities (ESRF, NSLS-BNL, ISIS-RAL, NCNR-NIST, LMU-PSI). He is an elected member of the Scientific Board of IESL. His research addresses cooperative phenomena of interacting charge carriers and magnetic moments in functional quantum materials where exploitable nanoscale structural fluctuations benefit energy efficient technologies, ranging from information storage to image-guided therapeutics.