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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. His post-doctorate research was on fullerene-based magnets & superconductors at the same University, while he served as a Visiting Lecturer of the 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). Moreover, Dr Lappas has taught materials physics courses as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Crete. He is an elected member of the Scientific Board of IESL. 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), Dr Lappas has carried out extensive research on the structure and dynamics of strongly interacting systems. His research addresses cooperative phenomena of charge carriers and magnetic/ electric dipole moments in functional quantum materials for energy efficient technologies.