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University of Applied Sciences (TEI of Crete), Greece
Emmanuel Kymakis is a full Professor and Head of Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences (TEI of Crete), and also the Director of the interinstitutional M.Sc “Nanotechnology for Energy Applications”. He received the B.Eng. (First Class Honours) degree in Electrical Engineering & Electronics from Liverpool University in 1999 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Cambridge University in 2003. He and Prof. Gehan Amaratunga are the inventors of the polymer-nanotube solar cell. Before joining TEI of Crete, he was a technical consultant offering engineering and consultancy services in the realization of photovoltaic and solar thermal power plants. His research is focused on the synthesis and solution processing of graphene and other two-dimensional materials with tailored properties, for the development of next generation, solution processed electronic and photovoltaics, compatible with roll-to-roll large area manufacturing methods. He has 100 SCI publications and over 6.000 citations with an h-index of 40. He has been an honorary lecturer at UConn and a recipient of an Isaac Newton and an EPSRC studentship. He was named as a 2014 ChemComm Emerging Investigator and has received two National Excellence Awards. He has served as a member of the general assembly of the Greek Foundation of Research & Innovation. He is currently the deputy leader of the Energy Generation WP of the FET-Flagship Initiative Graphene and a member of Engineering sectoral scientific council of the National Council for Research & Innovation of Greece.
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Group website: http://nano.teicrete.gr/
Title of ICPAM talk: Graphene and Related 2D Crystals for Photovoltaic Applications