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Prof. Dr. KIRIAKIDIS GEORGE was born in Thessaloniki, Greece on April 4, 1950.
On Feb.1973 he was awarded the degree of BSc Physics/ Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
From 1973 to 1978 he followed graduate studies in UK and received a MSc in Automatic Control Systems for UMIST in 1975 and a PhD from the Elect. Eng. Dept. Salford University, UK in 1979.
Since 1981, he was with the Physics Dept. of the University of Crete, Greece, currently serving as Full Professor (retired).
He was the founding member and first director of the Science and Technology Park of Crete (1993-97).
In 1996 he was awarded the degree of MBA from the Univ. of Surrey, UK.
In June 2014 he was appointed as Adjunct Professor at the MEA Dpt , CEMR
West Virginia University, USA and in September 2017 as Adjunct Professor at Huddersfield Univ. UK
Currently he serves as elected E-MRS president since Sept, 2017.
From 1985-1991 he was the deputy director of the III-V Microelectronics Group, IESL Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas, (FORTH), Crete, Greece.
On 1992 he established and is still heads the TCM Group at IESL / FORTH. The current research interests of his group focus on the growth and study of the optical, electrical, structural and chemical properties of metal oxide thin films as potential materials for novel opto-electronic applications (gratings, TTFTs, waveguides, etc), solar cells, and chemical sensors as well as photocatalytic materials for clean air applications.
G.Kiriakidis has published more than 125 scientific papers in Refereed Journals and participated in over 90 National and International Conferences (including 50 as invited speaker) He is the founder and organizer of the TCO/TCM conference series held in Crete every two years, and the Editor and co-author in 7 Scientific Reports and three proceedings books.