Funktion und Aufgaben:
Research associate in Geochemistry/Geophysics.
FTIR Lab manager (Vertex 80v coupled with Hyperion 2000 microscope).
My research interests involve the application of experimental techniques and methods for probing the structural and electronic properties of geomaterials under varying pressure and temperature conditions. These include:
- Heated diamond anvil cell for generating extremely high pressure and temperature environments
- Infrared (in-house and synchrotron-based) and Raman spectroscopy for monitoring vibrational properties at extreme conditions
- X-ray diffraction for full structural information (Rietveld refinements)
- Near-infrared and UV-VIS spectroscopy for electronic properties
- since 12/2015: Postdoctoral research associate at GFZ Potsdam, Section 4.3 "Chemistry and Physics of Earth Materials"
- 03/2015 - 11/2015: Postdoctoral research associate at the Institute of Theoretical and Physical Chemtstry, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece
- 10/2012 - 01/2014: Postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Physics, Oakland University, Michigan U.S.A.
- 12/2011 - 09/2012: Postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany
Werdegang / Ausbildung:
- 2011: PhD in Solid State Physics. Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany and Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (joint)
- 2007: Master of Science in Material Physics. Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
- 2005: Bachelor of Sciences in Physics. Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
phase diagrams from vibrational spectroscopy (CarboPaT, Research unit FOR 2125)
- Synthesis of new functional materials as substitutes for natural resources (with Dr. Maribel Núñez-Valdez)
- High-pressure behavior of kesterite-based photovoltaics (with Prof. Martin Lerch, TU Berlin, and Prof. Beate Paulus, FU Berlin)
- Pressure-induced evolution of selected spinels and energy-related materials (with Dr. Ulrich Schade, BESSY II, Prof. Yuejian Wang, Oakland University U.S.A., Prof. Vladimir Tsurkan & Prof. Alois Loidl, University of Augsburg, Prof. Sanjay Khare, University of Toledo U.S.A.)