FORTH, University of Crete
DiStruc project title: Anisotropic particles: Synthesis, structure, directed dynamics, ageing phenomena, and applications in consumer goods
Supervisors: Maria Vamvakaki, Roel Dullens, Krassimir Velikov
My research is focused on the experimental study of elongated particles (silica rods or viruses) coated with stimuli-responsive polymers. That way, interactions between rods can be tuned by the environmental conditions. I will first graft polymers on the particles and characterize their structure, then study the resulting suspensions. I am based in the Materials Science and Technology department of the University of Crete and in FORTH (Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas), under the supervision of Prof. Maria Vamvakaki.
In the past I studied Chemistry and Physics at the French Engineering school ESPCI (Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris). I also hold a MSc in Materials from Imperial College London.