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Prof. Binas Vassilios
University Faculty Member

Dr. Vassilios Binas is Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and Associated Researcher at the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH). He has served as Visiting Researcher at Imperial College-UK (2015), International Institute of New Energy, Shenzhen, China (2014), International Research Center for Renewable Energy (IRCRE) School of Energy & Power Engineering, Xi’an, China (2014) and at Electronic Ceramics-K5, Institut ‘Josef Stefan’, Slovenia (2013). He is visiting professor at Department of Physics of UoC since 2016, lecturing the course of Electron Microscopy and Materials Science and Engineering.

His work in nanomaterials for energy, and environmental applications, from design, synthesis, characterization of nanomaterials (such as oxides, hybrids etc), fabrication (additive manufacturing) and study of their physicochemical properties for environmental applications with particular emphasis on photocatalytic nanomaterials (for improved air, water and health quality) and materials for gas sensing to detect toxic gases, and for energy applications (energy storage, CO oxidation, CO2 transformation, water splitting, H2 production etc)

He is co-author of more than 80 peer-reviewed papers and inventor on 5 patents. He won important scientific prizes and awards in Competitions of Innovation and Applied Research (>20) and gave more than 40 invited lectures including 1 Key-note in international scientific conferences and workshops. He has been selected as a next generation Young Researcher in Strasbourg on 2013 and 2017 at the 4th and 6th World Summit on Materials organized by the Int. Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS) and he is one of the two European Representatives in the Global Materials Network on Advanced Materials.

A Low-Power CuSCN Hydrogen Sensor Operating Reversibly at Room Temperature
Viktoras Kabitakis,Emmanouil Gagaoudakis,Marilena Moschogiannaki,George Kiriakidis,Akmaral Seitkhan,Yuliar Firdaus,Hendrik Faber,Emre Yengel,Kalaivanan Loganathan,George Deligeorgis,Leonidas Tsetseris,Thomas D. Anthopoulos,Vassilios Binas
Advanced Functional Materials, Page:2102635, Year:2021, DOI:
Nanosized BaSnO3 as Electron Transport Promoter Coupled with g-C3N4 toward Enhanced Photocatalytic H2 Production
Xing Kang, Jinwen Shi, Huaiyu Lu, Guiquan Zhang, Jiantao Yao, Lulu Hou, Feng Chen, Samuel S. Mao, Vassilios D. Binas, Shaohua Shen
Advanced Sustainable Systems , Page:2100138, Year:2021, DOI:
Deciphering the role of Ni particle size and nickel-ceria interfacial perimeter in the low-temperature CO2 methanation reaction over remarkably active Ni/CeO2 nanorods
Georgios Varvoutis, Maria Lykaki, Sofia Stefa, Vassilios Binas, George E. Marnellos, Michalis Konsolakis
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental , Volume:297, Page:120401 , Year:2021, DOI:
Thermochromic VO2 coatings with reduced transition temperature, deposited on glass substrates by rf-sputtering technique at low temperature
E. Gagaoudakis, E. Aperathitis, G. Michail, G. Kiriakidis and V. Binas
Solar Energy Materials and Solar cells , Volume:220, Page:110845 , Year:2021, DOI:
High performance Hydrogen Gas Sensors based on PdO-decorated p-type CoV2O6 Nanoparticles
M. Moschogiannaki, L. Zouridi, J. Sukunta, S. Phanichphant, E. Gagaoudakis, C. Liewhiran, G. Kiriakidis V. Binas
Sensor and Actuator B: Chemical, Volume:324, Page:128744, Year:2020, DOI:
Highly sensitive and room temperature detection of ultra-low concentrations of O3 using self-powered sensing elements of Cu2O nanocubes Ozone sensing by p-type Cu2O nanocubes at Room Temperature
E. Petromichelaki, E. Gagaoudakis, K. Moschovis, T. Anthopoulos, G. Kiriakidis, V. Binas
Nanoscale Advances, Volume:1, Page:2009, Year:2019, DOI:DOI: 10.1039/C9NA00043G
Recent advances and strategies to tailor the energy levels, active sites and electron mobility in titania and its doped/composite analogues for hydrogen evolution in sunlight
Shwetharani, M. Sakar, C. A. N. Fernando, Vassilis Binas and R. Geetha Balakrishna
Catalysis Science & Technology , Volume:9, Page:12, Year:2019, DOI:DOI: 10.1039/c8cy01395k
Low-Temperature rf sputtered VO2 thin films as thermochromic coatings for smart glazing systems
E. Aperathitis; G. Michail; M. Panagopoulou; D. Katerinopoulou; V. Binas; Y. S Raptis; G. Kiriakidis
Solar Energy, Volume:165, Page:115, Year:2018,
Fabrication of Visible Light-induced Antibacterial and Self-Cleaning Cotton Fabrics Using Manganese Doped TiO2 Nanoparticles
Muhammad Zahid, Evie L. Papadapoulou, Vassilios D. Binas, George Kiriakidis, Iosifina Gounaki, Ourania Moira, Danae Venieri, Ilker S. Bayer and Athanassia Athanassiou
ACS Applied Bio Materials , Volume:1, Page:1154, Year:2018, DOI:DOI:10.1021/acsabm.8b00357
Insights into the Performance of (CoxNi1-x) Titanates as Photo- and Electro-Catalysts for Sun-Driven Water Oxidation
S. Murcia-López, M. Moschogiannaki, V. Binas, T. Andreu, P-Y. Tang, J. Arbiol, J. Jacas, G. Kiriakidis, J.R. Morante
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Volume:9, Page:40290, Year:2017, DOI:DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b12994
Modified TiO2 based photocatalysts for improved air and health quality
V. Binas, D. Venieri, D. Kotzias, G. Kiriakidis
Journal of Materiomics, Volume:3, Page:3, Year:2017, DOI:
Synthesis and photocatalytic activity of Mn-doped TiO2 nanostructured powders under UV and visible light
V.D. Binas, K. Sambani, T. Maggos, A. Katsanaki, G. Kiriakidis
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Volume:113, Page:79, Year:2012, DOI: