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Dr. Klini Argyro
Principal application Scientist

Argyro Klini is a Principal Application Scientist at IESL-FORTH. Her research activity focuses on the fabrication of nanostructures for optical sensing applications. She holds a BSc in Physics, a MSc in Applied Molecular Spectroscopy and a PhD in Physical Chemistry from University of Crete, Greece.

Her research expertize and interests concentrate on the synthesis of novel materials - thin films, nanostructures, micropatterned structures- for optical, optoelectronic, microelectronics applications, by employing laser based deposition techniques, such as Pulsed laser Deposition (PLD) and Laser Induced Forward Transfer (LIFT). Particular emphasis is given on the spectroscopic study of the optical properties (Photoluminescence) of nanostructured semiconducting materials and their exploitation in opto-sensing applications.

She has coordinated a number of bilateral projects and has participated in several EU funded research projects and IESL-FORTH internal projects, in the field of material processing and thin film growth. Her research has produced more than 50 publications in international peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings and 1 Greek patent.


  • 2013, PhD in Physical Chemistry, Chemistry Dept., University of Crete, Greece
  • 2004, MSc in Applied Molecular Spectroscopy, Chemistry Dept., University of Crete, Greece
  • 1991, BSc in Physics, Physics Dept., University of Crete, Greece


  • 01/04/2017-today, Principal Application Scientist (Grade B’), IESL-FORTH
  • 01/01/2000-31/03/2017, Research Scientist (open-ended contract), IESL-FORTH
  • 01/06/2005-31/08/2005, Visiting Research Scientist, Laurence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
  • 01/01/1994-31/01/1999, Association for Research Technology and Training-FORTH


  • Laser based material fabrication and structuring
  • Laser spectroscopy for opto-sensing applications
Physical insight in the fluence-dependent distributions of Au nanoparticles produced by sub-picosecond UV pulsed laser ablation of a solid target in vacuum environment
A. Taurino, M. Catalano, V. Resta, A. Klini, and F. Gontad
Appl. Surf. Sci, Volume:480, Page:330, Year:2019, DOI:
3D micro-structured arrays of ZnO nanorods
A.N. Giakoumaki, G. Kenanakis, A. Klini, M. Androulidaki, Z. Viskadourakis, M. Farsari, A. Selimis
Sci. Rep. , Volume:7, Page:2100, Year:2017, DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-02231-z.
ZnO-PDMS Nanohybrids: A novel optical sensing platform for ethanol vapor detection at room temperature
A. Klini, S. Pissadakis, R.N. Das, E.P. Giannelis, S.H. Anastasiadis, D. Anglos
J. Phys. Chem. C , Volume:119, Page:623, Year:2015, DOI:10.1021/jp506632d
An ethanol vapor detection probe based on a ZnO nanorod coated optical fiber long period grating
M. Konstantaki, A. Klini, D. Anglos, S. Pissadakis
Opt. Express, Volume: 20, Page:8472 , Year:2012, DOI:10.1364/OE.20.008472
Laser Induced Forward Transfer of metals by temporally shaped femtosecond laser pulses
A. Klini, P.A. Loukakos, D. Gray, A. Manousaki, C. Fotakis
Opt. Express, Volume:16, Page:11300 , Year:2008, DOI:10.1364/OE.16.011300
Low- temperature growth of NiMnSb thin films by pulsed laser deposition
J. Giapintzakis, C. Grigorescu, A. Klini, A. Manousaki, V. Zorba, J. Androulakis, Z. Viskadourakis, and C. Fotakis
Appl. Phys. Lett. , Volume:80, Page:2716 , Year:2002, DOI:10.1063/1.1469211