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Dr. Pavlopoulou Eleni
Assistant Researcher

Dr. Eleni Pavlopoulou is Assistant Researcher (Researcher, grade C) at the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas. She studied Physics in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and received a M.Sc. in Materials Physics from the same University. She holds a Ph.D. in Polymer Physics from the University of Crete, Greece. After completing her doctoral studies, she moved to Princeton University, USA, and the group of Prof. Y.-L. (Lynn) Loo where she was introduced in Organic Electronics. In 2011, she returned to Europe and joined the Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques (LCPO) and the group of Prof. Hadziioannou in Bordeaux, France, holding a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship. Between September 2013 and August 2020 she was an Assistant Professor (Maître de Conférences) at the École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie, de Biologie et de Physique (ENSCBP) of the Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux INP), carrying out her research in LCPO. She joined IESL-FORTH on September 2020, where she is leading the Polymer Electronics Laboratory. 

Eleni's research focuses on the study of electrically active polymers for energy harvesting and bioelectronic applications. She has a long-standing experience in conducting, semi-conducting and ferroelectric/piezoelectric polymers, with an emphasis on the study of their processing-structure-function relationships. She is particularly recognized for her expertise on the structural characterizations of polymeric thin films and nanostructures by means of x-ray scattering (SAXS, WAXS, GIWAXS, GISAXS), and she is a regular visiting scientist at the ESRF and ALBA synchrotrons. She has hands-on experience in organic electronics device fabrication and performance characterizations.


  • 2021 - Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, Université de Bordeaux, France
  • 2009 - PhD in Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete, Greece
  • 2004 - MSc in Materials Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2002 - Bachelor in Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


  • 09/2020 - to date: Researcher at IESL-FORTH, Heraklion, Greece
  • 09/2013 - 08/2020: Assistant Professor at ENSCBP - Bordeaux INP, Bordeaux, France
  • 09/2011 - 08/2013: Marie Curie Post-doctoral Fellow at LCPO, Bordeaux, France
  • 03/2010 - 07/2011: Post-doctoral Fellow at Princeton University, USA


  • Conducting and Semiconducting Polymers
  • Ferroelectric and Piezoelectric Polymers
  • Organic Mixed Ionic-Electronic Conductors
  • Polymer Electronics (photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, sensors)
  • Bioelectronics
  • Structure-Function Relationships
  • X-ray Scattering (WAXS, SAXS, GIS)


  • 2021 - "Materials Horizons 2021 Outstanding Paper" Award. For the work on biohybrid plants with electronic routes, reported in Materials Horizons, 8, pp. 3295-3305 (2021)
  • 2021 - Invited to the 2nd round of the ERC Consolidator Grants call
  • 2013 - “La Recherche” Award, 10th edition, category Chemistry. For the work on the copolymer-based solar cells that is reported in Adv. Mater., 24(16), pp. 2196 - 2201 (2012)
  • 2011 - Marie Curie Actions, Intra-European Fellowship – FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IEF
  • 2007 - Best oral presentation award in the XXIII Panhellenic Conference on Solid State Physics & Materials Science
Biohybrid plants with electronic roots via in-vivo polymerization of conjugated oligomers
D. Parker, Y. Daguerre, G. Dufil, D. Mantione, E. Solano, E. Cloutet, G. Hadziioannou, M. Berggren, E. Pavlopoulou, E. Stavrinidou
Materials Horizons, Volume:8, Page:3295, Year:2021,
Non-destructive depth-dependent morphological characterization of ferroelectric:semiconducting polymer blend films
N. Spampinato, G. Pecastaings, M. Maglione, G. Hadziioannou, E. Pavlopoulou*
Colloid and Polymer Science, Volume:299, Page:551, Year:2021,
Thiophene-Based Trimers for In Vivo Electronic Functionalization of Tissues
D. Mantione,* E. Istif, G. Dufil, L. Vallan, D. Parker, C. Brochon, E. Cloutet, G. Hadziioannou, M. Berggren, E. Stavrinidou,* and E. Pavlopoulou*
ACS Applied Electronic Materials, Volume:2, Page:4065, Year:2020,
Thiophene-Based Aldehyde Derivatives for Functionalizable and Adhesive Semiconducting Polymers
Emin Istif, Daniele Mantione*, Lorenzo Vallan, Georges Hadziioannou, Cyril Brochon, Eric Cloutet*, Eleni Pavlopoulou*
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, Volume:12, Issue:7, Page:8695–8703, Year:2020,
Unraveling vertical inhomogeneity in vapour phase polymerized PEDOT:Tos films
S. Chen, I. Petsagkourakis, N. Spampinato, C. Kuang, X. Liu, R. Brooke, E. S. H. Kang, M. Fahlman, X. Crispin, E. Pavlopoulou*, M. P. Jonsson*
Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Volume:8, Page:18726, Year:2020,
Ferroelectricity in Undoped ZnO Nanorods
Jon Maiz, Pauline Loxq, Pierre Fau, Katia Fajerwerg, Myrtil L. Kahn, Guillaume Fleury, Georges Hadziioannou, Guillaume Guegan, Jérôme Majimel, Mario Maglione, Vincent Rodriguez*, Eleni Pavlopoulou*
J. Phys. Chem. C, Volume:123, Issue:48, Page:29436–29444, Year:2019,
Enhancing the ferroelectric performance of P(VDF-co-TrFE) through modulation of crystallinity and polymorphism
Nicoletta Spampinato, Jon Maiz, Giuseppe Portale, Mario Maglione, Georges Hadziioannou, Eleni Pavlopoulou*
Polymer, Volume:149, Page:66-72, Year:2018,
Correlating the Seebeck coefficient of thermoelectric polymer thin films to their charge transport mechanism
I. Petsagkourakis, E. Pavlopoulou,* Y.-F. Chen, X. Liu, M. Fahlman, M. Berggren, X. Crispin, S. Dilhaire, G. Fleury,* G. Hadziioannou*
Organic Electronics, Volume:52, Page:335 - 341, Year:2018,
Structurally-Driven Enhancement of Thermoelectric Properties within Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) Thin Films
I. Petsagkourakis, E. Pavlopoulou, G. Portale, B. A. Kuropatwa, S. Dilhaire, G. Fleury*, G. Hadziioannou*
Scientific Reports, Volume: 6, Page:30501 , Year:2016,
Tuning the Morphology of All-Polymer OPVs Through Altering Polymer-Solvent Interactions
E. Pavlopoulou, C. S. Kim, S. S. Lee, Z. Chen, A. Facchetti, M. F. Toney, Y.-L. Loo*
Chemistry of Materials , Volume:26, Issue:17, Page:5020 - 5027, Year:2014,
Phase Separation-Driven Stratification in Conventional and Inverted P3HT:PCBM Organic Solar Cells
E. Pavlopoulou, G. Fleury*, D. Deribew, F. Cousin, M. Geoghegan, G. Hadziioannou*
Organic Electronics , Volume:14, Issue:5, Page:1249 - 1254, Year:2013,
Block Copolymer as Nano-Structuring Agent for High-Efficiency and Annealing-Free Bulk Hetero-Junction Organic Solar Cells
C. Renaud, S.-J. Mougnier, E. Pavlopoulou, C. Brochon*, G. Fleury, D. Deribew, G. Portale, E. Cloutet, S. Chambon, L. Vignau, G. Hadziioannou*
Advanced Materials , Volume:24, Issue:16, Page:2196 - 2201, Year:2012,