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Dr. Pavlopoulou Eleni
Assistant Researcher

Dr. Eleni Pavlopoulou studied Physics in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and received a M.Sc. in Materials Physics from the same University in 2004. In 2009, she obtained a Ph.D. in Polymer Physics from the University of Crete, Greece, and then 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 to join 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 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. Since September 2020 she is a Researcher in IESL-FORTH. 

Eleni's research focuses on the development of functional electroactive polymers and their integration in energy harvesting devices. She has a long-standing experience in conducting, semi-conducting, as well as ferroelectric/piezoelectric polymers, implemented, among others, in photovoltaic, thermoelectric, and sensing applications. Her expertise integrates materials design, processing, physical characterizations, device fabrication and performance characterizations. Performance optimization through the establishment of processing-structure-function relationships is a key point in her research. The associated R&D outcomes mainly target harvesting energy from clean and renewable sources, such as the sun, the wind or the waves, as well as from wasted heat.


  • 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
  • Polymer Electronics
  • Polymer Photovoltaics
  • Polymer Thermoelectrics
  • Bioelectronics
  • Structure-Function Relationships
  • X-ray Scattering


  • 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
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,
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,