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Prof. Pelekanos Nikos
University Faculty Member

Education

  • 1991, Ph.D. in Physics, Brown University, Providence (RI), USA
  • 1987, M.Sc. in Physics, Brown University, Providence (RI), USA
  • 1985, B.Sc. in Physics, University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Career

  • 2009 - today, Full Professor, Materials Science & Technology Department, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
  • 2003 - 2009, Associate Professor, Materials Science & Technology Department, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
  • 2001 - 2003, Senior Researcher, Microelectronics Research Group, FORTH - IESL, Heraklion, Greece
  • 1994 - 2001, Research Engineer, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, Laboratory of Semiconductor Physics, Grenoble, France
  • 1993 - 1994, Postdoctoral Researcher, Max-Planck-Institute, Ultrafast Spectroscopy Group, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1992 - 1993, Research Engineer, France-Telecom, Centre National d’Etudes des Télécommunications, Optical Interconnection Group, Lannion, France
  • 1991 - 1992, Postdoctoral Researcher, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, Laboratory of Semiconductor Physics, Grenoble, France

Interests

  • Quantum dot-based high temperature sources of single and entangled photons
  • Polariton lasing and parametric scattering at room temperature
  • Next generation solar cells based on halide perovskites and III-V semiconductor nanostructures
  • 2D materials for optoelectronic applications

Awards/Prizes/Distinctions

  • 2014, Chaire d’Excellence LANEF, funded by the French government, for a project entitled “Nanowire Innovative Solar Cells”
  • 2011, Solar Innovation 2010 Award, by the French Atomic Energy Commission for a proposal on “III-V Nanowires for Next Generation Photovoltaics”
  • 1993, Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung fellowship,
  • 1991, Bourse du Ministère des Affaires Etrangères