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Dr. Loukas Peristeras



Research summary

Dr. Loukas Peristeras is a Researcher in the Molecular Thermodynamics and Modelling of Materials Laboratory (MTMML) at the National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos” in Athens, Greece. He has worked as senior research scientist in a scientific software high-tech company (Sienomics SARL) from 2006 to 2014 where he was in charge of the development of various tools integrated in the main software solution of the company. In parallel, he was responsible for the preparation and submission of research proposals for funding. He is the creator of “Amorphous Builder”, a software for the creation of initial configuration for molecular modeling, integrated in MAPS® commercial software and he has contributed to the development of open source scientific projects (LAMMPS, MCCCS, TOWHEE). His main scientific interest is the application of available schemes, their improvement and the development and new approaches for the calculation of material properties by means of molecular and thermodynamic modeling.


  • 2003: Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • 2000: Master’s Degree in Polymer Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • 1996: Diploma in Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

Research experience

  • 2015 – present: Research Scientist, National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • 2006 – 2014: Senior Research Scientist, Scienomics SARL, France
  • 2003 – 2015: Postdoctoral researcher, Computational Materials Science and Engineering group (COMSE), National Technical University of Athens

Professional activities

  • Reviewer for: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP), European Polymer Journal


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