Dr. Dimitris Tsalikis

Research summary

Dimitris’ scientific interests lie in the multiscale modeling of complex materials. More specifically in the LSTM group his work focuses on the investigation of the particular dynamical and rheological behavior of ring polymers. To this he conducts massively parallel atomistic simulations and develops novel geometrical methodologies to unveil the molecular mechanisms associated with their unique behavior. He also works on polymer nanocomposites of industrial interest to bridge the huge gap in time and length scales between motion of polymer segments and flow in processing equipment. Dimitris is involved in the simulation of microcrystalline silicon thin film growth using plasma-enhanced CVD.

Education

  • 2009:   Ph.D., School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens
  • 2004:    Diploma in Chemical Engineering, University of Patras

Research experience

  • 2011 – present:   Post-doctoral research fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras
  • 2005-2009:          PhD studies, thesis “Computational study of structural relaxation and plastic deformation in glassy polymers”, supervided by Prof. Doros N. Theodorou 

Awards-honors-fellowships

  • Best Poster Award, 11th Hellenic Polymer Society International Conference POLYCONF11, Heraklion, Greece (2016)
  • Best Poster Award, 2nd Workshop of Graduates and Post-Docs in Chemical Engineering Sciences (CES-WGP2), FORTH-ICE/HT, Patras, Greece (2016)
  • PRACE DECI-12 Award: Allocation of 1.500.000 CPU hours by PRACE (2014)
  • LinkSCEEM fellowship: Fellowship to attend Second LinkSCEEM General User Meeting organized by The Cyprus Institute in Nicosia, Cyprus (2012)
  • PRACE DECI-9 Award: Allocation of 7.200.000 CPU hours by PRACE (2012)
  • HPC Europa 2: Financial support for research visit in Barcelona Supercomputing Centre Barcelona, Spain (2009)
  • HPC Europa++: Financial support for research visit in CINECA Supercomputing Centre Bologna, Italy (2008)
  • Marie Curie Action to attend “School on Understanding Molecular Simulations”, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2008)
  • HPC Europa: Financial support for research visit in CINECA Supercomputing Center Bologna, Italy (2007). 

Professional activities

  • Reviewer for Soft Matter  and Plasma Process and Polymers
  • American Chemical Society, regular fellow
  • PRACE Expert

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Dr. Stavros Peroukidis

 

Research summary

My research interests include the computational and theoretical study of Soft Matter at the nanoscale with an emphasis in liquids and liquid crystals (LC). The theoretical background and the methodologies I have used are: Molecular Theories that are based on statistical mechanics and the performance of ‘computational experiments’ implementing Monte Carlo and Molecular dynamics simulations. My research activities include: (i) the Statistical mechanics and thermodynamics of liquids and liquid crystals, (ii) Soft Magnetic Hybrids consisting of magnetic particles in liquid crystalline matrices, (iii) the self-assembly and self-organization of binary mixtures of molecular and/or Colloidal suspensions (iv) the self-organization of supermolecular systems (e.g. LC Dendrimers) (v) self-organization of liquid crystalline Oligomers, (vi) mesoscale modeling of Nanoparticles in anisotropic matrices, (vii) the understanding of the role of the molecular architecture, the molecular flexibility and intra/inter molecular interactions on the molecular organization and the macroscopic behavior of molecular systems, (viii) the prediction of the macroscopic properties of complex molecular systems via computer simulations of molecular models and as a result the design of materials with specific properties, and (ix) the performance of large scale numerical calculations and the development of algorithms for parallel calculations in multi-processor machines.

Education

  • 2000: Diploma in Physics, Department of Physics, University of Patras
  • 2002: M.Sc. in Science and Technology of Polymers, Interdepartmental Programme of Postgraduate studies: Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, Greece.
  • 2006:Ph.D. in Science and Technology of Polymers, Department of Physics, University of Patras, Greece.

Research experience

  • 03/2016 – 07/2016: Fixed Term Lecturer, Materials Science Department, University of Patras, Greece
  • 01/2014 – 12/2015: Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of theoretical physics, Technische Universität Berlin (TUB), Germany.
  • 08/2012 – 12/2013: Postdoctoral Researcher at the Materials Science Department, University of Patras, Greece and National Center for Scientific Research ‘DEMOKRITOS’.
  • 03/2012 – 07/2012: Fixed Term Lecturer, Materials Science Department, University of Patras, Greece.
  • 05/2008 – 07/2012: Postdoctoral Researcher at the Materials Science Department, University of Patras, Greece
  • 11/2002 – 10/2005: Ph.D. fellowship, University of Patras, Greece 
  • 09/2002 – 10/2002: Postgraduate researcher in the group of Prof. George Jackson, Dept. of Chem. Eng., Imperial College London.