The Nano@HMU Group, headed by Prof. Emmanuel Kymakis, is a research unit within the Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering of the Hellenic Mediterranean University, working on the realization of solution processable electronic and energy devices. NANO@HMU is renowned for its achievements on interfacial engineering of perovskite and organic solar cells for improved performance and stability, and on performance evaluation of PV systems in outdoor conditions.
The group coordinates the postgraduate programme "MSc in Nanotechnology for Energy Applications" developed in the framework of an Erasmus LLP project, co-organizes the internationally conference "Nanotechnologies & Bionanoscience" and leads the WP11 Energy Generation of the FET-Flagship initiative Graphene .
Inter-institutional M.Sc in Nanotechnology for Energy Applications [HMU, UoC and IESL/FORTH]: February 2020
Organic & perovskite solar cellsInterfacial engineering of solution processable organic and hybrid solar cells for improved performance and stability. Development of organic non-fullerene acceptors based organic solar cells, plasmonic organic and perovskite solar cells and carbon-based perovskite solar cells. Study of charge transfer dynamics and fundamental understanding of mechanisms of degradation. Adaption of low temperature and cost processes, targeting to short energy and CO2 payback times.
Industrialization of emerging PVsDevelopment and engineering of transferable to industry roll-to-roll (R2R) and sheet-to-sheet (S2S) printing processes. Indoor and outdoor characterization and monitoring of PV modules and panels with IEC and ISOS protocols. Correlation of environmental data with PV performance under real and standardized conditions and side-by-side benchmark with other PV technologies. Life-cycle analysis and life cycle cost analysis based on real outdoor data.
Graphene and related 2D layered materials
Solution-phase processing of graphene and dichalcogenides for additive manufacturing platforms. Formulation of printable/sprayable 2D layered inks with tailored properties through chemical functionalization and doping processes. Understanding functionalization/doping mechanisms and optimizing interfaces for respective devices.
Printed electronicsDevelopment of printed electronics (TFTs, foldable OLEDs, sensors), supported miniaturized circuits, flexible energy devices and assembly of self-powered platforms for agriculture, smart wearables, IoT and industry 4.0 applications. Development of in-situ characterization techniques to measure material properties.
Healthcare devicesDevelopment of eye diseases preventative treatments by utilizing graphene-based micromesh and thin films deposited onto flexible substrates to construct contact lenses, photodynamic therapy drug delivery platforms and soft, skin-like epidermal health monitoring devices.
Publications Covers 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 Graphene Flagship Before 2013
Improved Charge Carrier Dynamics of CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite Films Synthesized by Means of Laser-Assisted CrystallizationACS Appl. Energy Mater. (2018) 1 (9), 5101–5111
Extending the continuous operating lifetime of perovskite solar cells with a molybdenum disulfide hole extraction interlayerAdvanced Energy Materials (2018) 8, 1702287
Effects of alkyl side chains positioning and presence of fused aromatic units in the backbone of low-bandgap diketopyrrolopyrrole copolymers on the optoelectronic properties of organic solar cellsPolym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. (2018) 56, 138–146
Recent advances in plasmonic metal and rare-earth-element upconversion nanoparticles doped perovskite solar cellsJournal of Materials Chemistry A (2017) 5, 21604-21624
Improved Carrier Transport in Perovskite Solar Cells Probed by Femtosecond Transient Absorption SpectroscopyACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2017) 9, 50, 43910–43919
Ternary solution-processed organic solar cells incorporating 2D materials2D Materials (2017) 4, 042005
Ternary organic solar cells incorporating zinc phthalocyanine with improved performance exceeding 8.5%Dyes and Pigments (2017) 146, 408–413
Mediaand press presence
- Prof. Emmanuel Kymakis, Primary Researcher
- Prof. Kostantinos Petridis, Associate Professor
- Dr. Kostantinos Rogdakis, Postdoctoral Researcher
- Dr. Dimitris Tsikritzis, Postdoctoral Researcher
- Dr. Marinos Tountas, Postdoctoral Researcher
- Dr. Christos Zervos, Postdoctoral Researcher
- Dr. Miron Krassas, Postdoctoral Researcher
- George Viskadouros, PhD Candidate
- Christos Polyzoidis, PhD Candidate
- Nikos Tzoganakis, PhD Candidate
- Katerina Anagnostou, PhD Candidate
- Kostas Chatzimanolis, Research assistant
- George Veisakis, Laboratory Engineer
- Michalis Loizos, MSc student
- Michalis Kalogerakis, MSc student
- Emmanuel Spilariotis, MSc student
- Anna Orfanoudaki, PA to Prof. Kymakis
- Dr. George Kakavelakis, PhD student.
- Dr. George Spyropoulos, MSc student
- Dr. Dimitrios Konios, PhD student
- Dr. Naoum Vaenas, PDRA
- Dr. Nikos Balis, PDRA
- Dr. Fotis Kalaitzakis, PDRA
- Dr. Minas Stylianakis, PDRA
- Dr. Maria Bidikoudi, PDRA
- Dr. Milos Petrovic, PDRA
- Pavlos Tzourmpakis, MSc student
- Dimitris Kosmidis, MSc student
- Temur Maksudov, MSc student
Project ID: 696656
Funded under: H2020-EU.1.2. - EXCELLENT SCIENCE - Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)
1) Low cost inkjet printable perovskite solar glass panels (PrintWin)
RTDI State Aid Action: RESEARCH - CREATE - INNOVATE
2) Alternative smart ocular implants with controlled ophthalmic pharmacokinetics (EOF)
Project No: Τ1ΕΔΚ-02024
RTDI State Aid Action: RESEARCH - CREATE - INNOVATE
3) Novel NanoCarbon 2D Materials for Efficient and Stable High Temperature Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (CARBENIUS)
Project No: Τ2ΔΓΕ-0488
RTDI State Aid Action: Bilateral RTD cooperation between Greece and Germany
Plasmonic nanoparticles for efficient, stable and cheap organic photovoltaic devices
ARISTEIA (EXCELENCE AWARD) II project No 3116Visit
Graphene-Based Revolutions in ICT And Beyond
Project ID: 604391
Funded under: FP7-ICT