Employment

Since Jun ’15

Associate Professor, National Technical University of Athens, Greece; School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering; Department of Geological Sciences.

Director of the Laboratory of Mineralogy, Petrology and Economic Geology (since 10/2012).

Director of the Department of Earth Sciences (since 1st November 2015).

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Dec ’09 – Jun ‘15

Assistant Professor, National Technical University of Athens, Greece; School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering; Department of Geological Sciences.

Director of the Laboratory of Mineralogy, Petrology and Economic Geology (since 10/2012).

  • Teaching: Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology, Applications of Informatics and Programming Languages, Environmental Geochemistry, Applied Mineralogy
  • Original research on Martian meteorites
  • Materials and technologies oriented research interests
  • Research on micro- and mega-gravity effects in micro-organisms
  • Preservation and Restoration. Building materials.

Feb ’03 – Nov ‘09

Lecturer, National Technical University of Athens, Greece; School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering; Department of Geological Sciences.

  • Teaching Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology, Applications of Informatics and Programming Languages
  • Original research on Martian meteorites
  • Materials and technologies oriented research interests

Apr ’01 – Jan ’03

Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik Aktiengesellschaft (AT&S AG), Leoben-Hinterberg, Austria. Responsibilities include:

  • Research and innovation in Printed Circuit Boards (PCB).
  • Nanostructuring in materials using Two-photon absorption
  • Optics and photonics integration for telecommunication applications
  • Scientific/technical project management.

Mar ’98 – Mar ’01

Technical University of Vienna, Institute of Micro-engineering and Precision Mechanics (Institut für Feinwerktechnik, Technische Universität Wien). Employed as a post-doctorate researcher for the TMR HAFAM project (see Further Training).

  • Developed a system for computerised, semi-autonomous micro-handling and micro-assembly of MEMS, operating in the micron and submicron scales.
  • Scientific and management reporting for the EU project HAFAM (see Training).
  • Supporting the development of an Internet course on microtechnologies, managing my group and reporting to the coordinator (EU-IST project TRANSTEC).
  • Frequent travelling and laboratory visits to project partners.
  • Was teaching an introduction course on microtechnologies to university students (TUWIEN).

Apr ’96 – Feb ’98

Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL), Materials Group. Employed as a post-doctorate researcher.

  • Photonic band-gap Crystals (PCs or PBGs) for microwave and optical applications: Their fabrication and characterisation to operate as filters in the mm and µm wavelengths.
  • Growth and characterisation of Indium oxide thin films. Study of thin films produced by sputtering deposition such as InOx, ceramic materials.
  • Extensive use of microtechnologies (mainly the LiGA technique –Deep x-ray lithography) to fabricate 3D photonic band gap artificial crystals. Included working visits to main synchrotron laboratories in Europe.
  • Proposal, report writing and computer/technical support for my group.
  • Frequent travelling and laboratory visits and work to project partners.

Jan ‘96 – Mar ‘96

National Technical University of Athens, Department of General Sciences (now School of Applied Mathematics & Natural Sciences), Section of Physics, Greece (NTUA). External collaborating researcher.

  • Setting-up a system for the characterisation and calibration of a high-resolution x-ray position sensitive detector which would be installed on a rapid acquisition x-ray diffraction system.

Short-term employment / Summer training

  • LARCO, Neo Kokkino, Greece: A private company for mining Latterites. Summer training in Field geology, cartography and geophysical measurements with magnetic methods.
  • IGME, Institute for Geology and Mineral Exploration, Athens, Greece: Summer training in computational methods and applications in Earth Sciences.
  • Software development, part time at a topographer’s office (Androulakakis, Athens, Greece), developing data input software tools and tools for the graphical display and manipulation of topographical data.