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My name is Dr. Argiris Laskarakis and I am a Physicist, with a MSc in Material Science and a PhD received from the Physics Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece.

Since 2011 I am the Head of the Organic Electronics Group at the Lab for Thin Films, Nanosystems & Nanometrology (LTFN) and the Center for Organic and Printed Electronics of AUTh.

Currently, I am Senior Researcher and Teaching Personnel at the Physics Department at AUTh.

My Research Interests & Expertise

  • Flexible Organic Electronics & Photonics
    • Fabrication of novel nanomaterials: organic semiconductors (polymer, small molecule) and polymer transparent electrodes
    • Fabrication of Organic Electronic & Photonic devices on rigid and polymer substrates (Organic Photovoltaics, Organic Light Emitting Diodes, Organic Thin Film Transistors, etc.) by lab (spin coating) and large scale methods (e.g. printing, roll-to-roll, sheet-to-sheet, organic vapour phase deposition)
  • Optical Spectroscopy Methods & Characterization for novel nanomaterials
    • Spectroscopic Ellipsometry (in-situ, in-line, real-time, ex-situ) from the Infrared to Visible and far UltraViolet region
    • Mueller Matrix Spectroscopic Ellipsometry for optically anisotropic nanomaterials
    • Modelling methods of the optical properties of nanomaterials and thin films
    • Raman Spectroscopy for investigation of bonding structure of novel nanomaterials and thin films
  • Nanotechnology Methods & Thin Film Science & Technology
    • Fabrication of novel nanomaterials, such as polymer and small molecule organic semiconductors, transparent electrodes, inorganic, hybrid polymers, polymer nanomaterials and blends, plasmonic nanoparticles, graphene and other 2D nanomaterials, carbon-based materials, barrier nanomaterials, oxides, nitrides, and nanomaterials for biomedical applications
    • Characterization of optical, vibrational and nanomechanical properties and bonding structure of advanced thin films and nanomaterials
    • Vacuum deposition of inorganic and organic thin films by magnetron sputtering, electron beam evaporation, thermal evaporation, organic vapour phase deposition
    • Laser processing (patterning, scribing, etc.) of nanomaterials
    • Surface functionalization of thin films by ion beams and plasma methods
  • Project Management and Administration, Dissemination of project results
  • Ethics Assessment for Research & Innovation
  • Organization of International events

Overview of R&D activity:

– Publications in International Scientific Journals: 72
– Chapters in Books: 4
– Presentations in International Scientific Conferences: 90
– Participations in European Commission R&D Projects: 14
– Participation in National Funded R&D Projects: 4
– Organization of International Conferences: 22
– Responsible for the Organizing of the International Symposium on Flexible Organic Electronics (ISFOE), since 2008.
– Teaching Classes in Science of Thin Films and Surfaces,Optical Techniques and Crystallography, Micro- and Nano-process technologies, Thin Film and Surface Treatment Technology, Electrical Circuits Laboratory

Contact Information:
Argiris Laskarakis

tel: +30 2310 998266, email: alask (at) auth.gr
Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece