Ph.D in Physics, Victoria University of Manchester, UK (1983).
M.Sc in Physics, Victoria University of Manchester, UK (1980).
Diploma in Physics, National and Capodistrian University of Athens (1978).
RESEARCH AND TEACHING APPOINTMENTS
2004 - :
Director of Research, TPCI, NHRF, Athens, Greece.
Senior Researcher, TPCI, NHRF, Athens, Greece.
Associate Researcher, TPCI, NHRF, Athens, Greece.
Assistant Researcher, TPCI, NHRF, Athens, Greece.
MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS Quantum effects at the nanoscale, molecular engines, interaction of radiation with atomic and molecular systems (organic/inorganic) at the nanoscale, tailoring the functionalities of nanoparticles, e.g. control over the size and the symmetry of nanocrystals during growth or phase transitions, energy flow at the nanoscale and at interfaces, EMF coherent interactions,.
Scientific coordinator of 13 European and 6 National research projects.
CONFERENCES AND INVITED TALKS
Participating at 129 international conferences, 21 invited talks at international conferences.
Teaching assistant at the Victorian University of Manchester, UK (1980-1983). Teaching Professor at the Postgraduate School of Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia (2006-). Supervision of 5 post-graduate students (4 Ph.D. and 1 Master Thesis), 6 honor students.
HONORS & AWARDS
Greek Scholarship Foundation (1973); Greek Scholarship Foundation (1980-1983); NATO scholarship (1978-1979); NATO Summer Schools (1982, 1984, 1987); Royal Society (1986 University of Edinburgh and 1997 University of Liverpool); EU scholarship for access at large scale installations (1996).
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & ACTIVITIES
Greek National Expert at the Program Committee for Nanotechnology in European Union (2004-2007).
National Representative of Greece at the NMP-FP7, Nanotechnology, Materials, Processing (2007- ).
Reviewer for several international scientific journals.
Evaluator of Research Projects in various European Commission panels (FP4, FP5, FP6).
88 publications in refereed journals, 32 publications in refereed conference proceedings, 4 chapters in books. More than 704 citations.
SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS
"Magnetic Field Trapping in Coherent Antisymmetric States of Liquid Water Molecular Rotors", A. C. Cefalas, E. Sarantopoulou, Z. Kollia, C. Riziotis, G. Drazic, S. Kobe, J. Strazisar, and A. Meden, J. Comput. Theor. Nanosci. 7, 1800 (2010).
"Dual purpose laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry for pulsed laser deposition and diagnostics of thin film fabrication:Preliminary study", M. Janeva Azdejkovic, J. T van Elterena, K. Zuzek Rozman, R. Jacimovic, E. Sarantopoulou, S. Kobe and A. C. Cefalas, Talanta 79, 583 (2009).
"Nanocrystallization of CaCO3 at solid/liquid interfaces in magnetic field: A quantum approach", A. C. Cefalas, S. Kobe, G. Drazic, E. Sarantopoulou, Z. Kollia, J. Strazisar, A. Meden, Appl. Surf. Sci. 254, 6715 (2008)
"Growth, clustering and morphology of intermetallic alloy core-shell nanodroplets",A.C. Cefalas, S. Kobe, E. Sarantopoulou, Z. Samardzija, M. Janeva, G. Drazic, and Z. Kollia, Phys. Status Solidi (A) 205, 1465 (2008)
"Observation of nanostructured cluster formation of Tm ions in CaF2 crystals", G. Drazic, S. Kobe, A.C. Cefalas, E. Sarantopoulou, Z. Kollia,Mater Sci. and Eng. B 152, 119 (2008)