Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece (2003)
M.Sc. in Physical Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece (1999)
B.Sc. in Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece (1997)
Postdoctoral Researcher, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Postdoctoral Researcher, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS
a) Computational photochemistry and dynamics of molecules in excited states with applications in atmospheric and photovoltaic systems
b) Theoretical study of chemical reaction mechanisms involving environmentally interesting processes
c) Accurate quantum calculations on small molecules. Theoretical study of transition metal compounds with applications in material science
d) Theoretical prediction of hitherto unknown stable chemical compounds with applications in noble-gas, polynitrogen, and nuclear chemistry
CONFERENCES AND SCIENTIFIC VISITS
Over 30 announcements in international scientific conferences including WATOC, ICQC, QSCP, AFOSR, and ACS meetings
11/2004 Scientific visit to Jaroslav Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic (Prof. Petr Carsky)
10/2005 Scientific visit to ISOLDE/CERN, Geneva, Switzerland (Dr. Ulli Koster)
01/2009 Scientific visit to Universitat Karlsruhe, in Karlsruhe, Germany (Prof. Wim Klopper)
Teaching Assistant in the University of Athens (Physical Chemistry III, IV) (09/1998 - 06/2000)
Teaching Assistant in the University of Athens (Introduction to Computers) (09/1998 - 06/2001)
HONORS & AWARDS
1998 Association of Hellenes from Egypt (ΣΑΕ) scholar
09/1998-06/2002 Hellenic State Scholarships Foundation (ΙΚΥ) scholar
09/2000 Scholarship and participation at the European Summerschool in Quantum Chemistry (ESQC 00) organized by Prof. B. O. Roos et al. in Riolo Terme, Italy
04/2001-06/2001, 05/2002-07/2002 Marie Curie fellow at the Jaroslav Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic with Prof. Petr Carsky
03/2008 Atlanta Area Chemical Physics (AACP) Award, Atlanta, USA
09/2010 QSCP Promising Scientist Award of CMOA nominee, Cambridge, UK.
Over 25 original research papers in international peer-reviewed journals.
"Theoretical study of different modes of binding in supramolecular and covalently-bonded complexes of exTTF with C60 and C59N", I. D. Petsalakis, D. Tzeli, I. S. K. Kerkines, and G. Theodorakopoulos, Comput. Theor. Chem. 965, 168-175 (2011).
"Excited state intramolecular proton transfer in hydroxy oxime-based chemical sensors", I. S. K. Kerkines, I. D. Petsalakis, G. Theodorakopoulos, and J. Rebek, Jr., J. Phys. Chem. A 115, 834-840 (2011).
"Low-lying absorption and emission spectra of pyrene, 1,6-dithiapyrene, and tetrathiafulvalene: A comparison between ab initio and time-dependent density functional methods", I. S. K. Kerkines, I. D. Petsalakis, G. Theodorakopoulos, and W. Klopper, J. Chem. Phys. 131, 224315-10 (2009).
''Emitting and charge transfer electronic states of tertiary amine-fluorophore sensor systems'', I. D. Petsalakis, I. S. K. Kerkines, N. N. Lathiotakis, and G. Theodorakopoulos, Chem. Phys. Lett. 474, 278 (2009).