Doctorate in Condensed Matter Physics, National Technical University of Athens, School of Applied Sciences, Department of Physics, Greece (2000).
Master's Degree in Physics, University of Oklahoma, Department of Physics and Astronomy, U.S.A. (1993). Military service 1989-1991.
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece (1988).
Research Associate and Adjunct Lecturer, National Technical University of Athens, School of Applied Sciences, Department of Physics, Greece.
Adjunct Lecturer, University of Patras, Department of Materials Science, Greece.
Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher, National Research Council (CNR), Institute for the Study of Nanostructured Materials (ISMN), Bologna division, Italy.
Teaching and Research Assistant, National Technical University of Athens, School of Applied Sciences, Department of Physics, Greece.
Teaching Assistant, University of Oklahoma, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Norman, Oklahoma, USA.
MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS
- Vibrational Spectroscopy (Raman and Infra-Red) in Materials Physical Chemistry and Condensed Matter Physics: (a) Ionic Glasses, (b) Transition Metal Oxides (High Temperature Cuprate Superconductors, Manganites, Vanadates), (c) Fullerenes and derivative systems, (d) Other materials for applications (e.g. Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Solid State Photovoltaic Cells, semiconductors, etc.)
- Second Harmonic Generation characterization of materials (glasses etc.) with non-linear optical properties.
Coordinator Assistant or participant in eleven national and international research projects in collaboration with academic and industrial organizations (national: PENED, EPET, etc, EU: Marie Curie-TMR, STREP, TOK, ERA.Net).
CONFERENCES AND INVITED TALKS
29 international and 11 national conferences, 14 talks to Universities/Institutes.
HONORS & AWARDS
Fellowship of the Greek State Scholarship Foundation (IKY) for doctorate thesis (Nov. 1994 - Apr. 1998).
Fellowship of the Greek State Scholarship Foundation (IKY) for post-doctoral research (Nov. 2003-Oct. 2004).
42 refereed publications in journals, 40 publications in conference proceedings, around 330 citations.
"Phase separation in fully oxygenated Y1-yCayBa2Cu3Ox compounds", E. Liarokapis, D.Palles, D. Lampakis, G. Bottger, K.Conder, and E. Kaldis, Phys. Rev. B 71, 014303 (2005) - selected in the Feb. 2005 edition of the Virtual Journal of Aplications of Superconductivity (http://www.vjsuper.org, AIP & APS etc. publ.) as representative of frontier research.
"Unusual polymerisation in low-doped lithium fulleride Li4C60", M. Ricco, T. Shiroka, M. Belli, D. Pontiroli, M. Pagliari, G. Ruani, D. Palles, S. Margadonna, M. Tomaselli, Phys. Rev. B 72, 155437 (2005).
"Phase separation, microstructure and superconductivity in the Y1-xPrxBa2Cu3Oy compounds", M. Calamiotou, A. Gantis, I. Margiolaki, D. Palles, E. Siranidi, and E. Liarokapis, J. Phys.: Cond. Mat. 20, 395224 (2008).
"Thermal poling-induced second harmonic generation in sodium niobium-germanate glasses", G. Guimbretiere*, E.I. Kamitsos and D. Palles, Emerging Trends and Novel Materials in Photonics; Delphi, Greece, October 7-9, 2009 (oral presentation).
"Protein immobilization and detection on laser processed polystyrene surfaces", E. Sarantopoulou, P. S. Petrou, Z. Kollia, D. Palles, N. Spyropoulos-Antonakakis, S. Kakabakos, A.C. Cefalas, J. Appl. Phys. 110, 064309 (2011).
"Formation of an Outer Borosilicate Glass Layer on Blue Late Bronze Age Mycenaean Vitreous Relief Fragments", D. Moncke*, D. Palles, N. Zacharias, M. Kaparou, E. I. Kamitsos, L.Wondraczek, Borate 7 Conference, Halifax, Canada, August 21-25, 2011. Accepted for publication in the European Journal of Glass Science and Technology.