MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS
Photonic synthesis of nanostructured materials and the photonic surface processing with short light wavelengths, targeting specified functionalities in the nanoscale such as magnetism, self assembly, enhanced photonic adsorption at interfaces, modulation of hydrophobicity, hybridization of bio surfaces and aging of polymers.
Scientific coordinator in three bilateral research projects and scientist in charge in two European Space Agency projects and in one EU-FP7. Participant in more than 10 national and international research projects in collaboration with academic and industrial organizations. (International: Science, Human Capital & Mobility, Linkage-NATO, Large Scale Installation, Brite-Euram, Esprit, IST, INTAS, Quality of Life, Growth, ERANET National: PENED, Bilateral).
CONFERENCES AND INVITED TALKS
130 international and 7 Greek conferences, 4 invited talks.
Teaching assistant in experimental training of students in Physics (National Technical University of Athens, NTUA, Athens Greece, 1998-1999). Supervision of two Ph.D. and one honor student.
HONORS & AWARDS
Post-graduate fellowship of the British council at the University of Oxford UK (1992).
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & ACTIVITIES
Member of the European Low Gravity Research Association
Reviewer for several international journals.
Research project evaluator in several European Commission panels.
92 publications in refereed journals, 26 publications in conference proceedings, 3 chapters in books. More than 900 citations.
SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS
“Thermionic field emission in gold nitride Schottky nanodiodes”, N. Spyropoulos-Antonakakis, E. Sarantopoulou, Z. Kollia, Z. Samardzija, S. Kobe and A.C. Cefalas,J. Appl. Phys. 112, 094301 (2012)
"Long term oxidization and phase transition of InN nanotextures", E. Sarantopoulou, Z. Kollia, G. Drazic, S. Kobe and N. Spyropoulos-Antonakakis, Nanoscale Res. Lett. 6 , 387 (2011).
"Interplanetary survival probability of Aspergillus terreus spores under simulated solar vacuum ultraviolet irradiation", E. Sarantopoulou, I. Gomoiu, Z. Kollia and A.C. Cefalas, Planet. Space Sci. 59, 63 (2011).
"Effect of 193 and 157 nm laser light illumination on the surface properties of TMOS-NiCl2 sol-gel derived material", L. Athanasekos, Z. Kollia, M. Vasileiadis, N. Aspiotis, D. Alexandropoulos, A. Meristoudi, V. Karoutsos, and E. Sarantopoulou, J. Opt. 12, 124015 (2010).
"Surface modification of polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane block copolymer films by 157 nm laser light", E. Sarantopoulou, Z. Kollia, A.C. Cefalas, A.E. Siokou, P. Argitis, V. Bellas, and S. Kobe, J. Appl. Phys. 105, 114305 (2009).
"Surface nano/micro functionalization of PMMA thin films by 157 nm irradiation for sensing applications", E. Sarantopoulou, Z. Kollia, A.C. Cefalas, K. Manoli, M. Sanopoulou, D. Goustouridis, S. Chatzandroulis and I. Raptis, Appl. Surf. Sci. 254, 1710 (2008).