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Vassilios Dracopoulos

Vassilios Dracopoulos Senior Application Scientist

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Last updated: January 2013


2000: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Patras.
1994: Diploma in Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Patras.


Previous Employment / Occupation:

2005-2012: Principal Application Scientist, FORTH/ICE-HT
2002-2005: Associate Application Scientist, FORTH/ICE-HT


Research Activities:

Materials characterization through microscopic (SEM, SEM-EDS, EBSD, AFM) and spectroscopic techniques (XRD, GIXRD, HT-XRD, FTIR-ATR, Raman). Environmental technology. Structural properties of ionic liquids. Novel graphene production and characterization. Structural properties and crystallization of zeolites. Molten salt chemistry. Structural properties of corrosive fluoride melt and related crystals. Structural studies of molten salts. Vibrational studies of heavy metal fluoride glasses in glassy and liquid state. High temperature purification techniques.

Participation in Research Projects :

2002-2013: Participation in 15 research programmes financed either by the EC and Greek Ministry of Development.



46 refereed publications in Journals. 8 in refereed proceedings.


Conference Participation/Attendance:

22 participations in international conferences, 12 in national conferences.


Professional Affiliations:

Member of the Greek Engineering Association
Member of the Hellenic Crystallographic Association


Prizes / Honours:

FORTH/ICE-HT Fellowship (1994-2000).


Selected Publications:

  • "Laser-Assisted Growth of t-Te Nanotubes and their Controlled Photo-induced Unzipping to ultrathin core-Te/sheath-TeO2 Nanowires" T. Vasileiadis, V. Dracopoulos, M. Kollia, & Yannopoulos, S.N. Sci. Rep. 3, 1209; DOI:10.1038/srep01209 (2013).
  • "ESEM modifications to LEO SUPRA 35 VP FESEM" V.Dracopoulos, G. Danilatos, Micron, 44, 238 (2013).
  • "Vibrational spectroscopic study of the protic ionic liquid 1-H-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide" AM Moschovi, S.Ntais, V.Dracopoulos and V. Nikolakis, Vibr.Spectr. 63, 350 (2012).
  • "CO2 Laser-Induced Growth of Epitaxial Graphene on SiC(0001)" S.N. Yannopoulos, A. Siokou, N. Nasikas, V. Dracopoulos, F. Ravani and G.N. Papatheodorou, Adv.Funct.Mat., 22(1), 133 (2012)
  • "Preparation and ion transport properties of NaY zeolite- HMITFSI ionic liquid composites", S. Ntais, A. M. Moschovi, F. Paloukis, S. Neophytides, V. N. Burganos, V. Dracopoulos and V. Nikolakis, J. Power Sources 196,2202 (2011).
  • "Investigation of silicalite-1 crystallization using attenuated total Reflection/Fourier transform infrared Spectroscopy", A. Patis, V.Dracopoulos and V. Nikolakis, J.Phys.Chem. C 111 (47) 17478 (2007).
  • "Novel ZnO nanostructures grown on carbon nanotubes by thermal evaporation", A.Chrissanthopoulos, S.Baskoutas, N.Bouropoulos, V.Dracopoulos, D.Tassis and SN. Yannopoulos, Thin Solid Films, 515 (24) 8524 (2007).
  • " Raman spectroscopic studies of molten ZrF4-KF mixtures and of A2ZrF6, A3ZrF7 (A:Li,K,Cs) compounds" V. Dracopoulos, J. Vagelatos and G.N. Papatheodorou, J.Chem Soc., Dalton Trans., 1117 (2001).
  • "Isotropic and Anisotropic Raman Scattering from Molten LiF-KF and LiF-CsF Mixtures" V. Dracopoulos and G.N Papatheodorou, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2, 2021 (2000).
  • . "Vibrational Modes and Structure of Rare Earth Halide- Alkali Halide Binary Melts: YBr3-ABr (A= Li, K, Cs) and YF3-KF V.Dracopoulos, B.Gilbert B.Borrensen, G.Photiadis and G.N.Papatheodorou, J.Chem Soc., Faraday Trans. 93 (17), 3081, (1997).


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