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Parthenios J. Principal Staff Scientist

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Last updated: October 2016


1996: Phd in Physics- Physics Dept. Univ.of Patras, Greece
1988 BSc in Physics - Physics Dept. Univ.of Patras, Greece


Previous Employment/Occupation:

01/10/08-28/02/09: Lecturer (PD 407) Dept. of Materials science, Univ. of Patras
01/01-31/05/2008: Visiting Researcher, University of London, Queen Mary and Westfield College
01/09/1998-31/12/2008: Research fellow, FORTH/ICEHT, Greece
2008-Current: Academic Staff (eq. Ass. Professor) in Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Dept. of Optometry & Vision Studies
2001-2009: Tutor in Hellenic Open University, Faculty of Sciences & Technology


Research Activities:

  • Advanced characterization techniques: Nanomechanical mapping with AFM, Raman/AFM and photoluminesence microscopies, Near field Raman (TERS) and time-resolved Raman spectroscopies
  • Design of novel devices for mechanical testing of nanomaterials
  • Nanomechanics of 2D materials: Mechanical response and Nanotribology
  • Production of graphene and related two dimensional (2D) atomic thickness membranes (MoS2, WS2 etc.)
  • Large scale production of 2D materials (e.g. MoS2) with tailored optical properties (Laser patterning & drilling)
  • Graphene/ CNT based nanocomposites: production & interfacial characterization using Raman microscopy
  • Novel low friction composites based on 2D materials for cosmetic applications
  • Graphene-based flexible displays and transparent polymer electrodes: Production & nanomechanical characterization
  • Nanomechanics of biological systems (skin mechanics) using Peak Force Qualitative nanomechanical mapping AFM modeDesign and testing of novel remote fibre optic Raman microprobes


Participation in Research Projects:

Current: EU (Graphene Flagship, ERC Tailoring Graphene)
Past programmes: EU (ADAPT, DAMPBLADE, NANOFUN, CNTCOMP) and National-GSRT (THALIS, ERC-10, Greece-Israel Bilateral, HRAKLEITOS, PENED, etc.)



84 publications in total: PhD Thesis, 4 chapters in books, 56 refereed journal papers (Nature Communications, Nanoletters, ACS Nano, 2DMaterials etc.), 23 refereed books of proceedings and more than 100 presentations in National and International conferences


Conference Participation/Attendance:

Presentation in 111 international and 50 national conferences


Professional Affiliations:

Distinguished Member of the Hellenic Society of Psysicists
Member of the Hellenic Society of Composite Materials
Member of the European Society of Composite Materials
Member of the Hellenic Society of Soft Matter



  • Hellenic State Scholarship foundation (IKY, Greece) for PostDoc Research in "Lasing properties of Photonic Polymers", 1998
  • John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation (Greece) funding for an one-year research project in "Mechanical behaviour of two dimensional crystals: the case of graphene", 2011


Selected Publications:

  • "Optical detection of strain and doping inhomogeneities in single layer MoS2", A. Michail, N. Delikoukos, J. Parthenios, C. Galiotis and K. Papagelis, Applied Physics Letters 108, 173102 (2016)
  • "Deformation of wrinkled graphene", Z. Li, I. A. Kinloch, R. J. Young, K. S. Novoselov, G. Anagnostopoulos, J. Parthenios, C. Galiotis, K. Papagelis, C-Y Lu and L. Brintell, ACS NANO 9(4) (2015), 3917-3925
  • "From Graphene to Carbon Fibres: Mechanical and development of a universal stress sensor",  Otakar F., Tsoukleri G., Riaz I., Papagelis K., Parthenios J., Ferrari C., Geim A., Novoselov K., Galiotis C. Nature Comms  DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1247 (2011)
  • "Subjecting a Graphene Monolayer to Tension and Compression" by Georgia Tsoukleri, John Parthenios, Konstantinos Papagelis, Rashid Jalil, Andrea C. Ferrari, Andre K. Geim, Kostya S. Novoselov, and Costas Galiotis, Small, 5/21 (2009), 2397-2402
  • "Chemical Oxidation of Multi Walled Carbon Nanotubes" by V. Datsyuk, M. Kalyva, K. Papagelis, J. Parthenios, D. Tasis, A. Siokou, I. Kallitsis and C. Galiotis, Carbon, 46  (2008)


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