PAPAGELIS, Konstantinos

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PAPAGELIS, Konstantinos


Dept. of Physics

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece



Research Project, Scientists etc



PhD in Physics, Physics Department, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, Greece
M.Sc. in Physics of Materials, Physics Department, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, Greece
Diploma in Physics, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, Greece


Understanding and manipulating material properties (structural, vibrational, electronic, mechanical, magnetic and superconducting) both chemically (electron/hole doping, modifying the chemical composition or decorating the graphitic surfaces of carbon nanomaterials) and physically (varying an external parameter like temperature, pressure, strain/stress and magnetic field). Current research activities include CVD synthesis of transition metal dichalcogenides (e.g. MoS2, WS2, WSe2, MoxW1-xS2), optical and mechanical properties of 2D materials, production of high volume fraction polymer nanocomposites based on CNTs and 2D materials with superior electrical/thermal/mechanical properties. The experimental findings supported by numerical simulations and theoretical methods such as phenomenological lattice dynamics, molecular dynamics, first-principles calculations, and group theory.

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03/1018 – Professor, School of Physics, Department of Solid-State Physics, Greece.
10/2017-07/2018 Adjunct Faculty member, School of Science and Technology, Hellenic Open University
01/2016 – 03/3018 Assistant Professor, Physics Department, Univ. of Patras, Greece.
04/2010 – 01/2016 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Materials Science Department, Univ. of Patras, Greece.
09/2008 – 03/2009 &
07/2010 – 09/2010: Visiting Professor, Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany.
07/2006 – 04/2010:
(six months) Visiting Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of Bristol, UK.
08/2005 – 01/2010: Lecturer, Dept. of Materials Science Department, Univ. of Patras, Greece.
09/2001 – 12/2003: Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Chemistry, Physics and Environmental Sciences, University of Sussex, UK.
01/1995 – 06/1995: Visiting Researcher, Univ. of Regensburg, Germany.


1994 – 1997 Fellowship from the Greek Scholarship Foundation.
2001 Competitive M. Curie individual fellowship from the European Commission for two years.
2003 Contribution to European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (E.S.R.F.) Highlights (Page: 38-40).
2004 Common publication with Prof. J. Akimitsu (Aoyama-Gakuin University, Japan) who discovered the superconductivity of 39 K in MgB2.
2005 Competitive M. Curie European reintegration grant for one year (MERG-CT-2004-513615).
07/2010 – 09/2010 Competitive research grand by Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD).
01/2011 – 12/2011 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”.
2010, 2017, 2021 Best poster and oral student awards: 26th (Ioannina) and 35th (Athens) Panhellenic Conference on Solid State Physics and Materials Science, 4th International Conference Micro & Nano (Athens), 3rd Workshop of Graduates & Post-Docs in Chemical Engineering Science (Patras)


Current: EU (Manunet), FORTH Synergy grant, Regional: NaMaP.
Past programmes: EU (Grant BRITE EURAM III, Marie Curie Reintegration Graphene Flagship, TOK, ERC, NEWSPEC, REGPOT, PHOSIL, NANOFUN-POLY, CNTCOMP, ADAPT, DAMPBLADE), National (GSRT: THALIS,ARISTEIA-II ERC-10, Greece-Israel Bilateral, Greece-Russia HRAKLEITOS, PENED, KARATHEODORIS, LATSIS, IKYDA).


Over 120 refereed journal papers, 2 refereed Review articles (Progress in Polymer Science, 2D Materials), 5 chapters in books (Wiley, Royal Society, Springer).
5 patent applications (4 International and 1 National).
Editorial Board Member: Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group) and Nano Express (IOP).


Participation in 186 international and national conferences (131 oral presentations), 41 invited lectures.
Chairman and Organizer of the international conference GrapHEL, 4 Summer Schools, 2 Workshops and 1 Research Meeting.


03-06/07/2012: Chairman (Session: Graphene & Nanocarbon I) of the 9th International Conference on Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies (NN12), Thessaloniki (Greece).
09-12/07/2012: Co-Organizer of the 1st Summer School on ‘Nanomaterials and Devices, Patras (Greece).
16-21/09/2012: Member of the local organizing committee of the 50th European High Pressure Research Group Meeting, Thessaloniki (Greece).
27-30/09/2012: Co-Organizer of the European Conference/Workshop on the Synthesis, Characterization and Technological Exploitation of Graphene (GrapHEL), Mykonos (Greece).
23-26/09/2012: Member of the local organizing committee of the 27th Panhellenic Conference on Solid State Physics and Materials Science, Patras (Greece).
14-18/07/2014: Co-organizer and chairman of the Summer School ’10 years from the discovery of graphene’, Guest of Honor Kostya Novoselov (Nobel Price in Physics (2010)), Patras (Greece).
15-18/06/2015: Co-organizer and chairman of the Summer School ‘1st European course on next generation carbon fibres processing’, Rio Patras (Greece).
07-10/07/2015: Chairman of the session ‘Graphene and Related Materials’ of the 12th International Conference on Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies (NN15), Thessaloniki (Greece).
26/10/2015: Organizer and chairman of the Research Meeting ‘Graphene: Properties and applications’, FORTH/ICEHT, Patra (Greece). (
19-21/10/2016: Member of the conference committee of the International Conference on Chemical Engineering 2016 (ICCE’16), San Fransisco (USA).
25-29/09/2017: Member of the local organizing committee of the International Conference GRAPHENE WEEK 2017, Athens (GREECE).


Univ. of Patras: Materials Science (I, V), Materials Science Laboratory (I, II, V), Physics Laboratory (I, II, III), Study of Materials Crystal Structure with Scattering Techniques (undergraduate), Experimental techniques in materials characterization (I, II) and Molecular Materials I (Master).
Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki: Solid state Physics, Quantum Optics, Optics Laboratory.
Supervisor of several Diploma, Master and PhD Theses at the University of Patras and AUTH.



  • Time-Resolved Raman Scattering in Exfoliated and CVD Graphene Crystals
    Journal of Physical Chemistry C 125(38), 21003-21010 (2021).
    S. Katsiaounis, A. V. Sharkov, E.V. Khoroshilov, G. Paterakis, J. Parthenios, K. Papagelis.
  • Structural defects modulate electronic and nanomechanical properties of 2D materials
    ACS Nano 15(2), 2520-2531 (2021).
    M. Tripathi, F. Lee, A. Michail, D. Anestopoulos, J.G. McHugh, S.P. Ogilvie, M.J. Large, A. Amorim Graf, P.J. Lynch, J. Parthenios, K. Papagelis, S. Roy, M.M. Rahman, N. M. Pugno, A.K. King, P.M. Ajayan, A.B. Dalton.
  • Biaxial strain engineering of CVD and exfoliated single- and bilayer MoS2 crystals
    2D Materials 8, 015032 (2021).
    Michail, D. Anestopoulos, N. Delikoukos, J. Parthenios, S. Grammatikopoulos, S. A. Tsirkas, N. N. Lathiotakis, O. Frank, K. Filintoglou and K. Papagelis.
  • Thermal properties enhancement of epoxy resins by incorporated polybenzimidazole nanofibers filled with graphene and carbon nanotubes as reinforcing materials
    Polymer Testing 82, 106317 (2020).
    V. Datsyuk, S. Trotsenko, G. Trakakis, A. Boden, K. Vyzas-Asimakopoulos, J.
    Parthenios, C. Galiotis, S. Reich, K. Papagelis.
  • Thermomechanical response of supported hexagonal Boron Nitride sheets of various thicknesses
    Journal of Physical Chemistry C 124(22), 12314-12143 (2020).
    L. Seremetis, E. N, Koukaras, S. Alexandri, A. Michail, G. Kalosakas, J. Parthenios, C. Galiotis, S. Tsirkas, S. Grammatikopoulos and K. Papagelis.
  • Controlable, eco-friently, synthesis of highly crystalline 2D-MoS2 and clarification of the role of growth-induced strain
    2D Materials 5, 035035 (2018).
    Michail, J. Parthenios, D. Anestopoulos, C. Galiotis, M. Christian, L. Ortolani, V. Morandi and K. Papagelis.
  • Evaluating arbitrary strain configurations and doping in graphene with Raman spectroscopy
    2D Materials 5, 015016 (2018).
    N. S. Mueller, S. Heeg, M. P. Alvarez, P. Kusch, S. Wasserroth, N. Clark, F. Schedin, J. Parthenios, K. Papagelis, C. Galiotis, M. Kalbac, A. Vijayaraghavan, U. Huebner, R. Corbachev, O. Frank and S. Reich.
  • Mechanical Stability of Flexible Graphene-Based Displays
    ACS Applied Materials &Interfaces, 8 (34), 22605-22614 (2016).
    G. Anagnostopoulos, P.-N. Pappas, Z. Li, I. A. Kinloch, R. J. Young, K. S. Novoselov, C. Y. Lu, N. Pugno, J. Parthenios, C. Galiotis and K. Papagelis.
  • Phonon properties of graphene derived from molecular dynamics simulations
    Scientific Reports 5, 129232; (2015).
    E. N. Koukaras, G. Kalosakas, C. Galiotis and K. Papagelis.
  • Deformation of wrinkled graphene
    ACS NANO 9(4), 3917-3925 (2015).
    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.