ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Department of Physics
Solid State Physics Division

Research - Projects

Research projects undertaken with ex-university funding schemes for the years:

2010    Research Projects with ex-university funding schemes

1.    Noe FlexNet-Δίκτυο αριστείας για την ανάπτυξη γνώσης σχετικά με βελτιωμένη ενσωμάτωση συστημάτων για εύκαμπτα οργανικά και μεγάλης κλίμακας ηλεκτρονικά (FOLAE) και της αξιοποίησης τους

       Funding: EU

       Coordinator:  S Logothetidis

       Duration:  36 months

 

2.    Ερευνητική μονάδα "Νανοδομημένα συστήματα υλικών"

       Funding: Cyprus Research Foundation

       Coordinator: S Logothetidis

       Duration:  48 months

 

3.    Ανάπτυξη και ολοκλήρωση διαδικασιών και τεχνολογιών για την παραγωγή χαμηλού κόστους και ευρείας περιοχής οργανικών ευέλικτων ηλεκτρονικών

       Funding: GSRT

       Coordinator:  S Logothetidis

       Duration:  8 months

 

4.    Δίκτυο Ελληνικής Συμμετοχής στην Ευρωπαϊκή Ερευνητική Υποδομή "Extreme Light Infrastructure"

       Funding: GSRT

       Coordinator:  S Logothetidis

       Duration:  12 months

 

 

5.    Εθνικό Δίκτυο Αριστείας Υπολογιστών Υψηλών Επιδόσεων

       Funding: EDET

       Coordinator:  P. Argirakis

       Duration:  9 months

 

6.    Διεπιφάνειες προηγμένων ημιαγωγών ΙΙΙ-Ν χωρίς πεδία πόλωσης

       Funding: GSRT

       Coordinator:  G. Dimitakopulos

       Duration 3 έτη

 

7.    Νέα σύνθετα βιοκεραμικά υλικά για οδοντιατρικές αποκαταστάσεις

       Funding:GSRT

       Coordinator:  Κ. Paraskevopoulos

       Duration:  3 years

 

8.    Effect of pulmonary diseases on the bonding environment of Zn in human nails

       Funding: Project at the Synchrotron Radiation Facility HASYLAB under the “Integrated Infrastructure Initiative of the European Commission IA-SFS”

       Coordinator:  Μ. Katsikini

       Duration:

 

9.    Effect of lung cancer on the bonding environment of Fe in human nails

       Funding: Project at the Synchrotron Radiation Facility SLS under the “Integrated Infrastructure Initiative of the European Commission IA-SFS”

       Coordinator:  Μ. Katsikini

       Duration

 

10.    EXAFS study of nonporous filters used for the removal of As from water

       Funding: Project at the Synchrotron Radiation Facility BESSY-II under the “Integrated Infrastructure Initiative of the European Commission IA-SFS”

       Coordinator:  Ε. Paloura

       Duration: 

 

11.    Determination of the bonding environment of Cu in Cu-Zr bulk metallic glasses

       Funding: Project at the Synchrotron Radiation Facility BESSY-II under the “Integrated Infrastructure Initiative of the European Commission IA-SFS”

       Coordinator:  Ε. Paloura

       Duration: 

 

12.   Large Area silicon carbide Substrates and heTeroepitaxial GaN for POWER device applications (LAST-POWER)

       Funding: EU

       Coordinator:  Ε.Κ. Polychroniadis

       Duration:  2010-2013

 

13.   Low frequency noise in advanced CMOS/SOI nanoscale multi-gate devices         and noise modeling for applicatiuons in electronic circuits

       Funding: GSRT

       Coordinator:  H. Dimitriadis

       Duration:  3 years

 

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2009    Research Projects with ex-university funding schemes

1.   Materials for robust GaN

    Funding : EU (duration 2009-2011)

    Coordinator : Ph. Komninou

 

2.  Dissemination of remote and virtual Laboratories for Academic Education in  Natural Sciences and Engineering LILA)

     Funding : EU (duration 30 months)

     Coordinator : S. Logothetidis

 

3.   Development of supercomputing infrastructure in Europe

      Funding : EDET (duration 2009-2011)

      Coordinator : P. Argyrakis

 

4.   High Temperature Nanocomposite Materials for Thermoelectric Power Generation (THERMO-PRESS)

      Funding: Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation (duration: 2009-2013)

      Coordinator: K. M. Paraskevopoulos

 

5.  Micro-XAFS study of the effect of pulmonary diseases on the human nails

     Funding: IA-SFS (SLS) (duration 6 months)

     Coordinator: Lecturer M. Katiskini

 

6.  Fe K edge micro-XAFS study of the effect of lung cancer on the human nails

     Funding: IA-SFS (SLS) (duration 6 months)

     Coordinator: Lecturer M. Katiskini

 

7.  Effect of pulmonary diseases on the bonding environment of Zn in human nails

     Funding: IA-SFS (HASYLAB) (duration 6 months)

     Coordinator: Lecturer M. Katiskini

 

8.  Determination of the bonding environment of Cu in Cu-Zr bulk metallic glasses

     Funding: IA-SFS (BESSY-II) (duration 6 months)

     Coordinator: E. C. Paloura

 

9.   Study of nanocomposite Ni-TiN and Cu-TiN coatings by means of micro-XRF and XAFS

     Funding: IA-SFS (BESSY-II) (duration 6 months)

     Coordinator: E. C. Paloura

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2008    Research Projects with ex-university funding schemes

1.   Quantum dots in III-V nitrides as optical signal converters for chemical sensors (DOTSENSE)

      IST Collaboration Project (2008-2011)

      Coordinator: Prof. Ph. Komninou

 

2.  Construction of GRID for electronic sciences-III

     Funding EDET (duration 22 months), Coordinator: Prof. P. Argyrakis

 

3.  Practical training of informatics teachers

     Funding: Academic research institute of computer technology (duration 10 months)

     Coordinator: Prof. P. Argyrakis

 

4.  Development of a Physics CD: A wonderful trip in the Physics realm for high school  students

     Funding : Pedagogical Institute-Greek Ministry of Education (duration 11 months)

     Coordinator: Assist. Prof. E. Chatzikraniotis

 

5.   Effect of pulmonary diseases on the spatially resolved bonding environment in human nails

      Funding : IA-SFS (SLS) (duration 6 months)

      Coordinator: Lecturer M. Katiskini

 

6.   Zn K edge EXAFS study of human nails

      Funding : IA-SFS (HASYLAB) (duration 6 months)

      Coordinator: Lecturer M. Katsikini

 

7.  Development and integration of processes and technologies for the production of low cost and broad range organic flexible electronics

     Funding: EU (duration: 3 years)

     Coordinator: Prof. S. Logothetidis

 

8.  Network for the exploitation of organic and large area electronics

     Funding: EU (duration: 4 years)

     Coordinator: Prof. S. Logothetidis

 

9.  Formation and diffusion of novel nanomechanics characterization methods and standars

     Funding: EU (duration: 3 years)

     Coordinator: Prof. S. Logothetidis

 

10. Tuning of the properties of organic materials via the inclusion of nanoparticles produced by laser ablation

     Funding: EU (duration: 3 years)

     Coordinator: Prof. S. Logothetidis

 

11. Study of nanocomposite Ni-TiN and Cu-TiN coatings by means of micro-XRF and XAFS

      Funding : IA-SFS (BESSY-II) (duration 6 months)

      Coordinator: Prof. E. C. Paloura

   

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2007    Research Projects with ex-university funding schemes

 

1.  Multi-functional thin film coatings based on nano-structured metallic glasses and Composites for space applications (NACOSA)

     Funding: ESA (2007-2009)

     Coordinator: Prof. Ph. Komninou

 

2.   Design and development of pilot infrastructure and advanced services of a computing system network-HellasGrid (Operation design and development of a national certificate and security policies

      Funding EDET (duration 12 months)

      Coordinator: P. Argyrakis

 

3.   Design and development of pilot infrastructures and advanced services of a computer system network-Grid-HellasGrid

      Funding EDET (duration 12 months)

     Coordinator: P. Argyrakis

 

4.   Modeling of the process for the formation of Pd nanostructures on Si(111) substrates

      Funding: GSRT (duration: 11 months).

      Coordinator: P. Argyrakis

 

5.   Evaluation of the EduLinux results

      Funding : School complex PALTON (duration 25 months)

     Coordinator: E. Hatzikraniotis

 

6.   Study of human nail diseases by X-ray fluorescence mapping

      Funding : IA-SFS (BESSY-II) (duration 6 months)

      Coordinator: M. Katsikini

 

7.  X-ray fluorescence study of human nails from patients suffering from pulmonary diseases

     Funding : IA-SFS (BESSY-II) (duration 6 months)

     Coordinator: M. Katiskini

 

8.  Study of the nanomechanical properties of cells and the effect of mechanical stress on their morphology

     Funding : ROCHE HELLAS AE (duration 30 months)

     Coordinator: S. Logothetidis

 

9.  International Conference: 4th Int. Conference in nanosciences and nanotechnologies-NN07

     Funding: HORIBA JOBIN YVON & research Committee AUTh.

     Duration: 6 months

 

10. Study of vitrified EAFD industrial wastes by μ-XRF and μ-XAFS

      Funding : IA-SFS (BESSY-II) (duration 6 months)

      Coordinator: E. C. Paloura

 

11.  X-ray absorption studies on In implanted GaN

      Funding : IA-SFS (BESSY-II) (duration 6 months)

      Coordinator: E. C. Paloura

 

12. Study of Fe- and Zn-rich vitrified industrial wastes by micro-XRF and micro-XAFS

      Funding : IA-SFS (BESSY-II) (duration 6 months)

      Coordinator: E. C. Paloura

 

13.  Promoting and structuring a multidisciplinary academic-industrial network through the hetero-polytype growth, characterization and applications of 3C-SiC on hexagonal substrates

     Funding: RTN (4 years)

     Coordinator: E. Polychroniadis

  

 

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2006    Research Projects with ex-university funding schemes

1.   III-V nanostructures/heterostructures grown on lattice mismatched substrates

      Funding: GSRT-Joint Research & Technology programs Greece-Czech Republic (duration 2 years)

     Coordinator: Ph. Komninou

 

2.  Development of improved hybrid aminoplastic gluing materials and documentation of the gluing mechanism on wood using modern analytical methods

     Funding: GSRT (PABET) (duration 19 months)

     Coordinator: C. Chrysafis

 

3.  The structure of internet as a complex network: virus spreading and immunity techniques

     Funding: GSRT (duration :24 months)

     Coordinator: P. Argyrakis

 

4.   Global integration of the applications of complexity in science

      Funding: GSRT (24 months)

      Coordinator: P. Argyrakis

 

5.  GRID formation for the electronic sciences (EGEE II)

     Funding: GSRT (duration: 24 months)

     Coordinator: P. Argyrakis

 

6.   Interphase controlled nucleation and crystallization

     Funding: EU-FP6 (duration: 36 months)

     Coordinator: P. Argyrakis

 

7.  Modeling, growth and characterization of organic semiconducting materials for applications in flexible electronic devices

     Funding: Univ. of Vanderbilt, USA (duration:44 months)

     Coordinator: S. Logothetidis

 

8.  Certification of the Thin Film-Nanosystems and Nanometrology Laboratory (ISO 9001 2000)

     Funding: Research Committee AUTh (duration 12 months)

     Coordinator: S. Logothetidis

 

9.   Study of the defect reduction mechanism of cubic SiC (3C-SiC) during crystalline growth

      Funding: GSRT (duration: 24 months)

     Coordinator: E. Polychroniadis

 

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2005    Research Projects with ex-university funding schemes

1. Stochastic dynamics: Basic processes and applications

    Funding : GSRT (duration 2 yeas)

    Coordinator: P. Argyrakis

 

2.   Electronic processes in organic light emitting diodes (OLED) and efficient production methods of OLEDs

     Funding : GSRT (duration 2 yeas)

     Coordinator: P. Argyrakis

 

3.  Integration of the applications of complexity in science

     Funding : EU (duration 3 yeas)

     Coordinator: P. Argyrakis

 

4.   Realization of advanced methods in computational sciences and applications of electronic network infrastructures (GRID) with applications in Natural Sciences and Mechanics

      Funding : Greek Ministry of Education-EPEAEK (duration 18 months)

      Coordinator: P. Argyrakis

 

5.   Study and installation of computer labs for the needs of the collaboration between AUTH and Univ. of Tirana

      Funding : Greek Ministry of Education-EPEAEK (duration 18 months)

      Coordinator: P. Argyrakis

 

6.   Study of ballistic nanotransistor MOSFET and thin film transistors of amorphous/microcrystalline silicon of industrial production

     Funding : GSRT-PENED (duration 2 years)

     Coordinator: Ch. Dimitriadis

 

7.   Mechanics of simulated toxic waste systems

      Funding: EPEAEK-PYTHAGORAS (duration: 18 months)

      Coordinator: Th. Kehagias

 

8.   Interfacial phenomena and defect properties of nanostructured materials modeled by finite element analysis and molecular dynamics

     Funding: - (duration: 2 years)

     Coordinator: Ph. Komninou

 

9.  Characterization and properties of novel III-V semiconducting heterostructures

     Funding: EPEAEK-PYTHAGORAS (duration: -)

     Coordinator: Ph. Komninou

 

10. Production of modern materials with bioenergetic behavior. Study of physicochemical properties and cellular response of novel dental ceramics modified with bioenergetic ceramics

     Funding: EPEAEK-PYTHAGORAS (duration: 2 years)

     Coordinator: K. Paraskevopoulos

 

11. Photosensitive amorphous materials with applications in switching elements (Raman amplifiers) and information storage (optical recording memories

      Funding: GSRT-PENED (duration: 3 years)

      Coordinator: K. Paraskevopoulos

 

12. Growth of dental bioenergetic ceramic materials coupled with biopolymer scaffolds for bone restoration

      Funding: GSRT-PENED (duration: 3 years)

      Coordinator: K. Paraskevopoulos

 

13. Application of advanced materials thermoelectric technology in the recovery of wasted heat from automobile exhaust systems

     Funding: GSRT -bilateral Greece-USA (duration: 2 years)

     Coordinator: K. Paraskevopoulos

 

14. Optimized thermoelectric materials and technology

      Funding: Inst. For the advancement of Research Cyprus-EU (duration: 2 years)

      Coordinator: K. Paraskevopoulos

 

15. Study of the mechanisms of pearl color change after processing

     Funding: GSRT-PENED (duration: -)

     Coordinator: K. Paraskevopoulos

 

16. Fabrication and study of ionic conductors LiNbO3 with applications in electrochromism and as an electrolyte for Li microbatteries

      Funding: GSRT-PENED (duration: 2 years)

      Coordinator: L. Papadimitriou

 

17. Fabrication and study of Li microbatteries for applications in microelectronics

      Funding: GSRT-PENED (duration: 21 months)

      Coordinator: L. Papadimitriou

 

18.  High-barrier thin films for the r2r encapsulation of flexible electronics

       Funding: EUR COM (duration: 3 years)

       Coordinator: S. Logothetidis

 

19. Growth of nanostructures and carbon and BN nanotubes and study of their biocompatibility

      Funding: Greek Ministry of Education-PYTHAGORAS II

      Coordinator: S. Logothetidis

 

20.  Measurements and microstructural analysis of samples-prototypes from BIC

       Funding: BIC VIOLEX (duration: 14 months)

       Coordinator: S. Logothetidis

 

21. Development of technology for nanostructured and hyperstructured coatings with applications in engineering-biomedicine & decoration and exploitation mechanisms

      Funding: GSRT -Bic VIOLEX-PENED (duration: 3 years)

      Coordinator: S. Logothetidis

 

22. Non-linear electronic circuits for the production of chaotic signals

      Funding: EPEAEK-PYTHAGORAS (duration: 2 years)

      Coordinator: A. Anagnostopoulos

 

23.  Study of glasses containing industrial waste by μ-XRF and μ-XAFS

       Funding : IA-SFS (BESSY) (duration 6 months)

       Coordinator: E. C. Paloura

 

24.   Micro-XAFS characterization of glasses containing industrial wastes

       Funding : IA-SFS (BESSY) (duration 6 months)

       Coordinator: E. C. Paloura 

 

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2004    Research Projects with ex-university funding schemes

1.    Fabrication and Study of Li-glasses-electrolytes to be used as Li-based batteries

       Funding: GSRT-Bilateral Collaborations (duration 2 years)

       Coordinator: L. Papadimitriou

 

2.    Synthesis and Magnetic properties of core-shell nanoparticles

       Funding: EC-RTN (duration 4 years)

       Coordinator: N. K. Flevaris

      

3.    Investigation of Functional Materials for Production of Air Gas and Humidity Sensors

       Funding: GSRT -Bilateral Collaborations (duration 2 years)

       Coordinator: K. Paraskevopoulos

 

4.   Study and Development of transistor models of polycrystalline Si-Design of corresponding circuits and fabrication of Li-based batteries

      Funding: Pithagoras-Ministry of Education (duration 3 years)

      Coordinator: Ch. Dimitriadis

 

5.    Pithagoras-Central Action 4.2 (Gender)

      Funding: Pithagoras-Ministry of Education (duration 3 years)

      Coordinator: Ch. Dimitriadis

 

6.    Pithagoras-Central Action  (Environment)

      Funding: Pithagoras-Ministry of Education (duration 3 years)

      Coordinator: Ch. Dimitriadis

 

7.   Pithagoras-Central Action  2.2

      Funding: Pithagoras-Ministry of Education (duration 3 years)

      Coordinator: Ch. Dimitriadis

 

8.    Study of particle irradiation-induced defects in SiC rectifying contacts

       Funding: GSRT-Bilateral Collaborations (duration 2 years)

       Coordinator: Ch. Dimitriadis

 

9.   The study of Physical and chemical properties of silver coins of Illurian King Monounios (the Kreshpan board) belonging the IIIrdcentury BC and their comparison with the some type coins of Kerkyra, Dyrrachion and Apollonia

      Funding: GSRT-Bilateral Collaborations (duration 2 years)

      Coordinator: E. K. Polychroniadis

 

10.  Study of structural properties of 3C-SiC films on Si substrat

       Funding: Hrakleitos-Ministry of Education (duration 3 years)

       Coordinator: E. K. Polychroniadis

 

11.  Virtual Network Services (VNOC-2)

       Funding: EDET A.E(duration 2 years)

       Coordinator: P. Argirakis

 

12. Computational Study of Linguistic Development with simulation methodologies focusing in Greek language

       Funding: Ministry of Education (duration 28 months)

       Coordinator: P. Argirakis

 

13.  Advanced educational services:  EDUnet III

       Funding: Ministry of Education (duration 12 months)

       Coordinator: P. Argirakis

 

14.  Multi-Gibabit European Academic Network (GN3)

       Funding: EDET A.E(duration 17 months)

       Coordinator: P. Argirakis

 

15.  Grid development for electronic sciences in Europe

       Funding: EDET A.E(duration 17 months)

       Coordinator: P. Argirakis

 

16.  Human behavior through dymanics of composite social networks

       Funding: EC (duration 3 years)

       Coordinator: P. Argirakis

 

17.  Interfacial phenomena and defect properties of nanostructured materials modeled by Finite Element analysis and Molecular Dynamics

       Funding: GSRT-Bilateral Collaborations (duration 2 years)

       Coordinator: Ph. Komninou

 

18.  Characterization and properties of novel semiconductors ΙΙΙ-V

      Funding: Pithagoras-Ministry of Education (duration 3 years)

       Coordinator: Ph. Komninou

 

 

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