Emmanuel Kymakis

Name Emmanuel Kymakis
Work Groups Work Group 1 - Synthesis
Work Group 2 - Characterisation
Work Group 3 - Devices
Laboratory Center of Materials Technology and Photonics
Organisation TEI of Crete
Website http://nano.teicrete.gr/
Research Keywords graphene, polymer composites, organic photovoltaic

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Brief CV
Emmanuel Kymakis is an Asssociate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Crete, Greece. He is also a technical consultant in the design and installation of grid-connected photovoltaic and solar thermal power plants. He obtained his B.Eng (First Class) in Electrical Engineering & Electronics from Liverpool University in 1999, and his Ph.D. in Engineering from Cambridge University in 2003. His Ph.D. dissertation (under the direction of Prof. Gehan A.J. Amaratunga) was titled "Organic Photovoltaic Devices Based on Conjugated Polymers and Carbon Nanotubes".
He was the first worldwide to suggest that carbon nanotubes can be used as electron acceptors in organic photovoltaic devices. His research interests lie predominantly in the areas of novel materials and nanostructured composites and their incorporation in optoelectronic devices, such as photovoltaic devices and field emission displays.
Furthermore, his recent research efforts are concentrated in the investigation of nanotubes and graphene, and their unique interactions with polymers for energy conversion systems. Prof. Kymakis is the Greek national representative in the Cost action 'MP0902: Composites of Inorganic Nanotubes and Polymers (COINAPO) and a member of the steering committee of the European Science Foundation program OrganiSolar"New Generation of organic solar cells".