Christos Trapalis received his Ph.D. degree in sol-gel science and technology from Higher Institute of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia, Bulgaria. He joined the Sol-Gel Laboratory of the Institute of Materials Science in 1992 as a Postdoctoral Researcher. In 1996, he became a Research Officer of ICP-AES Laboratory in IMS. He was teaching physical chemistry, technology of glass and ceramics, and conservation of archaeological findings at the Higher Technological Educational Institute of Athens (1994–2004). He was elected as an Assistant Professor in advanced materials at the Department of Products and Systems Design Engineering of Aegean University (2004–2008). In 2007, he was elected as the Head of Nanofunctional and Nanocomposite Materials Laboratory in NCSR Demokritos. He has been a Professor in physical chemistry, in the Hellenic Open University (since 2009). His recent scientific activities are concentrated on shape and morphology control of photoactive nanoparticles, visible light photocatalysts, nanostructured powders and coatings, CNT, and graphene/metal oxide nanocomposites. He has published over 80 scientific papers in international journals, which are cited more than 1200 times (h-index 19), and has over 5 patents.
Biography Updated on 15 January 2012