Ioannis Skarmoutsos was born in Greece, in 1977. He studied chemistry in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athina, Greece, where he also obtained M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computational-theoretical physical chemistry (2006). Afterwards he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Computer Simulation in Condensed Matter Research Group (SIMCON), Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering of the Technical University of Barcelona (UPC), Spain, and in the Chemistry Department of the Imperial College London, UK. In 2012 he was awarded an HPC-Europa fellowship to work as a Visiting Researcher in the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Sassari, Italy (in close collaboration with the supercomputing center of CINECA). During the period from September 2012 to August 2013, he joined the Department of Chemistry of the University of Crete, Greece, as a Research Associate. Currently he is a research engineer (Ingénieur Chercheur) at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives-CEA) in Grenoble, France, working on the computational modeling of novel electrolytes for batteries. His research interests include the study of the properties of molecular liquids and alternative green solvents (e.g., supercritical fluids, ionic liquids), as well as the computational modeling of nanoporous materials for energy storage and separation processes using molecular dynamics simulation techniques (classical and quantum) and statistical mechanical theories. He is also a Member of the European Molecular Liquids Group, which is a network of researchers interested in the study of the structure, dynamics, and interactions of molecules in liquids by experimental, theoretical, and simulation techniques.
Biography Updated on 6 December 2013