Emmanuel Kymakis

Technological Education Institute of Crete, Greece


Emmanuel Kymakis is an Associate Professor of electronic materials and devices 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. degree (First Class) in electrical engineering and electronics from the Liverpool University in 1999 and his Ph.D. degree in engineering from the Cambridge University in 2003. His Ph.D. dissertation (under the direction of Professor 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 concentrate on the investigation of nanotubes and graphene and their unique interactions with polymers for energy conversion systems. Professor 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.

Biography Updated on 2 May 2013

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