About Us

The group specializes in the atomistic study of the physics and chemistry of the solid state, with applications to superhard materials, optoelectronics, catalysis, and ultra-fast energy transfer.

The group is led by Assoc. Prof. G. Kopidakis and Assist. Prof. I. Remediakis.

Recent Highlights

July 2011
Georgios Barmparis is awarded the Manasaki Award being the best PhD student of our department this year. This is the second such award in our group, after Christos Mathioudakis in 2007.
June 2011
An article by Barmparis et al is published in the HPC-Europa2 newsletter.
January 2011
Aristea Maniadaki is awarded a "Heraclitus" grant that includes PhD scholarship, travel and consumables.
September 2010
A paper co-authored by G. Kopidakis is published in EPL as an editor's choice.
May 2010
A figure from our paper is use on the front cover of the May 2010 issue of Physica Status Solidi. See also the table of contents.
Cover of PSS C featuring a figure from our paper
May 2010
A paper by N. V. Galanis, I. N. Remediakis and G. Kopidakis is published in Physica Status Solidi.
I. N. Remediakis has co-authored a chapter in New Research on Nanocomposites, edited by L. M. Krause and J. T. Walter, Nova Publ.


Oct 1-3, 2012
Metal nanoparticles for advanced materials: From theory to practice.
July 2011
Several members of our group participate in the Summer school for advanced Physics organised by the Department of Physics, University of Crete.
June -July 2010
I. N. Remediakis and G. Barmparis visit Prof. Honkala at the Nanoscience Center of the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, under two separate HPC-Europa2 grants.
Paris, France, 16-21/5/2010.
G. Kopidakis participates in the European Committee on Computational Solids and Structural Mechanics (ECCSM) 2010.
April 2010
I. Remediakis and G. Barmparis are awarded two separate HPC-Europa2 grants. These grants will allow them to spend several weeks in a european high-performance computing center.
April 2010
I. N. Remediakis joins the NanoTP scientific network of the European Science Foundation. He will serve as a substitute Management Committe member.