Ioannis “Υiannis” Petsagkourakis graduated at 2013 from the National Technical University of Athens with a Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering (cum laude). During his dissertation he investigated the interface between Polyethylene and Graphite with Metropolis Monte Carlo Simulations, in the Computational Material Science and Engineering Group, under the supervision of Prof. D. Theodorou. As part of his Chemical Engineering studies, he also worked in 2011 as research assistant in the Research Center ‘Demokritos’, investigating the transport properties of Ionic Liquids via Molecular Dynamics.
In 2013, Yiannis moved to the Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymeres Organiques, in the University of Bordeaux, France, to start his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Georges Hadziioannou and Prof. Stefan Dilhaire. His thesis focused on the synthesis and thermoelectric properties of conducting polymers and hybrid systems, while he investigated the relationships between Structure-Charge transport mechanism and Thermoelectricity of such highly conducting polymeric and hybrid systems. He graduated in December of 2016 with a PhD in Polymer Science.
From March 2017, he started working as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Laboratory of Organic Electronics under the supervision of Prof. Xavier Crispin and Prof. Klas Tybrandt, on Stretchable Electronics. His research interests also include Organic Electrochemical Transistors, Polymer Thermoelectrics and understanding the charge transport mechanism of conducting polymers and their hybrid systems.
Since 2018, Yiannis is co-author of 3 peer-reviewed papers and 1 book chapter, while his work has been presented in 9 international conferences and workshops. He also holds 6 Awards and 4 Scholarships of Excellence.