Georgios Photiadis

Scientist

Dr. Georgios M. Photiadis is currently Scientist in Raman Spectroscopy, Molten Salt Chemistry and Technology, and in Sustainable Chemistry, in Potters Bar, Hertsmere, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He received a BSc Degree (Ptychion) in Chemistry (Very Good, Grade: 7.50/10.00, top 5%) with Diploma Work (Grade: 10/10) in semiconductor Photoelectrochemical (PEC) Solar Cells, in 1991, from the Department of Chemistry, Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece. He received a PhD (Hons) in Physical Chemistry / Inorganic Chemistry (in Raman Spectroscopy of Molten Salts), in 1999, from the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, with work within FORTH/ICE-HT, Patras, Greece, in the Lab of Structure and Dynamics of Amorphous Materials and Fluids. His Ph.D. involved considerable work in Developing Raman Spectroscopy Instruments for measurements from Cryogenic liquid Nitrogen temperatures -196oC up to 1000oC, in Molten Salt Chemistry and Technology, and in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry. He has considerable research experience and expertise in Raman Spectroscopy / Microscopy, Ultrafast Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy, X-Ray Diffraction, Optical Microscopy, Optics, Nonlinear Optics, Development and Applications of Scientific Instruments for Raman Spectroscopy and Ultrafast Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy, Development and Applications of High Vacuum and High Temperature Techniques for Synthesis and Purification of Chemicals, Molten Salt Chemistry and Technology, Inorganic Materials Synthesis, Air-Sensitive Chemistry, High Temperature Chemistry, Green Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Low Carbon and Low Energy Chemistry and Technology, Cement Chemistry, Analysis and Interpretation of Data from Raman Spectroscopy / Microscopy, femtosecond Optically Heterodyne Detected – Optical Kerr Effect (OHD-OKE), Polarization Gate (PG) and Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) Frequency Resolved Optical Gating (FROG), and in Data Analysis and Modelling, He is also experienced in teaching Chemistry and Physics to 12-18 year old students and at University level to undergraduate students. His research and / or teaching posts include University College London, London, United Kingdom, specialising in Raman Spectroscopy / Microscopy, XRD, Inorganic Materials Synthesis, Cement Chemistry and in Green Chemistry applied to Low Carbon and Low Energy Molten Salt Synthesis of Cements (project funded by the UK EPSRC), Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin, Germany (project in the Lab of Ultrafast Spectroscopy funded initially by the German DFG, then a two years Marie Curie Individual Fellowship, Human Potential Programme European Union), University of Patras, Patras, Greece and University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece. He has a very strong interest in the Research and Development of applications of Raman Spectroscopy / Microscopy and Imaging and of Ultrafast Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Biology, Pharmacy and in Medicine. He is an advocate of Sustainable Chemistry, Green Chemistry, Solar Energy with expertise and very strong interest in the Research and Development of Low Carbon and Low Energy Technologies using Molten Salts for Industrial Processes, and in the use of Novel Molten Salt Formulations for Solar Thermal Energy Storage.

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