Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Estavromenos, Heraklion, GR-71410, Heraklion, Greece

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Prof. Emmanuel Kymakis

Group Leader

Vice-President of HMU Research Center

Emmanuel Kymakis is a Full Professor at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering of the Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU), Vice-President of the HMU Research Center and Director of the interinstitutional Post-Graduate Program “Nanotechnology for Energy Applications”. He received the B.Eng. (First Class Honours) degree in Electrical Engineering & Electronics from Liverpool University in 1999 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Cambridge University in 2003. He and Prof. Gehan Amaratunga are the inventors of the polymer-nanotube solar cell. Before joining HMU, he was a technical consultant offering engineering and consultancy services in the realization of photovoltaic and solar thermal power plants. He has >100 SCI publications and over 9.500 citations with an h-index of 51. He has been an honorary lecturer at UConn and a recipient of an Isaac Newton and an EPSRC studentship. He was named as a 2014 ChemComm Emerging Investigator and has received two National Excellence Awards. He has served as a member of the founding General Assembly of the Hellenic Foundation for Research & Innovation (HFRI), the Engineering sectoral scientific council of the National Council for Research & Innovation of Greece (NCRI) and the Engineering thematic advisory council of HFRI. He is currently the leader of the Energy Generation WP of the FET-Flagship Initiative Graphene.

His multidisciplinary research lies at the interface between nanotechnology and electrical engineering and is centered on the development of printed optoelectronic and photovoltaic devices.

  • Solution processable graphene and related 2D materials
  • Interfacial engineering of organic and perovskite solar cells
  • Degradation studies in PV devices/modules under lab and outdoor conditions
  • High-throughput processes for the industrialization of printed electronics


  1. 2003

    Ph.D. degree

    University of Cambridge
  2. 1999

    B.Eng. (First Class Honours) in Electrical Engineering & Electronics

    University of Liverpool

Professional Experience

  1. 2020-
    Hellenic Mediterranean University Research Center
  2. 2019-
    Professor of Advanced Electronic Materials & Devices
    Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece
  3. 2009-2019
    Assistant (2009-2012), Associate (2012-2016), Full Professor (2016-2019)
    Dept. of Electrical Engineering, TEI of Crete, Greece


  • 2020
    Leader of Energy Generation WP
    Graphene Flagship
  • 2020
    Editorial Board member of Discover Materials journal
    Springer, Nature
  • 2019
    100.000 top scientists across all fields list
    PLoS Biol 17(8): e3000384)
  • 2017-2019
    Elected member of the General Assembly
    Hellenic Foundation of Research & Innovation
  • 2018
    Member of Engineering Sciences board
    Greek National Council for Research & Innovation
  • 2014
    Excellence (ARISTEIA II) Award
    General Sectretariat of Research & Technology
  • 2014
    Emerging Investigator
    RSC Chemical Communications
  • 2005
    Honorary Lecturer
    University of Connecticut, Institute of Material Sciences
  • 1999-2003
    Isaac Newton Research Studentship & EPSRC Research Scholarship
    University of Cambridge