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

Contact Information

Call: +30-2810-379895

Email: kymakis@hmu.gr

Prof. Emmanuel Kymakis

Group Leader

Vice-President of HMU Research Center

Emmanuel Kymakis is a Full Professor at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU) and Vice-President of the HMU Research Center. He received his B.Eng. (First Class Honors) 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. His multidisciplinary research lies at the interface between nanotechnology and electrical engineering and is centred on the development of printed optoelectronic and photovoltaic devices. He has published more than 120 research articles, which have attracted over 10.000 citations and an h-index of 52, while he has an extensive experience in the management of research and industrial projects (6 M€ research funding, design & implementation of 67 MWp of PV parks). Ηe is also included in the list of the top 2% of scientists in their respective fields by citation impact (PLoS Biol 17(8), e3000384). He serves also as scientific evaluator and member of panels of experts of various international governmental and nongovernmental agencies, member of scientific committee of various international congresses, and have been invited to give invited talks in more than 50 occasions. 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), a member of the Engineering sectoral scientific council of the National Council for Research & Innovation of Greece (NCRI) and a member of the Engineering thematic advisory council of HFRI. He is currently the Director of the interinstitutional Post-Graduate Program “Nanotechnology for Energy Applications” and serves as the work package leader of Energy Generation of the EU 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

Education

  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-
    Vice-President
    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

Distinctions

  • 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