Mr Nikolaos Christogiannis
Nikolaos Christogiannis was born in Volos, a town located in the middle of Greece. Nikolaos was always interested in physics and mathematics, and so decided to pursue a degree in science and specifically in physics. During his studies, he particularly enjoyed nuclear and particle physics, and wrote his dissertation on simulating nuclear heavy ion reactions.
After obtaining his (Hons.) bachelor's degree in 2008 from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki he became interested in materials science and nanotechnology. Keen to explore this area, Nikolaos moved to the Netherlands for two years to study for a Master’s degree in Nanomaterials: Chemistry and Physics in Utrecht University. He worked on a joint project with Phillips Research on solar concentrators based on luminescent ions. He also worked on a second smaller project involving the synthesis and response of silica nanorods under the influence of an electric field.
In October 2010 Nikolaos started studying for a PhD, working on optical organic microcavities in the EPMM group as a Marie Curie Early stage researcher under the supervision of Professor David Lidzey.
Nikolaos very much enjoys spending his free time playing basketball or football, and going on long walks in the countryside. He is also an avid coffee drinker.