Category Archives: Phd


Mr. Alex Molfetas is a 1st year Ph.D candidate at the university of Crete. He received his Bachelor degree from the University of Nottingham in 2014 and his Master degree from the University of Crete in 2016. His research focuses on the structural comprehension of enzymatic mechanisms.


Ms. Maria Kokkali is a 1st year Ph.D candidate at the University of Crete (Medical School) and the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB). She received her Bachelor degree from the University of Ioannina in 2014 and her Master degree from King’s College London in Neuroscience. Her research focuses on the development of novel agonists of Neurotrophin receptors for pharmacological interventions in neurodegenerative diseases and regulation of adult neurogenesis.


Mr. Costas Smaragdakis is a 6th year Ph.D candidate at Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics of University of Crete. He received his Bachelor degree from the University of Crete in 2005 and his Master degree from the same university in 2008. His research focuses on in inverse problems of underwater acoustics using statistical features of the acoustic field.


Mr. Grigorios Kounadis is a 5th year Ph.D candidate at the University of Athens. He received his Bachelor degree in Mathematics from the University of Athens in 2006 and his Master degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Athens. His research focuses on the analysis and approximation of nonlinear water wave equations.


Mr. Papadakis Ioannis is a 1st year Ph.D candidate at Physics Departments at the University of Patras. He received his Bachelor degree from the University of Patras in 2015 and his Master degree from the University of Patras in Photonics – Lasers. His Master thesis is titled: “Nonlinear optical response of graphene and graphene derivatives”. His research focuses on the nonlinear optical response of graphenes, nanoribbons and other carbon based nanomaterials.


Ms. Mystiridou Emmanouela is a 1st year Ph.D candidate at Department of Materials Science, University of Patras. She received her Bachelor degree from the University of Patras in 2013 and her Master degree in “Hybrid graphene materials with functional polymers” in 2016. Her research focuses on biomaterials science with emphasis on calcium phosphate bone cements and calcium alginate hydrogels.


Ms. Panagiota Kalligosfyri is a 1st year Ph.D candidate at University of Patras. She received her Bachelor degree from the University of Patras in 2015 and her Master degree from the University of Patras in Analytical Chemistry and Nanotechnology. Her research focuses on Exploiting Nanoparticles for the Development of Analytical Methods.


Mrs. Govatsi Katerina is a 4th year Ph.D candidate at FORTH-ICEHT Institute and Department of Chemistry Univ. of Patras. She received her Bachelor degree from the University of Patras in 2011 and her Master degree from the University of Patras in Solid State Physics. Her research focuses on 1D and 2Dmaterial synthesis and characterization, and their application in water splitting.


Mr George Gassias is a PhD candidate at the department of History an Archeology of University of Crete. He received his Bachelor Degree from the University of Athens in 2000 and his Master Degree from the University of Crete in Contemporary Greek and European History. His research focuses on agrarian reform and the rural transformations in Greece in the


Ms. Evangelia Vasilaki is a Ph.D candidate at the Chemistry Department of the University of Crete. She received her Bachelor degree from the University of Piraeus in 2010 and her Master degree in Chemistry from the University of Crete. She studies the synthesis and modification of metal oxides for photocatalytic applications. She has published 5 articles in international peer-reviewed journals with 57 citations.