Assistant ProfessorPhysical Chemistry Laboratory
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Faculty of Sciences
School of Chemistry
Thomas Stergiopoulos holds a PhD from the General Department of the Polytechnic School of the University of Patras (2006, Thesis Title: “Spectroscopic Characterization of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells”, Supervisor: Panagiotis Lianos, Professor). The PhD thesis was implemented in the Laboratory of Dr. P. Falaras at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of NCSR Demokritos.
His research interests focus on semiconductors with emphasis on their optoelectronic properties and applications in photovoltaics and light emitting diodes. Dr. Stergiopoulos’ most recent research activities are in the field of 3rd generation photovoltaic systems, such as dye solar cells and perovskite cells.
To date he has published about 70 articles in international peer-reviewed journals, having more than 7000 citations and an H-index of 38.
Mr. Stergiopoulos has supervised 1 PhD candidate as well as 7 Postgraduate / Undergraduate Students.
He has experience in coordinating European (ERC) and National (IKY, ELIDEK) research projects.
- Physical Chemistry
- Development of highly crystalline halide perovskite films through control of coordination chemistry
- Development of novel (non-halide) perovskite compounds such as sulfides (eg BaZrS3) in polycrystalline or nanocrystalline structure
- Development of sustainable photovoltaic devices using non-toxic metals (germanium) and solvents (alcohols)
- Development of efficient, photovoltaic devices with (bulk and surface) traps passivation traps by sulfur-based compounds
- Development of hybrid (inorganic / organic) or purely inorganic materials (monocrystals and nanocrystals with liquid chemistry and polycrystalline films on a conductive substrate), such as Sb2S3, AgBiS2 etc.
- Development of efficient, stable and sustainable optoelectronic devices (solar cells and LEDs)