Personal data Date of birth: 08/25/1976
Place of birth: Bielefeld, Germany
Nationality: Greek
3/2012 - present: Juniorprofessor at the University of Stuttgart, Germany
9/2008 - 2/2012: Postdoctoral and Marie Curie fellow at the group of Prof. R. Netz, Department of Physics, Technical University of Munich, Germany
11/2005 - 7/2008: Postdoctoral fellow at the group of Prof. E. Kaxiras, Department of Physics, Harvard University USA
9/1999 - 6/2005: Teaching assistant at the University of Crete, Greece
6/2005: PhD (Department of Physics, University of Crete, Greece)
Advisor: Prof. P.C. Kelires (University of Crete)
Title:Theoretical investigation of the energetics and mechanical properties of nanostructured amorphous carbon
9/2001: M.Sc. in Condensed Matter Physics, University of Crete, Greece.
1995-1999: B.Sc. in Physics, University of Crete, Greece.
Research interests
Computational Physics and Materials Science
Integration of biomolecules and materials
Multiscale modeling of biophysical DNA-related processes
Mechanical properties of materials based on empirical methods
Electronic properties of materials based on density functional theory
Teaching Experience:
Teaching assistant for courses in Physics and Mathematics taught at the Physics Department, University of Crete (1999-2005)
Teaching assistant for advanced courses at the Physics Department, Technical University of Munich (2008-)
Scholarships & Awards
2010 : Intra-European Marie Curie Fellowship
2009 : Postdoctoral fellowship for women by the Munich Cluster of Excellence (Stelle fuer Nachwuchswissenschaftlerin aus der Exzellenzinitiative)
2008 : Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellowship
2007 : Best Paper in a Workshop at ICCS 2007 (International Conference on Computational Science): Multiscale Modeling of Biopolymer Translocation Through a Nanopore by M. Fyta, S. Melchionna, E. Kaxiras, and S. Succi.
2002 : Award from the National Scholarships Foundation,Greece for graduate study
1998 : 2nd Price at the Summer school on Advanced Physics, UoC - Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH)
1996, 1997 : Consecutive awards from the National Scholarships Foundation, Greece for undergraduate study
Member: Materials Research Society, American Physical Society, Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, European Physical Society
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