Professor Pagona Papakonstantinou
Professor of Advanced Materials
- School of Engineering
- Research Institute
- Jordanstown campus
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Pagona Papakonstantinou is Professor of Advanced Materials in the School of Engineering and a member of the Engineering Research Institute. Pagona’s research interests concern the fabrication of nanocarbons as 2 Dimensional crystals and hierarchical multifunctional architectures, (such as graphene nanosheets, nanodots, nanoflakes, graphene oxide, dichalcogenides, hybrids, carbon nanotubes, nanotips, diamond nanorods) and the comprehensive investigation of their physical and physicochemical properties for use in renewable energy and biosensing areas. Underpinning research into graphene and 2D materials led to a series of patents and a license to 2-DTech/Versarien Ltd. She also has extensive experience of the nano-mechanical, gas barrier and corrosion protection properties of disordered carbon films (DLC).
Pagona is an Invited Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) through the ‘Leaders in the Field’ scheme for her contributions in the field of nanomaterials and nanoscience. She is a recipient of a Royal Academy of Engineering/Leverhulme Trust Senior Fellowship (2011) and of a Distinguished Research Fellowship from Ulster University (2003). She has served/serves on various committees and panels such European Commission, EPSRC, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin Light Source, Royal Irish Academy on Chemical and Physical Sciences; Institute of Physics in Ireland; National Access Programme (NAP) of Tyndall National Institute and UK Diamond Light Source.
Pagona was appointed to a Lectureship at Ulster in 1998 and promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2004 and a Personal Chair in 2009. Prior to this she undertook a number of post-doctoral positions including: magneto-optical material research at Queen’s University Belfast; fs direct laser micro-deposition at the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) in Crete and industrial research on Silicon on Insulator (SOI) technologies at Analogue Devices.
Prof Papakonstantinou Pagona has a BSc (Hons) degree in Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1988) and a PhD in Physics from the Queen’s University of Belfast (1994).
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- Chemical Modification of Graphene Oxide by Nitrogenation: An X-ray Absorption and EmissionSpectroscopy StudyScientific ReportsDate: (2017)
- Synthesis of N-doped and non-doped partially oxidised graphene membranes supported over ceramic materialsJournal of Materials ScienceDate: (2016)
- Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution Reaction on Edges of a Few Layer Molybdenum Disulfide NanodotsACS Applied Materials and InterfacesDate: (2015)
- CuCo2O4 nanoparticles on nitrogenated graphene as highly efficientoxygen evolution catalystJournal of Power SourcesDate: (2015)
- Production of reduced graphene oxide via hydrothermal reduction in an aqueous sulphuric acid suspension and its electrochemical behaviourJournal of solid state electrochemistryDate: (2015)
- Applications, composites, and devices: general discussionFaraday DiscussionsDate: (2014)
- Synthesis in gas and liquid phase: general discussionFaraday DiscussionsDate: (2014)
- Functionalisation, separation and solvation: general discussionFaraday DiscussionsDate: (2014)
- Electrical and electronic properties of nitrogen doped amorphous carbon (a-CNx) thin filmsCurrent Applied PhysicsDate: (2014)
- Tuning the Catalytic Activity of Graphene Nanosheets for Oxygen Reduction Reaction via Size and Thickness ReductionACS Applied Materials and InterfacesDate: (2014)