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Dr. Andreas Mavrantonakis

Position: 
Senior Assistant Researcher
PhD: 
University of Crete. Greece
Research: 
Computational design of nanomaterials for energy and storage applications
E-mail: 
andreas.mavrantonakis@imdea.org
Short Bio: 

Andreas Mavrantonakis got his PhD in Chemistry at the University of Crete, Greece in 2007. He has held several postdoctoral positions in Germany and USA: i) 2007 – 2009 as Humboldt Fellow in the group of Prof. Wim Klopper in Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, ii) 2009 – 2011 in Humboldt University Berlin in the group of Prof. Joachim Sauer iii) 2011-2014 in Jacobs University Bremen, in the group of Prof. Thomas Heine, as Principal Investigator in a project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and iv) 2015 – 2017 as postdoctoral associate in the group of Prof. Chris Cramer in the University of Minnesota, USA.

His research interests lie on the application of computational techniques to model structural, electronic, spectroscopic, catalytic, and sorption properties of functional nanomaterials, such as Carbon Nanotubes and Metal Organic Frameworks.

He is the author of >40 scientific publications and has supervised several undergraduate and postgraduate students.

In November 2017, he joined IMDEA, where he is leading the computational modeling activities for designing new nanomaterials for electrochemical energy storage, with main focus on Redox-Flow Batteries.