Alexandros Lappas has a D.Phil. in Chemical Physics from the University of Sussex and is presently a Research Director (equivalent to University Professor position) at the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas. His experimental research addresses the impact of nanoscale structural fluctuations in functional quantum materials involving exploitable cooperative phenomena of interacting magnetic moments and carriers of electric charge. As a Fulbright Scholar he will study the emerging electron complexity in two-dimensional transition-metal chalcogenides (Brookhaven National Lab), while teaching (Stony Brook University) advances in cutting-edge structure-property probing methods exploiting large-scale facilities. Dr. Lappas’ plans are motivated by the chance to establish a cross-disciplinary collaborative network aiming at a significant transfer of knowledge, reinforcing scientific excellence in materials research for developing technologies in the energy transmission, storage and end-use.
Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH)
Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, and Stony Brook University, New York State