Alexandros Lappas

Alexandros Lappas


Materials Science, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton & Stony Brook University, New York State

Dr. Alexandros Lappas' research project in the U.S. during his Fulbright grant period focused on the Deciphering Complexity in Novel Molecule-Intercalated Iron Chalcogenide Two-Dimensional Materials. Since his return to Greece to his research lab at IESL-Forth in Crete, Dr. Lappas has provided Fulbright with updates on his research developments and continued collaborations with his U.S. hosts: 

Exciting developments in cancer research and treatment are emerging with the use of magnetic nanoparticles. U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has devoted a feature to the current topic, explaining in simple terms the scientific procedure. The project originated with Dr. Alexandros Lappas, a chemical physicist and expert on magnetism leading the Quantum Materials and Magnetism Lab at the Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (IESL-FORTH), Greece, who was visiting Brookhaven as a Fulbright Scholar. December 2020

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The Humanities may be more event-oriented but Fulbright Alumni in the fields of the Sciences and Engineering are equally active and productive, using their Fulbright experience for continued collaborations and exchanges which, in turn, result in joint publications, peer reviews, conference organizations and participations, and shared developments. Dr. Alexandros Lappas, Research Director at IESL-FORTH, in Heraklion, Crete, recently published a work entitled Vacancy-driven noncubic local structure and magnetic anisotropy tailoring in FexO-Fe3-δO4 nanocrystals that is the culmination of his Fulbright grant research and further discussion between his team at the Functional Nanocrystals & Quantum Magnetism lab and his U.S. hosts. The article appeared in the Physical Review X, a premier journal of the American Physical Society (impact factor 12.2). September 2018


Alexandros Lappas is a Fulbright Alumnus of the 2016-2017 Visiting Scholar Program

Photo Credit: Alexandros Lappas