The Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) is the largest and most prestigious research center in Greece with well-organized facilities and highly qualified personnel. It consists of eight research Institutes located throughout Greece. Over the years, FORTH has become one of the top European research centers, conducting specialized scientific research in strategic high-added value sectors, focusing on interdisciplinary research and development (R&D) activities in areas of major scientific, societal and economic interest, such as: Molecular Biology and Genetics, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Precision Medicine, Systems Biology, Robotics, Telecommunications, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Chemical Engineering Sciences, Energy, Environment, Human and Social Sciences, Astrophysics and Astronomy.

The Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) of FORTH hosts a variety of research activities that span across Physics, Chemistry and Materials Science. Since its foundation in 1983, IESL has established a strong international presence and occupies a distinct position in the international scientific map in the areas of Laser Science and Photonics, Polymer Science and Soft Matter, Micro/nano-electronics, Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, always aiming at performing high quality both fundamental and applied research in the scientific areas it targets. Polymer Electronics constitutes one of the research directions within IESL, led by Dr. Eleni Pavlopoulou. The team’s research focuses on the development of functional electroactive polymers and their integration in energy harvesting devices. Our expertise integrates materials design, processing, physical characterizations, device fabrication and performance characterizations.

PI involved in HyPhOE

Eleni Pavlopoulou is a physicist holding a PhD in polymer physics from the University of Crete, Greece (2009). She did a post-doc at Princeton University …

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List of relevant publications

  1. Thiophene-Based Trimers for In Vivo Electronic Functionalization of Tissues. D. Mantione et al. ACS Applied Electronic Materials 2(12) 2020, 4065–4071, DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.0c00861
  2. Thiophene-Based Aldehyde Derivatives for Functionalizable and Adhesive Semiconducting Polymers. E Istif et al. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 12 (2020) 8695-8703
  3. Morphology of a self-doped conducting oligomer for green energy applications. JF Franco-Gonzalez et al. Nanoscale 9 (2017) 13717-13724
  4. 3.  Unraveling vertical inhomogeneity in vapour phase polymerized PEDOT:Tos films. S Chen et al. Journal of Materials Chemistry A (2020), DOI: 10.1039/D0TA06031C
  5. 4. Vapor phase synthesized poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)-trifluoromethanesulfonate as a transparent conductor material. R. Brooke et al. J. Mater. Chem. A 6 (2018) 21304-21312