Ioannis Papakonstantinou received his Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from National Technical University of Athens and his PhD in Optical Interconnects from University College London in 2008. During his PhD in collaboration with his industrial and academic partners he developed and patented an optoelectronic connector for optical printed circuit boards which was successfully commercialised. In 2008-2009, he worked for Sharp Laboratories of Europe, investigating sub-wavelength diffractive films fabricated by nanoimprint lithography to improve the brightness, uniformity and power consumption of liquid crystal displays. He joined CERN-European Organisation for Nuclear Research in 2009, where he worked on Gb/s optical fibre communication links for the distribution of timing-trigger and control signals in the Large Hadron Collider. He was appointed as a Lecturer in the Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department at UCL in 2011.
Ioannis’ research interests at UCL focus on the theoretical modelling, design and fabrication of photonic nanostructures for energy efficiency, renewable energy generation and biomedical applications. His group projects include; bioinspired thermochromic windows with self-cleaning and antireflective properties for energy efficient glazing; miniature fibre-optic ultrasound transducers made of carbon nanotube and elastomer composites to guide minimally invasive procedures; luminescent solar concentrators for large area, cost effective PV; photonic metasurfaces to improve the timing resolution of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanners and visible light communications.
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