Staff Catalogue


2289 2835
Department of Physics
FST 01 - Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, B235
University Campus

Undergraduate studies at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (B.Sc. in Physics 1997). Graduate studies at SUNY at Buffalo, USA (Ph.D. in Physics 2003).  Postdoctoral research at Imperial College London, UK (2003-2007). Lecturer in Dept. of Physics, Un. of Cyprus (09/2007-12/2011). Assistant Professor, Un. of Cyprus (12/2011-05/2017), Associate Professor,  Un of Cyprus (05/2017-). Expertise on optical spectroscopy and photophysics of semiconductors. He leads the Experimental Condensed Matter Physics Laboratory with current activities focusing on studies of semiconductor nanocrystals for optoelectronic applications. 

  • Physics of Materials
  • Optical Spectroscopy of Semiconductors
  • Photophysics of Solution-Processed Materials
  • Optoelectronic and Photonic Properties and Applications of Colloidal Nanocrystals


▪ Efficient Amplified Spontaneous Emission from Solution Processed CsPbBr3 Nanocrystal Microcavities under Continuous Wave Excitation, M. Athanasiou, P. Papagiorgis, A. Manoli, C. Bernasconi, M. Bodnarchuk, M. Kovalenko, G. Itskos*, ACS Photonics, 8, 7, 2120, (2021),

▪ Surface-Functionalization of CsPbBr3 Νanocrystals for Photonic Applications, A. Manoli, P. Papagiorgis, M. Sergides, C. Bernasconi, M. Athanasiou, S. Pozov, S. A. Choulis, M. I. Bodnarchuk, M. V. Kovalenko, A. Othonos, G. Itskos*, ACS Applied Nano Materials, 4, 5084, (2021),

Single-Exciton Gain and Stimulated Emission across the Infrared Telecom Band from Robust Heavily Doped PbS Colloidal Quantum Dots, S. Christodoulou, I. Ramiro, A. Othonos, A. Figueroba, M. Dalmases, O. Özdemir, S. Pradhan, G. Itskos, G. Konstantatos, Nano Letters, 20(8), 5909, (2020),

▪Unraveling the Radiative Pathways of Hot Carriers upon Intense Photoexcitation of Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals, P. Papagiorgis, A. Manoli, S. Michael, C. Bernasconi, M.I. Bodnarchuk, M.V. Kovalenko, A. Othonos, G. Itskos, ACS Nano 13, 5799, (2019),

▪ Efficient Optical Amplification in the Nanosecond Regime from Formamidinium Lead Iodide NanocrystalsP. Papagiorgis, A. Manoli, L. Protesescu, C. Achilleos, M. Violaris, K. Nicolaides, T. Trypiniotis, M.I. Bodnarchuk, M.V. Kovalenko, A. Othonos, G. Itskos*, ACS Photonics, 5, 907, (2018),

▪ Long-Lived Hot Carriers in Formamidinium Lead Iodide Nanocrystals, P. Papagiorgis, L. Protesescu, M.V. Kovalenko, A. Othonos, G. Itskos*, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121, 12434 (2017),

▪ Lead Halide Perovskites and Other Metal Halide Complexes As Inorganic Capping Ligands for Colloidal Nanocrystals D. N. Dirin, S. Dreyfuss, M. I. Bodnarchuk, G. Nedelcu, P. Papagiorgis, G. Itskos, M. V. Kovalenko, Journal of American Chemical Society , 136, 6550, (2014),

▪ Optical Properties of Organic Semiconductor Blends with Quantum-Dot Sensitizers for Near-Infrared Hybrid Optoelectronic Applications” G. Itskos*, A. Othonos, T. Rauch, S. F. Tedde, O. Hayden, M. Kovalenko, W. Heiss, S.A. Choulis, Advanced Energy Materials, 1, 802, (2011),

▪ Hybrid inorganic/organic semiconductor heterostructures with efficient non-radiative energy transfer, G. Heliotis, G. Itskos, R. Murray, M.D. Dawson, I.M. Watson, D.D.C. Bradley Advanced Materials 18, 334, (2006),

▪ Efficient electrical spin injection from a magnetic metal/tunnel barrier contact into a semiconductor, B.T. Jonker, A.T. Hanbicki, Y.D. Park, G. Itskos, G. Kioseoglou and A. Petrou, Applied Physics Letters 80, 1240, (2002) ,

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