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Kostas Sarakinos

Associate Professor, Division Head

Kostas holds a Ph.D. degree in Physics from RWTH Aachen University, Germany (2008) and a Docent degree in Materials Physics from Linköping University, Sweden (2012). In 2011 he was one of six young researchers (out of a pool of 100 candidates) appointed by Linköping University  to a tenure track position which included generous funding to establish an independent research group. Kostas' research interests include:

  • Dynamics and atomistic mechanisms during initial thin film formation stages.
  • Thin film growth simulations.
  • Thin film microstructural and texture evolution.
  • Synthesis of optical, magnetic and photocatalytic thin films.
  • Highly ionized and pulsed physical vapor deposition processes.

Short CV

Dr. Kostas Sarakinos
Associate Professor (Docent)

Nanoscale Engineering Division

IFM-Material Physics

Linköping University

SE-58183

Linköping

Sweden

e-mail: kostas@ifm.liu.se
tel: +46-13-281241

Office: N409 (Physics building/Fysikhuset)

Researcher ID: www.researcherid.com/rid/D-1327-2010

ORCID:http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2864-9509

Academic qualifications

2012: Docent in Materials Science

Plasma and Coatings Physics Division, IFM-Material Physics, Linköping University, Sweden

2008: Ph.D. in Physics
Institute of Physics IA; RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Thesis title: “Process-property relations in reactively sputtered transition metal compounds” [http://darwin.bth.rwth-aachen.de/opus/volltexte/2008/2196/]
Advisor: Prof. Matthias Wuttig

2004: M.Sc. in Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies

Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Thesis title: “Growth and Characterization of CrN/TiN superlattices”
Advisor: Prof. Stergios Logothetidis

Professional record

2015- to date: Associate Professor (tenured), Nanoscale Engineering Division (Division Head), IFM-Material Physics, Linköping University, Sweden

2014- 2015: Associate Professor (tenure track position), Nanoscale Engineering Division (Division Head), IFM-Material Physics, Linköping University, Sweden

2012- 2014: Associate Professor (tenure track position), Plasma and Coatings Physics Division, IFM-Material Physics, Linköping University, Sweden

2011- 2012: Assistant Professor (tenure track position), Plasma and Coatings Physics Division, IFM-Material Physics, Linköping University, Sweden

2010-2011: Post-doctoral researcher (2 year post-doctoral grant by the Swedish Research council), Plasma and Coatings Physics Division, IFM-Material Physics, Linköping University, Sweden (Head: Prof. Ulf Helmersson)

2008-2010: Post-doctoral researcher Materials Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Germany (Head: Prof. Jochen M. Schneider)

2004-2007: Ph.D. candidate Institute of Physics IA, RWTH Aachen University, Germany (Head: Prof. Mattias Wuttig)


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Last updated: 12/07/15