George Kiriakidis

Was born in Thessaloniki, Greece on April 4, 1950.

On Feb.1973 he was awarded the degree of BSc Physics/ Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

From 1973 to 1978 he followed graduate studies in UK and received a MSc in Automatic Control Systems forUMIST in 1975 and a PhD from the Elect. Eng.  Dept. Salford University in 1979.

Since 1981, he is with the Physics Dept. of the University of Crete, Greece, currently serving as a Professor.

He was the founding member and first director of the Science and Technology Park of Crete (1993-97).

In 1996 he was awarded the degree of MBA from the Univ. of Surrey, UK.

He serves as elected E-MRS vice president since May, 2014.

From 1985-1991 he was the deputy director of the III-V Microelectronics Group, IESL Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas, (FORTH), Crete, Greece.
On 1992 he established and is still heads the TCM Group at IESL / FORTH. The current research interests of his group focus on the growth and study of the optical, electrical, structural and chemical properties of metal oxide thin films as potential materials for novel opto-electronic applications (gratings, TTFTs, waveguides, etc), solar cells, and chemical sensors as well as photocatalytic materials for clean air applications.

G.Kiriakidis has published more than 100 scientific papers in Refereed Journals and participated in over 80 National and International Conferences (including 40 as invited speaker) He was the chairperson for the TCO2006, TCO2008, TCM2010, TCM2012 and TCM2014 conferences and the Editor and co-author in 7 Scientific Reports and three proceedings books.