Ioannis Remediakis - Electronic structure simulations for nanomaterials

About the speaker

Ioannis N. Remediakis got his bachelor (1997), masters (1998) PhD (2002) degrees from the Department of Physics, University of Crete. His PhD research (simulations for alloyed semiconductor surfaces) was performed at Harvard University. Between 2002 and 2008, he held teaching and research appointments at the University of Ioannina, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the University of Crete. In 2008, he joined MST as Assistant Professor where he was tenured in 2012. He is also affiliated research Scientist with the Institute for Electronic Structure and Laser, FORTH. Research Interests Prof. Remediakis employs first-principles computer simulations for low-dimensional systems with applications to nano-chemistry (shape and properties of metal nanoparticles, heterogeneous catalysis) and nano-physics (two-dimensional semiconductors, nanostructured solids).


Electronic structure theory aims to link quantum states of single electrons to physical and chemical properties of complex materials. Modern simulation techniques typically blend Density-Functional Theory, multi-scale and data-driven approaches in order to capture the many different length scales involved. In this talk, we will present the basics of first-principles computer simulations for low-dimensional systems, focusing on applications to nano-chemistry and nano-physics such as metal nanoparticles, two-dimensional semiconductors and self-assembled monolayers.