Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Hellenic Mediterranean University

Vernardou Dimitra

Tel: (+30) 2810 379631
Office Hours: Thursday 11:00-13:00
Assistant Professor
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Short CV
Dr. Dimitra Vernardou received her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Salford in 2005. During her Ph.D., she designed, optimized and demonstrated an APCVD reactor for the growth of VO2 and V2O5 coatings. She subsequently undertook postdoctoral studies at IESL-FORTH before becoming a research fellow in the Centre of Materials Technology and Photonics-TEI of Crete (CEMATEP) in 2006. As a research fellow, she designed and integrated an APCVD reactor for the growth of VO2 (pure or doped with tungsten), V2O5 and WO3 as coatings for thermochromic and electrochromic applications, and lithium-ion batteries. Additionally, she has vast experience in the structural, optical and morphological analysis of the coatings. Regarding the electrochemical performance of the metal oxides as electrodes, she has carried out extensive studies using cyclic voltammetry to examine the cyclability, specific capacitance, charge and time response. During the last three years, she has continuously been working with electrochemical impedance spectroscopy to investigate the lithium ion intercalation/deintercalation mechanism at the electrode-electrolyte interface. She has published > 80 papers in peer reviewed scientific journals with h-index 34 and i10-index 69 (Source: Google Scholar) and supervised 39 B.Sc., co-supervised and supervised four M.Sc. and two Ph.D. students in energy and environmental related areas. She has been the principal investigator in three completed research projects involving metal oxide growth and characterization for energy and environmental applications.