Book of abstracts

Programme

1st Day, 13 March 2024
09:30–10:00
Registration
10:00–10:05
Opening ceremony and welcome addresses
10:05-10:15
Government representative

Rector of NTUA – Prof. Ioannis Chatjigeorgiou

Director & Chairman of the Board, NCSR "Demokritos" – Dr Georgios Nounesis
10:15-11:00
ESRF General Director - Dr Francesco Sette
11:00–11:10
Prof. Maria Katsikini, "The Greek Synchrotron Users Network- GrSUN"
11:15-12:15
Round table: Greece’s Membership with ESRF
Moderator: Dr Charalampos Retsos


Representative panel from:

the National authorities, ESRF (Dr Francesco Sette) and GrSUN (Prof. Irene Margiolaki)
12:20–12:30
National Archaeological Museum, Head of Conservation, Physical-Chemical Research & Archaeometry Department - Dr Georgianna Moraitou

12:30-14:00

LUNCH BREAK

14:00-14:30
Chair: Prof. S. Yannis Raptis


ESRF Director of Research – Dr Gema Martinez Criado, "ESRF-EBS: New Scientific Opportunities"
14:30-15:00
ESRF Structural Biology Group Leader – Dr Montserrat Soler Lopez, "Exploring Life's Mysteries: Advancements in Biological Sciences at the ESRF"
15:00–15:30
ESRF Greek Scientists: Dr Dimitrios Bessas, "Accurate solutions: probing nuclei with synchrotron radiation" - Dr Georgios Aprilis, "Pushing Matter to the Extreme: High Pressure Science at the ESRF"

15:30–16:00

COFFEE BREAK

16:00-17:30
Round table: ESRF for Research, Education and Industry
Moderator: Dr Vassilis Psycharis


Representative panel from:

ESRF (Dr Gema Martinez Criado)

Research Ecosystem (Dr Katerina Kouravelou, Director of the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation- HFRI) (Dr Alexandros Lappas, Research Director, Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Crete),

Academia (Dr Theoharis Stamatatos, Professor, Department of Chemistry -University of Patras)

Industry (Dr Marios Katsiotis, Group Research & Innovation Manager, TITAN Cement Company S.A.)
2nd Day, 14 March 2024
Chair/ Speaker name Title of the Session/Presentation Affiliation
09:00- 09:15

Registration

Session 1
Chair: As. Prof. Konstantinos Bethanis
Applications in the understanding of advanced materials. Session I
School of Physics, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
09:15–09:45
Prof. Maria Katsikini
Application of Synchrotron Radiation spectroscopies for the study of nanomaterials
Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
09:45-10:15
Dr Constatinos C. Stoumpos
Synchrotron Radiation as a Tool for Materials Discovery
Department of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete, Heraclion, Greece
10:15-10:45
Dr Vincent Fernandez
Using synchrotron X-ray micro-computed tomography in natural and cultural heritage.
ESRF - The European Synchrotron, Grenoble, France

10:45-11:15

COFFEE BREAK

Session 2
Chair: Prof. Athanassios Kontos
Biology and Medicine
School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece
11:15-11:45
Dr Dimitra Athanasiadou
In the light of synchrotrons: a multifaceted look at the biomineralization processes
Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
11:45-12:15
Prof. Irene Margiolaki
The impact of ESRF for the structural characterization of complex compounds associated with pharmaceutical importance: from peptides to proteins
University of Patras, Patras, Greece
12:15-12:45
Dr Evangelia Chrysina
Building the ecosystem of Research Infrastructures in Greece – the paradigm of INSTRUCT-EL
Institute of Chemical Biology, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece

12:45-14:00

LUNCH BREAK

Session 3
Chair:
Dr Catherine P. Raptopoulou
Industrial and Societal applications
Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, NCSR Demokritos, Agia Paraskevi, Greece
14:00-14:30
Dr Athanassios Papazoglou
The European Synchrotron: Elevating Industry Standards
ESRF - The European Synchrotron, Grenoble, France
14:30-15:00
Dr Antonis Vamvakeros
Advanced Materials Characterisation for Industry
Finden Ltd., Merchant House and Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London
15:00-15:30
Dr George Kourousias
Computing at the Cutting Edge: Driving Innovation in Modern Accelerators
Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, Trieste, Italy

15:30-16:00

COFFEE BREAK

Session 4
Chair:
Dr Alexandros Lappas
Applications in the understanding of advanced materials. Session I I
Institute of Electronic Structuire and Laser (IESL-FORTH), Heraclion, Greece
16:00-16:20
Dr Andrei Rogalev
Advanced synchrotron techniques for functional materials
ESRF - The European Synchrotron, Grenoble, France
16:20-16:40
Prof. Makis Aggelakeris
Magnetic studies at the nanoscale with synchrotron radiation
School of Physics, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
16:40-17:00
Dr Michael Pissas
Μodulated crystal structures in La1-xCaxMnO3 deduced from synchrotron X-ray diffraction
Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, NCSR Demokritos, Agia Paraskevi, Greece
17:00-17:20
Dr Andreas Kaltzoglou
Discovery of new materials for thermoelectric applications via synchrotron facilities
Theoretical & Physical Chemistry Institute, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece