vernardouDr. Dimitra Vernardou received her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Salford in 2005. Her thesis was entitled “The Growth of Thermochromic Vanadium Dioxide Films by Chemical Vapour Deposition”. During her Ph.D., she designed, optimized and demonstrated an atmospheric pressure chemical vapour deposition (APCVD) reactor for the growth of VO2 and V2O5 coatings. Following this, she undertook postdoctoral studies in IESL-FORTH before being 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 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. The last three years, she continuously works with electrochemical impedance spectroscopy to investigate the lithium ion intercalation/deintercalation mechanism at the electrode-electrolyte interface. She has published 70 papers in peer reviewed scientific journals with h-index 27 and i10-index 52 (Source: Google Scholar). She has supervised 30 B.Sc., co-supervised 2 M.Sc. and 1 Ph.D. student 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. She currently holds the position of Assistant Professor on Materials for Electrical Energy Efficiency and Storage in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering of Hellenic Mediterranean University.

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