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Georgios Mitrikas

Researcher C

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Short curriculum vitae

Date of birth: 02 November 1970
Place of birth: Athens, Greece
Marital status: Married, two children

Academic Qualifications
PhD: University of Ioannina (Department of Physics, December 2000): "Continuous-wave and pulsed EPR study of metallic silver nanoparticles in SiO2 and TiO2 matrices"
B. Sc: Diploma in Physics (Department of Natural Sciences, University of Ioannina, September 1993). Diploma thesis: "Study of defects in semiconductors by Deep Level Transient Spectroscopy" 

Institute of Materials Science of the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” for postgraduate studies, May 1994 (PhD thesis).

Research Experience
2008-         : Research Scientist, Institute of Materials Science, NCSR "Demokritos".
2007-2008: Invited fellow at the Institute of Materials Science of NCSR "Demokritos" in the framework of the "ENTER" return research grant.
2001-2006: Postdoctoral fellow at the EPR group of Prof. Arthur Schweiger, Physical Chemistry Department, Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich.
2000-2001: Postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Materials Science of NSCR "Demokritos".
1994-1998: Postgraduate student at the Institute of Materials Science of NSCR "Demokritos".

Research Interests
a) Application of conventional continuous wave (cw) and advanced pulse electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) methods to study the geometric and electronic structure of transition metal complexes and molecule-based magnets.
b) Implementation of pulsed EPR methods and development of new materials based on electron and nuclear spins for quantum computation.
c) Pulsed EPR methodology: hyperfine decoupling, theoretical ESEEM study and development of new experimental methods for high electron spin systems (S>1).

Selected journal publications

  • Mitrikas G. (2012) Pulsed EPR characterization of encapsulated atomic hydrogen in octasilsesquioxane cages, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 3782-3790.
  • Alicia Casitas, Nikolaos Ioannidis, George Mitrikas, Miquel Costas, Xavi Ribas (2011) Aryl–O reductive elimination from reaction of well-defined aryl–CuIII species with phenolates: the importance of ligand reactivity, Dalton Trans. 40, 8796-8799.
  • Ines Garcia Rubio, George Mitrikas (2010) Structure and spin density of ferric low-spin heme complexes determined with high-resolution ESEEM experiments at 35 GHz, J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 15, 929-941.
  • Mitrikas, G., Sanakis, Y., and Papavassiliou, G. (2010) Ultrafast control of nuclear spins using only microwave pulses: towards switchable solid-state quantum gates, Physical Review A (Rapid Communications) 81, 020305 1-4.
  • Xavi Ribas, Carlos Calle, Albert Poater, Alicia Casitas, Laura Gómez, Raül Xifra, Teodor Parella, Jordi Benet-Buchholz, Arthur Schweiger, George Mitrikas, Miquel Solà , Antoni Llobet, and T. Daniel P. Stack (2010) Facile C-H Bond Cleavage via a Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Involving a C-H...Cu-(II) Interaction, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132, 12299-12306.
  • Mitrikas, G., Sanakis, Y., Raptopoulou, C.P., Kordas, G., Papavassiliou, G. (2008) Electron spin-lattice and spin-spin relaxation study of a trinuclear iron(III) complex and its relevance in quantum computing, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 10, 743-748.

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