Dr. rer. nat. Dipl. Ing. Tzounis Lazaros received in 2010 a Diploma of Materials Science and Engineering (entered 2005 / finished 2010; 5-years polytechnic school) from the University of Ioannina (Epirus, Greece) with honours. He graduated with the first grade between the admitted students of the academic year 2005, at the exact years of the university studies.
In 2014, he received a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry (especially from Physical Chemistry of Polymeric Materials) from the Technical University of Dresden (TUD) in Germany, while most of the time he worked at the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (IPF). This was followed by a post-doctoral study in the Leibniz IPF Institute, while then he moved to the Lab for Thin Films, Nanosystems & Nanometrology (LTFN) at the Physics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki where he continues working as a post-doctoral researcher.
His main interests involve the fabrication and synthesis of novel polymeric materials filled with different kinds of carbon allotropes (CNTs, graphene, fullerenes, etc), Chemistry of carbon materials (CNTs, Graphene, Fullerenes) and synthesis of different functional nano-colloids. He specializes in the study of electrical, thermoelectric, light emitting (e.g OLEDs) and photovoltaic (e.g OPVs) properties of organic materials; Catalysis, Sensors, 3D hierarchical multifunctional architectures, 3D printing and rapid prototyping, Catalytic processes for H2 production from biomass, Printed Organic Electronics, investigation of surface morphology of nanostructures by SEM and AFM, size determination of nano-objects and interphase study of multi-layer structures using TEM and cryo- or room-temperature ultramicrotomy for sample preparation.
All-aromatic SWCNT-Polyetherimide nanocomposites for thermal energy harvesting applications
Investigating the correlation between deactivation and the carbon deposited on the surface of Ni/Al<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf>and Ni/La<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf>-Al<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf>catalysts during the biogas reforming reaction