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Dr Ioannis Papakonstantinou

Dipl. Ing., MSc, PhD, MIEEE, MOSA


Room 1117, Roberts Building, UCL

Address:Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
University College London
Torrington Place
Research Group:Electronic Materials and Devices
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Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 7302 / 37302 (internal)  
Fax:+44 (0)20 7388 9325

Ioannis is a Lecturer in Nanophotonics in the Electronic and Electrical Engineering department at University College London. He graduated with a first class degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 2000. Following this, he obtained an MSc in Broadband Technologies for Communications with distinction from University College London in 2002 and a PhD in Polymer Optical Waveguide Interconnections again from UCL in 2007. He joined Sharp Laboratories of Europe, Oxford in 2008 as a Research Associate where he investigated subwavelength gratings fabricated with nanoimprint lithography to reduce the thickness and to improve the brightness and the uniformity of backlights in liquid crystal displays. He moved to Geneva, Switzerland in 2009 to work for CERN – European Organization for Nuclear Research - initially as an ITN Marie-Curie Fellow, experienced researcher and then as a CERN Fellow. Ioannis’ prime subject of research at CERN was high-speed, point-to-multipoint fiber optic networks for the distribution of timing-trigger and control signals in the Large Hadron Collider. He was appointed as a Lecturer at UCL in 2011.

Ioannis is the author of more than 30 peer-reviewed publications in international journals and conference proceedings and he is the holder of seven granted and pending patents. He has been awarded a number of scholarships and awards for his research accomplishments.

His current research interests focus on the electromagnetic modelling of propagation phenomena in optical waveguides and the theoretical investigation, fabrication and characterization of photonic nanostructures to improve the energy conversion efficiency in organic and semiconductor solar cells and in luminescent solar concentrators

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Number of publications: 83.


  • Colchester, R.J., Mosse, C.A., Nikitichev, D.I., Zhang, E.Z., Beard, P.C., Desjardins, A.E., ...Papakonstantinou, I. (2015). . .Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE.9323. doi:10.1117/12.2080772.
  • Haigh, P.A., Chvojka, P., Zvanovec, S., Ghassemlooy, Z., Le, S.T., Kanesan, T., ...Darwazeh, I. (2015). . .Optical Fiber Communication Conference. doi:10.1364/OFC.2015.Tu2G.2.
  • Colchester, R.J., Zhang, E.Z., Mosse, C.A., Beard, P.C., Papakonstantinou, I., Desjardins, A.E. (2015). . BIOMEDICAL OPTICS EXPRESS, 6 (4), 1502-1511. doi:10.1364/BOE.6.001502
  • Haigh, P.A., Le, S.T., Giacoumidis, E., Zvanovec, S., Chvojka, P., Ghassemlooy, Z., ...Xu, T. (2015). . IEEE Wireless Communications, 22 (2), 46-53. doi:10.1109/MWC.2015.7096284











  • Pitwon, R.A., Papakonstantinou, I., Selviah, D.R., Hopkins, K., Milward, D. (2005). Storlite Project Overview. DTI Photonics Focus Conference .


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