Research background

Georgios Tritsaris is a physicist by training with a degree in Physics and a MSc in Materials Science from the University of Patras. He received his PhD in Physics from the Technical University of Denmark, where he studied nanostructured catalysts for fuel cells (2011). He then joined the Harvard Paulson School as a research scholar, where he has conducted research in materials physics and computational science. He has further been involved in high-tech startup research and development, coordinating or supporting activities in materials and devices for sustainable energy and transport.

Dr. Tritsaris have been conducting research at the intersection of physics, materials, and computation with focus on developing and using theoretical concepts, models and methods to obtain new insights into the physical processes that govern scientifically and technologically interesting nanostructures. The main idea is to systematically increase our knowledge of matter at the atomic scale by using supercomputers and intelligent algorithms to conduct virtual experiments and circumvent the trial and error nature of the lab. A recent theme has been the integration of physics-based and data-driven models into high-throughput workflows for extracting broadly applicable physical insights from large materials data sets and guide the design of novel nanostructures. Typical structures of interest describe composite, low-dimensional, and carbon- and transition metal oxide-based nanomaterials with applications in catalysis, photovoltaics, batteries, and quantum technology.

Extended description of current scholarly interests available here.
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