Dimitra earned her PhD in Chemical Engineering/Organic Electronics from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, while she holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering (majoring Materials Science) from the same University. She also holds a Master’s Degree (Honours) in Advanced Materials Science awarded jointly from the Technical University of Munich, Ludvig-Maximilians University of Munich and University of Augsburg in Germany. As a post-graduate, she gained industrial experience through internships in Procter & Gamble, Italy, and Schreiner Group, Germany.
- green manufacturing of flexible nanoelectronic devices
- photonic synapses for neuromorphic computing
- solution-processed non-toxic materials
- photoelectric memories
- RF energy harvesting
Dimitra’s research interests involve the fabrication and optimisation of nanoscale opto/electronic devices by applying novel materials concepts, alternative patterning techniques and solution-based processes compatible with flexible substrates and printable electronics. During her PhD and first post-doc positions, she developed organic and inorganic materials-based thin films to act as interfacial layers in high performance Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) and Organic Photovoltaic Cells (OPVs). Then, she went on to explore the fabrication and characterisation of coplanar nanogap separated metal electrodes on rigid or flexible substrates using a high throughput, scalable, inexpensive technique, named adhesion lithography. Dimitra is currently interested in combining these coplanar electrodes with functional organic, inorganic and hybrid materials to develop advanced opto/electronic devices targeting high speed applications, such as high– and ultra-high frequency (HF & UHF) radio frequency diodes, high response speed photodetectors, fast switching light-emitting diodes and novel optoelectronic memristors operating as photonic artificial synapses.
Current PhD Students
External roles and responsibilities
Dr Dimitra Georgiadou is a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, leading the Flexible Nanoelectronics Lab in the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. She also serves as the Deputy Impact Champion and Advertising & Recruiting Coordinator in the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Machine Intelligence for Nanoelectronic Devices and Systems (MINDS-CDT).
Dimitra earned her PhD in Chemical Engineering/Organic Electronics from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. Before joining the University of Southampton as a Principal Researcher, she was an Industrial Fellow at the Department of Materials, Imperial College London (ICL), working with PragmatIC, a UK-SME developing flexible radiofrequency electronic devices for the Internet of Things, and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the Department of Physics (ICL).