Dr Dimitrios Papageorgiou


Research Overview

Polymer Composites, Nanomaterials, Graphene, Polymer Engineering, Raman Spectroscopy, Strain Engineering, Biopolymers, 3D-4D Printing

Dimitrios' research follows a holistic approach from materials and functional composites development, to the analysis and modelling of performance, targeting application markets.

Individual research interests include: 

  • Processing and characterization of advanced, multifunctional composites based on 2D materials such as graphene, 1D materials such as carbon nanotubes and advanced fiber reinforcements.
  • All aspects of the relationship between the structure and mechanical properties of polymers and composites.
  • Development  of micromechanical theories for modelling the behaviour and understanding the reinforcement mechanisms in polymer nanocomposites.
  • Analysis of the deformation behaviour of nanomaterials and nanocomposites using Raman Spectroscopy.
  • Application of strain engineering for tuning the mechanical, electronic and photonic properties of 2D materials-based devices and nanocomposites. 
  • Interface mechanics between substrate and nanomaterials and deformation of model nanocomposites.
  • Preparation and physicochemical characterization of bio-based polymers and composites.
  • Thermodynamics and kinetic analysis of thermally-stimulated processes in polymers and composites.