Dimitrios joined the Chemical Engineering department of MIT in September of 2016 and since January of 2017 he conducts his Ph.D. under the supervision of Martin Bazant. He completed his undergraduate studies as a Chemical Engineer in the University of Patras, Greece, where he performed extensive research on fluid mechanics of Non-Newtonian liquids. In particular, he published 6 papers as an undergraduate student on the most prestigious journals of fluids mechanics, soft matter and computational physics, under the supervision of Yannis Dimakopoulos and John Tsamopoulos. For his Ph.D. he decided to change field of research and dived into the realm of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics with applications related to Energy Storage technologies. Using first-principle approaches, he aims to understand the processes that take place on the single particle level inside typical li-ion batteries and propose ways on improving the existing technologies in terms of power density. Currently, he studies the kinetics of mixed ion-electron transfer of lithium insertion in intercalation materials, while he is interested in understanding how chemical reactions and diffusion are intimately coupled with the phase separation of lithium and the developed elastic strains during intercalation. In his free time, Dimitrios enjoys thinking about problems related to fluid mechanics and the rheology of colloids, polymers and emulsions.
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