Konstantinos Sarakinos, Associate Professor

  • PL 64 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2)

    00014

    Finland

  • Finland

20042024

Research activity per year

Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

Current positions

12/2021-to date     Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, Finland

12/2013-to date     Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, MIMSI Materials AB, Sweden

Former positions

11/2017-10/2021   Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, Linköping University, Sweden

08/2015-10/2017   Senior Lecturer, Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, Linköping University, Sweden

07/2014                  Visiting Professor, University of Poitiers, France

08/2011-08/2015   Research Fellow, Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, Linköping University, Sweden

04/2010-08/2011   Post-doctoral researcher (personal grant), Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, Linköping University, Sweden (Head: Prof. Ulf Helmersson)

01/2008-03/2010   Post-doctoral researcher, Materials Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Germany (Head: Prof. Jochen M. Schneider)

09/2004-12/2007   Scientific co-worker, Institute of Physics IA; RWTH Aachen University, Germany (Head: Prof. Matthias Wuttig)

Academic education

2012   Docent (Habilitation) in Materials Science, Linköping University, Sweden

2008   Ph.D. in Physics, Institute of Physics IA; RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Thesis title: “Process-property relations in reactively sputtered transition metal compounds”. Advisor: Prof. Matthias Wuttig, Grade: “With highest praise” (summa cum laude)

2004    M.Sc. degree in Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

2002    Diploma degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Research interests

My research aims at understanding on a fundamental level the complex interplay among materials chemistry, atomic arrangement, and physical attributes for creating thin-film materials in an atom-by-atom fashion. This is achieved by the combined use of novel vapor-based thin-film synthesis routes and in situ probes, while benefiting from strong expertise in materials characterization and modelling available in the Accelerator Laboratory.

Fields of Science

  • 114 Physical sciences
  • Thin-film physics
  • Surface science
  • Ionized physical vapor deposition
  • Materials physics
  • Growth simulations

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.