George Kiriakidis received a B.Sc. (1973) in Physics from the Aristotelion University
of Thessaloniki (Greece) an M.Sc. (1975) in Control Systems Engineering from the
University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, UMIST, (UK) and a Ph.D.
(1979) from the University of Salford (UK) from the Atomic Collisions in Solids group
(Prof. George Carter group) of the Electrical Engineering Department. In 1996 he
was awarded the degree of Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University
of Surrey (UK).
He is an Associate professor with the physics Department of the University of Crete (Greece) a senior researcher at the IESL of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH) and founder / head of the Transparent Conductive Materials lab since 1991.
His current research is focused on the growth, study and applications of metal oxides as Gas sensors, Transparent electronics, Photocatalytic and Smart surface materials.
He is currently serving as vice-President of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS), and is the Associate Editor for the journal, Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Materials (TEEM), published by the Korean Institute of Electrical and Electronic Material Engineers (KIEEME). Prof. Kiriakidis is also the founder and chair of the International Conference series (TCM) since 2006 and served as visiting professor in USA (Oak Ridge National Labs), Austria (Technische Universität Wien), Japan (Electrotechnical Lab, ETL, Tsukuba) and Denmark (Orstead Institute, Copenhagen). - See more at: http://www.statler.wvu.edu/faculty/faculty-detail.php?id=1064&type=adjunct#sthash.3M5bn4Hi.dpuf