Entering Year: 2013
Undergraduate University: National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Thesis Advisor: Heather Kulik
Thesis Title: Inverse first-principles catalyst design
Practice School Stations: TBD
Why I chose the PhDCEP Program:
MIT is among the best graduate universities worldwide and I believe that it can best prepare someone to become a leader. Someone equipped with the innovative ability to apply experimental knowledge, theoretical foundations and new business concepts efficiently in order to meet the increasing demands of the current marketplace. The PhDCEP program is designed for that purpose, providing the essential tools required for a fast launch into positions of high responsibility and expanded duties. Since I have found out about the program and after getting extensively informed about its structure, content, quality and reputation, I have no doubt that this is the only graduate program worldwide fulfilling all my professional and academic aspirations.
Work experience and activities:
During my undergraduate years I worked in the coatings R&D and laboratory instruments department of Veltro SA, a major distributor for coatings raw materials in Greece. In addition, I spent over a month in Lisbon, Portugal working in Resiquimica SA, a chemical company manufacturing polymeric binders and additives for the paint industry. Finally as a part time job, I tutored various courses to high school students.
My undergraduate research experience includes a semester spent in University College London (UCL) in London, UK. There I worked on my thesis research project entitled "Modeling and simulation of epitaxial growth processes of thin metallic films" advised by Prof. A. Boudouvis (NTUA) and Dr. M. Stamataki (UCL).
In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer, snowboarding, traveling, and I used to played drums in a rock band.