I was born and raised in Athens, Greece. I studied Physics in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. In 2010, I moved to London to pursue my PhD in Physics at the Queen Mary University of London. I moved to the USA in 2014 to join the Materials Science and Technology Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a Postdoctoral Associate. In December 2016, I was employed at ORNL as staff in the Materials Science and Technology Division. As of December 2022, I am staff in the Center for Nanophase Materials Science of ORNL.
My research interests include material modification and functionalization, the materials' behavior in extreme conditions, the interactions of radiation with matter, microstructure alterations and evolution, structural materials and mechanical properties, material modification and functionalization, nuclear energy, behavior of disordered systems such as liquids and glasses.
I am a member of the Early Career Editorial Board of the Nuclear Materials and Energy journal published by Elsevier, and Advisor for the JOM Journal, the journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), by Springer.
I am committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of my life, including my workplace and STEM.
R&D Staff, 2022 – present, Center for Nanophase Materials Science, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, USA
R&D Staff, 2021 – 2022, Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, USA
R&D Associate – Atomistic Modeling, 2016 – 2020, Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, USA
Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2014 – 2016, Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, USA
Post-bachelor's Project, Feb. 2010 – July 2010, Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece.
Ph.D. Physics, 2013, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
B.Sc. Physics, 2009, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
"Service Award". "The award recognizes an individual who volunteers time, expertise, and resources within and across ORNL communities with the goal of improving diversity and inclusion; an individual that ensures opportunities are available to network such that no woman feels isolated; or an individual that reaches out to mentor, collaborate, and nurture others," 2023.
"Director’s Award" in Outstanding Individual Accomplishment in Mission Support, UT-Battelle Awards Night, 2022
"One ORNL” Award for my work as President of the Women’s Alliance Council Employee Resource Group and other service to ORNL, UT-Battelle Awards Night, 2022
Outstanding Scholarly Output Team Award for the selective conversion of an atomically thin 2D crystal to form a Janus monolayer through the implantation of hyperthermal clusters generated by laser ablation, Science and Technology Category, UT-Battelle Awards Night, 2020
Sound ⋂ Science Podcast Contest, Best Team Effort Award, Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences Contest Intersection of Sound and Science Podcast, Best Team Effort Award, Energy Frontiers Research Center-Hub-CMS Principal Investigators’ Meeting, Washington, DC, 2017
Best Student Poster Presentation Award, REI-17 Conference, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, 2013
UT-Battelle Awards Night 2022
Receiving the "Director's Award" from ORNL Director Dr. Thomas Zaharia
"One ORNL" Award
UT-Battelle Awards Night 2022
Receiving the "One ORNL" Award from ORNL Deputy for Laboratory Operations Dr. Alan Icenhour
Outstanding Scholarly Output Team Award
UT-Battelle Awards Night 2020
Team members (left to right): Christopher Rouleau, Eva Zarkadoula, Matthias Lorenz (UTK Faculty), Chenze Liu (UTK student), and Kai Xiao. Not pictured are David Geohegan, Yu-Chuan Lin, Yiling Yu, Mina Yoon, Alexander Puretzky, Liangbo Liang, Xiangru Kong, Yiyi Gu, Alex Strasser (Texas A&M student), Harry Meyer, Matthew Chisholm, Ilia Ivanov, and Gerd Duscher (UTK Faculty).