Dr Costas Kouroupis-Agalou is a Commissioning Editor at John Wiley & Sons. Prior to publishing, Costas completed his PhD in Chemical Science under a Marie Curie Fellowship on the ‘Production and Characterization of New 2D Materials for Technological Applications in Composites and Surface Coatings’ at the Council of National Research of Italy (CNR-ISOF) and University of Bologna. Prior to graduate work Costas completed an undergraduate degree in Materials Science at University of Crete and after started working for a European project (NATCO) at FORTH-IESL with Dr. E. Papadopoulou.
After winning a Marie-Curie fellowship, he started his PhD under the supervision of Dr. V. Palermo at the Nanochemistry Lab of CNR-ISOF within the European project of GENIUS and Prof. L. Giorgini at the Department of Chemistry in the University of Bologna.
His PhD research was focused on the processing, development and characterization of two-dimensional layered nanomaterials (Graphene, Graphene Oxide, Boron Nitride), with prospective application in organic electronics and nanocomposite materials, and their characterization by microscopic techniques (AFM, KPFM), UV/VIS, Dynamic Light Scattering and other spectroscopies within the collaborations of the “GENIUS-ITN” project.
Since April 2013, he is also a member of the EuroGRAPHENE Community of the European Science Foundation (ESF), the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) and Supervisory Board representative fellow of the GENIUS project.