alexDr Alexandros El Sachat studied physics at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece. In 2012 he received his master degree in “Microsystems and Nanodevices” from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), where he specialized in solid-state physics, optical spectroscopy and elastic light scattering in soft matter. Between 2013-2017 he obtained his PhD degree from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, where he was involved in different projects with focused on the thermal characterization of nanostructures and 2D materials using Scanning Thermal Microscopy and Raman thermometry for applications in nanoelectronics and energy conversion. During the time of his Ph.D studies, he established collaboration with several European partners, e.g., ULANC, IBM, VTT, ICMAB and CNRS and started research dedicated to nanoscale thermal transport. In 2017 he joined the group of Prof. Nicolas Agrait at Autonomous University of Madrid, where he worked in the European FET project “QuiET-Quantum Interference Enhanced Thermoelectricity”. His work involved the investigation of heat and charge transport in single-molecule junctions using state-of-the-art scanning probe techniques, such as Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy. Between 2019-2021 he integrated the Phononic and Photonic nanostructures group at ICN2, where he was scientific person in charge for the project: “SIP- Surface and interface reshaped phonon propagation and phonon coupling to photons”. He focused on developing a frequency-domain thermo-reflectance system to study thermal transport in 2D materials. In 2021 he got a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral (MSC) fellowship to investigate local thermal and thermoelectric properties of atomically-layered transition metal chalcogenides based nanostructures using scanning probe microscopy techniques. His work has led to 25 scientific peer-reviewed articles (h-index: 9), 1 book chapter, 6 invited talks and more than 30 talks in international conferences. Currently, his is a senor postdoctoral fellow at National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos" in Greece in the Epitaxy and Surface Science lab.


dimoulasDr. Athanasios Dimoulas has a permanent position as Research Director and heads the Epitaxy and Surface Science Lab (ESSL) at the INN of the NCSRD in Athens. He has a 10-year record in excellent research in the area of 2D materials. In brief, he coordinated FP7 EU project FET OPEN-2DNANOLATTICES on silicene, germanene and 2D hexagonal AlN, he received an FP7 ERC advanced grant SMARTGATE and an H2020 ERC-PoC grant GR-GATE, establishing the lab in the area of MBE growth of 2D TMDs. As a result of his activity in the area of 2D materials, he was appointed as Chair of Excellence, a competitive distinction, by CEA and the U. Grenoble, Alpes with the task to develop the MBE growth of 2D TMDs in CEA-Grenoble. The research on TMDs and other chalogenides with non-trivial topological properties continues in the framework of the H2020 FET PROAC project SKYTOP- “Skyrmion-Topological and Weyl Semimetal Technology” which is coordinated by the ESSL lab and A.D and the newly started MSCA-ITN-SMART-X. The aforementioned research and expertise developed in the ESSL are very relevant to the present THERMIC proposal. Main International Collaborations: Collaboration between the PI Dr. Dimoulas and CEA (Grenoble) in the framework of the Chair of Excellence appointment. Also, longstanding collaboration between the PI team and IBM-Zurich Research lab, IMEC, CNRS, Thales, Max Planck-Dresden, ST Micro, Philips, NXP Semi, AIXTRON, and Riber. Level of Experience in Supervising Researchers: The ESSL trains PhD and MSc students in the framework of joint graduate programs with Universities. 17 postdoctoral fellows, 12 PhD students, 5 MSc students and numerous undergraduates. Furthermore, the ESSL team has successfully hosted a fellow of the Marie Curie FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IEF on the project REACT and has assisted one of the former PhD graduates to develop his career through the FP6-Marie Curie TOK-IAP project ACT. Projects: A.D. has been the leader/coordinator in 5 large multimillion European collaborative projects: FP5 IST-INVEST, FP6 ICT-ET4US and FP7 ICT-DUALLOGIC, FP7 FET Open NANOLATTICES (silicene & germanene) and active H2020 FET PROAC-SKYTOP project. He has also led the smaller FP6 Marie Curie “ACT” and FP7 PEOPLE 2010 “REACT” projects. A.D. has been awarded the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant SMARTGATE and ERC-PoC GR-GATE projects. Finally, he participates in two H2020 ICT projects, 3eFERRO (active) and BeFerroSynaptic, and in the Marie Skłodowska Curie ITN -SMART-X network. Records: A.D. has a record of: 179 publications including 4 book chapters, 6060 citations, h-index 44. He is co-inventor in one patent with IBM, he has 55 invited talks of which two keynotes, two summer school lectures (MIGAS, France and NanoKiss, Korea) and two tutorials (INFOS 2011, 2D materials in Grenoble), 2 books co-editing and 5 journal special issues editing.


OlegProf. Oleg Kolosov is a top UK leader in nanoscale characterisation of 2D and advanced electronic materials via state-of-the-art world leading scanning probe microscopy (SPM). He has a unique lab environment including IsoLab ( ) for ultra-sensitive measurements, cryogenic scanning thermal microscopy (SThM) for heat transport and thermoelectric measurements on nanoscale. He has a vital activity in nanoscale heat transport, leading a key workpackage and the sub-project on the SThM measurement in recent successful FP7 project QUANTIHEAT. His research is focused on nanoscale electronics with applications in thermal transport, thermoelectricity, molecular electronics and nanomechanics of 2D and heterostructured semiconductor materials. His group pioneered 3D mapping of physical properties of nanostructures in SPM protected by European and US patents. There are very few centres world-wide where the emerging methodologies are accessible as an ensemble at this state-of-the-art level; The main equipment for the THERMIC project is the variable environment SPM system (SThM and STGM modes). This equipment is available to the project and will be used for local thermal and thermoelectric transport measurements in the fabricated samples. All these make it uniquely positioned to provide development platform for the proposed project. He has more than 100 publications, 3 book chapters, 6894 citations and h-index 41.




1)         Prof. Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres/ Phononic and photonic circuits, interconnects for energy consumption of electronic circuits. Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology/ Spain.

2)         Dr. Bernd Gotsmann/ Nanoscale electronics with applications in thermal transport, thermoelectricity, molecular electronics and nanomechanics/ IBM-Research Zurich/ Science & Technology department/ Switzerland.

3)         Prof. Matthieu Jamet/ Two-dimensional materials and semiconductor spintronics/ Grenoble University/France.