Professor Kostas Papageorgiou obtained his diploma in physics from the University of Patras. He received his Ph.D thesis in the field of experimental High Energy Physics, on 1998 from Athens University, supported with a fellowship from the Nuclear Physics Institute, N.C.S.R. “DEMOKRITOS” and in cooperation with CERN and the Institute de Recherches Subatomiques (I.Re.S) at Strasbourg France. He then worked as post-doctoral Research Associate at CERN and Imperial College of London (UK), Guest Scientist at Fermilab in Chicago (USA) and as post-doctoral Research Associate with the University of llinois at Chicago (USA). On 2002 he joined the “Nestor” Institute for Astoparticle Physics of the National Observatory of Athens as researcher. From 2006 till 2009 he has been Adjunct Assistant and Associate Professor in Physics at the Department of Financial and Management Engineering of the Aegean University. On June 2011, he joined the faculty of the University of the Aegean as Associate Professor. On October 2018, he joined the faculty of the Aegean University School of Engineering as a Professor in the experimental physics. He has co-organized the Applied Physical Sciences Laboratory (http://eefye.fme.aegean.gr/) to support research and education in the field of physics at the University of Aegean. He has important teaching experience in Physics, Thermodynamics, Dynamics-Kinematics and Laboratory training exercises.
His research activity is mainly in the field of experimental High Energy Physics and also in that of Astroparticle Physics. More specifically he is actively involved in ATLAS experiment at CERN, searching for Supersymmetry signatures studying events with three leptons and large transversely missing energy in the final state. Additionally his current research work is focused in the development and operation of large plastic scintillation counters forming a distributed network of particle detectors able to observe extensive air showers together with an RF system consisting of an array of low frequency antennas for the non ionizing electromagnetic radiation detection. The combination of the results of these two different detector systems could lead to an innovative method of detecting muons and neutrinos through their radio frequency radiation in air showers initiated from cosmic rays.
In the field of applied research, he has experience in solar energy systems and his scientific interest is related with the development of a renewable energy sources park for electrical energy production using photovoltaic’s, thermal and hybrid systems.
The results of his scientific research work have been presented in more than 979 publications in international scientific journals with referees and invited conferences, while he has more than 49.604 citations.
-- Experimental High Energy Physics
-- Astroparticle Physics
-- Nanotechnology and applications in energy storage
-- Development of particle detectors and systems for the detection of the non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation
-- Renewable Energy Production systems