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Elissaios Stavrou

Associate Professor\Group leader

Prof. Elissaios Stavrou joint GTIIT in March 2021. He received his Ph.D. from National Technical University of Athens in Greece. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Max Planck Institute for solid state research  and Geophysical Laboratory/Carnegie institution of Washington. In 2014 he joined Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as a staff scientist in the Materials Science Division.

He was the PI of several programmatic and basic research projects and received numerous awards for excellence in publication, outstanding mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students and the Weapons and Complex Integration Gold Award. Very recently he received the prestigious Research and Development 100 (2020) award in Process/Prototyping  for “Versatile Cold Spray”.

Prof. Stavrou has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers,  several in top journals: Science, Nature chemistry and communications, Physical Review Letters etc. He was invited to present his research at several conferences and colloquia, including the high-pressure Gordon Research conference and the APS March meeting.