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I received my Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in September 2005. During my undergraduate course, my focus was on Electronics and Systems. My thesis was in the field of Biosensors, where I fabricated a pulse oximeter system at the NTUA Microelectronics Lab. I joined Professor Ghodssi's MEMS Sensors & Actuators Lab in the fall of 2006 and obtained the Masters degree in Electrical Engineering in August of 2008. My MS Thesis presented the development of a microfabricated nickel-zinc alkaline battery with a virus-structured nickel cathode. In this work, the Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) was used as a template for the synthesis of nickel nanorods which were integrated into standard MEMS fabrication. I am currently pursuing my Ph.D. in Materials Science at the University of Maryland, continuing his research on the TMV project. Specifically, the current work is focused on the development of biofabrication processes that combine bottom-up self-assembly and top-down micromachining for further integration of these biotemplates in microfabricated devices, the synthesis of novel nanocomposite electrode materials for Li-ion batteries as well as the design and fabrication of the next-generation microbattery devices. 
Click [[here|http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~kgeras/CV_Konstantinos_Gerasopoulos.pdf]] to download my Curriculum Vitae.
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Contact Information 
Konstantinos Gerasopoulos 
Ph.D. Candidate, Materials Science and Engineering 
University of Maryland, College Park
Office: 2226 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building 
Lab: 2201 J. M. Patterson Building 
Mailing address: 2410 A.V. Williams Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 20742
Email: kgeras@umd.edu
Website: http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~kgeras/
''Links:''
 
[[MEMS Sensors and Actuators Laboratory|http://www.ece.umd.edu/MEMS]]
[[Materials Science at UMD|http://www.mse.umd.edu]]
[[Institute for Systems Research at UMD|http://www.isr.umd.edu]]

''Collaborators:''
 
[[Dr. James Culver, UMD|http://www.umbi.org/cbr/faculty-directory/culver]]
[[Dr. Chunsheng Wang, UMD|http://www.chbe.umd.edu/cswang/index.html]]
[[Maryland Nanocenter|http://www.nanocenter.umd.edu]]
[[Laboratory for Physical Sciences|http://www.lps.umd.edu]]
 
[[Home]]
[[Biography]]
[[CV]]
[[Research]]
[[Publications]]
[[Links]]
''Journal Papers (published):''

1.K. Gerasopoulos, M. McCarthy, P. Banerjee, X. Fan, J. N. Culver and R. Ghodssi, “Biofabrication Methods for the Patterned Assembly and Synthesis of Viral Nanotemplates”, Nanotechnology, 2010, vol. 21, no. 5. 

2.K. Gerasopoulos, M. McCarthy, E. Royston, J.N. Culver, and R. Ghodssi, “Nanostructured Nickel Electrodes using the Tobacco Mosaic Virus for Microbattery Applications,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 18, no. 10, October 2008. [Article chosen for inclusion in IOP Select and JMM 2008 Highlights] 


''Journal Papers (in preparation or under review):''

3.X. Chen, K. Gerasopoulos, J. Guo, A. Brown, C. Wang, R. Ghodssi and J. N. Culver, “Virus-enabled Silicon Anode for Li-ion Batteries”, 2010, (manuscript in preparation).

4.K. Gerasopoulos, X. Chen, J. N. Culver, C. Wang and R. Ghodssi, “Self-assembled Ni-TiO2 Nanocomposite Anodes Synthesized Using Electroless Plating and Atomic Layer Deposition on Biological Scaffolds”, 2010, (manuscript in preparation). 


''Conference Papers and Presentations: ''

1.X. Fan, A. Brown, K. Gerasopoulos, N. Siwak, J. Culver, and R. Ghodssi, “Virus Directed Assembly of Receptor Peptides for Explosive Sensing”, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Sensors (IEEE Sensors 2010), Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA, November 1-4, 2010. 

2.X. Chen, K. Gerasopoulos, J. Guo, A. Brown, C. Wang, R. Ghodssi, and J. Culver, "Porous Silicon Anode for Lithium-Ion Batteries,” 218th Electrochemical Society Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, October 10 - 15, 2010

3.M. McCarthy, R. Enright, K. Gerasopoulos, J. N. Culver, R. Ghodssi and E. Wang, “Biomimetic Superhydrophobic Surfaces Using Viral Nanotemplates for Self-cleaning and Drop-wise Condensation”, proceedings of the 2010 Solid-State Sensor, Actuator, and Microsystems Workshop (Hilton Head 2010), Hilton Head SC, June 6-10, 2010. 

4.K. Gerasopoulos, J. Guo, J. N. Culver, C. Wang and R. Ghoddsi, “Electrodeposition of Nano-sized Zinc Anodes on Viral Templates”, 9th International Workshop on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (Power MEMS '09), Washington DC, USA, December 2-4.

5.X. Chen, K. Gerasopoulos, J. N. Culver, R. Ghoddsi and C. Wang, “Tobacco mosaic virus Supported Silicon Anode for Li-ion Battery”, 9th International Workshop on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (Power MEMS '09), Washington DC, USA, December 2-4.

6.K. Gerasopoulos, M. McCarthy, J.N. Culver, and R. Ghodssi, “Biofabrication using the Tobacco mosaic virus for high surface area MEMS applications”, Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, April 13-17, 2009. 

7.K. Gerasopoulos, M. McCarthy, E. Royston, J.N. Culver, and R. Ghodssi, “Tobacco Mosaic Virus Nanotemplates for the Fabrication of High Surface Area MEMS-Battery Electrodes”, 2008 Solid-State Sensor, Actuator, and Microsystems Workshop, Open Poster Session, Hilton Head Island, SC, June 1-5, 2008.

8.K. Gerasopoulos, M. McCarthy, E. Royston, J.N. Culver, and R. Ghodssi, "Microbatteries with Tobacco Mosaic Virus Templated Electrodes", proceedings of the 21st IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2008), Tucson, AZ, USA, January 13-17, 2008, pp. 960-963.

9.K. Gerasopoulos, M. McCarthy, E. Royston, J.N. Culver, and R. Ghodssi, "Nanostructured Nickel-Zinc Microbatteries Using the Tobacco Mosaic Virus", proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (Power MEMS '07), Freiburg, Germany, November 28-29, pp. 347-350.

10.V. Badilita, I. Shamim, H. Yi, S.T. Koev, K. Gerasopoulos, and R. Ghodssi, “Chitosan-mediated BioMEMS Platform for Optical Sensing”, The 14th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems (Transducers ’07), Lyon, France, June 10-14, 2007. 
Nanostructured materials are emerging as the most promising building block components for next-generation electronic, photonic, and energy storage devices due to more favorable properties compared to their bulk counterparts. In addition to traditional fabrication techniques, particular interest has been directed towards biologically inspired methodologies for the synthesis of ordered, monodisperse nanoparticles and nanorods utilizing peptides, proteins, and viruses. These biomolecules possess attractive properties such as high aspect ratios, existence of functional groups that catalyze surface reactions as well as structural tunability. 

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My work is focused on the development, device integration and application of Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) templated nanomaterials. The TMV is a high aspect ratio cylindrical plant virus which can be genetically modified with functional groups that show enhanced binding affinity to metal ions as well as various other surfaces. Using this approach, metallic nanorods can be synthesized and attached to a substrate of interest. The robustness of the TMV template as well as its unique self-assemblying properties allow the fabrication of functional electrodes for alkaline and Li-ion batteries with improved electrochemical performance compared to unmodified surfaces. In addition to the synthesis techniques, integration of these nanostructures in complex device architectures is feasible through a combination of bottom-up and top-down processing (biological self assembly and photolithographic patterning), making our approach a simple and versatile alternative for large-scale nanomanufacturing applications. 

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