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Dr Christos Markides is a Senior Lecturer and the Research Councils UK-Foster Wheeler Fellow in Clean Energy Processes at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, where he heads the Clean Energy Processes (CEP) Laboratory and the cross-faculty Energy Efficiency Network. He was awarded a First Class BA degree, a MEng with Distinction, a MA and PhD from the University of Cambridge. Following his studies he was appointed Director of Studies in Engineering at Robinson College and co-founded a Cambridge University Engineering Department spin-out to develop and commercialise a novel thermally-powered fluid pumping device without mechanical moving parts; a technology that is capable of converting low-temperature waste heat or solar energy into fluid pumping work. He acted as its Technical Director until his appointment at Imperial in 2008.
Dr Markides specialises in applied thermodynamics, fluid flow and heat transfer in unsteady machines and heat exchangers, both computationally and experimentally with advanced high-resolution spatiotemporally resolved diagnostic techniques. His current research focuses primary on the application of fundamental aspects of these disciplines to: renewable energy technologies; the efficient utilisation of solar and waste heat; and novel energy (heat and power) integration schemes. He also has an ongoing interest in turbulence, reacting flows and clean combustion for power generation with improved efficiency and reduced emissions. He has published more than 100 scientific articles in these areas, and his research group is involved in projects with a range of industrial partners.
Principal Area of Scientific Interest: Ceramics and composites processing and its affects upon microstructure, properties and applications.
Current Research Interests: Multiferroic and Magnetoelectric Ceramics and Composites Dielectric and Ferroelectric Ceramics, particularly Niobates and Titanates Ferromagnetic and Ferrimagnetic Ceramics, especially Hexagonal and Spinel Ferrites Sol-Gel Synthesis and Processing of Fibres, Nanopowders, Thick Films and Composites Sustainable Chemistry and "Green" nanosynthesis Photocatalysis for antipollution, self-cleaning and antibacterial self-strilising materials Waste valorisation for use as biomaterials, and magnetic and electronic ceramics Wood-based composites and ecoceramics Photocatalysts based on titanates, self-cleaning and antibacterial photocatalysts Nanoynthesis and Self-Assembly of Magnetic and Multiferroic Nanocrystals, Colloidal Nanoclusters, and Hybrid / Core-Shell Nanoparticles Microwave / Millimetre wave / GHz / THz Dielectric and Magnetic Ceramics LTCC (Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramics) for Intergrated Chips and Devices Biomaterials and bioceramics for use as bone replacements and scaffolds Combinatorial High-Throughput Synthesis, Processing and Measurement of Bulk Ceramic and Composite Libraries
Dr Pullar has published 123 papers. He is first author, lead writer and principal contributor on 46 of them, and last author on another 11 articles. 62 of these papers are published in JCR SCI journals in the top quartile in their areas, and 33 are in journals in the top 3 of their areas.
In 2009 he published an invited review on columbite niobate ceramics for the Journal of the American Ceramic Society (vol 92, p.563-77), the premier ceramics journal, and in 2012 published a major invited review on hexaferrites in Progress in Materials Science (vol 57, p.1191-1334), the third most cited journal in materials after Nature Materials and Nano, with an impact factor of 31. This was their 9th most downloaded article in 2012, was the 3rd most cited PMS article over its first 5 years, and has over 24,000 views. It has already been cited more than >575 times, and is ranked as a Highly Cited Paper from Essential Science Indicators on Web of Science. It is the 13th most cited Portuguese Materials Science paper on Scopus, and the 2nd most cited published since 2010.
He has a large number of citations (>3100), which are increasing yearly, and an h index of 28 (Scopus). His most cited research paper, on cobalt ferrite nanoparticles, has >230 citations, and he has two other papers with >100 citations, and a further seven with >60 citations, which are becoming major publications in the fields of hexaferrites, niobates and dielectric ceramics. He has published three book chapters, on "Combinatorial Materials Science, and a Perspective on Challenges in Data Acquisition, Analysis and Presentation" in “Information Science for Materials Discovery and Design" (Springer, 2016), “Hexagonal Ferrite Fibres and Nanofibres” in “Solid State Phenomenon – Ferrites and Ceramic Composites Vol II” (TransTech, 2016), and “Multiferroic and Magnetoelectric Hexagonal Ferrites” in “Mesoscopic Phenomena in Multifunctional Materials” (Springer, 2014). He has also co-authored three book chapters: “Piezoelectricity and Ferroelectricity in Biomaterials: From Proteins to Self-assembled Peptide Nanotubes” in “Piezoelectric nanomaterials for biomedical applications” (Springer, 2012), “Titania nanostructures for environmental remediation” in the "Handbook of Functional Nanomaterials, Vol. 4” (Nova, 2013), and “Other Important Materials” in “Microwave Materials and Applications” (Wiley, 2017).
He is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Nano-Micro Letters (Springer, IF = 4.85, http://www.springer.com/engineering/journal/40820), and is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Composite Materials (http://journal.sapub.org/cmaterials) and the new journal Ceramics (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/Ceramics). He was an Associate Editor of the Royal Society of Chemistry journal RSC Advances (IF = 3.1). He was the Guest Editor of special issues of IEEE Trans. UFFC (Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control) and Ferroelectrics, and was the Editor of Multiferroic Materials.
I am dedicated, enthusiastic, and a fast learner of new skills. I relish challenges, and try to gain satisfaction from completing projects and solving problems successfully. My good interpersonal skills and self-motivation personality make my adaptability to be an excellent team-worker, and capable of working independently. I am seeking a career that requires a high level of theoretical and analytical proﬁciency, combined with the vision to transfer the theory from the lab to the marketplace.