Dr. Stavros Nicolopoulos
President and co-founder NanoMEGAS SPRL Brussels, Belgium
Dr. Stavros Nicolopoulos (Athens, Greece 1961) graduated from the Faculty of Physics (Univ of Thessaloniki, Greece) and got his Msc (1985) and PhD (1989) in Materials Science (X-Ray and neutron crystallography of magnetic structures) from University of Grenoble (France).
He got a position as Associate Professor at Complutense University (Madrid, Spain) from 1991-96 dedicated in biomaterials research at School of Pharmacy. He has worked since 1996-2004 in Philips Electron Optics as TEM application specialist and from 2001-2004 as President of FEI (ex-Philips Electron Optics) in Spain.
Nowadays Dr. Stavros is President and co-Founder of NanoMEGAS SPRL company based in Brussels (2004-actually), the first company in TEM microscopy field that commercialized innovative precession electron diffraction devices/applications worldwide.
Dr. Stavros Nicolopoulos is author (or co-author) of 68 international peer-reviewed journal publications (h=21 Google Scholar), 86 conference proceedings and participated in 91 invited lectures. He was named in 2004 “Consultant of International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) Comission on electron crystallography” and has participated/co-organized 50 International electron crystallography workshops worldwide since 1998 -2017
Following his research dedication in electron crystallography, he was Guest Editor in “Ultramicroscopy” in a Special dedicated Issue (vol.107, June 2007 New Fronteers in Electron Crystallography”, Co-Editor in Materials Research Society Proc. Vol. 1184 (2009) Structural fingerprinting of nanocrystals and Guest Editor in “Crystal Research and Technology” (vol. 46 June 2011) Special issue : New Developments in Electron Diffraction”.
In July 2011 he received together with Dr. E.Rauch (CNRS Grenoble) the “Microscopy Today 2011 Innovation Award” at the International Microscopy and Microanalysis Congress Virginia, USA for the development of ASTAR phase /orientation mapping system for diffraction analysis in TEM microscopes , as one of the 10 most important inventions in electron microscopy in 2011. He has also been reviewer in specialized peer review microcopy joyrnals such as Ultramicroscopy.
Dr. Stavros is actually leading NanoMEGAS SPRL Company with 15 other scientists and technical collaborators.Precession electron devices in electron microscopes (TEM) first developed and commercialized by NanoMEGAS in 2004 were critical to allow solving nm size crystal structures by TEM precession diffraction ,rendering the technique as complementary to Synchrotron X-Ray powder diffraction applications.