Greek scientist, Mr. Nikos Pelekanos, was awarded in the international competition “Solar-Innovation 2010” for the development of innovations in the field of photovoltaics. Mr. Pelekanos is a professor in the Materials Science and Technology Department at the University of Crete and a researcher at the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser of the Foundation of Reasearch and Technology. The professor was awarded for his proposal concerning the “Development of new generation photovoltaics with the use of low-dimensional III-V semiconductor nanostructures”. The award was granted by the French Atomic Energy Commission (Commissariat à l’ Energie Atomique).
Apart from Mr. Pelekanos, British researcher Tamsin Lamford and French researcher Bensan Renard were also awarded. The Greek scientist obtained his doctorate degree at Brown University. He worked as a researcher at the Atomic Energy Laboratories CNET in France and at the Max Planck Institute of Stuttgart.