Professor Emeritus Department of Physics
Division of Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics
Head of the Molecular Engineering Group
University of Patras, Greece
Date and place of Birth: May 31, 1946, Nikaia, Piraeus, Greece
Family: Married (widower), three children
Home address: 12, Isidorou, street, Patra, 26 442 GR.
Home phone: +30 2610 434094
Mobile: +30 6977677866
Work address: Department of Physics, University of Patras, Patra, 26500 GR.
Office phone: +30 2610 - 997458
Fax: +30 2610 - 997458,
URL: moleng.upatras.gr/index.php/personnel/aristides-d-zdetsis (temporary under construction)
Theoretical and Computational Condensed Matter Physics and Material Sciences, Nanoscience, Physical Chemistry and Quantum Chemistry. Nanophysics, Chemical Physics: Electronic, Optical and structural properties of amorphous semiconductors, clusters and nanostructures. There are more than 135 publications and 2035 citations (GOOGLE SCHLAR, see Complete List of Publications) on these subjects in international high impact (referred) journals. There are more than 60 presentations in Greek and international conferences (many of which are invited).
Current Research Interests
Electronic and Aromatic Properties of Graphene; Silicon, and group XIV nanocrystals, nanoclusters, and Fullerenes. Nanoparticles for Hydrogen Storage and Drug delivery. Chemical Analogies
Overview of the Research activities:
Researcher ID: G-4702-2011
Orchi ID: orcid.org/0000-0003-1111-5762
Google Scholar Profile
(See below List of Representative Publications)
Reviewer of more than 200 articles in Major Scientific Journals ( Phys. Rev. B, Phys. Rev. Lett., JACS, J. Phys. Chem C., J Chem. Phys., PhysChemChemPhys, etc.) and Funding Agencies.
1964 High school diploma Public High School of Nikaia, GR.
1969 Bachelor’s Degree Department of Physics University of Athens, GR
1972 Master’s Degree Thomas Jefferson University, Swarthmore College Campus -Bartol Research Foundation, Swarthmore, Pa. USA. Dissertation: A review of the shell model with reference to the O18 nucleus.
1976 Ph.D Degree Thomas Jefferson University, Swarthmore College Campus -Bartol Research Foundation, Swarthmore, Pa. USA. Dissertation: Lattice Dynamics of Crystals with Diamond Structure.
Undergraduate Teaching: 1) Modern Physics. 2) Introductory Classical Physics I, II, III. 3) Quantum Mechanics (I, II). 4) Solid State Physics. 5) Computational Physics. 6) Statistical Physics. 7) Vibrations and Waves (I, II). 8) Mathematical Methods. 9) Classical Mechanics. 10) Electromagnetism. 11) Nanophysics
- Supervision of more than 30 undergraduate diploma thesis
Graduate Teaching: a) Modern and Quantum Physics, b) Condensed Matter Physics, c) Nanophysics. d) Chemical Physics. e) Quantum Mechanics. g) Computational Physics.
- Supervision of 8 Master’s thesis, and 7 D. dissertations, at University of Patras and University of Crete.
1) “Quantum Physics I” Ι» (pages 550) in Greek, Hellenic Open University (2004). ISBN: 960-538-626-7
2) “Vibrations and Waves” (pages 377 Volume I) in Greek, Hellenic Open University (2004). ISBN: 960-538-629-1
3) “Vibrations and Waves” (pages 338 Volume II) in Greek, Hellenic Open University (2004). ISBN: 960-538-630-5.
4) “Introduction to Modern Physics” Lecture Notes ( pages 600) in Greek , University of Patras (2003).
Chapters in Books
“Silicon Fullerenes” in Handbook of Nanophysics, A. D. Zdetsis, edited by Klaus D. Sattler, volume 2, chapter 48, pp. 1-14, Taylor and Francis (2010).
- Academic Editor and Supervisor for the development of more than 15 books published and used by the Greek Open University (EAP) in various thematic units of the program Studies in the Physical Sciences
- Member and Coordinator of the three-member committee for the design of the program Studies in the Physical Sciences of the Greek Open University
- Co-editor of Special issue on silicon clusters, JCMSE 7, 183-335 (2007).
- Guest editor Journal of Mathematical Chemistry
- Member of the editorial board (senior editor) Journal of Computational Methods in Science and Engineering (IOS Press)
Administrative / Organizational Work
- Organizer (from scratch) of the Computer Center of University of Crete. Establish and organize the Computer Center (1981-1985)
- Head and Director of the Computer Center of University of Crete (1981-1985)
- Organizer (establish, organize and directing) of the Computer Center of the Research Center of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece (1985-1989)
- Director of the Joint Computer Center of University of Crete and Research Center of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece. (1985-1989)
This Computer Center, was operating on a 24-hour uninterrupted service, and it was providing consulting and supervising services during a daily 12-hour period, by properly educated stuff and undergraduate students, with a special payment-arrangement, for student operators and consultants, for the first time in Greece. Most of those talented students (selected after interview and/or written or oral test) have by now highest positions in Industry and Academia.
- Establish for the first time (after negotiation with the IBM company) the (first) Internet (Bitnet) Connection of Greece and Europe (and world) with central Greek node the joint computer center of University of Crete and Research Center of Crete, through a dedicated line between Heraklion and Rome (1985-1989).
It is historically interesting to point out that the director of the Center (A. Z.) through a portable paper-terminal (DEC VT50) was communicating during non-working hours from the house to the center, and through this to the whole world, thus becoming the first internet (Bitnet) user in Greece.
- Operating this Computer Center by high standards and pursuing Excellence and Novelty, was a decisive factor for setting priorities in the right directions of networking, automation and planning for applications and collaborations. As a result, (later, 1989, after the director was elected full professor in Patras and moved there), this computer center, under the umbrella of Research Center of Crete, which evolved into Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), became the basis for a spinoff “FORTHNET” which eventually turn out to be one of the largest companies in the field of internet and communications in Greece.
- Coordinator and Member of the three-member Committee which designed and organized a new academic program and curriculum: “Studies in Physical Sciences” («Σπουδές στις Φυσικές Επιστήμες») for the newly established Hellenic Open University in Patras, Greece (1999-2001).
- Academic Administrator and Coordinator for the development and evaluation of academic material and text books (more than 15 new books) for the same program (2001-2003)
- Academic coordinator of the evaluation and election committee for the first academic staff in the program “Studies in Physical Sciences” of the Hellenic Open University in Patras, Greece (2001-2003)
- Academic coordinator and teacher for the teaching of the units General physics I, General Physics II of the program “Studies in the physical sciences” of the Hellenic Open University (2000-2003)
- Head and organizer of the “Molecular Engineering Laboratory” at the department of Physics University of Patras (2004- today)
- 1970-1976: Research Associate at the Bartol Research Foundation, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA., USA.
- 1976-1977: Research Fellow at the Bartol Research Foundation, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA., USA.
- 1977-1978: Research Associate at the department of Physics, University of Virginia, USA.
- 1977-1979: Research Fellow at Nuclear Research Centre "Democritus".
- 1979 Consultant at the University of Illinois, Urbana, USA
- 1979-1980: Visiting Scientist at the Physics Department, University of Crete, Greece.
- 1980-1982: Visiting assistant professor at the Physics Department and Material Research Laboratory of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign., Urbana, Illinois, USA.
- 1981-1985: Visiting Professor at the University of Crete and Research Centre of Crete.
- 1981-1985: Head and Director of the Computer Centre of the Research Centre of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
- 1985-1989: Assistant Professor at University of Crete. Head of the Joint Computer centre of the University and Research Centre of Crete.
- 1986-1987: Visiting Professor at the Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
- 1987-1988: Visiting Professor at the University of Iowa, Ames, Iowa, USA
- 1988-1989: Associate Professor (Professeur Associe at the Ecole National Superieure D’ Electronique Et de Radioelectricite), Institute National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France.
- 1989- 2015: Professor at the Physics Department of the University of Patras. Division of Theoretical and Mathematical Physics and Philosophy of Science.
- 2000-2004: Academic Coordinator and Collaborating Faculty of the Hellenic Open University, Patra, Greece.
- 2014-2016 Associate Collaborating Scientist, Institute of Electronic Structure and Lasers, Foundation of Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), Vassilika Vouton, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
- 2015- today: Professor Emeritus at the Physics Department of the University of Patras. Division of Theoretical and Mathematical Physics and Philosophy of Science, Patras, Greece.
- “Rationalizing and Reconciling Energy Gaps and Quantum Confinement in Narrow Atomically Precise Armchair Graphene Nanoribbons” Aristides D. Zdetsis and E. N. Economou, Carbon (in press) 2017 DOI: 1016/j.carbon.2017.02.006. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2017.02.006
- “Interrelation of Aromaticity and Conductivity of Graphene Dots / Antidots and Related Nanostructures”, Aristides D. Zdetsis and E. N. Economou, Phys. Chem. C, 120, 29463-29470 (2016), DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b09532 ACS Articles on Request
- “A Comprehensive Ab Initio Study of Electronic, Optical and Cohesive Properties of Silicon Quantum Dots of Various Morphologies and Sizes up to Infinity”, S. Niaz, and Aristides D. Zdetsis, J. Phys. Chem. C, 120 11288–11298 (2016), DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b02955.
ACS Articles on Request
- "Is Antidot Patterned Graphene Aromatic? Unusual Aromatic Properties of Graphene Antidot Lattices and Antidot Functionalized Nanographenes”, Aristides D. Zdetsis and E. N. Economou, J. Phys. Chem. C 2016, 120, 756–764, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b10842 ACS Articles on Request
- “Systematic Spatial and Stoichiometric Screening towards understanding the surface of ultrasmall oxygenated silicon nanocrystal”, Applied Surf ace Science 387, 771–778 (2016), DOI:10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.06.197
- “A Pedestrian Approach to the Aromaticity of Graphene and Nanographene: Significance of Huckel's (4n+2)p Electron Rule", Aristides D. Zdetsis and E. N. Economou, J. Phys. Chem. C 119, 16991–17003 (2015), DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b04311 ACS Articles on Request
- "Ab initio theoretical investigation of beryllium and beryllium hydride nanoparticles and nanocrystals with implications for the corresponding infinite systems", Aristides D. Zdetsis, Michael M. Sigalas, Emmanuel N. Koukaras, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 16, 14172-14182 (2014), DOI: 10.1039/C4CP01587H
- "Towards Efficient Drug Delivery Trough Suitably Prepared Metal-Organic-Frameworks: A First Principle Study", Emmanuel N. Koukaras, Tamsyn Montagnon, Pantelis Trikalitis, Dimitrios Bikiaris, Aristides D. Zdetsis, George E. Froudakis, J. Phys. Chem. C 118, 8885–8890 (2014), DOI: 10.1021/jp410282m ACS Articles on Request
- "Size Dependence of the Structural, Electronic, and Optical Properties of (CdSe)n, n=6–60, Nanocrystals", Aristides Zdetsis, Michael M. Sigalas and Emmanuel Koukaras, RSC Advances 4, 14613–14623 (2014), DOI: 10.1039/C4RA00966E
- “Ab initio study of Magnesium and Magnesium hydride nanoclusters and nanocrystals: Examining optimal structures and compositions for efficient hydrogen storage”, Emmanuel N. Koukaras, Aristides D. Zdetsis, Michael M. Sigalas, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, 15914–15922 (2012). DOI: 10.1021/ja306344b ACS Articles on Request
- “Structural and Static Electric Response Properties of Highly Symmetric Lithiated Silicon Cages: Theoretical Predictions”, Emmanuel N. Koukaras, Aristides D. Zdetsis, Panaghiotis Karamanis, Claude Pouchan, Aggelos Avramopoulos, and Manthos Papadopoulos, J. Comp. Chem. 33, 1068–1079 (2012). DOI:10.1002/jcc.22938. Selected for the Issue 10 (15 April 2012) Cover Article. [ABSTRACT]
- “Structural, Cohesive, Electronic, and Aromatic Properties of Selected Fully and Partially Hydrogenated Carbon Fullerenes”, Aristides D. Zdetsis, J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 14507–14516 (2011). DOI: 10.1021/jp2023007
ACS Articles on Request
- “Functionalizable Magnetic/Luminous Silicon/Bismuth Core/Shell Nanocrystalline particles”, Aristides D. Zdetsis, Chem. Phys. Lett. 508, 252–257 (2011) DOI:10.1016/j.cplett.2011.04.042 [ABSTRACT]
- “Novel pentagonal silicon rings and nanowheels stabilized by flat pentacoordinate carbon(s)”, Aristides D. Zdetsis, J. Chem. Phys. 134, 094312 (2011), DOI:10.1063/1.3557680, selected for the March 14, 2011 issue of AIP's Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.
- “Designing novel Sn-Bi, Si-C and Ge-C nanostructures, using simple theoretical chemical similarities”, Aristides D. Zdetsis, Nano. Res. Lett. 6, 362 (2011). DOI: 10.1186/1556-276X-6-362 [OPEN ACCESS]
- “Theoretical Study of Amino Acid Interaction with Metal−Organic Frameworks”, E. N. Koukaras, A. D. Zdetsis and G. E. Froudakis, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2, 272 (2011). DOI: 10.1021/jz101602p
ACS Articles on Request
- “Theoretical Predictions of a New Family of Stable Bismuth and Other Group 15 Fullerenes”, Aristides D. Zdetsis, J. Phys. Chem. C 114, 10775 (2010) DOI: 10.1021/jp103179z. ACS Articles on Request
- “Rationalizing and Functionalizing Stannaspherene: Very Stable Stannaspherene “Alloys””, J. Chem. Phys. 131, 224310 (2009). DOI: 10.1063/1.3267046
- “Stabilization of large silicon fullerenes and related nanostructures trough puckering and poly(oligo)merization”, A. D. Zdetsis, Phys. Rev. B 80, 195417 (2009), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.80.195417 selected for the November 30, 2009 issue of AIP's Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.
- “Silicon-Bismuth and Germanium-Bismuth Clusters of High Stability”, A. D. Zdetsis, J. Phys. Chem. A 113, 12079-12087 (2009). DOI:10.1021/jp905409m.
ACS Articles on Request
- “Multidecker Sandwiches of Silicon-Carbon Clusters“, E. N. Koukaras and A. D. Zdetsis, Organometallics 28 (15), 4308–4315 (2009). DOI:10.1021/om9003253. ACS Articles on Request
- “One-nanometer luminous silicon nanoparticles: Possibility of a fullerene interpretation“, Aristides D. Zdetsis, Phys. Rev. B 79, 195437 (2009), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.79.195437 , selected for the June 8, 2009 issue of AIP's Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.
- “Success and pitfalls of the Sin−2 C2H2 – C2Bn−2Hn isolobal analogy: Depth and breadth of the boron connection“, Aristides D. Zdetsis, J. Chem. Phys. 130, 064303 (2009) DOI: 10.1063/1.3071260
- “The boron connection: a parallel description of aromatic, bonding, and structural characteristics of hydrogenated silicon-carbon clusters and isovalent carboranes”, Aristides D. Zdetsis, Inorg. Chem. 47, 8823, (2008). DOI: 10.1021/ic800838b. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ic800838b
- “A new class of silicon-carbon clusters: A full study of the hydrogenated SinC2H2, n=3,4,5, clusters in comparison with their isoelectronic carboranes C2BnHn+2“, A. D. Zdetsis, J. Chem. Phys. 128, 184305, (2008), DOI: 10.1063/1.2911694 , selected for the May 26, 2008 issue of AIP's Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology
- “High-Stability Hydrogenated Silicon−Carbon Clusters: A Full Study of Si2C2H2 in Comparison to Si2C2, C2B2H4, And Other Similar Species“, A. D. Zdetsis, J. Phys. Chem. A 112, 5712, (2008). DOI: 10.1021/jp801961e. [ABSTRACT]
- “High-symmetry low-energy structures of C60H60 and related fullerenes and nanotubes“, A. D. Zdetsis, Phys. Rev. B 127, 115402, (2008), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.77.115402
- “Analogy of silicon clusters with deltahedral boranes: How far can it go? Reexamining the structure of Sin and Sin2−, n=5–13 clusters”, A. D. Zdetsis, J. Chem. Phys. 127, 244308, (2007). DOI: 10.1063/1.2816138
- “Stabilization of flat aromatic Si6 rings analogous to benzene: Ab initio theoretical prediction”, A.D. Zdetsis, J. Chem. Phys. 127, 214306 (2007). DOI: 10.1063/1.2805366
- “High-symmetry high-stability silicon fullerenes: A first-principles study”, A.D. Zdetsis, Phys. Rev. B 76, 075402 (2007). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.76.075402
- “Structural properties and magic structures in hydrogenated finite and infinite silicon nanowires“, A. D. Zdetsis, E. N. Koukaras and C. S. Garoufalis, App. Phys. Lett. 91, 203112, (2007). DOI: 10.1063/1.2813019
- “Fluxional and aromatic behavior in small magic silicon clusters: A full ab initio study of Sin, Sin1-, Sin2-, and Sin1+, n=6, 10 clusters”, A. D. Zdetsis, J. Chem. Phys. 127, 014314 (2007). DOI: 10.1063/1.2816138
- “Bonding and structural characteristics of Zn-, Cu-, and Ni-encapsulated Si clusters: Density-functional theory calculations”, Aristides D. Zdetsis, Phys. Rev. B 75, 085409 (2007). DOI:10.1103/PhysRevB.75.085409
- “Optical properties of small size semiconductor nanocrystals and nanoclusters”, A.D. Zdetsis, Reviews on Advanced Materials Science (RAMS) 11, 56-78 (2006). DOI: https://doi.org/RAMSCX [ABSTRACT], OPEN ACCESS: http://www.ipme.ru/e-journals/RAMS/no_11106/zdetsis.pdf
- “High level ab initio calculations of the optical gap of small Sillicon Quantum dots”, C.S. Garoufalis, Aristides D. Zdetsis and S. Grimme, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 276402 (2001). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.87.276402
- “The real structure of the Si6 cluster”, Aristides D. Zdetsis, Phys. Rev A 64 , 23202 (2001). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.64.023202 [ABSTRACT]
- “The structure of C6Si”, Α. Zdetsis, B. Engels, M. Hanrath, and S.D. Peyerimhoff, Chem. Phys. Letters 302, 288-294 (1999). DOI: 10.1016/S0009-2614(99)00070-6
- “Importance of multicenter bonding in the structure of Si3C3”, M. Muhlhauser, G. Froudakis, A. Zdetsis and S.D. Peyerimhoff, Chem. Phys. Letters 204, 617-623 (1993). DOI: 10.1016/0009-2614(93)89214-3
- “Electronic structure and x-ray Raman spectrum of solid Boron”, A.D. Zdetsis, and D.K. Papademitriou, Phys. Rev. Letters 60, 61-63 (1988). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.60.61
- “K-shell electron binding energy of metallic Mg and Ca”, A.D. Zdetsis, Phys. Rev. B 37, 4764-4765 (1988). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.37.4764
- “Fractal character of wave functions in one-dimensional incommensurate systems”, A.D. Zdetsis, C.M. Soukoulis and E.N. Economou, Phys. Rev. B 33, 4936-4940 (1986). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.33.4936
- “Electronic and transport properties of hydrogenated amorphous silicon”, A.D. Zdetsis, E.N. Economou, D.A. Papaconstantopoulos and N. Flytzanis, Phys. Rev. B 31, 2410-2415 (1985). 10.1103/PhysRevB.31.2410
- “Localization in two and three dimensional systems away from the band center”, A.D. Zdetsis, C.M. Soukoulis, E.N. Economou and G.S. Grest, Phys. Rev. B 32, 7811-7816 (1985). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.32.7811
- “Localized states in disordered systems as bound states in potential wells”, E.N. Economou, C.M. Soukoulis and A.D. Zdetsis, Phys. Rev. B 30, 1686-1694 (1984). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.30.1686
- “Cluster adsorption of Argon on Alumina”, A.D. Zdetsis and A. Barry Kunz, Phys. Rev. B Rapid Communications, 26, 4756-4758 (1982). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.26.4756
- “A parallel Born-Von Karman Study of Diamond and the Diamond type crystals”, A.D. Zdetsis, Chemical Phys. 40, 345-357 (1979). DOI: 1016/0301-0104(79)85147-2
- Funding from the program “Stimulation” of European Union (1983-1986)
- Funding from the program “Stimulation-Science” of European Union (1984-1987) (Coordinator)
- Funding from the program “Esprit” of European Union (1987-1990) (Coordinator of project)
- Funding from the program of Greek-German Collaboration (1992-1998)
- Funding from the program ΠΕΝΕΔ of the Greek general secretariat of Research (ΓΓΕΤ), (1993-1996, Coordinator)
- Funding from the program “KARATHEODORIS” of the University of Patras (1999-2001, Coordinator)
- Funding from the program “KARATHEODORIS” of the University of Patras (2003-2006, Coordinator)
- Funding from the program “PYTHAGORAS” of the European Social Fund (ESF), Operational Program for Educational and Vocational Training II (EPEAEK II) (2004-2007, # 365.030, coordinator)
Membership in Scientific Societies
- American Physical Society
- Sigma - Xi Society for the progress of Science (Local Chapter of Swarthmore PA, and member at large)
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
- American NANO society
- Advance Material Society (Honorary Member)
- Greek society of Science and technology of condensed matter
- Greek Society of Nano-Science and Nanotechnology
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