Dr. Paraskevas Kontis

Associate Professor
in Materials Science and Engineering

 

ABOUT ME

I'm Paraskevas Kontis, Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, where I am a member of the Physical Metallurgy group. There, I also lead the Atom Probe activities. I have recently moved from the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, where I maintain a guest researcher position.

My work focuses on providing a fundamental understanding of the structure-chemistry relationship down at the atomic level in metallic alloys, with a particular focus on high performance alloys at extreme environments, such as superalloys. For this purpose, I exploit a framework of high-end microscopy and microanalysis methods, such as atom probe tomography.

Understanding this relationship at the atomic level, can unlock new alloy design strategies and pave the way towards solving complex engineering and material design problems, for instance that limit the operating temperature and hence the efficiency and environmental character of aero-engines. 

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EXPERIENCE

September 2021-Present

Associate Professor

NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Physical Metallurgy Group

July 2020-August 2021

Group Leader

Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung

High Performance Alloys for Extreme Environments group

August 2018-June 2020

Deputy Group Leader

Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung

Atom Probe Tomography group

July 2016-June 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher

Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung

Department of Microstructure Physics and Alloy Design

May 2016-July 2016

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Oxford

Department of Engineering, Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering

2013-2016

DPhil Research

University of Oxford

Department of Materials