Dr. Paraskevas Kontis
High Performance Alloys for Extreme Environments
I'm Paraskevas Kontis, head of the of the High Performance Alloy for Extreme Environments group in Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung.
Our group focuses on investigating the physical interactions between solutes and crystal defects and providing a fundamental understanding of the structure-chemistry relationship in metallic alloys at the atomic level, by exploiting a framework of high-end microscopy and microanalysis.
Understanding how solutes and defects interact will unlock new alloy design strategies and pave the way towards solving complex engineering and material design problems, that limit the operating temperature and hence the efficiency and environmental character of aero-engines. Primary goal is to design alloys that will allow the use of hydrogen as a fuel, aiming to make true the zero emissions dream.