Pagona Papakonstantinou is a Professor of Advanced Materials at the School of Engineering of Ulster University. She leads a group, which specializes on the manufacturing of novel materials and hierarchical architectures for their strategic implementation in renewable energy, multifunctional structural energy storage and health care sectors.
Papakonstantinou has authored over 130 publications and her work has received over 8000 citations, with an H index of 42 (google scholar). Her work has attracted international recognition, as exemplified by numerous invited talks at international conferences and the following honours: (i) invited Research Fellowship from the Royal Society of Chemistry, RSC (2014) through ‘Leaders in the Field’ scheme for her significant contributions to nanoscience and nanomaterials; (ii) a Distinguished Research Fellowship from Ulster University (2003) (iii) a Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE)/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship (2012) and (iv) Visiting Professorship at the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences (IAMS), Academia Sinica (2017-2018). She has raised more than 6 million funding from various research councils, government agencies and international enterprises both as a Principal and co-Investigator.