Multi-Functional Nano-Carbon Composite Materials October 19-20, 2016, Heraklion, Crete

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission:
until August 20, 2016 (extended).
Last-minute poster abstracts are still accepted.

Organizing committee:

I. N. Remediakis
S. Malik

Conference secretary:

D. Davelou


About the Meeting

Multicomp is a COST Action designed to bring together theorists, experimentalists and industrialists in the field of nano-carbon materials technology. Although carbon nanotubes, graphene and Few-Layer Graphene (FLG) have been used to improve the properties of composite materials, two main problems remain to be solved before these composite materials can realize their full potential: (1) adequate dispersion of the nano-carbon reinforcement material, and (2) strong enough interfacial bonding between the nano-carbon reinforcement elements and the composite matrix. In addition to making modified MWNTs such as branched-MWNTs, the Action will explore other possibilities of strengthening composites by integrating FLG (using existing as well as unpublished methods); theoretical modelling of these nano-carbons and composites; due consideration and evaluation of the Health, Safety and Environmental implications; making and testing composites e.g. mechanical and electrical/thermal, HRTEM of interphases, voltage-contrast SEM of percolation networks, sensing and photocatalytic properties; development of new composite materials with Electronic and Multi-Functional properties. This Action will provide an ideal platform, especially via STSM exchanges, for permanent established researchers, post-doctoral workers and ECIs to enhance their research-related skills as well as their innovation and enterprise skills in this international network involving both academic and business enterprises.

All MultiComp members are welcome to attend the meeting – required to register (no registration fee) and to submit an abstract. COST funding is currently very limited and so only those who have received an Official Invitation from the COST Association can get their travel and accommodation expenses refunded. All attending will be asked to submit an abstract and contribute to the Poster sessions. From the abstracts, 35 Flash presentations 3 Short talks will be selected (all will be expected to show Posters in the Poster session). Tea, Coffee and soft drinks will be available throughout the meeting as well as at the scheduled breaks. Other refreshments will be available during the evening Poster Session. Participants are free to choose where they take lunch and dinner as these will not be provided. This will be an opportunity for participants to meet and discuss Networking plans in smaller groups.


All participants must register and submit an abstract in order to participate to the event. Abstracts should take at most one A4 page. Please one of the following templates: LaTeX, OpenOffice, DOC, DOC 2, pdf.

Abstracts should be sent by email (preferably in pdf format) to Files should be named name.pdf where "name" is the last name of the presenting author.


Tentative program is as follows. Posters will be displayed throughout the conference, so please hang your poster the moment you arrive at the conference venue. Coffee and refreshments will be served in the poster area during breaks.

Wednesday, October 19th

Session 1, Chair: S. Malik
10.00Regev Belli Eqtesadi Ruiz Sarac Nunes Krumme
11.00Break (and coffee)
Session 2, Chair: N. Tagmatarchis
11.45 Chrissopoulou Frysali Okolo Czerwosz Melnykowycz Park Rybarczyk
Session 3, Chair: K. Velonia
14.15Ferreira Babu D'Amora Rodio Manda Schimpel Banys
Session 4, Chair: P. Xidas
15.30Guler Ivanov Milkova Vlcek Tasis Gaidukov Unal
16.30Break (and coffee)
Session 5, Chair: M. Enachescu
17.15Kopidakis Martinez Aabloo Sygellou Iljinas Fernandez-Blazquez
18.10S. Malik: research groups of MultiComp
18.30Posters (and refreshments),
20.30End of day 1

Thursday, October 20th

Session 1, Working Groups (WG) presentations, Chair: U. Bangert
9.30S. Malik (WG1: Synthesis and Fabrication)
9.45C. Ewels (WG2: Theory and Modelling)
10.00S. Giordani (WG3: Characterization, Health, Safety and Environment)
10.15C. Price (WG4: Engineering and Technological Applications)
10.30F. Ruddock (WG5: Outreach and Dissemination)
10.45Break (and coffee)
11.15Parallel WG meetings, Plenary WGs Leaders Reporting
12.30Break, Poster viewing and Networking discussions
14.00MC meeting
15.30MC Meeting continued
16.30Break (and coffee)
17.00MC Meeting continued
18.30End of meeting

Presenting authors, titles and abstracts

  1. A. Aabloo, Polypyrrole/Carbide-derived carbon-based electroactive hybrid films for bending and diametrically expanding actuators.
  2. H. Akbulut, Silicon-Carbon Nanocomposite Negative Electrode Architectures for Li-Ion Batteries.
  3. S. Anastasiadis, Confinement Effects on Polymer Structure and Dynamics: The Case of Polymer Nanocomposites.
  4. K. Androulaki, Structure and dynamics in polyester based nanohybrids.
  5. P. Ayala, Iron nanowires encapsulated in the hollow core of Single -Walled Carbon Nanotubes: A spectroscopy inspection.
  6. R. Babu, Conductive Polymer Composites for Managing Bruxism Intelligently.
  7. J. Banys, Dielectric properties of graphene nanoplatelets/epoxy composites.
  8. A. Belli, Commercial Aand Waste Carbon-based Nano/Micro Fillers For The Development Of Innovative And Multifunctional Mortars.
  9. C. Berkmann, An insight to the optical properties of purified B-doped Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes.
  10. K. Chrissopoulou, Tuning Polymer Crystallinity.
  11. E. Czerwosz, Nanocomposite carbonaceous – Me (Me – transition metal Ni, Pd) films for different applications.
  12. M. D'Amora, In vivo Biocompatibility assessment of functionalized Carbon Nano-onions in Zebrafish.
  13. D. Davelou, TMD nanoribbons: quasi 1D semiconductors with metallic edges.
  14. M. Enachescu, Tuning synthesis between carbon nano-tubes, carbon nano-onions and graphene in the same reactor.
  15. S. Eqtesadi, Abalonyx: Production of Graphene Derivative Materials.
  16. C. Ewels, Fullerenes, Science Dissemination and MultiComp.
  17. F. Fendrych, Nanocrystalline diamond layers protecting Zr fuel cladding surface in nuclear reactors against high temperature corrosion.
  18. J. P. Fernandez-Blazquez, PVDF transcrystallinity induced by Carbon Nanotubes Fibres.
  19. P. Ferreira, Electrical conductive bionanocomposites of chitosan and reduced graphene oxide for food packaging applications.
  20. S. Fraga, Assessing the safety of manufactured nanomaterials.
  21. M. Frysali, Development of multi-functional surfaces with constrollable wettability.
  22. S.O. Gaidukovs, Carbon nanoparticles application in polymer electrolyte materials for energy storage.
  23. M. O. Guler, Carbon and spinel LiMn2O4 hieratical structures for high rate Li-ion batteries.
  24. G. Helgesen, Conductive nanocarbon composite films made by dielctrophoretic alignment.
  25. M. Huskic, Composites prepared by thermal reduction of graphene oxide in polyamide 6 matrix.
  26. A.Iljinas, Formation of amorphous carbon films and nanostructures at atmospheric pressure.
  27. A. Ivanoska-Dacikj, Electron spin resonance spectroscopy investigations of carbon nanotubes - natural rubber based nanocomposites.
  28. E. Ivanov, Multifunctional polymer nanocomposites with carbon nanofillers for functional and structural applications. Rheology-structure-properties relationships.
  29. E. Kavousanaki,Symmetry and optical selection rules in graphene quantum dots.
  30. M. Knaapila, Aligned carbon composites and their anisotropic electromechanical properties.
  31. Z. Konya, Metal- and metal-oxide modified multiwalled carbon nanotubes based determination of glucose.
  32. G. Kopidakis, Strain-induced modification of electronic properties in transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers and nanostructures.
  33. K. Kordas, Multifunctional carbon foams.
  34. A. Krumme, The incorporation of carbon allotropes into electrospun fibers.
  35. S. Liakaki, In Situ Hierarchical Formation of Giant Amphiphile Bionanoreactors.
  36. J. Macutkevic, Broadband dielectric spectroscopy of composites with nanocarbon inclusions.
  37. G. Manda, The promise of nanomaterials for photodynamic therapy in cancer.
  38. L. Marcinauskas, Synthesis of nanostructured amorphous carboncopper composite films.
  39. U. Martinez, Electronic transport properties of nanostructured materials.
  40. M. Micusik, Strain sensing in polymer/carbon nanotube composites by electrical resistance measurement.
  41. V. Milkova, Multilayered carbon-based soft nanoparticles.
  42. C. Nunes, Development of a conductive biopolymerclay-graphene composite film.
  43. B. C. Okolo, Multi-phase technical polymers in additive manufacturing: a business reason for science backed solutions.
  44. H. Papananou, PEO crystallization kinetics close to SiO2 surfaces.
  45. H. G. Park, Kinetics of bilayer graphene growth on copper.
  46. A. Porter, Imaging and Characterisation of the Biology- Graphene Interface .
  47. I. Radovic, Theoretical investigation of the interaction of charged particle beams with carbon nanostructures.
  48. O. Regev, Stronger Cement.
  49. I. Ristic, The influence of functionalized MWCNT on the properties of synthesized poly(lactide).
  50. M. Rodio, Carbon Nanoparticles as nanoprobe for cancer therapy..
  51. V. Ruiz, Bioactive graphene-hydrogel composites.
  52. M. K. Rybarczyk, N-Doped Carbon for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction (ORR): the role of carbon “kinks” and surface roughness.
  53. A. S. Sarac, Carbon Nanofibers of Polyacrylonitriles.
  54. C. Schimpel, A proactive approach for the safe and responsible production of graphene-based nanoplatelets.
  55. P. Siffalovic, Controlled deposition of few layer graphene and graphene oxide films.
  56. L. Sygellou, Surface modification and characterization of carbon-based thin films.
  57. N. Tagmatarchis, Multifunctional carbon-based and related nanostructured materials.
  58. D. Tasis, Synthesis of heteroatom-doped carbon nanostructures for energy conversion applications.
  59. S. Unal, Chemically Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes Deposited at the Polymer-Fiber Interface for Maximum Reinforcement Efficiency in Fiber- Reinforced Polymeric Composites.
  60. J. Vlcek, Pulsed Laser Modification of Properties of Nanocarbon Based Thin Films for Chemical Sensor Applications .
  61. P. I. Xidas, Multi-dimensional carbon nanostructures in epoxy matrices.
  62. M. Suchanska, Raman, FTIR and optical spectroscopy studies of Carbo-Palladium nanocomposites.

Practical Information

The conference will take place at the "Manasaki" amphitheater of the University of Crete in Heraklion. The Heraklion campus of the University is located about 8 km south-west of Heraklion, close to the village of Voutes, and the University Hospital.

The Manasaki theater is located in the Student Center. The Student Center is next to the restaurant near the northern edge of the Heraklion Campus of the University of Crete. The Heraklion campus is located near the village of Voutes (please see campus map below).

Some travel information follows:

Aerial photo of Heraklion Airport, showing taxi- and bus stops.

Map of downtown Heraklion showing Astoria and Attrion Hotels and main taxi- and bus stops.

Map of the Heraklion campus of the University of Crete at Voutes

Heraklion airport has direct connections to most major European cities during the summer; see, for example, here. Minoan and ANEK ferries usually depart from Pireaus in the evening and arrive in Heraklion early in the morning the next day. Crete can also be reached through Chania airport or harbour, located 150 km west of Heraklion (2 to 3 hours by bus depending on route and traffic).

From the airport to Heraklion City Center

Using a bus

The bus station as can be seen in the airport map below is in the main street in front of the airport. Any bus, apart from bus No 5 is ok. The bus stop in the city center where you should get of is "Eleftherias" square. The hotel "Astoria" is directly in front of the bus stop. For the "Atrion" hotel you should turn left and follow the pedestrian street "Daidalou", until you reach the "Lions Square". You turn right and after a few meters on your left there is the "Theotokopoulos Park", you follow the street on the left side of the park called "Minotaurou" and you will see Atrion hotel after 200m on your right ( the green line in the city map below shows the walking routes from the bus stops to the Atrion hotel, both take around 10min).The bus ticket from the airport to the city center is a zone 1 ticket (orange) and costs 1.20 euros, the ride should be about 10min.

Using a taxi

The taxi station is directly in front of the airport and the taxi ride costs around 10 euros.

From the airport to Sofia Hotel

Sofia hotel is about 20 minutes walking from the airport. Alternatively, one can take any bus leaving the airport station (see above) and get off at third or fourth stop. Taxi would be between 5 and 10 euros.

From Heraklion to University Campus

Using a bus

Busses going to the Voutes Campus of the University pass in front of Astoria Hotel at Eleftherias square ( Bus stop no 1 on the map above) and from the Idis bus stop. You can either take bus no 8 or no 11. Bus no 11 is more frequent ( every 15 min until 18.00 and every 20min after). In every bus stop ( except the one in the campus) there is a screen indicating the time until a bus arrives. It takes around 20min from Eleftherias Square to reach the University. The bus ticket is a zone 2 ticket (blue) and costs 1.70 euros. Please buy your return ticket as well if you plan to return by bus.

Using a taxi

There are two main taxi stations downtown Heraklion which are indicated in the downtown map above. The taxi fare to the campus is around 10 euros. You can also call for a taxi ( +30 2810 210102 ) but you are charged extra for the summon.

From University Campus to Heraklion

Using a bus

Buses going from Campus to City Center pass in front of the University in the bus stop that can be seen on the map above. You can either take bus no 1 ( with final stop the airport, passes through Sofia hotel) or bus no 20 ( with final stop the port). Both buses have identical routes until Eleftherias square. As campus shops close early, it is best that you buy return tickets from the city.

Meeting Venue

The meeting venue is the Manasaki theater, located in the Student Center. The Student Center is next to the Student restaurant near the northern edge of the Heraklion Campus of the University of Crete. The Heraklion campus is located near the village of Voutes. Please consult the campus map.

Accomodation, resaturants and cafes

The organisers have secured special rates at three hotels in Heraklion. In order of ascending price, they are Sofia (close to the airport), Attrion (close to city center and the waterfront) and Capsis Astoria(at the central square). Please contact the organizers for details.

We strongly recommend that you book your accommodation in one of these hotels by directly contacting the hotel and mentioning that you attend the MultiComp conference at the University of Crete organized by Ioannis Remediakis.

In addition, hotels shown in this page offer discounts for visitors of the University (the prices might have changed as this page was created three years ago). Please check also popular hotel reservation sites such as, or

For a taste of traditional Cretan food, we recommend Erganos restaurant. Please check also restaurants suggested by colleages from the Physics Department. Most cafes and bars are located around Liontaria square- the organizer's favourite is Central Park.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

Multi-Functional Nano-Carbon Composite Materials, October 19-20, 2016, Heraklion, Crete