George Nikiforidis, PhD

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Research Interests

​Dr. Nikiforidis' current research interests lie on enzymatic biofuel fuel cells and on devising ways to implement organic semiconductor films as electrodes on them.

Selected Publications

  • An electrochemical study on the cathode of the intermediate temperature tubular sodium-sulfur battery  
    G. Nikiforidis, M.C.M Sanden, G. J. Jongerden, E.F. Jongerden, M. N. Tsampas,
    Journal of Electrochemical Society 166 (2) A1-A8 (2019) 

  • Designing stable cobalt-polypyridyl complexes for redox flow batteries: spin crossover delocalizes excess charge 
    C. Yang, G. Nikiforidis, J.Y. Park, J. Choi, Y. Luo, Y.T. Chan, L. Zhang, Z. Hou, M.H. Baik, Y. Lee, H.R. Byon 
    Advanced Energy Materials (2018) 1702897.
  • High energy efficiency and stability for photoassisted aqueous lithium–iodine redox batteries 
    G. Nikiforidis, K. Tajima, H.R. Byon, 
    ACS Energy Letters 1 (2016) 806-813

  • Impact of electrolyte composition on the performance of the Zinc-Cerium redox flow battery system
    G. Nikiforidis, L.E.A Berlouis, D. Hall, D. Hodgson, 
    Journal of Power Sources 243 (2013) 691-698​


  • ​Ph.D., Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde, Scotland,  2011
  • M.Sc., Chemical and Process Engineering, University College London, England, 2008

Professional Profile

  • ​​​​10/2018 - present: Postdoctoral fellow, Organic Bioelectronics Lab, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 03/2018 - 10/2018: Postdoctoral fellow, DIFFER (Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research), The Netherlands  
  • 02/2016 - 12/2017: Postdoctoral fellow, KAIST (Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), South Korea
  • 12/2014 - 01/2016: Postdoctoral fellow RIKEN Institute of Physical and Chemical Research
  • 10/2012 - 10/2014: Postdoctoral fellow, City University of Hong Kong​

KAUST Affiliations

​Biological and Environmental 
Science & Engineering Division (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

Catalysis Organic semiconductors Conducting polymers Bio and chemical sensors

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