Dr A. Smyrnakis has a Diploma in Applied Physics and a M.Sc. in Microsystems and Nanodevices from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He holds a PhD in plasma nanoscience from the School of Chemical Engineering, NTUA, that held in collaboration with the Plasma Nanofabrication Laboratory of the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, NCSR Demokritos. He PhD thesis was about plasma self-assembly and fabrication of plasma-etched silicon nanowires for energy application. He is currently working as postdoctoral researcher in collaboration with Fasmatech SA under the Industrial Research Fellowship Program at NCSR Demokritos. His research interests focus on plasma physics and nanoscience, process development for plasma etching and nanofabrication, advanced materials characterization, mass spectroscopy and ion optics for several applications including energy and life sciences. He is author or co-author in 9 publications in International Peer-Reviewed Journals, and presented his work in 26 International Conferences, of which 2 invited talks, 12 oral, 13 poster presentations.