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Dr Iasmi Sterianou MEng, PhD, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Materials Engineering


Summary

Dr. Iasmi Sterianou joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2013 as a Lecturer in Materials Engineering and became a Senior Lecturer in 2016. Her main research expertise is the development of novel functional materials. Iasmi teaches on a number of topics in Materials Engineering and Chemical Engineering courses and is the Course Leader for the FdEng/BEng (Top-up) Materials Engineering courses since 2016.

About

Iasmi received her MEng in Chemical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2003, after completing her dissertation on Molecular Beam Epitaxy and its Application on High-Temperature Superconductors. She then did research on bismuth-based perovskites for high temperature piezoelectric applications and received her PhD in Engineering Materials from the University of Sheffield in 2008. Upon completing her PhD, she became a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Sheffield working in advanced functional oxides.

Iasmi joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2013 as a Lecturer in Materials Engineering and became a Senior Lecturer in 2016. She is the Course Leader for the FdEng and BEng (Top-up) Materials Engineering courses since 2016 and teaches on a number of topics in Materials Engineering and Chemical Engineering courses.

Iasmi has published more than 25 papers in international journals, has delivered several conference presentations and is a reviewer for many journals in her field. She is a member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Specialist areas of interest

The focus of Iasmi's research is the synthesis and characterization of novel materials used in the manufacture of electrical and electronic components such as capacitors, microwave resonators for wireless communication devices, and actuators for automotive and medical applications. The areas of her research interests include

  • Piezoelectrics (lead free and high-temperature)
  • Multiferroics (Rare-earth doped bismuth ferrite)
  • Low sintering temperature microwave dielectrics
  • Electrophoretic deposition of functional ceramics

Teaching

Department of Engineering and Mathematics

Business, Technology and Enterprise

Department of Engineering and Mathematics

Science, Technology and Arts

Modules:

Fundamentals of Materials and Manufacturing (Lvl 3)

Materials Science (Lvl 4)

Engineering Materials (Lvl 4)

Chemical and Thermodynamic Properties of Materials (Lvl 5)

Composite Materials (Lvl 6)

Research

The focus of Iasmi's research is the synthesis and characterization of novel materials used in the manufacture of electrical and electronic components such as capacitors, microwave resonators for wireless communication devices, and actuators for automotive and medical applications. The areas of her research interests include:

Piezoelectrics (lead free and high-temperature)

Multiferroics (Rare-earth doped bismuth ferrite)

Low sintering temperature microwave dielectrics

Electrophoretic deposition of functional ceramics

During her time as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Sheffield, Iasmi has collaborated with Prof. Paula Vilarinho from the Department of Ceramics and Glass Engineering, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal on electrophoretic deposition of microwave dielectrics.

She has also been a Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Materials Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, where she did research on high temperature ferroelectric and piezoelectric response of ceramics and prototype actuators, in collaboration with Prof. Jürgen Rödel.

During her time as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Sheffield, Iasmi has collaborated with Prof. Paula Vilarinho from the Department of Ceramics and Glass Engineering, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal on electrophoretic deposition of microwave dielectrics. J. Eur. Ceram. Soc., 32: 4319-4326 (2012)

She has also been a Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Materials Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, where she did research on high temperature ferroelectric and piezoelectric response of ceramics and prototype actuators, in collaboration with Prof. Jürgen Rödel. J Electroceram., 28:95-100 (2012)

Publications

Journal articles

Muhammed, K., Scrimshire, A., Sterianou, I., Bell, A., & Bingham, P. (2020). Physical properties and sinterability of pure and iron-doped bismuth sodium titanate ceramics. Journal of the Australian Ceramic Society, 56 (4), 1441-1449. http://doi.org/10.1007/s41779-020-00461-5

Hussain, F., Sterianou, I., Khesro, A., Sinclair, D.C., & Reaney, I.M. (2018). p-type/n-type behaviour and functional properties of KxNa (1-x)NbO3 (0.49 <= x <= 0.51) sintered in air and N2. Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 38 (9), 3118-3226. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2018.03.013

Scrimshire, A., Lobera, A., Bell, A., Jones, H., Sterianou, I., & Bingham, P. (2018). Determination of Debye Temperatures and Lamb-Mössbauer Factors for LnFeO3 Orthoferrite Perovskites (Ln = La, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd). Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 30 (10). http://doi.org/10.1088/1361-648X/aaab7d

Pascual-Gonzalez, C., Schileo, G., Khesro, A., Sterianou, I., Wang, D., Reaney, I., & Feteira, A. (2017). Band gap evolution and piezoelectric-to-electrostrictivecrossover in (1-x)KNbO3-x(Ba0.5Bi0.5)(Nb0.5Zn0.5)O3 ceramics. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 5 (8), 1990-1996. http://doi.org/10.1039/C6TC05515J

Khesro, A., Boston, R., Sterianou, I., Sinclair, D.C., & Reaney, I.M. (2016). Phase transitions, domain structure, and pseudosymmetry in La- and Ti-doped BiFeO3. Journal of Applied Physics, 119 (5), 054101. http://doi.org/10.1063/1.4940391

Cumming, D.J., Sebastian, T., Sterianou, I., Rödel, J., & Reaney, I.M. (2013). Bi(Me)O3-PbTiO3 high TC piezoelectric multilayers. Materials Technology, 28 (5), 247-253. http://doi.org/10.1179/1753555713Y.0000000067

Bennett, J., Bell, A.J., Stevenson, T.J., Smith, R.I., Sterianou, I., Reaney, I.M., & Comyn, T.P. (2013). Multiferroic properties of BiFeO3-(K0.5Bi 0.5)TiO3 ceramics. Materials Letters, 94, 172-175. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2012.12.053

MacLaren, I., Wang, L., Morris, O., Craven, A.J., Stamps, R.L., Schaffer, B., ... Reaney, I.M. (2013). Local stabilisation of polar order at charged antiphase boundaries in antiferroelectric (Bi0.85Nd0.15)(Ti0.1Fe 0.9)O3. APL Materials, 1 (2). http://doi.org/10.1063/1.4818002

Kalantari, K., Sterianou, I., Sinclair, D.C., Bingham, P., Pokorný, J., & Reaney, I.M. (2012). Structural phase transitions in Ti-doped Bi1-xNdxFeO3 ceramics. Journal of Applied Physics, 111 (6), 064107. http://doi.org/10.1063/1.3697666

Vilarinho, P.M., Mahajan, A., Sterianou, I., & Reaney, I.M. (2012). Layered composite thick films for dielectric applications. Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 32 (16), 4319-4326. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2012.05.026

Chen, X., Zhang, W., Zalinska, B., Sterianou, I., Bai, S., & Reaney, I.M. (2012). Low sintering temperature microwave dielectric ceramics and composites based on Bi 2 O 3-B 2 O 3. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 95 (10), 3207-3213. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1551-2916.2012.05295.x

Sebastian, T., Sterianou, I., Reaney, I.M., Leist, T., Jo, W., & Rödel, J. (2012). Piezoelectric activity of (1-x)[0.35Bi(Mg 1/2Ti 1/2)O 3- 0.3BiFeO 3-0.35BiScO 3] - XPbTiO3 ceramics as a function of temperature. Journal of Electroceramics, 28 (2-3), 95-100. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10832-012-9685-8

Reaney, I.M., MacLaren, I., Wang, L., Schaffer, B., Craven, A., Kalantari, K., ... Sinclair, D.C. (2012). Defect chemistry of Ti-doped antiferroelectric Bi0.85Nd 0.15FeO3. Applied Physics Letters, 100 (18). http://doi.org/10.1063/1.4705431

Khan, H.U., Sterianou, I., Miao, S., Pokorny, J., & Reaney, I.M. (2012). The effect of Li-substitution on the M-phases of AgNbO3. Journal of Applied Physics, 111 (2). http://doi.org/10.1063/1.3677871

Kalantari, K., Sterianou, I., Karimi, S., Ferrarelli, M.C., Miao, S., Sinclair, D.C., & Reaney, I.M. (2011). Ti-Doping to Reduce Conductivity in Bi0.85Nd0.15FeO3 Ceramics. Advanced Functional Materials, 21 (19), 3737-3743. http://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201100191

Mirsaneh, M., Reaney, I.M., Han, Y., Sterianou, I., & Leisten, O.P. (2011). Low sintering temperature high permittivity glass ceramic composites for dielectric loaded microwave antennas. Advances in Applied Ceramics, 110 (7), 387-393. http://doi.org/10.1179/1743676111Y.0000000031

Yan, F., Miao, S., Sterianou, I., Reaney, I.M., Lai, M.O., Lu, L., & Song, W.D. (2011). Multiferroic properties and temperature-dependent leakage mechanism of Sc-substituted bismuth ferrite-lead titanate thin films. Scripta Materialia, 64 (5), 458-461. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2010.11.015

Sebastian, T., Sterianou, I., Sinclair, D.C., Bell, A.J., Hall, D.A., & Reaney, I.M. (2010). High temperature piezoelectric ceramics in the Bi(Mg1/2Ti 1/2)O3-BiFeO3-BiScO3-PbTiO 3 system. Journal of Electroceramics, 25 (2-4), 130-134. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10832-010-9600-0

Khan, H.U., Sterianou, I., Han, Y., Pokorny, J., & Reaney, I.M. (2010). Phase transitions in LixAg1-x (Nb0.5 Ta0.5) O3 solid solutions. Journal of Applied Physics, 108 (6). http://doi.org/10.1063/1.3485813

Abdel Aziz, D.A., Sterianou, I., & Reaney, I.M. (2009). (1 - X)CaTiO3-x(Li0.5Nd0.5)TiO3 for ultra-small dielectrically loaded antennas. Journal of Materials Science, 44 (23), 6247-6250. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10853-009-3853-5

Sterianou, I., Sinclair, D.C., Reaney, I.M., Comyn, T.P., & Bell, A.J. (2009). Investigation of high Curie temperature (1-x)BiSc1-y Fe yO3-xPbTiO3 piezoelectric ceramics. Journal of Applied Physics, 106 (8). http://doi.org/10.1063/1.3253585

Karimi, S., Reaney, I.M., Han, Y., Pokorny, J., & Sterianou, I. (2009). Crystal chemistry and domain structure of rare-earth doped BiFeO 3 ceramics. Journal of Materials Science, 44 (19), 5102-5112. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10853-009-3545-1

Yan, F., Sterianou, I., Miao, S., Reaney, I.M., Lai, M.O., & Lu, L. (2009). Magnetic, ferroelectric, and dielectric properties of Bi (Sc0.5 Fe0.5) O3 - PbTiO3 thin films. Journal of Applied Physics, 105 (7). http://doi.org/10.1063/1.3093691

Karimi, S., Reaney, I.M., Levin, I., & Sterianou, I. (2009). Nd-doped BiFeO3 ceramics with antipolar order. Applied Physics Letters, 94 (11). http://doi.org/10.1063/1.3097222

Bridges, C.A., Allix, M., Suchomel, M.R., Kuang, X., Sterianou, I., Sinclair, D.C., & Rosseinsky, M.J. (2007). A pure bismuth a site polar perovskite synthesized at ambient pressure. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 46 (46), 8785-8789. http://doi.org/10.1002/anie.200703146

Sterianou, I., Reaney, I.M., Sinclair, D.C., Woodward, D.I., Hall, D.A., Bell, A.J., & Comyn, T.P. (2005). High-temperature (1-x) BiSc1/2 Fe1/2 O3 -xPbTiO3 piezoelectric ceramics. Applied Physics Letters, 87 (24), 1-3. http://doi.org/10.1063/1.2140067

Conference papers

Coulbeck, T.S.V., Hammond, I.P.G., Gooding, C.J., Wither, J.K., Sterianou, I., Soulioti, D., & Kordatos, E.Z. (2020). Development of self-sensing cementitious materials. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 11382. http://doi.org/10.1117/12.2558875

Pascual-Gonzalez, C., Sterianou, I., & Feteira, A. (2017). Evolution of piezoelectric response in (1-x)KNbO3-x(Ba0.5Bi0.5)(Nb0.5Zn0.5)O3 ceramics. In George, T., Dutta, A.K., & Islam, M.S. (Eds.) Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications IX 2017, Anaheim; United States, (pp. 1019430). SPIE Publications: http://doi.org/10.1117/12.2262811

Yan, F., Sterianou, I., Miao, S., Reaney, I.M., Lai, M.O., & Lu, L. (2010). Multiferroic properties of Bi(Fe0.5Sc0.5)O 3-Pb TiO3 thin films. Physica Scripta T, T139. http://doi.org/10.1088/0031-8949/2010/T139/014003

Theses / Dissertations

Pascual-Gonzalez, C. (2017). Processing-composition-structure effects on the optical band gap of KNbO3-based ceramics. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Feteira, A., & Sterianou, I. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00006

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