Sofoklis Makridis

Lecturer Dr. Sofoklis S. Makridis


Academic Staff



University of Western Macedonia
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Office 104B
Bakola & Sialvera Street
50100 Kozani
Greece, Western Macedonia


Contact Data

Fax: +30 24610 56601

Tel (lab): +30 24610 56151
Tel (office): +30 24610 56752


Environmental Technology Laboratory (ETL)



Since February 2011




Curriculum Vitae

Sofoklis S. Makridis is a Lecturer on Technology of Metallic Materials for Energy Applications at the University of Western Macedonia since February 2011.

He is a physicist while he received the M.Sc. in 2002 and the Ph.D. in 2004 in fields of Materials Science and Engineering (Magnetic Materials). His Postdoc research has been accomplished on Materials for Hydrogen Storage. Since 2004, he gives lectrures ten hours per week in the department by covering physics, materials for hydrogen technologies and energy courses. He is currently an Associate Editor in Central European Journal of Physics and a Member of the IEEE Magnetics Society. He is a collaborative person in the MEANDER Group and in the Environmental Technology Laboratory.

His research interests include Magnetic Materials, Metal Hydrides, Batteries, Magnetocalorics, computer assisted analysis/simulations of the structural characteristics, perovskites/electrolytes for solid oxide fuel cells, simulated microstructures.

He is in the Management Committee of the Cost Action on Hybrid Energy Storage Devices and Systems for Mobile and Stationary Applications

 (representing the Greek Ministry for Research and Technology)



Course Catalogue

Physics I (Mechanics)


Physics II (Electromagnetism)


Applications of Materials for Energy and Environmental Technology


Materials Technology


Publications in

Researcher ID
ISI Web of Science


·         Rok Žitko, Herman van Midden, Erik Zupanič, Albert Prodan,S.S. Makridis, Dimitris Niarchos, Athanasios K. Stubos, ‘Hydrogenation Properties of the TiBx Structures’, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2011 [I.F. 4.1] on-line

·         H.J.P. Van Midden, A. Prodan, E. Zupanič, R. Žitko, S.S. Makridis, and A.K. Stubos, ‘Structural and Electronic Properties of the Hydrogenated ZrCr2 Laves Phases’, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 114 (9), pp 4221–4227, 2010 [I.F. 4.5] PDF on-line

·         S.S. Makridis, M. Konstantakou, Th. A. Steriotis, K.G. Efthimiadis, E. Pavlidou, E.S. Kikkinides, and A.K. Stubos, 'Structural and magnetic properties of rare earth-transition metal compounds for hydrogen storage materials', Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vols. 404-406, pp. 216-219, 2005 [I.F. 2.1] PDF on-line

·         S.S. Makridis, I. Panagiotopoulos, I. Tsiaousis, K. Frangis, E. Pavlidou, K. Chrisafis, G.F. Papathanasiou, K. Efthimiadis, G.C. Hadjipanayis, and D. Niarchos, ‘Structural, Microstructural and Magnetic Properties of Nanocomposite Sm(CobalFe0.1MyZr0.04B0.04)7.5 Ribbons with M=Ni,Cu and y=0.09 and 0.12’, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Vol. 320(19), pp. 2322-2329, 2008 [I.F. 1.7] PDF on-line (Top 25 downloaded articles: July-September 2008)