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Aug 2009Present

Research Assistant

SUNY Research Foundation
Sep 2008Sep 2009

Math Teacher

Community Impact (Columbia University)

Taught math to teenagers and adult students who did not finish high school and were seeking their GED. Community Impact program run by Columbia University in NYC.


Aug 2009Jan 2012


College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY)


University of Minnesota


University of Athens


Argiris Malapanis possesses in-depth knowledge and comprehension about the science and applications of semiconductors. He has extensive hands-on experience with the fabrication and characterization of materials with electrical conductivity. He also displays adept teamwork skills and thrives from collaboration. Mr. Malapanis maintains optimism, motivation, and goal orientation in his professional endeavors. Argiris (Argyrios) Malapanis currently serves as a Research Assistant to Professor Ji Ung Lee’s research group at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. He works on a team that creates and characterizes nanostructured devices. The group focuses its research on several technical scientific interests in the field, such as the transport properties of grapheme p-n junctions, the characterization of CMOS devices, examination of nanobio sensors and devices, and the optical and electrical properties of carbon nanotube p-n junction diodes. Mr. Malapanis works together with the team of scientists in the institution’s state-of-the-art water fabrication line. He has gained a variety of skills in the field, including device analysis, optical characterization, and the environmental sensitivity of carbon nanotube structures. Argiris Malapanis is currently pursuing his PhD in Nanoscience and Engineering from the State University of New York at Albany. He is scheduled to complete his dissertation in electrical and optical characterization of carbon nanotube diodes in 2012. Mr. Malapanis also completed non-degree graduate courses in physics at The City College of New York. In addition, he obtained a Master of Science in Physics from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Athens in Greece. Argiris Malapanis holds membership in the American Physical Society and the American Chemical Society. He possesses significant linguistic skills and maintains fluency in English, Greek, Spanish, and French. In his personal time, Mr. Malapanis enjoys soccer, photography, cooking, and gardening.

Community Impact at Columbia University

By Argiris Malapanis Community Impact is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping disadvantaged residents in the neighborhoods of Morningside Heights, Washington Heights, and Harlem in Manhattan, New York. The organization works in conjunction with Columbia University, encouraging students, staff, and faculty to offer their skills and time to various service initiatives with Community Impact. Volunteer opportunities are also open to individuals not involved with Columbia. Community Impact has programs geared toward adult education, English as a second language, computer training, and General Education Development (GED) programs for obtaining a high school diploma. The organization also helps adults develop career goals and transition into the workforce through workshops and counseling. Youth also benefit from the nonprofit through its numerous mentoring, tutoring, and recreational programs, many based in public schools. Volunteers concerned with the environment or public health may opt to participate in one of the health and environment programs. These programs focus on the poor health caused by poverty and lack of health awareness and on environmental issues such as recycling and parks cleanup. There are many ways for volunteers to get involved in Community Impact; consider lending your time to one of the programs today. About the Author: Currently a student at the University of Albany in New York, Argiris Malapanis offered his services as a math teacher through Community Impact, teaching math to students working to obtain their GED.