Faculty of the Department

During the 2016-17 academing year the Department of Physics consists of 23 faculty members, 1 honorary professor, and 9 Emeriti Professors. There are 14 faculty members at the level of Full Professor, 3 at the level of Associate Professor, and 6 Assistant Professors.

[1]: Emeritus Professor (9 members)
[2]: Retired faculty (3 members) 

The high quality research performed by our faculty members has been internationally recognized. This can also be seen by the following histograms presenting the refereed papers, citations, and h-index of all 23 faculty members, as well as the 6 Emeriti Professors who are still actively involved in research and teaching, as were on April 20, 2017. (Click on the corresponding images for a larger version)

Refereed Publications Refereed Citations h-index

A number of individuals served as faculty members at the Department of Physics of the University of Crete in the past and contributed with their efforts to the improvement of the Department. In the following table we provide their names, the period they were members of the Department, as well as their current position.

Name Period Last known Position
Anastasiadis Spiros 1993-2005 Professor - Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of Crete
Christou Aris 1985-1996 Professor - Univ. of Maryland College Park, USA
Efthimiopoulos Thomas 1982-2003 Professor Emeritus - Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Patras
Floratos Emmanuel 1983-2000 Professor Emeritus - Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Athens
Georges Anastasios 1985-1992 Professor - Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Patras
Halkias George 1989-1996 Passed away while a researcher at Demokritos
Hatzidimitriou Despina 1993-2009 Associate Professor - Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Athens
Kapetanakos Christos 1994-1996 Private Sector, USA
Karabourniotis Dimitris 1985-2013 Retired
Kelires Pantelis 1989-2009 Professor - Dept. of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science & Engineering, Technological Univ. of Cyprus
Panagopoulos Christos 2008-2015 Research Professor - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Petkou Anastasios 2004-2012 Associate Professor - Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Thessaloniki
Ploumpidis Dimitris 1983-198? Professor (retired) - Dept. of Primary Education, Univ. of Crete
Ragiadakos Christos 1985-1995 Educational Institute, Ministry of Education
Stassis Constantine 1986-1987 Professor (retired) - Iowa State University, USA
Tsinganos Kanaris 1985-2001 Professor - Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Athens & President of the National Obs. of Athens
Varmazis Costas 1983-1984 Passed awa on 2 Jun. 2016, while a Senior fellow - Tyco Electronics, USA 
Xanthopoulos Basilis 1984-1990 Passed away on 27 Nov. 1990, while serving as Chair of the Dept. of Physics at the University of Crete
Zdetsis Aristides 1985-1989 Professor Emeritus - Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Patras
Zevgolis Dimitrios 1984-1987 Professor - Greek Open University


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