Panagopoulos Christos

Associate Professor


+30-2810-391223 (lab), 394227 (office)




225 Physics Bldg.


Christos Panagopoulos obtained his BSc from La Trobe University, Australia in 1991, his MSc from Kyushu University, Japan in 1994 and PhD in physics from Cambridge University, UK in 1997.


He was a Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge from 1996 to 2000 and a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the period 2000-2008. In 2006 he was appointed Associate Professor at the University of Crete. He has served as a visiting professor or scientist at a number of institutions, including the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Universities of British Columbia, Tohoku and Kyoto. Honours accorded Panagopoulos include the European Young Investigators Award, the European Excellence Grant and his election as Research Fellow of Trinity College and The Royal Society. Since the spring of 2012 he is on a leave of absence from the University of Crete, while serving as a Research Professor at the Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). 


His research focuses on the physics and applications of condensed matter systems with spontaneous tendencies toward complex electronic pattern formation. The materials investigated in his laboratory include spin and charge memory devices, magneto-electrics and high-temperature superconductors. These are part of a larger class of prime examples of frontier technology for the 21st century, displaying novel behaviours that do not conform to the quantum theory of solids developed last century.

University of Crete - Department of Physics - P.O Box 2208 - GR-71003 Heraklion, Greece
phone: +30 2810 394300 - fax: +30 2810 394301