PhD Recipients of the Department

As of October 2017 a total of 124 PhDs have been awarded by the Department of Physics of the University of Crete since the graduate program of the Department commenced in 1980. Here we present the names of those individuals, as well as links to their dissertations and their present location, if known. For any corrections or updates please contact Prof. V. Charmandaris.

A histogram with the distribution as a function of time, of all PhD and Masters degrees awarded by the Department is available here.

YearNameDissertationAdvisorPresent location
2017Panopoulou Georgia VirginiaStructure and Evolution of Magnetic Molecular Clouds, Observational Consequences and Tests.K. TassisPostdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Astronomy, California Institute of Technology (USA)
 Vitalis KyriacosQuantum Metrology in Biochemical MagnetometersI. Kominis
 Liodakis IoannisUnveiling the physics of the most active of galaxies: connecting blazar theory and observations.V. PavlidouKIPAC Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University (USA)
 Epitropakis AnastasiosVariability studies of the iron line emission in AGN.I. PapadakisPrivate Sector, Heraklion
 Tritsis Aris - EvangelosMultiscale Study of the structure of Molecular Clouds: Connecting Theory with Observations.K. TassisPostdoctoral Researcher, Australian National University (Australia)
 Maragkoudakis AlexandrosA multi-wavelength study of the activity in a representative sample of nearby star-forming galaxiesA. ZezasPostdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Western University (Canada)
 Papadomanolaki ElenaEpitaxial growth and characterization of III-Nitrides thin films and heterostructures for photovoltaic applicationsE. Iliopoulos
2016Louloudakis DimitriosGrowth and study of novel chromic coatings and devices for "Smart Windows"G. KiriakidisPostdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Electronic Materials Engineering, Australian National University (Australia)
 Moschovis KonstantinosSurface Acoustic Wave Devices for Gas Sensing Applications.G. KiriakidisHellenic Civil Aviation Authority Airport Authority & Aviation Safety Inspector, Heraklion International Airport "N. Kazantzakis"
 Sygletou MariaLaser development of novel materials and diagnostics for Organic Photovoltaic Applications. C. FotakisPostdoctoral Researcher, IESL, Foundation of Research and Technology - Hellas, Heraklion, Greece
2015Bakaimi Ioanna ThomaiStructural, magnetic and magnetodielectric behavior of geometrically frustrated manganese oxides. A. Lappas, P. TzanetakisResearch Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Southampton, UK.
 Karadimitriou MichailUltrafast Dynamical properties of strongly interacting systems under nonlinear coherent photoexcitation by multiple ultrashort laser pulsesI. PerakisPrivate sector, Heraklion, Crete
2014Benas NikolaosA study of the impact of aerosols on the energy budget of the atmosphere using satellite measurements of climatic parameters and computer modelsI. Vardavas Postdoctoral researcher, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, The Netherlands
 Carpeggiani Paolo AntonioStudies of 1fs scale dynamics in atoms and moleculesD. CharalampidisPostdoctoral Researcher, Photonics Institute, TU Wien (Austria)
 Bougas LykourgosCavity-enhanced Polarimetry with Signal Reversals: Applications in Atomic Parity Violation and Molecular ChiralityP. RakitzisPostdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of California Berkeley (USA)
 Bolpasi VassilikiAn Ultra-High Flux Matter-Wave Laser from a Highly Flexible Ioffe-Pritchard Trap P. RakitzisPostdoctoral Researcher, IESL, Foundation of Research and Technology - Hellas, Heraklion, Greece
 Maravelias GrigorisInvestigation of the High-Mass X-ray binary populations in the Small Magellanic CloudA. ZezasPostdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Physics and Astronomy, of the University of Valaparaiso, Chile
 Kleovoulou KonstantinosTheory and Simulations of Silicon Nanocomposite SystemsX. Zotos, K. KeliresManaging Coordinator, The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus
 Kolliopoulos GeorgiosVisualization and Control of the Electron Quantum Paths in High Field Laser-Atom InteractionsD. CharalampidisPostdoctoral Research, JR Macdonald Laboratory, Kansas State University (USA)
 Constantinou YiannisRadiation in Ultraplanckian particle collisions T. TomarasBusiness Intelligence Analyst, trivago GmbH (Germany)
 Psaroudaki ChristinaDynamics of field induced phases in spin S=1 antiferromagnetic chains. X. Zotos, N. PapanicolaouPostdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Basel (Switzerland)
 Mattheakis MariosElectromagnetic wave propagation in gradient index metamaterials, plasmonic systems and optical fiber networks. G. TsironisPostdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Physics, Harvard Univ. (USA)
2013Panagiotopoulos ParisNumerical modeling of the nolinear propagation of ultrashort laser pulses in transparent materialsG. Tsironis, S. Tzortzakis Postdoctoral Researcher, College of Optical Sciences, Univ. of Arizona (USA)
 Margaris IoannisFerromagnetic Josephson junction with Inhomogeneous magnetizationN. Flytzanis-
 Tserevelakis GeorgiosNonlinear optical procedures for the diagnostics and processing of biological samples by using ultra-short laser pulsesC. FotakisPostdoctoral researcher, IESL/FORTH, Heraklion
 Bonfini PaoloA multi-wavelength study of the stellar content of nearby galaxiesA. ZezasPostdoctoral Researcher, UNAM, Morelia (Mexico)
 Dellis ArgirisQuantum Measurements Spin in Alkali Atoms and Bio-molecules.I. KominisPostdoctoral researcher, NIST, Boulder, CO, (USA)
 Iatrakis IoannisHolography and the Phase Structure of Gravity TheoriesE. KiritsisFinancial Engineer at Rabobank, (The Netherlands)
 Bitsakis ThodorisGalaxy evolution in Compact Groups: an infrared perspectiveV. CharmandarisCONACyT research fellow, Instituto de Radioastronomía y Astrofísica, UNAM, Mexico
2012Tsiakatouras GeorgeMolecular beam epitaxy of the GaN semiconductor on diamond and r-plane sapphire substrates A. Georgakilas-
 Konstantinidis GrigorisDiffractive Dark-Ground Imaging of Ultra-Low Atom Numbers in a Magneto-Optical TrapP. RakitzisPrivate sector, Athens
 Buchmann LukasDynamics of Atomic Bose-Einstein Condensates and the Atom LaserP. Lambropoulos Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Physics, Aarhus University, (Germany)
 Barberoglou MariosFemtosecond laser micro/nano structuring of solid surfaces: Fundamentals and applications C. FotakisApplication Engineer at Tecnotion - The Linear Motor Company (Germany)
2011Kruse Jann EikeAttosecond Metrology and Application of High HarnonicsD. Charalampidis-
 Skantzakis EmmanouilGeneration and applications of intense isolated attosecond pulsesD. CharalampidisPostdoctoral Researcher, IESL, Foundation of Research and Technology - Hellas, Heraklion, Greece
 Ajagunna Adebowale OlufunsoHeteroepitaxy of InN on silicon (111) and r-plane sapphire substratesA. GeorgakilasDeceased 2012 (Nigeria)
 Sakellari IoannaPhotonic crystals with tunable propertiesC. FotakisPostdoctoral Researcher, 4th Physics Institute, University of Stuttgart (Germany)
 Abdollahpour DaryoushNonlinear laser propagation phenomena in transparent mediaD. Charalampidis, S. Tzortzakis Assistant Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (Iran)
 Pappa MelinaImaging Bose-Einstein condensates at ultra-low atom-numbers and time averaged adiabatic potentialsP. RakitzisPrivate sector, Athens (Greece)
 Manceau Jean-MichelΙσχυροί υπέρ-στενοί παλμοί Terahertz: ανάπτυξη και εφαρμογέςG. Tsironis, S. TzortzakisResearcher, Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies, Université Paris Sud, Orsay (France)
2010Stassinopoulos Andreas Light amplification and lasing in nanostructured hybrid materialsC. Fotakis Private sector, Athens
 Selimis Alexandros Influence of molecular weight on the UV Laser ablation of polymers and related applications C. Fotakis Postdoctoral Researcher, IESL, Foundation of Research and Technology - Hellas, Heraklion, Greece
 Fthenakis ZachariasTight-binding molecular dynamics study of structural, electronic, thermodynamic and magnetic properties of clustersE. Economou Postdoctoral Researcher, Computational Nanotechnology Lab, Michigan State University (USA)
 Metavitsiadis AlexandrosConductivities of magnetic chains with (non-)magnetic impuritiesX. ZotosPostdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Technical University of Braunschweig (Germany)
 Sofikitis DimitriosNew methods for the production and detection of polarized atoms: Hydrogen and ChlorineP. RakitzisPostdoctoral Researcher, IESL/FORTH, Greece
 Katsoprinakis GeorgeSpin noise decoherence and magnetic effects in alkali atoms and biomoleculesI. KominisPostdoctoral Researcher, IESL, Foundation of Research and Technology - Hellas, Heraklion, Greece
 Rogdakis KonstantinosExperimental and Theoretical Study of 3C-Silicon Carbide Nanowire Field Effect TransistorsP. TzanetakisPostdoctoral Researcher, Institut NEEL CNRS/UJF Grenoble, France
2009Adikimenakis AdamMolecular beam epitaxy of (In)AlN/GaN heterostructures for high electron mobility transistors A. GeorgakilasPostdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Crete, Heraklion
 Paltoglou VassiliosHybrid Josephson JunctionsN. Flytzanis -
 Kokkinaki OlgaDynamics of phase transitions upon UV laser radiation of molecular solidsC. Fotakis Postdoctoral Researcher, IESL, Foundation of Research and Technology - Hellas, Heraklion, Greece
2008Antoniou ValliaThe X-ray Source Population of the Small Magellanic CloudD. Hatzidimitriou Research Associate, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard Univ. (USA)
 Deligeorgis George Construction and study of a diode laser with a variable internal electric field N. Pelekanos, A. GeorgakilasResearcher, IESL/FORTH, Heraklion (Greece)
 Zorba Vassilia Study of electron and ion emission mechanisms from picosecond laser fabricated Si microstructures C. FotakisProject Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, (USA)
 Camara ΝicolasConception, realisation et caracterisation de diodes pin en Carbure de Silicium (SiC) pour applications micro-ondes de puissanceP. TzanetakisAssociate Professor, Electrical Engineering, University of Tours, France
2007Bounos GiannisExamination of the mechanisms of UV ablation of polymers C. Fotakis Research Associate, Institute of Chemical Engineering and High Temperature Chemical Processes, FORTH, Patras
 Garofalakis Anikitos Fluorescence molecular tomography and in-vivo applications E. Economou Research Associate, CEA/Saclay (France)
 Dimakis Emmanouil Physical Mechanisms in Molecular Beam Epitaxy and Properties of InN(001) Films A. Georgakilas Staff Scientist, Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum, Dresden-Rossendorf (Germany)
 Kavousanaki Eleftheria Ultrafast nonlinear optical response of the Quantum Hall System I. Perakis Research Associate, Crete Center for Quantum Complexity and Nanotechnology, Univ. of Crete (Greece)
 Kapetanakis Myron Dynamic electronic and optical properties of magnetic semiconductors I. Perakis Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Physics, University of Alabama at Birmingham (USA)
 Lavvas Panayotis Spatial and temporal variability in the atmosphere and surface of titan: Simulation and interpretation through space and ground - based observations I. Vardavas Researcher CNRS, University of Reims, (France)
 Mika Agnes Very Low Frequency EM Wave Studies of Transient Luminous Events in the Lower Ionosphere C. Haldoupis Research Scientist, ARGOSS (The Netherlands)
 Spyridaki Maria Development of diagnostic techniques in Laser ablation with temporally Manipulated Ultrashort Laser pulses P. Tzanetakis High-school Physics Teacher, Santorini
 Doudoulakis Christos On vortices and solitons in Goldstone and abelian-Higgs models T. Tomaras Private Sector, Athens
2006Voultsidou MarotesaTheoretical and Computational Study of Graph Models and Applications to Mapping Brain Activity and to Image Processing G. Tsironis Private sector, Colorado Springs, CO (USA)
 Chatzisavvas GeorgeTheoretical investigation of the properties of nanostructured semiconducting systems with Monte Carlo Simulations and first principles calculations P. Kelires High-school Physics Teacher, Heraklion
 Panotopoulos Grigoris Cosmological evolution in brane-worlds with large transverse dimensions: Inflation and dark matter T. Tomaras Research Associate, University of Lisbon (Portugal)
2005Anastasopoulos Paschalis Orientifolds, Anomalies and the Standard Model Ε. Kiritsis Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Vienna University of Technology (Austria)
 Giannios Dimitris Spectral and timing properties of black-hole binaries and gamma-ray bursts N. Kylafis Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Purdue University, (USA)
 Fyta Maria Theoretical investigation of the stability and mechanical properties of nanostructured amorphous carbon P. Kelires Junior Prof, Institute for Computational Physics University of Stuttgart (Germany)
2004Makris Michael Electron correlation effects in laser-atom interactions P. Lambropoulos Employee in Civil Aviation (Greece)
2003Eleftheriou Maria Statistical properties of classical nonlinear lattices G. Tsironis High-school Physics Teacher, Heraklion
 Voulgarakis Nikolaos Nonlinear localization in model systems and materials G. Tsironis Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mathematics, Washington State Univ. Tri-Cities, Richland, WA (USA)
 Penciu - Raluca SorinaAcoustic and elastic waves in periodic and random media E. Economou Private sector, Heraklion (Greece)
 Rissanou Anastasia Simulation studies on polymeric and colloidal systems S. Anastasiadis Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. of Applied Mathematics, Univ. of Crete, (Greece)
 Stamatiadis Stamatis Saddle-node bifurcations in the vibrational spectra of small polyatomic molecules T. Tomaras Staff, Dept. of Materials Science & Technology, Univ. of Crete (Greece)
 Tzoumanekas Christos Monte Carlo Simulations of Silicon-Germanium Alloys P. Kelires Senior Research Associate Dept. of Chemical Engineering, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
2002Koubenakis Antonis UV laser ablation of molecular cryogenic films C. Fotakis Private Sector, Heraklion
 Loukakos Panagiotis The influence of structure on ultrafast electron dynamics in non-stoichiometric III-V semiconductors and metallic nano-composites C. Fotakis Assistant Researcher, FORTH/IESL, Heraklion
 Merlemis Nikos Stimulated emissions and quantum interference in potassium atom-laser interaction T. Efthimiopoulos Visiting Professor TEI of Athens (Greece)
 Remediakis Ioannis First - Principles Studies of Solid Surfaces. Pure and Colloyed Si(100) and NO chemisorption on MoO3(010) P. Kelires Assistant Professor, Dept. of Materials Science & Technology, Univ. of Crete (Greece)
 Stefanakis Nikos Josephson effect in anisotropic superconductors N. Flytzanis
2001Karadamoglou John Bulk and Surface Spin-Flop Transitions N. Papanicolaou High-school Physics Teacher, Crete
 Maniadis Panagiotis Numerical investigation of discrete breather dynamical properties in several ordered and disordered nonlinear lattices G. Tsironis Research Associate, Center for Nonlinear Studies, Los Alamos National Lab (USA)
 Misiriotis Angelos Morphology and dynamics of spiral galaxies N. Kylafis Deceased 2008
 Benis Emmanouil A novel high-efficiency paracentric hemispherical spectrograph for zero-degree auger projectile spectroscopy T. Zouros Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Ioannina
 Nikolopoulos Georgios Multiple excitations in structured radiation reservoirs P. Lambropoulos Principal Researcher (Level B), FORTH/IESL, Heraklion
 Spanakis Emmanuel Mechanical properties and their photo-induced changes in hydrogenated amorphous Silicon: Study of the role of hydrogen P. Tzanetakis Teaching and Laboratory Staff, Dept. of Materials Science, Univ. of Crete (Greece)
 Stratakis Emmanouil Photo-induced metastable phenomena in hydrogenated amorphous Silicon. The role of microstructure from amorphous to the edge before microcrystalline material P. Tzanetakis Research Director, IESL/FORTH (Greece)
 Retsos Haris Investigation and modification of structure and properties of polymer surfaces and interfaces S. Anastasiadis Ministry of Education, Athens
2000Pliakis Dimitris Asymptotic behaniour of Schrodinger and Euler Lagrange equations near singular points E. Florets, C. CalliasResearch Associate, Dept. of Electronics, TEI of Crete, Chania
1999Xirouchaki-Pedersen Chrisa Growth and characterization of indium oxide(InOx) films G. Kiriakidis Deceased 2011
 Komineas Stavros Dynamics of topological magnetic solitons N. Papanicolaou Associate Professor, Dept. of Applied Mathematics, Univ. of Crete
 Maragakis Paul Atoms in short, Intense, Laser Pulses: Application to Potassium and Helium P. Lambropoulos Researcher, Dept. of Chemistry and Biology, D. E. Shaw Research (USA)
 Nikolopoulos Lampros Negative hydrogen in intense laser fields P. Lambropoulos Lecturer, Dublin City University, (Ireland)
1998Vlachakis Nectarios Analytical modeling of Cosmic Winds and Jets K. Tsinganos Associate Professor, Dept of Physics, Univ. of Athens (Greece)
 Dialinas Athanasios Studies of transport mechanisms of mesoscopic particles in periodic non-symmetric potentials and in contact with out of thermal equilibrium environments. G. Tsironis Public Sector, Heraklio (Greece)
 Zambetaki Irene Study of localization in disordered systems E. Economou Private Sector, Chania (Greece)
 Zaharioudakis Dimitris The implementation of the quadratic approximation of the theory of Korringa - Kohn - Rostoker in the study of substitutional impurities in metals E. Economou Adjunct Assist. Prof, TEI of Rethymnon, Crete (Greece)
 Kopidakis Nikos Formation and properties of metastable defects induced by pulsed laser irradiation in hydrogenated amorphous Silicon 1P. Tzanetakis Researcher, National Renewable Energy Lab, Golden, CO (USA)
 Lathiotakis Nectarios Applications of tight-binding molecular dynamics: Studies of Ni clusters and Si-Ni chemisorption on Si(110) surface. E. Economou Senior researcher, Institute for Theoretical & Physical Chemistry, National Hellenic Research Foundation (Greece)
1997Kalosakas George Statistical and dynamical properties of polarons in the semiclassical Holstein model G. Tsironis Lecturer, Dept. of Materials Science, Univ. of Patras (Greece)
 Kafesaki Maria Scattering and propagation of acoustic and elastic waves in random media E. Economou Associate Prof. Dept. of Materials Science, Univ. of Crete (Greece)
 Kottos Tsampikos Electron dynamics and transport properties in one-dimensional and quasi-one dimensional disordered lattices G. Tsironis Professor, Dept. of Physics, Wesleyan University (USA)
 Mailis SakellarisOptical signal proccessing with photorefractive materials C. Fotakis Senior Research Fellow, Optoelectronics Research Centre, Univ. of Southampton (UK)
 Petekidis George Dynamics and conformation of Hairy-Rod Polymers in Isotropic Solutions S. Anastasiadis Professor, Dept. of Materials Science, Univ. of Crete (Greece)
1996Lagadas Michael Low temperature growth of GaAs and AlxGa1-xAs. Material study and applications A. Christou Public sector, Corfu (Greece)
 Papadogonas John Electronic and optical properrties of Si/Ce superlattices E. Economou Crete University Press, Athens (Greece)
 Papadogiannis Nectarios Interaction of ultrashort intense laser pulses with metallic surfaces C. Fotakis Professor, Dept. of Music Technology & Acoustics, TEI of Crete, Rethymno (Greece)
 Stratopoulos George Dynamics of vortices in 2-dimensional charged fluids T. Tomaras Managing Director - Millenium MFMngt. Co, Athens (Greece)
1995Pavlakis Contantinos Theoretical study of OH MASERS in star-forming regions N. Kylafis TEI of Crete, Heraklion
 Sourlantzis George The magnetohydrodynamic nature of the solar atmosphere. Models for magnetized plasma loops with flows K. Tsinganos Deceased 2005
1994Mavromatakis Fotis Soft X-Ray emission from accreting binary pulsarsJ. Ventura Associate Professor, TEI of Heraklion (Greece)
1993Kondilis Antonis Absorption and localization of light in amorphous semiconductor thin films and multilayers P. Tzanetakis Adjunct Assist. Prof, TEI of Crete (Greece)
 Shao (Yongliang) LeonCoherent and Strong Laser Field Interactions within the Atomic Continuum C. Fotakis Sr. System Admin at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (USA)
1992Xing Xing Interference Effects in Multiphoton Excitation Processes C. Fotakis
1991Vlastou-Tsinganos Georgia2-Dimensional structures in a triangular lattice with a nonlinear substrate N. Flytzanis Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Athens (Greece)
 Dimoulas Athanasios Modulation spectroscopy and its application in the study of III-V semiconductors grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy A. Christou Researcher A, Institute of Materials Science, NCSR Demokritos (Greece)
 Sigalas Michael Total energy calculations of solids using the apw method. B. Classical waves propagation in periodic composite materials E. Economou Professor, Dept. of Materials Science, Univ. of Patras (Greece)
 Floudas George Density, concentration and orientation fluctuations in dense polymer systems and polymer solutions as studied by dynamic light scattering and complementary techniques G. Fytas Professor Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Ioannina (Greece)
 Franghiadakis John Vacuum Deposition techniques for Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon thin fims employing neutral and partly ionized atom and cluster beamsP. Tzanetakis Professor (retired), TEI of Heraklion (Greece)
1990Georgakilas Alexandros Epitaxial growth and characterization of III-V semiconductors GaAs, AlxGa1-xAs and InyGa1-yAs on Si substratesA. Christou Professor, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Crete (Greece)
1989Vegiri Aliki Potential energy surfaces and dynamics of the excited ΟΗ(Α2Σ+) in collisions with He and CO(X1Σ+)E. Economou Institute of Theoretical and Physical Chemistry, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens (Greece)
1988Lyras Andreas Rydberg series of autoionizing states in strong laser fields. P. Lambropoulos Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Ioannina (Greece)
1987Dai Bo-Nian Approximation methods in multi-photon molecular transitions. P. Lambropoulos -

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