Kominis Iannis

Associate Professor
+30 2810-394223
221 Physics Bldg.



Iannis Kominis received his Diploma in Electrical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens in 1996 and his Ph.D. at the Physics Department of Princeton University (USA) in 2000. His thesis concerned scattering of high energy polarized electrons off polarized 3He nuclei. His academic genealogy tree is here.


He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University (2001-2002) and at the Nuclear Science Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2002-2003). In 2004 he joined the Department of Physics as a Lecturer. He was promoted to an Assistant Professor in 2009 and to an Associate Professor in 2018.


Spin structure of nucleus/nucleons, scattering of high-energy polarized electrons off polarized nuclei, optical pumping and polarized alkali atoms and noble gases, quantum metrology and sensitive atomic magnetometers, laser cooling and trapping, precision quantum measurements, quantum noise in atomic vapors, quantum phenomena in biological systems, quantum physics of photosynthesis and the chemical compass, quantum foundations of spin chemistry, quantum vision, quantum biometrics.

University of Crete - Department of Physics  - Voutes University Campus - GR-70013 Heraklion, Greece
phone: +30 2810 394300 - email: chair@physics.uoc.gr