Perakis Ilias


Ilias Perakis obtained his Diploma from the National Technical University of Athens (Greece) in 1986 and his PhD in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign (USA) in 1992.


From 1991 until 1995 he was a postdoctoral associate at Bell Laboratories, in New Jersey (USA) and from 1993 to 1995 he as a postdoctoral research associate at Rutgers University (USA). He moved as an assistant professor to the Department of Physics at Vanderbilt University (USA) where he was promoted to an associate professor in 2002. He joined the University of Crete as an associate professor of physics in 2000 and he was promoted to professor in 2009. He served as the Chairman of the Department of Materials Science and Technology during the 2009-2010 academic year. In the summer of 2015 he took an academic leave of absence from the University of Crete, to serve as Professor and Chair at the Department of Physics of the University of Alabama - Birmingham (USA). He resigned fro the Univ. of Crete in the summer of 2019.


Theoretical condensed matter physics, many - body effects, ultrafast nonlinear optical spectroscopy, spin and charge fast dynamics in nanostructures.

University of Crete - Department of Physics  - Voutes University Campus - GR-70013 Heraklion, Greece
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