Makris Konstantinos

Associate Professor
225α Physics Bldg



Konstantinos Makris obtained his Diploma from the National Technical University of Athens (Greece) in 2002 and his PhD in Theoretical Photonics from the School of Optics and Photonics (CREOL-FCPE) at the University of Central Florida, Orlando (USA) in 2008. His academic genealogy tree is here.


From 2008 until 2010 he was a postdoctoral researcher at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. During 2011 he was Lecturer at Institute for Theoretical Physics of Vienna University of Technology (TU-Wien), Austria. From 2012 until 2015 he was a Marie Curie International Outgoing fellow (MC-IOF) between Princeton University, USA and TU-Wien, Austria. He was elected Assistant Professor at the Department in 2017 and obtained tenure in 2021. In 2022 he was awarded an ERC consolidator grant entitled "Non-Hermitian Transport in Anderson forbidden land - Beyond_Anderson" and was also promoted to Associate Professor. He was also elected as a 2023 Fellow of OPTICA (former Optical Society of America).


Methods and analogies related to condensed matter physics and photonics, with emphasis in four different areas: nonlinear optics in lattices, non-hermitian photonics and parity-time (PT)-symmetry, nanophotonics, and semiclassical laser physics for complex structures.

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