Scientific Council

Demetrios Anglos Demetrios Anglos (Chair)


Phone: +30.2810.391154 (Office) , 1300 (Sec.)
Fax:    +30.2810.391305
Email: anglos@iesl.forth.gr
Short CV
Researcher Id:A-2548-2014
George Constantinides George Constantinides


Phone: +30.2810.394103 (Office) 4142 (Lab), 1300 (Sec.)
Fax:    +30.2810.394106
Email: aek@physics.uoc.gr
Alexandros Lappas Alexandros Lappas


Phone: +30.2810.391344 (Office) 1349 (Lab), 1300 (Sec.)
Fax:    +30.2810.391305
Email: lappas@iesl.forth.gr
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Researcher Id:F-6771-2011
Pavlos Savvidis Pavlos Savvidis


Phone: +30.2810.394115 (Office) 4136 (Lab)
Fax:    +30.2810.394106
Email: psav@materials.uoc.g

Researcher Id:A-4157-2009
Stavros Pissadakis Michael Velegrakis


Phone: +30.2810.391122 (Office) 1347 (Lab), 1300 (Sec.)
Fax:    +30.2810.391305
Email: vele@iesl.forth.gr

Demetrios Anglos Short CV

Demetrios Anglos is Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry, University of Crete and Associated Researcher at IESL-FORTH. His research activities concentrate on the photophysics of molecules and nanoparticles and on the applications of laser spectroscopic techniques in the analysis of materials in works of art and archaeological objects with emphasis on the development of novel methodology and instrumentation. The output of his research is presented in over 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals and in several talks (15 invited) at major international conferences. He has been involved in several EU and national funded research projects. He has also co-ordinated a multi-site Marie-Curie Early Stage Training project (Advanced Training in Laser Sciences; 2004-2008). Since 2001 he’s been serving as the technical manager of the Ultraviolet Laser Facility operating at IESL-FORTH, which is currently a member of LASERLAB-EUROPE a network linking 26 major European laser infrastructures. He is teaching Physical Chemistry (Molecular Spectroscopy) and an advanced laboratory course on modern laser-based research in Chemistry and Materials Science. He has supervised several undergraduate and graduate research thesis projects (10 diploma, 6 MSc, 3 PhD). As of fall 2012 he is a member of the Editorial Board of Heritage Science, a new open access journal published by Chemistry Central.

George Constantinides Short CV

Demetrios Anglos is Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry, University of Crete and Associated Researcher at IESL-FORTH. His research activities concentrate on the photophysics of molecules and nanoparticles and on the applications of laser spectroscopic techniques in the analysis of materials in works of art and archaeological objects with emphasis on the development of novel methodology and instrumentation. The output of his research is presented in over 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals and in several talks (15 invited) at major international conferences. He has been involved in several EU and national funded research projects. He has also co-ordinated a multi-site Marie-Curie Early Stage Training project (Advanced Training in Laser Sciences; 2004-2008). Since 2001 he’s been serving as the technical manager of the Ultraviolet Laser Facility operating at IESL-FORTH, which is currently a member of LASERLAB-EUROPE a network linking 26 major European laser infrastructures. He is teaching Physical Chemistry (Molecular Spectroscopy) and an advanced laboratory course on modern laser-based research in Chemistry and Materials Science. He has supervised several undergraduate and graduate research thesis projects (10 diploma, 6 MSc, 3 PhD). As of fall 2012 he is a member of the Editorial Board of Heritage Science, a new open access journal published by Chemistry Central.

Alexandros Lappas Short CV

Dr Alexandros Lappas received a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Crete (1988) and a D.Phil. in Chemical Physics from the School of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences at the Univ. of Sussex, UK (1993). During 1993-95 he was a Research Fellow in the Inorganic & Solid State Chemistry division of the Univ. of Sussex, while he was involved in the development of fullerene-based magnets and superconductors. After his compulsory military service (1996-97) in Greece, he moved back to Univ. of Sussex as a Visiting Lecturer (Inorganic & Physical Chemistry curriculum). Dr Lappas was elected at the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL), Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), as an Associated Researcher (December 1998) in Materials Science. He was promoted to Principal Researcher in 2002 and to Research Director in 2012. In parallel, he has taught undergraduate and postgraduate materials physics courses, as a Visiting Professor, at the Dept. of Materials Science & Technology, and recently at the Dept. of Physics, both in the Univ. of Crete. Dr Lappas established and leads the Functional Nanocrystals & Quantum Magnetism Laboratory (FUN-L; http://funl.iesl.forth.gr) at IESL, an experimental activity dealt with quantum phenomena in functional materials.
Dr Lappas’s research entails the understanding of the structure-composition-property relations of strongly interacting complex oxides (chalcogenides) in bulk and nanoscale form. At present, he exploits coupled phenomena in solids, targeting application fields in nanomedicine (e.g. MRI, hyperthermia) and magnetoelectronics (e.g. multiferroics). His team has setup in-house, sophisticated sample environments, especially at low temperatures and high magnetic fields, while with the aid of collaborators he seeks to uncover the influence of ultra-short laser pulses on the structure and dynamics of materials. A significant component of his work is complemented at large-scale European (ISIS-UK; PSI-Switzerland; ESRF-FR) and US (NIST) facilities of neutron, synchrotron X-ray and muon science. Under his coordination FUN-L has attracted 1.2 MEuro funding from Greek (GSRT, Ministry of Education) and European competitive sources (EC, NATO). Dr A. Lappas has published more than 80 refereed journal articles, 8 referred articles in special volumes of conferences and has given over 40 talks (6 invited) in international conferences. His work has been cited over 880 times (non-self citations; h-index= 16; ResearcherID: F-6771-2011). He is an elected member of the Scientific Board of IESL-FORTH.

Stavros Pissadakis Short CV

Dr Stavros Pissadakis was born in Chania, Greece, on 1972. He obtained his Ptychion degree in 1994 from the Physics Department of University of Crete, Greece and his Ph.D. degree in 2000 from Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), University of Southampton, UK. His Ph.D. studies were focused in the field of integrated optical devices with emphasis in the design and fabrication of grating structures in optical waveguides using excimer laser radiation. He has been employed as Research Assistant in the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL), Greece (1995) and as Research Fellow in Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK (2000). He has taught undergraduate and post-graduate courses and designed courses syllabus as Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Computer and Electronic Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece (2002); and Visiting Assistant Professor in the Physics Department, University of Crete (2005 and 2006). Since January 2003 he has joined FORTH-IESL as Associate Researcher, where later he was elected Researcher Grade D (July 2003), promoted to Researcher Grade C (October 2005). At December 2009, he was promoted to Principal Researcher (tenured Reader level). At year 2004, he established the Photonic Materials and Devices Laboratory (PMDL) in the premises of FORTH-IESL. He has been involved in several European, National and Industrial research Projects, while he has attracted and coordinated as a principal investigator a research budget of more than 1.27MEuros in total. His current scientific interests include design and fabrication of optical waveguide and standard fibre devices for switching and sensing applications, microstructured and photonic crystal fibre devices, optofluidics, laser assisted materials nano-processing and study of photosensitivity in optical fibres and materials using high intensity laser radiation. He has been heavily involved in the activities of the European Technological Platform Photonics21, participating at the elaboration of the first Strategic Research Agenda (SRA); being also a deputy stakeholder. Moreover, he has triggered the formation of a similar Thematic Technological Platform for Photonics in Greece (PhotonicsGR), being the President of the Executive Board. He has been expert reviewer for European and International research Projects and several high impact journals, while he was an Organizing Co-chair of the ICO-Photonics Delphi International Conference on 2009, held at Delphi, Greece. Dr Pissadakis is an author/co-author of 49 publications in refereed journals and of more than 80 in international conferences, including several invited contributions. He is a member of OSA and SPIE.
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