Maria received her first degree in 1992 from the Physics, University of Crete and her PhD in 1997 from the Physics Department, University of Durham, UK. The subject of her PhD was organic nonlinear optics.After graduating, Maria worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Universities of Durham and Sussex and as a Senior Optical Scientist for the security company DeLaRue Holographics. She is a founding member of Xsil Ltd, a Dublin-based company specializing in the design and manufacture of laser micro-machining equipment for the semiconductor industry.
Now Maria is a Research Director at the Institute of the Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, where she joined in 2003. Her main research interests are multi-photon lithography, laser-based nanofabrication, and materials processing using ultrafast lasers.
- 1997, Ph.D, Department of Physics, University of Durham, UK.
- 1992, B.Sc., Department of Physics, University of Crete, Greece
- 2003-present, Laser Division, FORTH/IESL, Greece
- 2000-2003, Senior Development Engineer, Xsil Ltd, Ireland
- 1999-2000, Senior Optical Scientist, DeLaRue Holographics, UK
- 1997-1999, Research Fellow, School of Engineering, University of Sussex, UK
- 1996-1997, Research Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Durham, UK
- 1992-1994, Human Capital and Mobility Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Durham, UK
- Laser-based nanotechnology
- Laser-based 3D printing
- Multiphoton Lithography
- 3D scaffolds for cell investigation
- Nonlinear Optics
- Photonics and Metamaterials
- Associate Editor, Optical Materials Express
- Editorial Board, JPhys Photonics
- Associate Editor, Scientific Reports
- Associate Editor, Micromachines
- 2015: Visiting Professorship, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun (2014, cancelled due to pregnancy)
- 2010: Second runner up prize at the SPIE Innovation Village
- 1992-1994: Human Capital and Mobility personal Fellowship