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Dr. Kogou Sotiria
PostDoctoral Fellow

Sotiria (Iro) Kogou studied Physics at the Physics Department of the University of Crete (B.Sc.) and received her B.Sc. in 2010. She joined IESL-FORTH to pursue her undergraduate thesis under the title “The role of the substrate in the laser cleaning process; a study on the laser-assisted removal of polymeric consolidation materials from various substrates” under the supervision of Prof. C. Fotakis and Dr. P.Pouli.

In 2013 she received a scholarship to pursue PhD studies at the Department of Physics and Mathematics, School of Science & Technology, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, and in 2018 she received her PhD title for her research related to the “Investigation of the complementary use of non-invasive techniques for the holistic analysis of paintings and automatic analysis of large-scale spectral imaging data with supervisor prof. Haida Liang.

Since 2018 is an active member in Haida Liang’s  research group “Imaging & Sensing for Archaeology, Art History & Conservation (ISAAC)”


  • 2017, Phd, School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trend University, UK
  • 2011,B.Sc.,Department of Physics, University of Crete, Greece


  • Nottingham Trend University, UK, Post Doc (2013- today)
  • IESL - FORTH, BSc, Univ. of Crete (2009-2013)
Optical coherence tomography and non-linear microscopy for paintings – A study of the complementary capabilities and laser degradation effects
H. Liang, M. Mari, Chi Shing Cheung, S. Kogou, P. Johnson, G. Filippidis
Optics Express, Volume:25, Issue:16, Page:19640-19653, Year:2017,
Wavelength and pulse duration effects on laser induced changes on raw pigments used in paintings
M.Oujja, M.Sanz, E.Rebollar, J.F.Marco, C.Domingo,P.Pouli, S.Kogou.C.Fotakis, M.Castillejo
Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, Volume:102, Page:7-14, Year:2013,
Nonlinear microscopy techniques for assessing the UV laser polymer interactions
A. Selimis, G. J. Tserevelakis, S. Kogou, P.Pouli, G.Filippidis, N. Sapogova, N. Bityurin, C. Fotakis
Optics Express, Volume:20, Issue:4, Page:3990-3996, Year:2012,