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Prof. Lambropoulos Panagiotis
Professor Emeritus


  • 1965: Ph.D. Nuclear Science, University of Michigan, USA
  • 1963: M. Sc. Physics, University of Michigan, USA
  • 1962: M.S.E. Nuclear Engineering University of Michigan, U.S.A
  • 1958: Diploma E.E. and M.E., National Technical University, Greece


  • 2003-today: Distinguished Fellow, Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser-FORTH, Greece
  • 2003-today: Professor Emeritus, Physics Department, University of Crete, Greece
  • 1993-2000: Director, Theory Division, Max-Planck Institut fuer Quantenoptik, Germany
  • 1988 - 1991: Department Chairman, University of Southern California, U.S.A.
  • 1983-1997: Director, Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser-FORTH, Greece
  • 1982-2003: Professor, Physics Department, University of Crete, Greece
  • 1980 - 1982: Department Co-Chair, University of Southern California, U.S.A.
  • 1979 - 1981: Professor, University of Patras, Greece
  • 1978-1993: Professor, University of Southern California, U.S.A.
  • 1975 - 1978: Associate Professor, University of Southern California, U.S.A.
  • 1975 - 1978: Assistant to Associate Professor, University of Southern California, U.S.A.
  • 1972 - 1973: Visiting Fellow, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, University of Colorado, U.S.A.
  • 1967 - 1972: Assistant Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory Illinois, U.S.A.
  • 1965 - 1967: Senior Physicist, Bendix Research Laboratory Southfield, Michigan, U.S.A.
  • 1964 - 1965: Research Associate, Radiation Laboratory, University of Michigan, U.S.A.
  • 1961 - 1964: Research Assistant, University of Michigan, U.S.A.


  • Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, Quantum Technologies


  • Fellow of the American Physical Society and European Physical Society
  • Xanthopoulos-Pneumatikos Prize for Excellence in University Teaching, 2003
  • Distinguished Fellow of FORTH, 2003
  • Chair of Gordon Research Conference on Multiphoton Processes, 1990
  • Raubenheimer Prize of Excellence in Research, Teaching and Administration, University of Southern California, 1989
  • Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, 1986
  • Co-Chairman of ICOMP (Intrenational Conference on Multiphoton Processes), 1977, 1984, 1996, 2002



  • Member of the NATO Science Council, 1984-86
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Zeitschrift fuer Physik D, 1984-91
  • Member of the Round Table on Synchrotrons of the Large Installations Program of the EEC, 1991 - 93
  • Member of the Board of Associate Editors of The European Physical Journal D, 1991-97
  • Chairman of the Greek National Research Council, 1994 - 97
  • Chairman of the European Group on Atomic Systems (EGAS) of EPS, 1999 - 2005
  • Series Co-Editor of Springer Verlag Series of Books on Atoms and Plasmas
  • Member and/or Co-Chairman of Organizing Committees of International Conferences such as International Conferences on Multiphoton Processes, European Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics, NATO Advanced Study Workshop, etc
  • Member at various times (since 1984) of Ad Hoc Committees on Scientific Policy and Funding of the EEC
  • Recipient continuously since 1974 of National Science Foundation (USA) Grants 
  • Member of the Advisory Editorial Board of Physical Review A, 1978-80 
  • Member of the Panel on Atomic and Molecular Theory of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 1985-88
  • Member of special NSF panel for the evaluation of proposals for Science Centers in AMO Physics, 1987-88.
  • Member of the Program Committee of the Division of Atomic-Molecular-Optical Physics of the American Physical Society, 1990-1993.
  • Recipient continuously since 1986 of Department of Energy (USA) Grants 
  • Reviewer for Physical Review & Physical Review Letters, J. of Physics (U.K.) Journal of Chemical Physics, Chemical Physics Letters, Journal of Optical Society (U.S.A.), National Science Foundation, Research Corporation (U.S.A.), National Research Council (Canada) 
  • Reviewer of Proposals for NSF, DOE, Research Corporations, NATO, EEC 
  • Ph.D. thesis advisor or postdoctoral research advisor to about 50 students at the University of Southern California, the University of Crete and the Max-Planck-Institut für Quantum Optics, Garching


Topics on multiphoton processes in atoms
P. Lambropoulos
Advances in Atomic and Molecular Physics, Volume:12, Page:87, Year:1976,
Autoionizing states in strong laser fields
P Lambropoulos, P Zoller
Phys. Rev. A, Volume:24, Issue:1, Page:379, Year:1981,
Plateau in above threshold ionization spectra
GG Paulus, W Nicklich, H Xu, P Lambropoulos, H Walther
Physical. Rec. Lett., Volume:72, Issue:18, Page:2851, Year:1994,
Fundamental quantum optics in structured reservoirs
P. Lambropoulos, G. M. Nikolopoulos, T. R. Nielsen, S. Bay
Rep. Prog. Phys. , Volume:63, Page:455, Year:2000,
Mechanisms for multiple ionization of atoms by strong pulsed lasers
P Lambropoulos
Phys. Rev. Lett., Volume:50, Issue:20, Page:2141, Year:1985,
Electron wavepacket propagation and entanglement in a chain of coupled quantum dots
G. M. Nikolopoulos, D. Petrosyan, P. Lambropoulos
J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, Volume:16, Page:4991, Year:2004,
Strong-field extreme-ultraviolet dressing of atomic double excitation
Christian Ott, Lennart Aufleger, Thomas Ding, Marc Rebholz, Alexander Magunia, Maximilian Hartmann, Veit Stooß, David Wachs, Paul Birk, Gergana D Borisova, Kristina Meyer, Patrick Rupprecht, Carina da Costa Castanheira, Robert Moshammer, Andrew R Attar, Thomas Gaumnitz, Zhi-Heng Loh, Stefan Düsterer, Rolf Treusch, Joachim Ullrich, Yuhai Jiang, Michael Meyer, Peter Lambropoulos, Thomas Pfeifer
Phys. Rev. Lett., Volume:123, Issue:16, Page:163201, Year:2019,
Photon-assisted quantum state transfer and entanglement generation in spin chains
A. Gratsea, G. M. Nikolopoulos, P. Lambropoulos
Phys. Rev. A, Volume:98, Page:012304, Year:2018,