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Dr. Maragkaki Stella
PostDoctoral Fellow

Dr. Stella Maragkaki is a postdoctoral researcher at IESL-FORTH. She received a BSc and MSc in Physics from the University of Crete, Greece in 2010 and 2012 respectively. During the undergraduate programme, she joined the Institute of Electronics Structure and Laser (IESL) in FORTH, where she investigated the laser ablation mechanisms on biopolymers, under the supervision of Prof. C. Fotakis. In the graduate programme she continued her research in IESL with her thesis entitled “Development of an optical parametric amplifier and prospects for application in nanosurgery”. In 2018 she graduated with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Chair of Applied Laser Technologies, in Ruhr-University of Bochum in Germany. During her PhD, she studied the formation of periodic surface micro/nanostructures upon ultrashort laser pulse irradiation and their underlying physical mechanisms. In 2018, she joined the Ultrafast Laser Micro and Nano Processing group of the IESL, FORTH. Her current research interests include ultrafast laser micro/nano processing and functionalization of material surfaces.

Education

  • 2018, ​Ph.D. Chair of Applied Laser Technologies - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
  • 2012, M.Sc., Photonics/ Nanoelectronincs - Department of Physics, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
  • 2010, B.Sc., Department of Physics, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece

Career

  • 07/2018 - Today, Postdoctoral Researcher, Ultrafast Laser Micro and Nano Processing group, Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser, FORTH, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
  • 10/2013 – 02/2018, Teaching assistant in the Laser & Photonics Master’s programme, Chair of Applied Laser Technologies (LAT), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB), Germany lectures: “Laser techology”, “Laser metrology”, “Ultr
  • 10/2015 – 02/2018, Supervision of laboratory classes and scientific works - MSc thesis, for Laser & Photonics Master’s programme, LAT, RUB, Germany
  • 10/2008 – 07/2012, Private tutoring in physics, mathematics and chemistry to junior and senior high school students (Greece)
  • 03/2008 – 09/2008, Internship, IESL, FORTH, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Interests

  • laser-material interactions
  • ultrafast laser micro/nano processing
  • functionalization of material surfaces

Awards/Prizes/Distinctions

  • 2018, Gateway postdoctoral fellowship, Ruhr-University Research School, Bochum, funded by DFG, Germany
  • 2017, LaserLab-Europe grant for research stay, European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
  • 2014, Research School plus- financial support for active contribution (talk and publication) in Photonics West 2014 Conference in San Francisco