Michalis Orfanakis is a Physicist and currently a PhD student, member of the Laboratory for Biophotonics and Molecular Imaging (LBMI) of IESL. His research focuses on developing spectroscopic and photoacoustic techniques for bio-marker monitoring. The aim of this doctoral research is the development of spectroscopic and photoacoustic techniques for the identification and real time monitoring of bio-markers, using visible and infrared light. He has a MSc in Microelectronics and Optoelectronics from the Physics Dpt. of the University of Crete with his master thesis in the field of Optical Tweezers. Michalis is also a science teacher in secondary education and he is interested in adapting modern scientific research projects to school level. He is an expert in the field of STEM Education and he is honored with two European Awards. The “European STEM Teacher Award” in 2017 for the development of an Optical CT Scanner and in 2019 for the development of an Optical tweezers set up, aiming at presenting basic phycics principles in Secondary Education.
- 1st Prize Science on Stage Europe 2019
- 1st Prize Science on Stage Greece 2018
- 1st Prize Science on Stage Europe 2017
- 1st Prize Science on Stage Greece 2016