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Prof. Petekidis George
University Faculty Member

Education

  • 9/1990 - 12/1997: Graduate studies, Department of Physics, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
  • 2/1993 - 12/1997: PhD, Polymer Physics, Advisor: Prof. G. Fytas, Department of Physics, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
  • 6/1994 Master’s Degree in Physics, Department of Physics, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
  • 1/1990-8/1990: Graduate student with the theoretical physics group of the Department of Physics, University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 9/1984 - 9/1989: Diploma in Physics, University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Career

  • 7/2017 - : Full Professor, Department of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete
  • 12/2011 - 7/2017: Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete
  • 5/2006 - 12/2011: Assistant Professor (tenure, 3/2010), Department of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete
  • 7/2004 - 5/2006: Associated Researcher (Grade C) Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
  • 9/2002 - 8/2005: Adjunct Associate Professor (Visiting Professorship), Department of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete
  • 10/2002 - 9/2003: Individual Marie Curie Research Fellow (return type), Host Institute: Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
  • 2/2002 - 9/2002: Research Fellow of the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
  • 4/2001 - 1/2002: Research Fellow of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • 4/1999 - 4/2001: Individual Marie Curie Research Fellow, Project Head: Prof. P.N. Pusey. Host Institute: Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • 3/1998 - 3/1999: National service in the Greek Army
  • 1/1998 - 3/1998: Research Fellow of the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Interests

  • Dynamics and structure of colloidal dispersions in equilibrium and under shear
  • Rheology of colloidal glasses and colloid-polymer gels
  • Effects of inter-particle interactions on the structure, dynamics and rheology
  • Slow dynamics and ageing of colloidal glasses and gels
  • Colloidal dynamics in confinement
  • Development of new techniques combining rheology, light scattering and microscopy, optical tweezers for the study of soft matter out of equilibrium

Awards/Prizes/Distinctions

  • Graduate Student Fellowship (ΕΜΥ) (1990), Theory division of the Department of Physics, University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • “Distinguished student” award: 2nd “Advanced Physics Summer School of University of Crete (1990), Greece
  • Graduate Student Fellowship: (1990-1997) University of Crete and Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Greece
  • Marie Curie Research Fellow (1999-2001)
  • Marie Curie Research Fellow (return type) (2002-2003)
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award (October 2016) Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany