Email: petrak@iesl.forth.gr
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Mr. Petrakakis Manolis
Ph.D. student

E. N. Petrakakis is a PhD Candidate in Applied Theoretical Laser – Matter Interaction Physics at the Dept. Material Science & Technology of Univ. of Crete under the supervision of Dr. Tsibidis George. He received his M.Sc. in Advanced Theoretical Physics from University of Crete in 2016. He has been a Temporary Associate Researcher in the A&M Texas University of Qatar in 2017. He has been a scientific collaborator and short temporary visitor to the Lasers, Plasmas and Photonic Processes (LP3) laboratory in Aix – Marseille University at France.

Education

  • 2016 Master of Science, Advanced Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics, University of Crete, Greece.
  • 2014, Bachelor of Science, Physics, Department of Physics, University of Crete, Greece.

Career

  • 12/2018 - Today, PhD Candidate, Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser, FORTH, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
  • 10/2018 – Scientific Collaboration and short visit at LP3, Aix – Marseille University, France
  • 10/2017 - Temporary Associate Researcher at A&M Texas University of Qatar
  • 02/2014 - 10/2016, Master of Science, Advanced Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics, University of Crete, Greece.
  • 1/2009 – 7/2014, Bachelor of Science, Physics, Department of Physics, University of Crete, Greece.

Interests

  • Multi-Scale Ultrafast Laser – Matter Interaction Modelling
  • Thermal, Reaction – Diffusion and Fluid Dynamical Kinetic Equations
  • Laser Induced Plasma Generation
  • Periodic Structure Formation via Surface Plasmon Excitation
  • Out of Equilibrium Excitation & Relaxation Dynamics in Laser Excited Metals
  • Non – Linear Effects in Laser – Semiconductor Dynamics in the Mid –IR Regime
  • Laser Surface Melting Front Movement in Sub – Ablation Conditions
  • Near Field Electromagnetic Scattering by Plasmonic Nanostructures
  • Non-Linear Schrödinger Equation – Paraxial Wave Equation
  • Monte Carlo – Quantum Trajectory Dynamics, Parallel Cluster Computing

Awards/Prizes/Distinctions

  • 2012 , First chosen candidate for the “Thales” Scholarship to participate in the construction of the first and only existing heavy ion accelerator in Greece, the 5.5MV TANDEM at the Institute of Nuclear Physics (INP), of the National Centre for Scientif