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Dr. Pissadakis Stavros
Research Director

Dr. Stavros Pissadakis is a Director of Research at FORTH-IESL. He obtained his Ptichion degree in Physics from the University of Crete, Greece and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering/Photonics from the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), University of Southampton, UK. He established and leads the Photonic Materials and Devices Laboratory (PMDL), which strategic vision focuses on the development of disruptive design photonic, sensing and actuating devices, for a number of diverse current and emerging application fields; covering investigations from the proof-of-principle stage and reaching device demonstration in relevant environment (TRL5). He has been employed as a Research Fellow in ORC, UK, as Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Computer and Electronic Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece, as Visiting Assistant Professor in Physics Department, University of Crete, and as Visiting Professor at the Information Engineering Department, University of Parma, Italy. He has been heavily involved in the European Platform Photonics21, being a member in the Board of Stakholders, chaired the national platform PhotonicsGR, while also being active in drawing research policy for Photonics and relevant technology commercialisation aspects. He has been involved into several research projects (European, national, industrial), personally attracting a total budget greater than 2.5MEuros, while coordinated targeted know-how transfer to a number of industrial partners. Dr Pissadakis has been actively participated in the research policy drawing in Institutional and Foundation level, being a member of the Scientific Board of IESL (2013-2016), and a Representative of Researchers in the Board of Directors of FORTH (2013-2014). His current scientific interests include photonic crystal and microstructured optical fiber devices, whispering gallery mode resonators, optical fiber sensors, optofluidics/magnetofluidics and study of optical materials photosensitivity. He is a Senior Member of OSA and IEEE, a Topical Editor of Applied Optics and Associate Editor of IEEE/Optica JLT.


  • 2021, Certificate, Business Strategy, Harvard Business School, USA
  • 2000, PhD, Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), University of Southampton, UK
  • 1994, Ptychion, Physics, University of Crete, Greece


  • IEEE/Optica Journal of Lightwave Technology, Associate Editor, 2023
  • IEEE Senior Member, 2021
  • Member of the National Council for Research and Innovation (NCRI), in the section of Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property, 2020
  • Member of the board of the International Doctorate School in Information and Communication Technologies, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, 2019
  • OSA Applied Optics, Topical Editor, 2019
  • Ph21 Board of Stakeholders Member, 2018
  • OSA Senior Member, 2017
  • Invited Professor, Excellent Courses, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, 2014
  • Shortlisted 2nd “Greece Innovates”, 2013
Lab-in-a-Fiber sensors: a review
S. Pissadakis
Microelectronic Engineering, Volume:217C, Page:111105, Year:2019, DOI:
A double guidance mechanism, nitroaniline based microstructured optical fiber
G. Violakis, S. Pissadakis
Sci. Rep. , Volume:8, Page:15586, Year:2018,
Bioresorbable optical fiber Bragg gratings
D. Pugliese, M. Konstantaki, I. Konidakis, E. Ceci-Ginistrelli, N. G. Boetti, D. Milanese, S. Pissadakis
Opt Lett, Volume:43, Issue:4, Page:671, Year:2018,
An “in fiber” Whispering Gallery Mode bi sphere resonator, sensitive to nanometric displacements
K. Kosma, K. Schuster, J. Kobelke, S. Pissadakis
Appl. Phys. B, Volume:124, Page:1, Year:2018,
Probing Stress-Induced Optical Birefringence of Glassy Polymers by Whispering Gallery Modes Light Localization
K Milenko, S Pissadakis, G Gkantzounis, A Aluculesei, G Fytas
ACS Omega, Volume:2, Issue:12, Page:9127, Year:2017,
A Shear Sensing Pad, Based on Ferrofluidic Actuation in a Microstructured Optical Fiber
A. Candiani, M. Konstantaki, A. Pamvouxoglou, S. Pissadakis
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics , Volume:21, Page:5600307, Year:2017,