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Dr. Konstantaki Mary
Principal application Scientist

Maria Konstantaki received the B.S. degree in Physics from Crete University, Greece in 1993 and the PhD in Electrical Engineering from Strathclyde University, Scotland in 1997. From 1994 to 1997 she was a Marie Curie PhD research fellow in Strathclyde University investigating optical fibre sensors for Structural Health Monitoring applications. In 1998 she joined the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) where she now holds the position of Principal Application Scientist (ELE B’). She has been involved in research on the non-linear properties of novel materials, photosensitivity studies and grating inscription in standard and photonic crystal optical fibres. Her current scientific interests are focused in the design and development of optical fibre sensors and the endorsement of the technology by end users beyond the laboratory environment. Dr Konstantaki is an author or co-author of more than 100 journal and conference publications.


  • 1997, Ph.D., Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
  • 1993, BSc, Department of Physics, University of Crete, Greece


  • Since 2017, Principal Application Scientist, Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL), Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), Greece
  • 2013-2017, Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Electrical Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Crete (TEI), Greece
  • 2001-2012, Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Informatics Engineering, TEI, Greece
  • 1998-2016, Laboratory Research Scientist, IESL, FORTH, Greece
  • 1994-1996, Marie Curie PhD Research Fellow, University of Strathclyde, Scotland


  • Optical fiber sensors
Monitoring of Torque Induced Strain in Composite Shafts with Embedded and Surface-mounted Optical Fiber Bragg Gratings
M. Konstantaki, G. Violakis, G. Pappas, Th. Geernaert, N. Korakas, N. Tiriakidis, Th. Tiriakidi, K. Tiriakidis, H. Thienpont, F. Berghmans, J. Botsis, S. Pissadakis
Sensors, Volume:21, Page:2403, Year:2021,
Silk fibroin enabled optical fiber methanol vapor sensor
M. Konstantaki, D. Skiani, D. Vurro, A. Cucinotta, S. Selleri, A. Secchi, S. Iannotta and S. Pissadakis
IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett., Volume:32, Page:514, Year:2020, DOI:10.1109/LPT.2020.2982451
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,
A Shear Sensing Pad, Based on Ferrofluidic Actuation in a Microstructured Optical Fiber
A. Candiani, M. Konstantaki, A. Pamvouxoglou, S. Pissadakis
IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron., Volume:23, Issue:2, Page: 5600307, Year:2017,
A Fiber Optic Probe for Tumor Laser Ablation With Integrated Temperature Measurement Capability
R. Gassino, Y. Liu, M. Konstantaki, A. Vallan, S. Pissadakis and G. Perrone
IEEE J. Lightw. Technol., Volume:35, Issue:16, Page:3447 , Year:2017,