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Dr. Violakis Georgios
PostDoctoral Fellow

Georgios Violakis received his B.Eng. degree in Metallurgy from National Technical University of Athens in 2005, receiving an award from the Technical Chamber of Greece for his diploma work. In 2008 he received his MSc degree in Micro- and Opto-electronics from the University of Crete and in 2013 he received his PhD degree in Photonics from École Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. His PhD thesis has been awarded the Professor René Wasserman Award (Switzerland). From 2013-2014 he has worked at EPFL as a post doctoral researcher, investigating novel lasing materials in optical fibers, and fabricating and embedding optical fiber sensors for aviation structural monitoring. From 2014-2017 he has worked as scientific collaborator at Empa, Thun (Switzerland), working in the field of large scale laser microfabrication and in the field of acoustic sensing using optical fiber probes. In July 2017 he joined the Photonic Materials and Devices Laboratory at Institute of Electronic Structure and Lasers in FORTH, Greece. He has authored or co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed international journals and conference publications and is co-inventor of 3 international patents in the field of acoustic sensing. His current research interests are focused in novel non-linear optical materials for use in optical sensors and devices.


  • 2013, Ph.D. in Photonics, EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne), Switzerland
  • 2008, M.Sc. in Micro- and Opto-electronics, University of Crete, Greece
  • 2005, B.Eng. in Metallurgy, National Technical University of Athens, Greece


  • Optical fiber sensors
  • Non-linear optical materials
  • Non-linear optical devices


  • 2013, Professor René Wasserman Award (Switzerland)