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Dr. Stratakis Emmanuel
Research Director

Dr Emmanuel Stratakis is a Research Director at the Institute of Electronic structure and laser (IESL) of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas(FORTH), where he is leading the “Ultrafast Laser Micro- and Nano- processing” laboratory( He received his Ph.D. in Physics in 2001 from the University of Crete. He has been a Visiting Scientist at the University of California Berkeley in the fall semesters of 2006 and 2008.He has over 220 SCI publications and more than 8000 citations,h-index=48 (Scopus), and he has coordinated many National and EU grants. He has delivered more than 40 invited and keynote lectures and has been organizer and chair in major international scientific conferences. He has been an Editor of the  journals 'Optoelectronic Advances', 'Materials Today (Bio)', 'Applied Sciences' and 'International Journal of molecular Sciences'. Since 2015, he is the Director of the European Nanoscience Facility of FORTH, part of the NFFA-Europe EU Infrastructure, where he is a member of the General Assembly. He is a National expert in the High-Level Group of EU on Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of COST. Since January 2020 he is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Biomimetic (


  • 2001 Ph. D. in Physics, Physics Department, University of Crete, Greece.
  • 1997, M. Sc in Condensed matter Physics, Physics Department, University of Crete, Greece.
  • 1995, B. Sc in Physics, Physics Department, University of Crete, Greece.


  • 2017 - Today, Research Director, FORTH-IESL
  • 2017 - Today, Adjunct Professor, Physics Department, University of Crete
  • 2007 – 2017, Application Scientist, FORTH-IESL, Laser and Applications Division
  • 2016, Visiting Professor (3 months), CNRS, LP3 Laboratory, Marseille, France
  • 2015, Visiting Researcher (5 months), CNR, IOM, Trieste, Italy
  • 2008, fall semester, Visiting Researcher, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Mechanical Engineering, California, USA
  • 2003 - 2007, Adjunct Professor, Materials Science and Technology Department, University of Crete
  • 2006, fall semester, Visiting Researcher, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Mechanical Engineering, California, USA
  • 2003-2005, Postdoctoral Researcher, FORTH-IESL, Amorphous Materials Laboratory


  • Laser-matter interaction
  • Ultrashort pulsed laser processing of biomimetic surfaces
  • Laser processes for organic & hybrid electronics
  • Laser engineeering and diagnostics of Graphene and related 2D materials
  • Advanced photonic processes in photovoltaic and energy storage devices
  • Photo-assisted synthesis of nanocrystals
  • Applications on non linear imaging in materials science and biology
  • Laser assisted biofabrication for tissue engineering applications
  • Multipurpose 3D printing complemented with subtractive manufacturing


  • Principal Investigator and co-Investigator in 12 European and 10 National Research Projects, (6 as Coordinator)
  • Awarded a FET–OPEN grant (LiNaBioFluid) as the Coordinator
  • Awarded a FET Innovation Launchpad grant (LaBioNics) as the Coordinator
  • 5 Cover Pages in Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Optical Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Nanoscale, ChemNanoMat
  • 1992, 1993, 1994, Greek National Scholarship Foundation Fellowship
Biomimetic Artificial Surfaces Quantitatively Reproduce the Water Repellency of a Lotus Leaf
• V. Zorba, E. Stratakis, M. Barberoglou, E. Spanakis, P. Tzanetakis, S. H. Anastasiadis and C. Fotakis
Adv. Mater., Volume:20, Issue:21, Page:4049-4054, Year:2008,
Imaging dielectric properties of Si nanowire oxide with conductive atomic force microscopy complemented with femtosecond laser illumination
Emmanuel Stratakis,Nipun Misra,Emmanuel Spanakis,David J Hwang,Costas P Grigoropoulos,Costas Fotakis,Panagiotis Tzanetakis
Nano letters, Volume:8, Page:1949-1953, Year:2008, DOI:
Advanced Photonic Processes for Photovoltaic and Energy Storage Systems
Maria Sygletou,Constantinos Petridis,Emmanuel Kymakis,Emmanuel Stratakis
Advanced Materials, Volume:29, Page:1700335, Year:2017, DOI:
Spatially‐resolved in‐situ structural study of organic electronic devices with nanoscale resolution: the plasmonic photovoltaic case study
B Paci,D Bailo,V Rossi Albertini,J Wright,C Ferrero,GD Spyropoulos,E Stratakis,E Kymakis
Advanced Materials, Volume:25, Page:4760-4765, Year:2013, DOI:
Biomimetic surface structuring using cylindrical vector femtosecond laser beams
Evangelos Skoulas,Alexandra Manousaki,Costas Fotakis,Emmanuel Stratakis
Scientific reports, Volume:7, Page:45114, Year:2017, DOI:
Biomimetic omnidirectional antireflective glass via direct ultrafast laser nanostructuring
Antonis Papadopoulos, Evangelos Skoulas, Alexandros Mimidis, George Perrakis, George Kenanakis, George D Tsibidis, Emmanuel Stratakis
Advanced Materials, Volume:31, Issue:32, Page:1901123, Year:2019/8,
Reduced graphene oxide micromesh electrodes for large area, flexible, organic photovoltaic devices
Dimitrios Konios,Constantinos Petridis,George Kakavelakis,Maria Sygletou,Kyriaki Savva,Emmanuel Stratakis,Emmanuel Kymakis
Advanced Functional Materials, Volume:25, Page:2213-2221, Year:2015, DOI:
Photochemical Synthesis of Solution‐Processable Graphene Derivatives with Tunable Bandgaps for Organic Solar Cells
Minas M Stylianakis,Maria Sygletou,Kyriaki Savva,George Kakavelakis,Emmanuel Kymakis,Emmanuel Stratakis
Advanced Optical Materials, Volume:3, Page:658-666, Year:2014, DOI:
Tuning cell adhesion by controlling the roughness and wettability of 3D micro/nano silicon structures
A Ranella,M Barberoglou,S Bakogianni,C Fotakis,E Stratakis
Acta biomaterialia, Volume:6, Page:2711-2720, Year:2010, DOI:
Laser fabricated discontinuous anisotropic microconical substrates as a new model scaffold to control the directionality of neuronal network outgrowth
C Simitzi,P Efstathopoulos,A Kourgiantaki,A Ranella,I Charalampopoulos,C Fotakis,I Athanassakis,E Stratakis,A Gravanis
Biomaterials, Volume:67, Page:115-128, Year:2015, DOI:
Ultrahigh-resolution nonlinear optical imaging of the armchair orientation in 2D transition metal dichalcogenides
Sotiris Psilodimitrakopoulos,Leonidas Mouchliadis,Ioannis Paradisanos,Andreas Lemonis,George Kioseoglou,Emmanuel Stratakis
Light: Science & Applications, Volume:7, Page:18005, Year:2018, DOI:
Convection roll-driven generation of supra-wavelength periodic surface structures on dielectrics upon irradiation with femtosecond pulsed lasers
George D Tsibidis,Evangelos Skoulas,Antonis Papadopoulos,Emmanuel Stratakis
Physical Review B, Volume:94, Page:081305, Year:2016, DOI:
From ripples to spikes: A hydrodynamical mechanism to interpret femtosecond laser-induced self-assembled structures
George D Tsibidis,Costas Fotakis,Emmanuel Stratakis
Physical Review B, Volume:92, Page:041-405, Year:2015, DOI:
Flexible Organic Photovoltaic Cells with In Situ Nonthermal Photoreduction of Spin‐Coated Graphene Oxide Electrodes
Emmanuel Kymakis,Kyriaki Savva,Minas M Stylianakis,Costas Fotakis,Emmanuel Stratakis
Advanced Functional Materials, Volume:23, Page:2742-2749, Year:2013, DOI:
From superhydrophobicity and water repellency to superhydrophilicity: smart polymer-functionalized surfaces
E. Stratakis, A. Mateescu, M. Barberoglou, M. Vamvakaki, C. Fotakis and S. H. Anastasiadis
Chem. Commun., Volume:46, Issue:23, Page:4136 - 4138, Year:2010,
Dynamics of ripple formation on silicon surfaces by ultrashort laser pulses in subablation conditions
George D Tsibidis,Marios Barberoglou,Panagiotis A Loukakos,Emmanuel Stratakis,Costas Fotakis
Physical Review B, Volume:86, Page:115-316, Year:2012, DOI: