Research Director at the Institute of Electronic structure and laser (IESL) of the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) and founder and CEO of Biomimetic PC
He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Crete in 2001 from the Physics Department, University of Crete. After graduating, he joined as a visiting Researcher the IESL-FORTH working on the ultrafast laser engineering of materials and as an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete. In the fall semesters of 2006 and 2008 he was appointed as a visiting Researcher at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of California, Berkeley.
In 2007 he was elected Researcher at IESL-FORTH where he is leading the “Ultrafast Laser Micro- and Nano- processing” laboratory. His research interests are in the fields of ultrafast laser interactions with materials for
- biomimetic micro- and nano- structuring;
- advanced photonic processes for photovoltaics and energy storage;
- nanomaterials synthesis and diagnostics for optoelectronics and
- biomaterials processing for tissue engineering.
He has delivered more than 60 invited and keynote lectures and has been organizer and chair in major international scientific conferences. He has over 250 SCI publications and more than 9000 citations, h-index=51 (Scopus), and he has coordinated many national and EU grants.
Since 2015, he is the Director of the Nanoscience Facility of FORTH, part of the NFFA-Europe PILOT EU Infrastructure, where he is a member of the General Assembly.
He is a National Representative to the Horizon 2020 High-Level Group of EU on Nanotechnologies, Advanced materials, Biotechnology, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing.
He is a member of the Scientific Committee of COST.