12/2022 – Today PhD Student on Space Optics
09/2021 – 10/2022 MSci Student on Space Optics
Mary joined us in September 2021 to work on a novel spectroscopy model for quantum space missions.
Mary Georgousi is a PhD student in the Space–Optics Group in IESL. She completed her undergraduate studies in Physics at the Physics Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. As member of the Gravitational Waves Group – AUTh, she has worked on probing the properties of our Galaxy based on the detection of gravitational waves from LISA. She then obtained her MSc diploma on Advanced Physics, focusing on astrophysics and space applications, in the Physics Department of University of Crete. She is also a member of SpaceDot team, participating in Fly your satellite! 3 program for CubeSats.
05/2021 – today PhD Student (on leave)
Vidhu did her Bachelor of Science (Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science – Triple Major) at Bangalore University (Wiki), from which she graduated second of her class (Gold Medalist).
During the final year of her Bachelor’s Program, she was selected for the prestigious Indian Academy of Science (IASc) – Summer Research Fellowship Program (SRFP) – 2017 at the Quantum Materials and Devices Group (formerly known as the Low-Temperature Nano-Electronics Group), Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, under Prof Arindam Ghosh.
After working as a Project Trainee in the same group, she continued with her Master of Science (Physics) at Bangalore University and graduated top of her class (Gold Medalist). Her master’s project was on Quantum Computation, Estimating Pi using Quantum Phase Estimation Algorithm, which she runs on the public access quantum computer of IBM (Qiskit).
Following her masters, she joined as a Project Assistant / Junior Research Fellow (JRF) at the Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Processing Group, Department of Instrumentation and Applied Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
At the moment she is awaiting her visa which has been delayed due to COVID restrictions.
05/2014 – 10/2020 Research Assistant on BEC2 and AtomQT
02/2009 – 04/2014 PhD Student
09/2006 – 06/2008 Master Student
Vasiliki joined the Cretan Matter-Waves Group in October 2005 as an undergraduate student. She graduated from the Physics Department of the University of Crete in October 2006. Right after that, she started her Master in Optoelectronics – Microelectronics in the University of Crete, where she completed her master thesis working on high-power tapered-diode lasers. She has recently finished her PhD on high flux atom lasers and now she works in our lab as a postdoc. She is now teaching at the University of Crete.
08/2020 – today PhD Student on the theory of nanoLace.
Apostolos has joined us in August 2020 to work on the theory of matterwaves and how to use magnetic lenses and RF-fields to produce coherent lenses and mirrors. The final aim is to create nano-scale matter-wave images
10/2020 – today PhD Student on BEC 1
Vishnupriya has joined us in October 2020 to work on our BEC 1 machine. She will study coherence in MatterWave optics.
She joins us from the International School of Photonics of the Cochin University of Science and Technology, India She did her Master thesis project at the Raman Research Institute in Bangalore, India.
10/2021 – today PhD Student
10/2020 – 10/2021 MSci Student on Laser Stabilisation
Pandora joined us in September 2020 to work on a novel type of double-compensated spectroscopy.
She did her undergraduate studies at the University of Crete in the Physics department.
03/2020 – today PhD Student on CEMIC
Vinay has joined us in March 2020 to work on Cavity enhanced Microscopy (CEMIC). He received his Master of Science in Physical Sciences from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata (India) in Jun 2019.
02/2020 – 06/2020 MSci Student on BEC1
Hrudya joined us in February 2020 to work on the BEC1 experiment. Unfortunately, soon after her arrival, we were locked down due to the Covid crisis. Hrudya successfully switched to Theory and wrote a very successful Master Thesis on Analytic Solutions and Experimental Applications for Thick and Thin Magnetic Coils. She then graduated from the International School of Photonics Cochin University of Science and Technology Cochin, India, 2020.
10/2019 – 10/2020 Master Student – Working his master thesis on CEMIC
Konstantinos Vardakis is a master student of the Physics Department at the University of Crete.
He received his bachelor degree in Physics from the University of Crete on March 2016. Currently, studying “Photonics and Nanoelectronics” at the same University.
01/2021 – to date PhD Student at the Frederick University in Cyprus
08/2018- 09/2019 Master Student on OBST2
09/2019- 10/2020 Research Assistant on OBST2
Education and Employment:
2020 – today PhD student in the eHealth laboratory of the Frederick University in Limassol, Cyprus. He will be working on intelligent MRI image analysis in order to identify and predict types of metastatic brain tumors
2019- 2020 Research assistant on OBST2
2018 – 2019 Master Student at the University of Crete and IESL-FORTH in the BEC group on OBST2
2017 – 2019 : Interdepartmental Postgraduate Program in Optics and Vision in University of Crete and Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, FORTH
2011 – 2017 : Diploma in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece