Category Archives: Active Group Member

Giorgos Vasilakis


01/2020 – to date Research group leader at IESL-FORTH
06/2016 – to date Marie Curie Individual Postdoctoral Fellow on BEC
02/2016 – 05/2016 Visiting Scientist


Before joining us Georgos was…

2012 – 2016 PostDoc at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen
Georgo was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Quantop Group of Eugene S. Polzik at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. He was working on Experimental quantum optics / Light-atom quantum interface.

2006 – 2011 PhD at Princeton University, NJ under the supervision of Michael V. Romalis. The topic of his PhD thesis was: “Precision Measurements of Spin Interactions with High Density Atomic Vapors”

2003-2006 Master at Princeton University

2002-2003 Graduate program in Optoelectronics and Microelectronics, University of Crete

1997-2002 B.S. in Physics University of Crete

Giannis Drougakis

11/2016 – today PhD Student on BEC 1
03/2015 – 10/2016 Master Student on the ESA-OBST project

Giannis joined the Cretan Matter Waves group in March 2015 to work on the ESA-OBST project. He holds a diploma in electrical and computer engineering (2012) from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He recently received his master’s degree from the inter-institutional graduate program “Vision and Optics”, of the University of Crete finishing his master thesis entitled “Vibrational and angular stability of optical systems for space applications” in December 2015.

Vasiliki Bolpasi

05/2014 –    today    Postdoc on BEC2
02/2009 – 04/2014 PhD Student
09/2006 – 06/2008 Master Student


Vasiliki was born in (
. She 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.

Wolf von Klitzing

2005 – now: Head of Group


2005-now Group Leader of the Cretan Matter Waves
2006-2010 Marie-Curie Excellence Group Leader
2000-2004 Post-doctoral Fellow with Prof. Walraven at the Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF) and the Van der Waals Zeemann Institute of the University of Amsterdam
1999-2000 Marie Curie post-doctoral Fellow in the group of Prof. De Martini, University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, Italy
1996 – 1999 Marie Curie Postoc at the ENS with Serge Haroche
1992 – 1996 PhD Student at Cavendish Laboratory of the Cambridge University

CV

Email: wvk@iesl.forth.gr