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.
10/2020 – today MSci Student
Pandora joined us in September 2020 to work on Magneto-Optic Trapping and fluorescence imaging.
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.
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
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.
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