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.
10/2019 – to date 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.
08/2019- to date Master Student on OBST
Vangelis is doing a master on the OBST2.
2017 – : 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
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