Saurabh started his second postdoc at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the group of Malcolm Boshier. He will be working on the demonstration of a novel atomtronic rotation sensor based on optical dipole potentials.
10/2013 – 06/2014 Internship on BEC 1
He is now a postdoc at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.
06/2014 to 07/2019 PhD Student on BEC 1
Hèctor graduated from the University of Valencia in 2012 and he went right after to Galicia to start a MsC in photonics at the Optics Laboratory of the University of Vigo at Ourense Campus. His last incursion in physics was a collaboration in the theoretical development of the Photonic Gauge of XHV.
Deba worked mainly on OBST2. He took active participation in building the breadboard and the instrument control for measurements. He also took part in some theoretical understanding and ZEMAX simulations for imaging systems for CEMIC.
From July 1st, 2020, he joined as a Ph.D. student in the Resonant Nanophotonics Group at AMOLF, Amsterdam, in a collaborative project of AMOLF, TU/e, and the LED-company Lumileds to improve next-generation solid-state lighting. He will receive his Ph.D. degree from the University of Amsterdam after completion.
In 2018 Debapriya Pal worked on an intern project to build a novel fiber-coupled slave laser. He pursued the 5-year BS-MS Dual Degree Program in Physics at the Indian Institute of Science and Research Education, Kolkata (India) under Prof. Ayan Banerjee. During his master thesis, he explored the spin-orbit interaction of tightly focused light beams in optical tweezers using angular spectrum representation, designed with a stratified medium in the path of the trapping beam.
Debapriya Pal was awarded the prestigious 2018 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by the international society for optics and photonics SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, for his potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related field.
Anamika joined us from the Cochin University of Science and Technology South Kalamassery in Kerala, India. She is now doing her master in the Quantum Information with Cold Atoms and Non-classical Light Group of Morgan Mitchel at the ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain.
01/2018- 12/2018 Master Student on BEC2
06/2016-09/2016 Intern on an optics project
Mikis is a Master Student on the Space Optics Project.
Mikis was born in Chania, in 1993. He did his undergraduate studies in Physics science at the Department of Physics of the University of Crete (2011-2015). He continues his studies doing a PhD on bio-imaging.
12/2019 – to date Researcher 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.
2003-2006 Master at Princeton University
1997-2002 B.S. in Physics University of Crete
06/2015 – 10/2016 Postdoc on BEC 2
During his postdoc on Crete he worked on the stability of BEC and its phase fluctuations as well as the “Q-factor”.
Before joining us, Ivan did his MsC in Instrumentation in Physics followed by his PhD at the Applied Physics Department of the University of Salamanca and the University of Salamanca. During this period he worked on the Equilibrium Thermodynamic characterization of liquids, liquid mixtures, the microscopic interpretation of the data via well-known statistical models based on the Guggenheim (quasi-Ising) lattice model, Flory equation of state and contribution group methods like DISQUAC and UNIFAC.
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.