Category Archives: Alumni Research Assistant

Debapriya Pal

07/2020-  Current Ph.D. student at AMOLF, Amsterdam
09/2019-06/2020  Research Assistant on CEMIC and OBST2
05/2018-07/2018 Intern on laser-fiber optics

Deba worked mainly on OBST2. 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 is registered with the University of Amsterdam for his Ph.D. degree.

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.

Panagiotis Christodoulou

01/2016 – 08/2016 Research Assistant
(01/2015 – 01/2016 Military Service)
01/2014 – 07/2014 Master Thesis


Panagiotis is now doing his PhD thesis in the group of Professor Zoran Hadzibabic at the Cavendish Laboratory of Cambridge University, where he will be studying bosons in a two-dimensional homogeneous traps.


Panagiotis fulfilled his Master at Microsystems and Nanostructures offered by the National Technical University of Athens in conjunction with the National Center for Scientific Research ‘Dimokritos‘ with a Master thesis entitled ‘Quantifying a cold thermal cloud as a resource for quantum degeneracy in a Ioffe-Pritchard trap’ in the Cretan Matter Waves group.

Undergraduate Studies

Panagiotis studied School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens. He chose the field of Electronics as a specialization and obtained his degree with a diploma thesis in the field of Many-Body Physics (theory), entitled ‘Quantum states of order at LAO/STO and LTO/STO interfaces’