Category Archives: Alumni Undergraduate

Vasiliki Bolpasi

05/2014 –  10/2020 Research Assistant on BEC2 and AtomQT
02/2009 – 04/2014 PhD Student
09/2006 – 06/2008 Master Student

Vasiliki 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. She is now teaching at the University of Crete.

Sofia Botsi

06/2013-12/2013 undergraduate student 

Sofia is an undergraduate student at the Physics Departement of the University of Crete.

She then went to Klaasjan van Druten’s laboratory at the University of Amsterdam, where she constructed a diode laser system for the generation of Rydberg atoms on a chip.

Sofia Botsi is now a Postdoctoral Fellow at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the Optical and Quantum Systems Engineering group performing experimental and theoretical work in support of the Cold Atom Lab instrument in orbit. Her recent paper on multi species BEC on the space station was published in Nature.

Alexandros Tzimis

07/2008 to 11/2009 Undergraduate Student

Alexandros joined the Cretan Matter-Waves Group in July 2008 as an undergraduate student. He was born in Marousi, Athens and grew up in Chania. He started his studies as an undergraduate at the Physics Departement of the University of Crete in 2003. His main interests are technology/computers/movies. He is now pursuing a PhD in the group of Prof Savvidis at the University of Crete.