day11/2014 – 07/2017 : postdoc on BEC 1 and Space Optics
Kostas got his Bachelor’s Degree in Physics at the Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where he majored on Solid State Physics and Optics.
He then started his PhD in 2009 at the Centre for Quantum Photonics, University of Bristol, under the supervision of Prof. Jeremy O’Brien, where he did experimental research on integrated quantum photonics for quantum information and quantum computation science. His main focus was on implementation of multi-photon integrated quantum walks, with dissertation titled: Integrated Photonic Continuous-Time Quantum Walks.
He then did a short post-doc in 2014 still with Prof. Jeremy O’Brien at the Centre for Quantum Photonics, working in a collaboration with Prof. Axel Kuhn’s Atom-Photon Connection group at Oxford University. He was also a visiting post-doctoral research assistant (early 2015) at the Atom-Photon Connection group, Oxford University. The scope of the collaboration was to use a deterministic single photon source (single Rb87 atoms in a cavity) to perform quantum logic experiments on integrated photonic devices.
In November 2014 he joined the Cretan Matter-Waves / Bose-Einstein Condensation group, I.E.S.L., FO.R.T.H. in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, where he is since working as a post-doctoral researcher. His main project is the implementation of a fully-guided, ring-shaped, Sagnac-type atom-interferometer using time-averaged adiabatic potentials (TAAPs) and Rb87 Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs).
In summer 2017, Kostas joined the cold atoms group of Thomas Fernholz at Nottingham University.
Stathis did his master thesis work with us. He developed a novel temperature stabilisation system for our experiment. He did the course work for this master at the Microelectronics-Optoelectronics Master Programme of the University of Crete.
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.
09/2009 – 08/2011 Postdoc on BEC2
Before coming to Crete I graduated from Cork Insitutute of Technology (CIT) with a B.Sc. in “Applied Physics and Instrumentation” in 2004. As part of completeing the B.Sc. a five month project was undertaken. This project, entitled “Quality Surveillance Algorithms for Erbium Doped Fibre Amplifiers”, was carried out in the Information and Communication Network (ICN) Department at Siemens AG research facility in Munich. The project entailed research into how the aging of components with the EDFA can be monitored using algorithms. From a mathematical model, the key parameters needed to detect the degradation/aging of the EDFA were determined. In addition to theoretical work, optical experiments were carried out to determine a technique to measure the required parapeters. A procedure was developed to test the feasibility and accuracy of the EDFA model.
11/2008 to 08/2009 Postdoc on BEC 2
11/2008 to 08/2009 Postdoc at the Cretan Matter Waves group
05/2006 to 05/2008 PhD Student at the Institute Galilée of the Laboratoire de Physique
05/2001 to 05/2006 Undergraduate degree in physics at University Strasbourg 1
07/2008 to 11/2009 Undergraduate Student