Ph. D., Physics Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (1984)
M. S., Physics Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (1980)
Diploma in Physics, University of Athens (1973)
RESEARCH AND TEACHING APPOINTMENTS
1998 - :
Senior Researcher, TPCI, NHRF, Athens, Greece.
2001 - :
Coactive Member of the Teaching Staff of the Hellenic Open University, Greece.
1993 - 1998:
Associate Researcher, TPCI, NHRF, Athens, Greece.
1987 - 1993:
Assistant Researcher, TPCI, NHRF, Athens, Greece.
1984 - 1987:
Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Research Center of Crete, Greece.
1979 - 1983:
Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
1978 - 1979:
Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
1976 - 1977:
Graduate Fellow, Nuclear Research Center ''Democritus'', Athens, Greece
1974 - 1975:
Research Center of National Defence, Greece.
MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS
Theoretical (computational): electronic structure of solids, clusters and atoms.
Advancement of quantum mechanical methods
Coordinator or participant in ten national and international research and educational projects in collaboration with academic and industrial organizations (National: PENED, ENTEP, ISTOS, Ministry of Labor Seminars; International: NATO, AFOSR, ONR, IKYDA).
CONFERENCES AND INVITED TALKS
15 international and 11 Greek conferences, 8 invited talks.
Scientific Computing Seminars: Numerical Analysis (TPCI, NRHF, 1990-1993); Undergraduate courses in: Theoretical Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory, Relativity Theory, Waves and Radiation, Modern Physics (School of Physical Sciences, Hellenic Open University, 2001-); Supervision of two Ph.D. students (TPCI/NRHF), Partial Supervision - Three Member Committee of other Ph.D. students.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Greek Government Fellowship (1969-1973)
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
Member of the Greek Physical Society, Former Member of USA and UK Physical Societies
Co-author of the book: Handbook of Calculated Electron Momentum Distributions, Compton Profiles, and X-Ray Form Factors of Elemental Solids, CRC Press (1991), 1 article in book, 54 publications in international refereed journals, 7 publications in international conference refereed proceedings (extended abstracts). About 400 (non-self)-citations.
SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS
"Existence of He2- negative ions with two remote electrons in antibonding orbitals, N.C. Bacalis, J. Phys. B 33, 1415 (2000)
"Transferable tight binding parameters for paramagnetic and ferromagnetic iron, N.C. Bacalis, D.A. Papaconstantopoulos, M.J. Mehl and M. Lach-hab, Physica B 296, 125 (2001)
"Description of the chemical reaction path in the HCO molecule: a combined configuration interaction and tight-binding approach", N.C. Bacalis, A. Metropoulos and D.A. Papaconstantopoulos, Phys. Rev. A 71, 022707/1-10 (2005)
"Analytic atomic wave functions of NMCSCF quality - and applications", Z. Xiong, M. Velgakis, N.C. Bacalis, Int. J. Q. Chem. 104 418 (2005)
"Inherent restrictions of the Hylleraas-Undheim-MacDonald higher roots, and minimization functionals at the excited states", N.C. Bacalis, Z. Xiong and D. Karaoulanis, J. Comput. Meth. Sci. Eng. 8, 277 (2008) (Category: Invited Paper)