PLACE AND DATE OF BIRTH
Athens, Greece, 31 December 1946
Ph.D in Theoretical Physical Chemistry, Yale University, New Haven, Conn., June 1971
B.A. in Chemistry, Amherst College, Amherst, Mass., June 1968
Diploma from Gymnasium, Athens College, Athens, June 1965
RESEARCH & TEACHING APPOINTMENTS
Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University, Chemistry Department
Lecturer, Yale University, Dept. of Applied Science and Engineering
Assistant Professor, Yale University, Dept. of Applied Science and Engineering
Nordita Professor, Research Institute of Physics, Stockholm
Director of Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute, NHRF
Adjunct Distinguished Researcher, Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute, NHRF
Professor of Physics, University of Crete, Crete, Greece
Professor of Physics, National Technical University, Athens, Greece
Visiting Professor of Physics, Amherst College
Visiting Scientist, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass. Chemistry Department
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS
Theory and computation of the structure and properties of atoms and molecules, especially in excited states. Theory and computation of field-free and field-induced resonance (autoionizing) states. Properties and dynamics induced by external static and laser fields. Multichannel scattering theory and computations. Classical and nonclassical bonding of metallic and nonmetallic atoms with molecules. Quantal and classical dynamics of photodissociation. Time-dependent dynamics. Attophysics.
Principal investigator and Coordinator for research projects funded by the Ministry of Education and by the National Technical University.
CONFERENCES AND INVITED TALKS
Invited speaker at a large number of Universities of the United States, Europe, Middle East and Asia, as well as at a large number of international conferences and symposia.
ORGANISER OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES
Four international conferences on electronic structure and dynamics and on atomic, molecular and optical physics: 1974, Yeshiva University, New York; 1978, NATO ASI, Island of Kos, Greece; 1988, NATO ASI, Island of Kos, Greece; 1996, 3rd South European Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics, Island of Kos.
Since 1973, courses at Yale University, Amherst College, University of Crete, National Technical University of Athens. Undergraduate and graduate regular courses: Quantum Mechanics, Classical Mechanics, Structure of Matter, Quantum Chemistry, Atomic and Molecular Physics.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS, SCIENCE ADMINISTRATION & ACTIVITIES
At various periods since 1979 has served as: Member of a number of committees, and of governing boards of Research Centers in Greece and abroad. Director of the TPCI. Member of the Hellenic Atomic Research Commission. Memebr of the Governing Board of the National Hellenic Research Foundation. Science and Technology advisor to the Minister of Defence. Member of the Board of the International Society of theoretical chemical physics. Member of the European Research Council - Chemistry Committee. Member of the Scientific Board of the European Joint Research Center. Member of the Committee of Basic Research in the National Technical University, Athens. Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Quantum Chemistry. (Co)Editor of the Journal of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, (Hindawi Publishers).
More than 320 scientific articles in refereed journals and books.
(Co)Editor of the books: ''Quantum Chemistry of Excited States'' Reidel (1979); ''The Concept of Probability'' Kluwer (1989); ''Atoms in Strong Fields'' Plenum (1990).
SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS
1. ''Solution of the many-electron, many-photon problem for strong fields: Application to Li- in one and two-color laser'', Th. Mercouris and C. A. Nicolaides, Phys. Rev. A 67, 063403 (2003).
2. ''Effects of configuration interaction on photoabsorption spectra in the continuum'', Y. Komninos and C. A. Nicolaides, Phys. Rev. A70, 042507 (2004).
3. ''Quantum defect theory for Coulomb and other potentials in the framework of configuration interaction, and implementation to the calculation of 2D and 2Fo perturbed spectra of Al'', Y. Komninos and C. A. Nicolaides, J. Phys. B 37, 1817 (2004).
4. ''On calculations of correlated wavefunctions with heavy configurational mixing'', C. A. Nicolaides, Int. J. Quantum Chem. 102, 250 (2005)
5. ''Shape resonances as poles of the semiclassical Green's function obtained from path-integral theory: Application to the autodissociation of the He2++ Σg+ state'', C. A. Nicolaides and Th. G. Douvropoulos, J. Chem. Phys. 123, 024309 (2005).
6. ''Time-resolved hyperfast processes of strongly correlated electrons during the coherent excitation and decay of multiply excited and inner-hole excited states'', Th. Mercouris, Y. Komninos and C. A. Nicolaides, Phys. Rev. A 76, 033417 (2007).
7. ''Classical chaos and its relation to quantum dynamics in the case of multiphoton dissociation of the Morse oscillator'', V. Constantoudis, L. P. Konstantinidis, K. I. Dimitriou, Th. Mercouris and C. A. Nicolaides, Nonlinear Phen. in Complex Systems, 11, 292 (2008).