Ph.D. in Photonics, Optoelectronics Research Centre ORC, University of Southampton, UK (2001)
M.Sc. in Electronics and Telecommunications, University of Athens (Physics and Informatics Departments), (1995)
Honors Degree in Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (1993).
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND APPOINTMENTS
. 6/2008 -:
Assistant Researcher, TPCI/NHRF, Athens, Greece
. 9/2007 - 5/2008:
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Western Macedonia, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Peloponnese, Department of Telecommunications Science and Technology
Radio-Communications Engineer, Hellenic Army Aviation, General Staff of Army.
MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS
Optical materials, Integrated optics, Optical Fibre Sensors, Bragg grating based devices, UV written structures and photosensitivity, Photonics components for telecommunications and sensing, Optoelectronics, Design and modelling of guided wave optical circuits, Optimization strategies.
Investigator in more than 10 national and international research projects in collaboration with academia and industry. (PHOTON Project- UK, WINMAN- WDM and IP Network Management, IST-REPOSIT, IST-TORRENT, etc.) Active research funding projects include:
. SESAMO: "Sensors for Structural Monitoring" -funded by European Defence Agency-EDA.
. WelCOM: "Wireless Sensors for Engineering Asset Life Cycle Management" - funded by the Hellenic General Secretariat of Research and Technology- GSRT.
. COST Action TD1001- "Novel and Reliable Optical Fibre Sensor Systems for Future Security and Safety Applications" (OFSeSa), Greek National Delegate and Management Committee Member
Referee for international technical journals: IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, IEE Proceedings Circuits Devices & Systems, IEE Proceedings in Optoelectronics, Optics Communications, Applied Optics, Optics and Laser Technology, Information Sciences, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Journal of Optical Networking and Optics Express.
Lead Guest Editor, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience (www.aspbs.com/ctn). Organizer of the Special Issue: "Technology Trends and Theory of Nanoscale Devices for Quantum Applications" (Vol. 7, No. 9, Sep. 2010)
Conference's Session Chair "Novel Photonic Structures", Emerging Trends and Novel Materials in Photonics, ICO -PHOTONICS-DELPHI 2009, 7-9 October 2009 Delphi, Greece http://www.ico-photonics-delphi2009.org/
Official Representative of NHRF/TPCI in the Hellenic Semiconductor Industry Association -HSIA
Official Representative of NHRF/TPCI in the technological innovation cluster: mi-Cluster - "Nano/Microelectronics and Embedded Systems"
Evaluator for the Hellenic Technology Clusters Initiative- Corallia. www.corallia.org
Microwaves and Waveguides, Optical Fiber Communication Systems, Physics and Electromagnetic Theory, Electronics, Digital Communications, Electrical Circuits (University of Peloponnese, and University of Western Macedonia). Supervision of Diploma Projects, University of Athens, supervision of PhD students.
Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Member of Photonics Society IEEE/LEOS, Member of Optical Society of America OSA, Member of Association of Computing Machinery - ACM
Over 40 technical papers in international journals and conference proceedings. Two appearances in international magazines: Fiber Systems (Aug. 2003), Photonics Spectra (Nov. 2003) featuring novel research results. A number of technical reports, and deliverables for industrial projects. Two international patents, in the area of design and fabrication of photonics devices. More than 200 citations.
"Design and demonstration of direct UV-written small angle X-couplers in silica-on-silicon for broadband operation", F.R. Mahamd Adikan, C.B.E. Gawith, P.G.R. Smith, I.J.G. Sparrow, G.D. Emmerson, C. Riziotis, H. Ahmad, Applied Optics, 45, 6113-6118, (2006)