Ph.D in Theoretical Physical Chemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland (2000)
Diploma in Physics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland (1993)
RESEARCH & TEACHING APPOINTMENTS
Research Associate, TPCI, NHRF, Athens, Greece.
Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.
MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS
Time-dependent quantum dynamics of physicochemical processes,
Quantum Control of physical processes
Development and design of molecular devices,
Energy and charge transfer processes in nanoscale systems.
CONFERENCES AND SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS
16 posters, 26 talks (16 invited).
CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION AND EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES
Co-organizer of the Quantum Control and Light-Matter Interactions: Recent Theoretical and Computational Results Symposium, with 35 participants (30 oral and 5 poster presentations), at ICCMSE, Sep. 25-30 2007, Corfu, Greece, (see AIP Conf. Proc. 963, 733 (2007)).
Guest-Editor of the Special Issue of The Journal of Modern Optics, on Quantum Control of Matter and Light, Volume 56, Issue 6, 2009.
HONORS & AWARDS
Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Swiss Friends of the Weizmann Institute, 2001-2003
EU FP7-People, Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant, 2008-2012
Member of the American Physical Society.
Over 30 publications. More than 200 citations.
Prof. M. Shapiro, Department of Chemistry, Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Prof. P. Brumer, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Prof. M. Quack, Department of Chemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
Prof. P. Kral, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
Prof. E. Paspalakis, Department of Materials Science, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
Prof. V. Yannopapas, Department of Materials Science, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS
P. Kral, I. Thanopulos, and M. Shapiro, Coherently Controlled Adiabatic Passage,Rev. Mod. Phys. 79, 53 (2007).
I. Thanopulos, P. Brumer, and M. Shapiro, Intramolecular energy transfer dynamics in 24-mode pyrazine by partitioning technique: A time-dependent approach,J. Chem. Phys. 133, 154111 (2010).
I. Thanopulos, I.D. Petsalakis, and G. Theodorakopoulos, Photoinduced charge transfer in heterofullerene-donor hybrids: A theoretical study,Chem. Phys. Lett. 506, 248 (2011).
I. Thanopulos, E. Paspalakis, and V. Yannopapas, Enhancement of ultraviolet photoinduced energy transfer near plasmonic nanostructures, J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 4370 (2011).
X. Li, I. Thanopulos, and M. Shapiro, Three-dimensional photodissociation in strong laser fields: Memory-kernel effective mode expansion, Phys. Rev. A 83, 033415 (2011) I. Thanopulos, P. Kral, M. Shapiro, and E. Paspalakis, Optical control of molecular switches, J. Mod. Opt. 56, 686 (2009).