Odysseas Tsilipakos received the diploma and Ph.D. degrees from the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) in 2008 and 2013, respectively. From 2014 to 2015 he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with AUTh. In 2016 he started working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL), Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH) as a member of the Photonic-, Phononic-, and Meta-materials (PPM) group. Since 2021 he is the Principal Investigator of the PHOTOSURF Research Project funded by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation. His research interests span metasurfaces and metamaterials, plasmonics and nanophotonics, resonators and cavities, nonlinear optics in resonant structures and waveguides, 2D photonic materials, and theoretical and computational electromagnetics. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of The Optical Society (OSA). See Google Scholar profile here.

Thomas Koschny received his MS in Physics in 1997 and his PhD in Physics in 2001, both from the University of Leipzig, Germany. After postdoc positions at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) in Braunschweig, Germany, working on Quantum Hall systems, and the Institute of Electronic Structure and Lasers (IESL) at the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH) in Crete, Greece, he joined Costas Soukoulis’ Metamaterials group at Ameslab/ISU in 2005. Since then he has been working across the fields of Light-Matter interaction, Electromagnetic wave propagation in complex materials, Metamaterials, Photonics, and Plasmonics from radio frequencies to daylight in Ames. Currently, he is a Scientist at Ameslab and Adjunct Associate Professor with the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, ISU. See Google Scholar profile here.

Thomas Christopoulos received his diploma in Electrical Engineering and his Ph.D. degree from the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in April 2014 and November 2019, respectively. His doctoral thesis focused on nonlinear resonant nanophotonic, plasmonic, and graphene structures, with special focus on optical bistability and degenerate four-wave mixing. He is now a postdoctoral researcher studying novel nonlinear phenomena in photonics, plasmonics, and graphene-based structures. His research interests include photonic and plasmonic nanoresonators with a special interest on the computational analysis of leaky systems and quasi-normal modes, integrated optical silicon-on-insulator devices, analysis and design of optical metamaterials and metasurfaces, and computational electromagnetics with an emphasis on the finite element method. He is a member of OSA and EOS. See Google Scholar profile here.

Senior Members of Photonic-, Phononic- and Meta-materials (PPM) Group

  • Eleftherios N. Economou
  • Costas M. Soukoulis
  • Maria Kafesaki

External Advisory Board

  • Sergei Tretyakov, Aalto University, Finland
  • Philippe Tassin, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Emmanouil E. Kriezis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece