Name: Stelios Couris
Date/Place of birth: 30-3-1958, Piraeus
Marital status: Married, 2 children
Institutional addr.: Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Patras, & Institute of Chemical Engineering and High Temperature Chemical Processes (ICEHT/FORTH)
Tel.: 30 2610 996086, 30 2610 965203 Fax.: 30 2610 996086
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
1999-1998 Specialization in Open Educational Systems and Distance Learning, HOU
1983-1980 PhD in Physics of Ionized Gases and Plasmas, Univ. of Toulouse, France
1981-1980 D.E.A in Physics of Ionized Gases and Plasmas, Univ. of Toulouse, France
1980-1976 B.S. in Physics, Univ. of Athens, Greece
Languages: Greek, English, French
2008 (summer) Visiting Professor, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Bourgogne, Dijon, France
2004-today Professor of Laser Physics & Applications, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Patras, also at ICEHT/FORTH and Greek Open University (GOU)
1999-2004 Assoc. Prof. Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Patras, & ICEHT/FORTH and GOU
2002 (summer) Visiting Professor, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Bourgogne, Dijon, France
1999 (summer) Visiting Professor, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Cergy-Pontoise, Paris, France
1999-1997 Principal Researcher, Institute of Electronic Structure & Lasers, FORTH
1997-1994 Assistant Researcher, Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser, FORTH
1994-1995 Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Crete, Greece
1993 (summer) Visiting Professor, Univ. of Paris-Sud (Orsay), France
1992 (summer) Invited Research Scientist, Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of Purdue, USA
1994-1989 Assistant Researcher, IESL/FORTH and Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Crete
1989-1988 Research Scientist, G.T.E. Labs, Material Science Laboratory, High Intensity Discharge Physics Dept., Boston, M.A., U.S.A.
1988-1987 EU Post Doctoral Fellow, Centre de Physique Atomique, Toulouse, France
1987-1986 Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Crete, Greece
1986-1984: Military Service
1989-1988 NATO Advanced Research Fellowship
1988-1987 European Union “Science” Research Grant
1983-1980 Graduate Research Fellowship of the French Government
1980-1976 Undergraduate scholarship of the Greek National Foundation
Basic Research: Nonlinear Optics, Characterization and fundamental studies of the NLO response of Photonic materials (e.g. fullerenes and fullerene derivatives, nanoparticles, polymers, hybrid materials, etc), Molecular Electronics, Laser Spectroscopy (MPI, REMPI, TOF-REMPI, PES), Molecules in strong fields, Plasma Diagnostics.
Applied Research: Laser produced plasmas for analytical applications for environmental applications and monitoring of industrial metallurgical processes (LIBS), Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF), Laser Diagnostics in Combustion, Physics and Spectroscopy of Electrical Discharges, Applications of Lasers.
Teaching of several undergraduate and graduate courses: General Physics (Mechanics, Electricity, Modern Physics), Classical Mechanics, Optics and Waves Laboratory, Electricity & Electromagnetism Laboratory, Advanced Electrodynamics, Introduction in Lasers & Applications, Applied Optics, Nonlinear Optics.
Supervisor of more than 30 Diploma Theses, 20 Master Theses and 10 PhD Theses at the Departments of Physics of the Univ. of Patras and Univ. of Crete. Supervisor of 14 Post Doctoral scientists.
SCIENTIFIC & RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
§ Author of about 100 research papers in international scientific journals, 2 chapters in books, 20 papers in special volumes of international conferences, more than 80 participations in international conferences, 2 books for the Greek Open University. More than 750 citations by other scientists.
§ Reviewer of several scientific journals: Optics Communications, Chemical Physics Letters, Applied Physics Letters, European Journal of Physics, Journal of Applied Physics, Optical Materials, etc.
§ Visiting Professor at several Universities: University of Dijon (Dept. of Physics), University of Sergy Pontoise (Dept. of Physics), Laboratoire de Photophysique Moleculaire of University of Paris-Sud (Orsay), University of Purdue at Dept. of Chemistry, University of Bochum (Dept. of Physical Chemistry), Observatoite de Paris at Meudon.
§ Organiser and co-organiser of several International and National Scientific Workshops and Conferences.
§ Scientific responsible of more than 25 EU and 5 National research projects (e.g. BRITE, RAW MATERIALS, GROWTH, IST, COST, TMR, HCM, PENED, PEP, ΕPΕΤ, κλπ.).
SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS
1. “Optically active spherical Polyelectrolyte Brushes with a Nanocrystalline Magnetic Core”, A. Bakandritsos, N. Bouropoulos, R. Zboril, N. Boukos, K. Iliopoulos, G. Chatzikyriakos, S. Couris, Advanced Functional Materials 18(11), 1694-1706 (2008).
2. “Third-order nonlinear optical response of gold island films”, E. Xenogiannopoulou, K. Iliopoulos, S. Couris, T. Karakouz, A. Vaskevich, I. Rubinstein, Advanced Functional Materials 18(8), 1281-1289, (2008).
3. “Efficient Modulation of the Third Order Nonlinear Optical Properties of Fullerene Derivatives”, A. Mateo-Alonso, K. Iliopoulos, S. Couris, M. Prato, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130, 1534-1535, (2008).
4. “Nonlinear optical response of water soluble C70 dendrimers”, K. Iliopoulos, S. Couris, U. Hartnagel, A. Hirsch, Chem. Phys. Lett. 448, 243-247, (2007).
5. “Non-linear Optical Properties of Ferrocene- and Porphyrin-fullerene Dyads”, E. Xenogiannopoulou, M. Medved, K. Iliopoulos, S. Couris, M.G. Papadopoulos, D. Bonifazi, C. Sooambar, A. Mateo-Alonso, and M. Prato, J. Phys. Chem. Phys. 8 (7), 1056-1064, (2007).
6. “Aqueous Dispersions of C60 Fullerene by the Use of Amphiphilic Block Copolymers: Preparation and Non-linear Optical properties”, G. Mountrichas,S. Pispas, E. Xenogiannopoulou, P. Aloukos, S. Couris, J. of Phys. Chem. B 111 (17), 4315-4319, (2007).
7. “Optical nonlinearities of C84 fullerenes”, E. Xenogiannopoulou, P. Aloukos and S. Couris, Chem. Phys. Lett. 432, 497-501, (2006).
8. “Transient nonlinear optical response of novel neutral unsymmetrical nickel dithiolene complexes”, P. Aloukos, S.Couris, J.B. Koutselas, G.C. Anyfantis and G.C. Papavassiliou, Chem. Phys. Lett. 428 (1-3), 109-113, (2006).
9. “Ultrafast third-order nonlinear optical response of C84, C84-D2 (IV) and C84-D2d (II)”, E. Xenogiannopoulou, E. Koudoumas, N. Tagmatarchis, H. Shinohara, S. Couris, Chem. Phys. Lett. 425 (1-3), 110-113, (2006).
10. “Nonlinear Optical Properties of Fullerene-Organic glassy polymer composites”, K. Gatsouli, S. Pispas, G. Mousdis and N. Vainos, P. Aloukos, E. Xenogiannopoulou and S. Couris, Glass Technology 46(2), (2005).
11. “Stable aqueous dispersions of C60 fullerene by the use of a block copolymer”, G.Mountrichas, S. Pispas, E.I. Kamitsos, E. Xenogiannopoulou, S. Couris, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 10 (1), 163-166, (2005).
12. “Nonlinear optical response of some isomerically pure higher fullerenes and their corresponding endohedral metallofullerene derivatives: C82-C2v, Dy@C82 (I), Dy2@C82 (I), C92-C2, and Er2@C92 (IV)”, E. Xenogiannopoulou, S. Couris, E. Koudoumas, N. Tagmatarchis, T. Inoue, H. Shinohara, Chem. Phys. Lett. 394 (1-3), 14-18, (2004).
13. “Large enhancement of the nonlinear optical response of reduced fulleropyrrolidines”,E. Koudoumas, M. Konstantaki, M. Mavromanolakis, S. Couris, M. Fanti, F. Zerbetto, K. Kordatos, M. Prato, Chem.-Eur. J. 9 (7), 1529-1534, (2003).