Bio
Title:
Professor
Division:
The Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics Division
Office:
Νέο Κτίριο Φυσικής (1ος όροφος)
Address:
Πάτρα
Phone:
+30 2610 996099
Email:
terzis@physics.upatras.gr
Hours Availability:
Δευτέρα (8:30-9:30), Τρίτη (11:00-12:00) και Πέμπτη (12:00-13:00).
Courses
Short Bio

CURRICULUM VITAE

UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

·          4-year BS in Physics (GPA: 9.32/10), Physics Dept., University of Patras, Greece (1985).

·          Graduate studies in Physics, State University of New York at Buffalo,   Buffalo, New York, U.S.A. (1986–1989). Supervisor: Prof. Athos Petrou (GPA.of graduate courses: 4.00/4.00).

·          PhD. in Physics, Physics Department University of Patras, 1991.

Title of Thesis:”Statistical mechanical study of the molecular conformations of solvents dissolved in isotropic and nematic solvents”,

Supervisor: Prof. Demetri J. Photinos.

EMPLOYMENT

08/1986 – 06/1988 :                 Teaching Assistant at the Physics Department of State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA.

06/1988 – 07/1989 :                 Research Assistant at the Physics Department of State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA. Supervisor: Prof. Athos Petrou.

09/1989 – 10/1991 :                 Research Assistant at the Physics Department of University of Patras. PhD Supervisor: Prof. Demetri J. Photinos.

01/1992 – 6/1993 :                   Compulsory Military Service.

06/1993 – 03/1994 :                 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Physics Department of University of Patras. Supervisor: Prof. Demetri J. Photinos.

03/1994 – 08/1995 :                 Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. Supervisor: Edward T. Samulski.

09/1995 – 08/1997 :                 Research Associate at the Physics Department of University of Patras.

02/1997 – 03/1998 :                 Post Doctoral Fellow of the National Sholarship Foundation (IKY Fellowship), at the Physics Department of University of Patras.

03/1998 – 12/1999 :                Research Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras. Supervisor: Prof. Doros N. Theodorou.

12/1999 – 7/2004 :                  Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Patras

7/2004 – 6/2009 :                    Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Patras

1/2009 – 6/2009 :                    Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Cyprus.

7/2009 – present :                    Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Patras.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

·          Experimental, luminescence and reflectivity spectroscopy, and theoretical models for the explanation of the experimental data in semiconductor quantum wells.

·          Statistical mechanical studies by mean field theories and (Monte Carlo) molecular simulations in simple fluids and complex fluids (liquid crystals, dendrimers and polymers).

·          Mesoscopic models for the investigation of mechanical properties of macromolecural structures.

·          Structural studies (estimation of eigenstates and matrix elements) on various semiconductor nanostructures including quantum wells, quantum wires and quantum dots.

·          Quantum coherence and interference in semiconductor quantum wells and quantum dots.

·          Optical (linear and nonlinear) properties in semiconductor nanostructures and hybrid quantum system (quantum dot-metal nanoparticle).

·          Quantum coherent control in semiconductor nanostrutures and hybrid quantum system (quantum dot-metal nanoparticle) with applications in quantum computation (creation of entangled states and quantum gates).

·          Quantum Monte Carlo simulations on prototype magnetic chains and estimations of their quantum correlation.

 

MASTERS OF SCIENCE STUDENTS

·          Christos Dedes, «Effects of dephasing in electron localization in coupled quantum dots», 11/2004.

·          Dionisios Pentaris, «Effects of quantum fields in atomic localization by quantum interference», 2/2004.

·          Georgios Kritikos, «Self-consistent mean field study of polymer brushes», 6/2005.

·          Nikolaos Goupios, «Squeezed coherent states: revisited», 12/2005.

·          Kostas Blekos, «Effects of fluctuations and decay in cyclic adiabatic population transfer», 7/2008.

·          Spiridon Kosionis, «Quantum control of semiconductor quantum dots with one and two electrons», 12/2008.

·          Elefterios Anastopoulos, «High-harmonic generation in modulated GaAs/AlGaAs quantum wells», 7/2010.

·          Sofia Derlopa, «Entanglement creation using electrons beam splitters», 9/2010.

·          Petros Androvitsaneas, «Quantum Monte Carlo investigation of one dimensional magnetic chains», 11/2010.

 

 

PhD STUDENTS

10/2004-6/2009                       Antonios Fountoulakis, PhD Title: “Controlled nanostructures for optical communications and quantum computation”.

10/2005-6/2009                       Georgios Kritikos, PhD Title: “Computational study of structural and mechanical properties of polymeric systems”.

03/2009 – 6/2012                    Spiridon Kosionis, PhD Title: “Theoretical studies of optical processe in quantum wells”.

09/2002 – present                    Evangelos Voutsinas (expected to complete within 2013), Professor of Applications (equivalent to University Lecture) in Technological Educational Institute of Patras.

Subject: “Quantum control of the dynamics of semiconductor quantum dots”.

07/2008 – present                    Kostas Blekos (expected to complete within 2014).

Subject: “Theoretical and computational study of nanostructures with applications in quantum computing”.

07/2011 – present                    Petros Androvitsaneas.

Subject: «Quantum Monte Carlo investigation of prototype quantum systems with applications in quantum computing ».

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS

v       National Science Foundation, Grant No. ESC-8802248 (S.UN.N.Y. at Buffalo, N.Y., U.S.A., 1988-1989).  Research title: “Experimental studies on multiple GaAs/AlAs quantum well”. Research team member.

v       National Science Foundation, Grant No. DMR-9412701 (U.N.C. at Chapel Hill, N.C., U.S.A., 1994-1995). Research title: “Molecular Intermolecular Interactions in Liquid Crystals”.  Research team member.

v       EC Human Capital and Mobility Programme, “Molecular Organization in Liquid Crystals resulting from particular Intermolecular Interaction” contact number: ERBCHRXCT930161, University of Patras, 1995-1997). Research team member.

v       “Modeling of Polymer Adhesion”, cooperation with the Dutch company DSM Research B.V., 3/1998 – 2/2000. Research team member.

v       «Design of New, Environmentally Friendly Self-Adhesive Materials» (DEFSAM), Competitive and Sustainable Growth programme G5RD-CT-2000-00202, European Commission DG12, 3/2000-2/2003. Research team member.

v       EC Human Capital and Mobility Programme, “Molecular Design of functional Liquid Crystals” contact number: ERBFMRXCT970121 (University of Patras, 1998-2001). Research team member.

v       EC Human Capital and Mobility Programme, “Super Μolecular Liquid Crystal Dendrimers (LCDD)” contact number: RTNI199900311 (University of Patras, 2000-2003). Research team member.

v       Research Project PENED99. «Experimental and theoretical study of polymer crystallization». (University of Patras, 2000-2002). Research team member.

v       Research Project K Karatheodoris. «Molecular simulations in liquid crystals». (University of Patras 2001-2004). Project leader.

v       Research Project PENED01. “Experimental and theoretical study on polypropylene for industrial applications». (University of Patras, 2002-2005). Project leader for the University of Patras research team.

v       Research Project Phythagoras I. «Theoretical and computational studies in supermolecular materials and devices». (University of Patras, 2003-2005). Research team member.

v       Research Project Phythagoras II. «Controlled Dynamics of Nanostructures and applications in Quantum Computation». (University of Patras, 2005-2007). Research team member.

v       Research Project Arhimedes II. «Optical Transparency and Applications in systems of semiconductor quantum wells and quantum dots». (University of Patras, 2005-2007). Research team member.

v       Research Project PENED03. “Experimental and theoretical study on the effects of pressure on polypropylene production for industrial applications». (University of Patras, 2005-2008). Project leader for the University of Patras research team.

v       Research Project K Karatheodoris. «Optical transparency in semiconductor nanostructures». (University of Patras, 2006-2009). Research team member.

v       Research Project K Karatheodoris. «Theoretical and computational studies of nanostructures with applications in quantum computing». (University of Patras, 2009-2012). Project leader.

v       Research Project Arhimedes II. «Quantum coherence and interference in nonlinear optical processes in semiconductor nanostructures». (University of Patras, 2012-present). Research team member.

PUBLICATIONS

12 Chapters in Books

100 Articles in international referred scientific journals

3400 citations

h-index: 26

Research Activities

12  κεφάλαια σε βιβλία, 94 άρθρα σε διεθνή επιστημονικά περιοδικά, 1900 ετεροαναφορές