Research Interests

Experimental Techniques and Skills


Laser based atomic molecular and optical physics

Ultra fast processes in molecular dissociation and photoionization.

Non-linear dynamics in the VUV/XUV spectral region. 

Lower and higher order harmonics generation.

Ultrafast pulses metrology - attosecond pulses.

Accelerator based atomic physics: Fast ion-atom collisions

High resolution Auger electron spectroscopy.

Resonant and non-resonant electron elastic scattering processes.

Doubly and triply excited ionic states - hollow ionic states.

Metastable ionic states

Development of high-resolution high-efficiency electron spectrographs

High resolution Auger electron spectroscopy

Multi-fragment imaging techniques

Pump-probe techniques

Electrostatic spectrometers (hemispherical, parallel plate)

Time of flight spectrometers (mass spectrometer, magnetic bottle spectrometer)

Pulsed jets and cold gas targets.

High and ultra high vacuum technology

Position Sensitive Detectors.

Standard Laser optics components

Standard electronics for signal processing

Engineering design

Software development for data acquisition and data analysis

SIMION3D software for ion optics simulation

Personal Funding

Marie Curie International Reintegration Grants (IRG), FP6-2002-Mobility-12, 2003.
Characterization and research applications of attosecond pulses.
: 80,000 €.

Granting of funds within GSI Transnational Access, 2016.
Title: Ionization Dynamics - ESR/Ben

Budget: 4,500 €.

Participation in Funded Research Programs

PENED grant (Greek Ministry for Industry and Technology), 1991.
Title: Electron excitation mechanisms in ion-atom collisions.
Budget: 8,400,000 GDR.

PENED grant (Greek Ministry for Industry and Technology), 1996.
Title: Differential cross section measurements of Resonance Transfer Ex-citation (RTE) in collisions of light ions with H2 and He targets using position sensitive detection (PSD) with zero-degree Auger electron spectroscopy.
Budget: 10,000,000 GDR.

Human Capital & Mobility, Networks (EEC), 1992.
: Interaction of slow highly charged ions with solid surfaces
Budget: 49.000

Bilateral Scientific and Technological Cooperation between Greece and Hungary (Greek Ministry for Industry, Energy & Technology), 1999.
Title: Study of two-electron mechanisms in collisions of highly-charged ions with atoms.
Budget: 4,200,000 GDR.

Marie Curie Transfer of Knowledge Grant Contr. Nr. MTKD-CT-2004-517145
Title: XUV-High Order Harmonic Metrology Tools for Novel Spectroscopic Applications (X-HOMES), 2003.
Budget: 400,000 €.

Marie Curie “Joint Research Activities” Grant
Title: Frontiers of Optical Science: Controlling Intense Light (FOSCIL), 2004.
Budget: 170,000 €.

Bilateral Scientific and Technological Cooperation between Greece and Hungary (Greek Ministry for Industry, Energy & Technology), 2004.
Title: Electron scattering processes in ion-atom collisions.
Budget: 11,740 €.

ELI, “Preparatory phase for ELI”, 2010.
Budget: 120,000 €.

HIPPER, “Preparatory phase for HIPPER”, 2010.
Budget: 120,000 €.

University of Ioannina, 2011
Title:  Supply of optical components for use in the fs pump-probe experimental setup.
Budget: 5.000 €.

THALES, 2012
Title: APAPES - Atomic Physics with Accelerators: Projectile Electron Spectroscopy at the NCSR Demokritos Tandem accelerator
Budget: 600,000€.
Scientific Responsible for the University of Ioannina

THALES, 2012
Title: ISEPUMA - Interaction of ultrashort intense electromagnetic pulses with matter

Budget: 600,000€.

University of Ioannina, 2014
Supply of optical components for integration in the  fs pump-probe experimental setup.
Budget: 9,840 €.

Large‐Scale Research Infrastructure for the Greek Roadmap of Research Infrastructures, 2018
CALIBRA: Cluster of Accelerator Laboratories for Ion‐Beam Research and Applications
Joint Research Activity: Atomic Physics. Auger electron Projectile Spectroscopy.
Budget: 3,5 M€.