Iannis Kominis Associate Professor and Group members

Iannis Kominis

Associate Professor
Department of Physics, University of Crete

Iannis received a Diploma in Electrical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens in 1996. He then went on to obtain a PhD in Physics at Princeton University. After completing a one-year military service he went back to Princeton for a post-doctoral appointment and then to a second post-doctoral position at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Since 2004 he is a faculty member at the Physics Department of the University of Crete.

Citation info on Iannis’ publications can be found at Google Scholar and a full curriculum vitae can be found here.

Group members

Kostas Mouloudakis
PhD Student
George Vlachakis
Masters Student
Antonis Margaritakis
Undergraduate Student
Georgia Anyfantaki
Undergraduate Student
Giorgos Garidis
Undergraduate Student
Dimitris Giarikanis
Undergraduate Student
Katerina Gratsea
Postgraduate Student

Former members

Alexandros Tavernarakis
Alexandros did his undergraduate thesis with our group on laser spectroscopy, he then went on for PhD on quantum opto-mechanics at Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris.
Georgios Katsoprinakis
Georgios did his Masters and PhD research with our group, working theoretically on electromagnetically induced transparency, experimentally on spin noise in atomic vapor cells, also doing theoretical work in quantum biology. He then went on for post-doctoral work on precision polarimetry with cavity enhancement at FORTH-IESL.
Argyris Dellis
Argyris did his undergraduate, Masters and PhD thesis with our group, engaging in experimental work on spin noise in atomic vapor cells, as well as theoretical work in quantum biology. He then went on for post-doctoral work on chip-scale cold atom systems for use as time standards and inertial sensors at the National Institute for Standards and Technology in Boulder, at the group of Dr. John Kitching.
Michael Kritsotakis
Michael did his Masters thesis with our group on the quantum foundations of the radical-pair mechanism, he then went on for a one-year extracurricular activity at the greek army before joining the Physics Department of the University of Sussex for doctoral work on quantum metrology at the group of Prof. Jacob Dunningham.
Manolis Petrakakis
Manolis did his Masters thesis studying quantum coherence in multi-nuclear spin radical-pair reactions.
Theodoros Ilias
Theodoros studied entanglement dynamics in biological systems for his senior undergraduate thesis. He then started a PhD at the group of Prof. Martin Plenio at the University of Ulm.
Kostis Tsampourakis
Kostis obtained his Masters degree working in our group, studying radical-pair master equations in terms of quantum trajectories. He then took up a PhD position at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of Washington State University to work on the mathematics of complex systems.
Kyriacos Vitalis
Kyriacos obtained his PhD in our group, working on quantum metrology applied in spin-dependent biochemical reactions of radical-pairs. He then moved to a post-doctoral position at the group of Prof. Christos Nicolaides at the Department of Business and Public Administration of the University of Cyprus, working on data analytics.
Nikos Tsatrafyllis
Nikos did his PhD work at the Attosecond Science group of FORTH-IESL in collaboration with our group, working among other topics, on quantum-optical measurements of high harmonic generation.
Gregory Magkos
Gregory did his Masters thesis on quantum optical analysis of biometric methodologies using photon counting by the human retina.