I am a postdoctoral research fellow working at the Engheta group, University of Pennsylvania, working on several projects revoling around disruptive concepts in advanced electromagnetics, complex media - metamaterials and disruptive concepts for next generation wave-matter interactions. I am part of several prestigious projects e.g., the AFOSR MURI-Attojoule Nano-optoelectronics, the Simons Collaboration on Extreme Wave Phenomena Based on Symmetries, the MRSEC Research at Penn and the AFOSR MURI - Meta Imaging project.
I received my Doctorate (D.Sc) degree (PhD equivalent) in "Electromagnetic and Circuit Theory" with honors from the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University in April 2019. I had the luck to do my doctorate work with prof. Ari Sihvola (advisor) and Dr. Pasi Ylä-Oijala (instructor). During my thesis I was closely collaborating with prof. Tapio Ala-Nissila (Department of Applied Physics, Aalto Univerity and Loughborough University), while I delved into the electromagnetic/applied mathematics pedagogy next to prof. Ari Sihvola, prof. Keijo Nikoskinen, prof. Constantin Simovksi, and University Lecturer Jari Holopainen. After my thesis defense, I had a brief appointment as a postdoctoral researcher in the group of prof. Sergei Tretyakov and worked briefly for the VISOSURF EU project, developing and simulating metasurfcases with reconfigurable features.
My thesis with title "Resonant Scattering Particles" was honored with one of the "Best thesis award for 2019" by the School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto Univerity, and is publicly available in this link.
My main expertise is in EM-wave physics, RF and antenna engineering, plasmonics, metamaterials, metasurfaces, and applied mathematics. My interests include also EM teaching and EM pedagogical research. I am an active member in optical (OSA), engineering (IEEE), and radio science (URSI) communities. I currently serve as a elected Chair (2021-2023) for the Photonics Metamaterials Technical Group of OPTICA (formely OSA) and an elected Early Career Representative (ECR) for Commission B - Fields and Waves of URSI. I served as a Secretary for the IEEE APS/MTT/ED Finnish Chapter, (Chair: prof. Katsuyuki Haneda).
I have been also a freelance musician playing in various small groups and orchestras in Greece and in Finland. In my free time I enjoy cooking and banter with friends, music listening and playing, learning about History, History of Science, Philosophy of Science, and I am an active volunteer in professional and communal organizations.