I am a postdoctoral research fellow at Nader Engheta's group, University of Pennsylvania, working on the AFOSR MURI-Attojoule Nano-optoelectronics project. I am developing the design of new disruptive submillimeter-wave network for performing mathematical computations for next generation high-speed, low-power, parallelized, compact devices.
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 defence, 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. I am an active member in optical (OSA), engineering (IEEE), and radio science (URSI) communities. 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.