Professor Stelios Couris


Professor Stelios Couris graduated from the Department of Physics, University of Athens, in 1980, and got his PhD in the Physics of Ionized Gases and Plasmas from the Paul Sabatier University, at Toulouse France in 1984. After his military service, he continued postdoctoral studies at the Center de Physique Atomique in Toulouse, France and then in the GTE Research Laboratories in Boston, USA. In 1989, he got a position of Senior Researcher at the Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser (IESL), at the Foundation for Research & Technology-HELLAS (FORTH), in Crete, Greece and also a position of Visiting Professor at the Department of Physics of the University of Crete.

Since 2000, he is full Professor of Laser Physics & Laser Applications at the Department of Physics, University of Patras, Greece and collaborating faculty member at the Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (ICE-HT), FORTH, at Patras.

In 2001 he established the “Non-Linear Optics and Laser Applications Laboratory” (NLOLA Lab) which operates both at the Dept of Physics, University of Patras and ICE-HT/FORTH.

In the NLOLA Laboratory modern experimental laser-based research is carried out related to lasers-matter interactions, including the study of nonlinear optical phenomena and the study of novel photonic materials and various applications related to laser produced plasmas.

More information about the research activities of Prof. S. Couris can be found at the NLOLA site: .