Ioannis Polyzos

Dr Ioannis Polyzos is a Postdoctoral fellow at FORTH/ICE-HT since 2011. He received the B.Sc. in Physics and the M.Sc. in Physics with emphasis in Lasers from the University of Patras, Greece in 1997 and 2000 respectively. He obtained his PhD from the same University in 2006. His PhD thesis entitled «Study of multi-photon properties of Pyrylium salts and applications to three dimensional optical memories». In 2007, a postdoctoral fellowship from IKY was awarded him.

From 2008 to 2011, he was a contract lecturer at the Department of Engineering Sciences (University of Patras) and at the Department of Optics and Optometry (ATEI Patras). He has an extended teaching experience in courses and lab exercises in the fields of General Physics, Electronics and Optics. His research interests are focused on studying both experimentally and theoretically linear and nonlinear properties of novel materials through their interference with laser sources. He is been familiar with many techniques like Z-scan, Two-photon induced fluorescence, Time resolved spectroscopy (femtosecond regime), Two-photon induced photo-bleaching and photo-polymerization etc.

He has also worked on nonlinear optics applications like three-dimensional optical data storage and micro- and nano-fabrication. Currently, he works on Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene. He is author or coauthor of 25 articles in international scientific journals, 2 invited review articles in books; he has participated in 20 International and 11 National scientific conferences. His work cited more than 400 times by other researchers and achieved an h-index 12.