Dr Leonidas Mouchliadis is a PostDoctoral Researcher in the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL)-FORTH. He received a Degree in Physics and a Master in Theoretical Physics with specialization in Condensed Matter from the Physics Department at the University of Crete. He then obtained a PhD in Physics from Cardiff University, UK studying the transport and coherence properties of 2D excitons in quantum wells. His main research interest is the interaction between light and matter in a variety of physical systems ranging from light-induced phase transitions in complex systems with many degrees of freedom [1,2] to exciton and polaritons in semiconductors [3-5], J-aggregates  and photonic crystals [7,8]]. Leonidas joined the Ultrafast Laser Micro- and Nano- Processing Laboratory of IESL in March 2017 as a member of the 2D materials team. His current research focus in IESL is on the properties of atomically thin transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs). In parallel he is responsible for setting up a computing facility for density functional theory (DFT) calculations. Leonidas is also interested in the Philosophy of Science and he is currently finishing a Master in Philosophy at the Department of Philosophical and Social Studies of the University of Crete.
 Non-thermal Separation of Electronic and Structural Orders in a Persisting Charge Density Wave, M. Porer, U. Leierseder, J.-M. Menard, H. Dachraoui, L. Mouchliadis, I. E. Perakis, U. Heinzmann, J. Demsar, K. Rossnagel and R. Huber, Nature Materials 13, 857 (2014).
 Femtosecond Switching of Magnetism via Strongly Correlated Spin-Charge Quantum Excitations, T. Li, A. Patz, L. Mouchliadis, J. Yan, T. A. Lograsso, I. E. Perakis and J. Wang, Nature 496, 69 (2013).
 Direct and indirect excitons in semiconductor coupled quantum wells in an applied electric field, K. Sivalertporn, L. Mouchliadis, A. L. Ivanov, R. Philp and E. A. Muljarov, Physical Review B 85, 045207 (2012).
 Comment on “Photoluminescence ring formation in coupled quantum wells: excitonic versus ambipolar diffusion”, A. L. Ivanov, E. A. Muljarov, L. Mouchliadis and R. Zimmermann, Physical Review Letters 104, 179701 (2010).
Indirect excitons in elevated traps, A. A. High, A. T. Hammack, L. V. Butov, L. Mouchliadis, A. L. Ivanov, M. Hanson and A. C. Gossard, Nano Letters 9, 2094 (2009).
Ultrafast polariton population build-up mediated by molecular phonons in organic microcavities, N. Somaschi, L. Mouchliadis, D. Coles, I. E. Perakis, P. G. Lagoudakis, D. G. Lidzey and P. G. Savvidis, Applied Physics Letters 99, 143303 (2011).
 Microcavity polariton-like dispersion doublet in resonant Bragg gratings, F. Biancalana, L. Mouchliadis, C. Creatore, S. Osborne, and W. Langbein, Physical Review B 80, 121306(R) (2009).\
 Bragg polaritons: Strong coupling and amplification in an unfolded microcavity, A. Askitopoulos, L. Mouchliadis, I. Iorsh, G. Christmann, J. J. Baumberg, M. A. Kaliteevski, Z. Hatzopoulos and P. G. Savvidis, Physical Review Letters 106, 076401 (2011).
Dr Leonidas Mouchliadis is a PostDoctoral Researcher in the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL)-FORTH. He received a Degree in Physics and a Master in Theoretical Physics with specialization in Condensed Matter from the Physics Department at the University of Crete.