The Stratakis Lab

The Stratakis Lab

Ultrafast Laser Micro and Nano Processing Laboratory

Kioseoglou George

University Faculty member

George Kioseoglou is an Associate Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Technology of the University of Crete and an affiliated member of IESL/FORTH. He obtained his PhD in Physics from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1999 in the area of spectroscopic studies of electronic states in semiconductor heterostructures. After a postdoctoral position at Brookhaven National Laboratory, he joined the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington DC where he continued his work on efficient electrical spin injection and detection in semiconductors. From 2004 to 2007 he was a National Research Council (NRC) Fellow with the materials physics branch at NRL. In 2007 he joined the Department of Materials Science and served as its Director of Graduate Studies in the period of 2010-2015. His main research interests are in the physics and applications of semiconductor nanostructures, Spintronics and Valleytronics, and in the electronic and optical properties of 2D materials. Prof. Kioseoglou has shared 3 times the NRL Alan Berman research publication award for his work on spin injection in GaAs and Si spin-LEDs. He has co-authored over 85 scientific publications in refereed journals (with 4 very highly cited papers in Spintronics), more than 4900 total citations and an h-index of 32, and more than 250 contributed conference presentations (March-2019). He gave more than 30 invited talks in international conferences and written one book chapter in Handbook of Spintronics.

Education

  • 1999, Ph.D. in Physics, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
  • 1991, M.Sc. in Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1987, B.Sc. in Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Career

  • 2015-present Affiliated member IESL-FORTH
  • 2010-2015 Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete
  • 2007-2012, Researcher at Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC, USA
  • 2007-present Associate professor, Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete
  • 2004-2007 National Research Council Fellow, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC, USA
  • 2002- 2004 Postdoctoral Associate, George Washington University and Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC, USA
  • 1999-2001 Postdoctoral Associate, State University of New York at Buffalo and Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton NY, USA

Interests

  • 2D Materials: optical and electronic properties
  • Valley polarization and scattering mechanisms in 2D Materials
  • Semiconductor Spintronics and Valleytronics
  • Physics and applications of semiconductor nanostructures
  • Spin-LEDs: Spin injection and detection in Fe/GaAs and Fe/Si
  • Magneto-optical studies on magnetic semiconductors and ferromagnet/semiconductor heterostructures for spintronic applications

Awards/Prizes/Distinctions

  • 2007: Alan Berman Research Publication and NRL Edison Awards for the paper “Electrical Spin-Injection into Silicon from a Ferromagnetic Metal/Tunnel Barrier Contact” Nature Physics 3, 542 (2007)
  • 2004-2007: National Research Council (NRC) Fellowship
  • 2002: Alan Berman Research Publication and NRL Edison Awards for the paper “Reduction of Spin Injection Efficiency by Interface Defect Spin Scattering in ZnMnSe/AlGaAs-GaAs Spin-Polarized Light-Emitting Diodes ” PRL 89, 166602 (2002)
  • 2000: Alan Berman Research Publication and NRL Edison Awards for the paper”Robust Electrical Spin Injection into a Semiconductor Heterostructure” PRB 62, 8180 (2000)
  • 1997: Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award – The American Association of Physics Teachers