The Stratakis Lab

The Stratakis Lab

Ultrafast Laser Micro and Nano Processing Laboratory

Emmanuel Stratakis

Group Leader

Dr. Emmanuel Stratakis is a Research Director at the Institute of Electronic structure and laser (IESL) ( ) of the Foundation for Research and Technology—Hellas (FORTH) ( ). He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Crete in 2001 from the Physics Department, University of Crete. After graduating, he joined as a visiting Researcher the IESL-FORTH working on the ultrafast laser engineering of materials and as an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete. In the fall semesters of 2006 and 2008, he was appointed as a visiting Researcher at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of California, Berkeley. In 2007 he was elected Researcher at IESL-FORTH where he is leading the “Ultrafast Laser Micro- and Nano- processing” laboratory ( ;  His research interests are in the fields of o  (a) Laser-matter interaction; (b) Ultrashort pulsed laser processing of biomimetic surfaces ; (c) Laser processes for organic & hybrid electronics; (d) Laser engineeering and diagnostics of Graphene and related 2D materials ; (e) Advanced photonic processes in photovoltaic and energy storage devices; (f) Photo-assisted synthesis of nanocrystals; (g) Applications on non linear imaging in materials science and biology; (h) Laser assisted biofabrication for tissue engineering applications ; (i) Multipurpose 3D printing complemented with subtractive manufacturing.  He has over 220 SCI publications and more than 8000 citations, h-index=48 (Scopus), and he has coordinated many National and EU grants. He has delivered more than 40 invited and keynote lectures and has been organizer and chair in major international scientific conferences. He has been an Editor of the journals ‘Optoelectronic Advances’, ‘Materials Today (Bio)’, ‘Applied Sciences’ and ‘ International Journal of molecular Sciences. Since 2015, he is the Director of the Nanoscience Facility of FORTH, part of the NFFA-Europe EU Infrastructure, where he is a member of the General Assembly. He is a National expert in the High-Level Group of EU on Nanotechnologies, Advanced materials, Biotechnology, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of COST. Since January 2020 he is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Biomimetic ( ).


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