The Stratakis Lab

The Stratakis Lab

Ultrafast Laser Micro and Nano Processing Laboratory

Sotiris Psilodimitrakopoulos

Post Doc

Dr Sotiris Psilodimitrakopoulos is a post-doctoral researcher with specialty in
polarization non-linear microscopy (P-NLM) in the ULMNP.  He received his BSc in
Physics from the University of Crete and his MSc in Microsystems and Nanodevices
from the National Technical University of Athens. He then received his PhD in
Photonics from the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) at the Universitat
Politechnica de Catalunya in Barcelona Spain, while studying nonlinear optics. He
then continued as a research engineer at the Super-resolution Light Microscopy &
Nanoscopy Facility of ICFO and as a post-doctoral researcher at the Laboratory of
Optics & Biosciences, at Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France. His main scientific
interest is the design and development of advanced non-linear microscopy
techniques based on raster-scanning of fs laser beams. His latest implementation
(October 2018) is the upgrade of a Zeiss Axio Observer, simple one-photon excited
fluorescence microscope, into a fully-motorized, polarization-resolved, SHG, THG,
2PEF and 3PEF, dual-beam, dual-scanner, 6-detection channels, multi-photon
microscope [1-7]
Latest Publications:
[1] Ilaria Zanoni, Magda Blosi, Valentina Fiorini, Matteo Crosera, Simona Ortelli,
Stefano Stagni, Alessandra Stefan, Sotiris Psilodimitrakopoulos, Emmanuel
Stratakis, Francesca Larese, Anna Luisa Costa,” Use of Cotton Textiles Coated by
Ir(III) Tetrazole Complexes within Ceramic Silica Nanophases for Photo-Induced
Self-Marker and Antibacterial Application,” Nanomaterials 10(6):1020 (2020).
[2] Alice Dal Fovo, Mikel Sanz, Mohamed Oujja, Raffaella Fontana, Sara
Mattana, Riccardo Cicchi, Piotr Targowski, Marcin Sylwestrzak, Aldo Romani,
Chiara Grazia, George Filippidis, Sotiris Psilodimitrakopoulos, Andreas Lemonis,
Marta Castillejo, “In-depth analysis of egg-tempera paint layers by multiphoton
excitation fluorescence microscopy”, Sustainability 12:3831 (2020).
[3] Alexandra Kourgiantaki, Dimitrios Tzeranis, Kanelina Karali, Sotirios
Psilodimitrakopoulos, Konstantina Georgelou, Ioannis Yannas, Emmanuel Stratakis,
Kyriaki Sidiropoulou, Ioannis Charalampopoulos, Efstathia Bampoula, and Achille
Gravanis, “Neural Stem Cell Delivery via Porous Collagen Scaffolds Promotes

Neuronal Differentiation and Locomotion Recovery in Spinal Cord Injury", Nature
Regenerative Medicine, 5, 12 (2020).
[4] G. M. Maragkakis, S. Psilodimitrakopoulos, L. Mouchliadis, I. Paradisanos, A.
Lemonis, G. Kioseoglou and E. Stratakis, “Imaging the crystal orientation of 2D
transition metal dichalcogenides using polarization-resolved second-harmonic
generation,” Opto-Electronic Advances, 2, 190026 (2019).
[5]  S. Psilodimitrakopoulos, L. Mouchliadis, I. Paradisanos, G. Kourmoulakis, A.
Lemonis, G. Kioseoglou and E. Stratakis, “Twist Angle mapping in layered WS2 by
Polarization-Resolved Second Harmonic Generation,” Scientific Reports, 9, 14285
[6] S. Psilodimitrakopoulos, L. Mouchliadis, I. Paradisanos, A. Lemonis, G.
Kioseoglou and E. Stratakis, “Ultrahigh-resolution non-linear optical imaging of the
armchair orientation in 2D transition metal dichalcogenides,” Light: Science &
Applications, 7, 18005 (2018).
[7] I. Konidakis, S. Psilodimitrakopoulos, K. Kosma, A. Lemonis, and E. Stratakis
“Effect of composition and temperature on the second harmonic generation in silver
phosphate glasses” Optical Materials, 75, 796-801, (2018).