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 Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser

Prof. Peter (Panagiotis) Lambropoulos

Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser
Foundation for Research and Technology
P.O. Box 1527, GR-71110, Heraklion
Tel: +30-2810-39-1384
Fax: +30-2810-39-1305
E-mail: labro (at)


    • Diploma E.E. and M.E., National Technical University, Greece, 1958
    • M.S.E. Nuclear Engineering University of Michigan, U.S.A., 1962
    • M. S. Physics, University of Michigan, 1963
    • Ph.D. Nuclear Science, University of Michigan, 1965

    • Research Assistant, University of Michigan, U.S.A., 1961 - 64
    • Research Associate, Radiation Laboratory, University of Michigan, U.S.A., 1964 - 65
    • Senior Physicist, Bendix Research Laboratory Southfield, Michigan, U.S.A., 1965 - 67
    • Assistant Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory Illinois, U.S.A., 1967 - 72
    • Visiting Fellow, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, University of Colorado, U.S.A., 1972 - 73
    • Assistant to Associate Professor, University of Southern California, U.S.A., 1975 - 78
    • Associate Professor, University of Southern California, U.S.A., 1975 - 78
    • Professor, University of Southern California, U.S.A., 1978-93
    • Professor, University of Patras, Greece, 1979 - 81
    • Department Co-Chair, University of Southern California, U.S.A., 1980 - 82
    • Professor, Physics Department, University of Crete, Greece, 1982-2003
    • Director, Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser-FORTH, Greece, 1983-1997
    • Department Chairman, University of Southern California, U.S.A., 1988 - 91
    • Director, Theory Division, Max-Planck Institut fuer Quantenoptik, Germany, 1993-2000
    • Professor Emeritus, Physics Department, University of Crete, Greece, 2003-Present
    • Distinguished Fellow, Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser-FORTH, Greece, 2003-Present

    • Co-Chairman of ICOMP (Intrenational Conference on Multiphoton Processes), 1977, 1984, 1996, 2002
    • Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, 1986
    • Raubenheimer Prize of Excellence in Research, Teaching and Administration, University of Southern California, 1989
    • Chair of Gordon Research Conference on Multiphoton Processes, 1990
    • Distinguished Fellow of FORTH, 2003
    • Xanthopoulos-Pneumatikos Prize for Excellence in University Teaching, 2003
    • Fellow of the American Physical Society and European Physical Society

    In Europe:
    • Member of the NATO Science Council, 1984-86
    • Member of the Editorial Board of Zeitschrift fuer Physik D, 1984-91
    • Member of the Round Table on Synchrotrons of the Large Installations Program of the EEC, 1991 - 93
    • Member of the Board of Associate Editors of The European Physical Journal D, 1991-97
    • Chairman of the Greek National Research Council, 1994 - 97
    • Chairman of the European Group on Atomic Systems (EGAS) of EPS, 1999 - 2005
    • Series Co-Editor of Springer Verlag Series of Books on Atoms and Plasmas
    • Member and/or Co-Chairman of Organizing Committees of International Conferences such as International Conferences on Multiphoton Processes, European Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics, NATO Advanced Study Workshop, etc
    • Member at various times (since 1984) of Ad Hoc Committees on Scientific Policy and Funding of the EEC
    In the USA:
    • Recipient continuously since 1974 of National Science Foundation (USA) Grants
    • Member of the Advisory Editorial Board of Physical Review A, 1978-80
    • Member of the Panel on Atomic and Molecular Theory of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 1985-88
    • Member of special NSF panel for the evaluation of proposals for Science Centers in AMO Physics, 1987-88.
    • Member of the Program Committee of the Division of Atomic-Molecular-Optical Physics of the American Physical Society, 1990-1993.
    • Recipient continuously since 1986 of Department of Energy (USA) Grants
    • Reviewer for Physical Review & Physical Review Letters, J. of Physics (U.K.) Journal of Chemical Physics, Chemical Physics Letters, Journal of Optical Society (U.S.A.), National Science Foundation, Research Corporation (U.S.A.), National Research Council (Canada)
    • Reviewer of Proposals for NSF, DOE, Research Corporations, NATO, EEC

      Ph.D. thesis advisor or postdoctoral research advisor to about 50 students at the University of Southern California, the University of Crete and the Max-Planck-Institut für Quantum Optics, Garching