We would like to take a moment to congratulate Konstadinos Valagiannopoulos an Assistant Professor in the  Department of Physics of SST, on publishing 15 articles in flagship journals during his first 2 academic years at  Nazarbayev University. Konstadinos has contributed scholarship in the following journals of the American Physical Society included contributions to Physical Review X, Physical Review A, Physical Review B and numerous other journals of IEEE and the American Institute of Physics.

Dr. Valagiannopoulos joined Nazarbayev University in 2015. His primary research interests are in the devices controlling electromagnetic fields and the materials employed in these devices including hyperbolic metamaterials and graphene-like two-dimensional.  In the past, Konstadinos was employed as a visiting researcher at the University of Texas at Austin ECE, Harvard University Department of Physics and the University of Southampton. Konstadinos is an IEEE Senior Member since 2016. He is the recipient of the International Chorafas Award and the competitive Thomaides Award for the Best Doctoral Thesis (2008), Journal of Optics Research Excellence Award.

As usual Konstadinos strongly motivated to work with Ph.D., Masters, and enthusiastic undergraduate students, please drop by his office on the second floor at SST to discuss projects and perspective on the forefront of photonics and next generation of high-performing devices and systems, funding is available.