Sotirios G. Droulias
Date of birth: 09/08/1978
Address: Marousi, Hlois 81, 15125
Tel.: +302610 969350
Military serv.: fulfilled
2001 – 2006 PhD in nonlinear photonics, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece.
Thesis: “Localized spatio-temporal diffractive photonic patterns in inhomogeneous and
anisotropic materials, photonic crystals and micro-structured optical fibers”.
Numerical simulations and analytical calculations were executed on several aspects of
nonlinear light propagation. Nonlinear discrete X-waves were theoretically predicted and,
later, experimentally verified. Supervisor: Kyriakos Hizanidis.
1996 – 2001 Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer
Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece.
Dissertation: “WDM of soliton pulses in photonic systems of periodic amplification”.
Supervisor: Kyriakos Hizanidis. Specialized in Telecommunications – Networks.
Degree grade: 8,02 / 10.
May 2009 – currently BIND project, Soft Matter Theory and Simulations Group, Department of Material
Science, University of Patras, Greece (funded by FP7). Theoretical modeling of biaxial
nematic liquid crystals, towards the design of fast response liquid crystal displays.
Nov 2002 – Nov 2005 HRAKLEITOS project, Plasma, Electron Beam and Nonlinear Optics Lab, NTUA, Greece
(co-funded by the European Social Fund (75%) and National Resources (25%)).
Research on spatiotemporally localized patterns in coupled nonlinear optical waveguides.
Oct 2004 – Dec 2004 CREOL / University of Central Florida, USA (funded by the HRAKLEITOS project).
Research on nonlinear discrete X-waves, nonlinear optical pulse compression.
Mar 2000 – Jul 2001 ULTRA project, Photonics Lab, NTUA, Greece (funded by Nortel Networks).
Design of an optical MUX/DEMUX (concave grating).
2009 – currently University of Patras, Department of Materials Science, Lecturer 407/80. Courses:
Applied Math ΙΙ, Lab. of Physics ΙΙ, Lab. of Materials Science VI.
2008 – 2009 Α.S.PE.ΤΕ, Laboratory Associate. Courses: Telecommunications’ systems, Microwaves-
Antennas, Optoelectronics & Optical Communications.
Α.S.PE.ΤΕ, Laboratory Associate. Courses: Microprocessors, Digital Systems’ Design,
Microelectronics-VLSI, Automatic Control Systems.
I.E.K. Amarousiou, Instructor. Course: Microprocessors (theory and laboratory).
2007 – 2008 Military Service, Programmer. Network administrator (plus hardware support) during the
1st half of my service. Software development/debugging in C embedded SQL during the
2nd half of my service.
2005 – 2006 NTUA, lectures. Postgraduate course: Applications of nonlinear photonics.
2004 – 2005 Α.S.PE.ΤΕ, Laboratory associate. Courses: Microprocessors, Digital Systems’ Design.
2003 – 2004 Α.S.PE.ΤΕ, Laboratory associate. Courses: Microprocessors, Digital Systems’ Design,
Electronic circuits: measurements.
Publications – Conferences – Seminars
8 publications in international journals
Opt. Commun. (2002), Phys. Scripta (2004), Opt. Commun. (2004), Opt. Express (2005), Appl. Phys. Lett.
(2005), Intern. Journal of Bifurc. and Chaos (2006), Phys. Rev. Lett. (2007), Liq. Cryst. (2010).
14 announcements in international conferences
NLGW (Italy 2002), 15th Annual LEOS Meeting (Scotland 2002), ITCPP: Complex Plasmas in the New
Millennium (Greece 2003), NLGW (Canada 2004), CLEO-QELS (USA 2005), NLGW (Germany 2005), SPIE
Photonics Europe (France 2006), ROMOPTO (Rumania 2006), CLEO-QELS (USA 2006), Photonic Metamaterials:
From Random to Periodic (USA 2006), 19th Annual LEOS Meeting (Canada 2006), 23
ILCC (Poland 2010), 11
ECLC (Slovenia 2010).
5 participations in seminars regarding Physics, Math and Computer Science
2nd, 4th and 5th School of Physics and Nuclear Fusion – EURATOM (Volos 2003, 2005 and 2006), Complexity in
science and society (Ancient Olympia 2004), School of Computer Science Officers (Goudi 2007).
Progr. Languages C, Assembly (z80), Oracle SQL, Pascal, Fortran, VHDL
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Server 2003
Software Matlab, Mathematica, Maple, Toad, Origin, Electronics Workbench, Microwind, MS Office
Greek native language
English very fluent, holder of the Cambridge “First Certificate in English” degree
German holder of the Goethe “Zentrale Mittelstufenpruefung” degree
Distinctions – Scholarships
1990 – 1996 Awards of excellence (Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs) in all classes of
Mar 2002 – Mar 2005 Scholarship of the «Special Account for Research» of NTUA (interrupted in Nov 2002 due
to the HRAKLEITOS scholarship)
Nov 2002 – Nov 2005 Scholarship: the Project HRAKLEITOS
Nonlinear optics, solitons, nonlinear guided waves and fibers, periodic structures and photonic crystals,
nanophotonics, nonlinear optical materials, anisotropic materials, liquid crystals.