Constantine Kosmidis has been serving as a Professor at the Department of Physics, University of Ioannina, Greece, since 2005, and he serves as the Director of the Central Laser Facility at the same university. In 1990, he joined as a Lecturer the Department of Physics, University of Ioannina (UoI). During 1993, he had a sabbatical leave of absence at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow. Subsequently, he was awarded an annual (1993–1994) HCM Grand (Marie Curie Fellowship) materialized at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow. He was elected as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics, University of Ioannina in 1994. Under TMR and EPSRC Funds, he performed numerous experiments in Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK (1995–2006). He has obtained an access to the European Large Scale Facilities (Forth-Crete (1995, 2003), BESSY-Berlin (1995), LENS-Florence (2008)), where a number of research projects were carried out. He was elected as an Associate Professor at the Department Physics of UoI in 2000. In 2003, he was invited as a Visiting Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching Germany. He coordinated the establishment of the Central Laser Facility of UoI in 1999. During his academic career, he has supervised 5 master and 4 Ph.D. theses. His current research interests and activities include interaction of strong/short laser pulses with molecules and clusters (multielectron dissociative ionization, molecular alignment/orientation, and molecular dynamics), development of analytical laser based techniques, and thin-film development by pulsed laser deposition.
Biography Updated on 29 December 2011