Krassimir Panajotov received the B.S., Ph.D., and D.S. degrees in physics from Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1982, 1988, and 2002, respectively. Since 1982, he has been appointed at the Institute of Solid State Physics (ISSP), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Since 2001, he has been leading the group on Micro- and Nano Photonics at ISSP. During 1996–1998, he was a Guest Researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB), Brussels, Belgium; he joined it again in 2000. His research activities are in nonlinear optics, semiconductor lasers, photonic crystal devices, and nonlinear semiconductor laser dynamics. Professor Panajotov has led a number of projects on national level in Bulgaria and Belgium and international bilateral projects, and he served as a National Coordinator of several European COST actions. He cochaired the conferences on Semiconductor Laser and Laser Dynamics at the Photonics Europe 2008, 2010, and 2012 and five international workshops. He has served as a Guest Editor of 4 special issues: 3 from Journal of Optical and Quantum Electronics and 1 from Journal of Advances in Optics Technologies. He is currently an Associated Editor of Journal of Opto-Electronics Review and Journal of Optical Physics. Professor Panajotov is a Member of IEEE and a Senior Member of OSA.
Biography Updated on 29 September 2013