Τμήμα Μηχανολόγων Μηχανικών

Ελληνικό Μεσογειακό Πανεπιστήμιο

Prof. Kavoulakis Georgios

Τηλ. 2810-379386
e-mail: kavoulak@hmu.gr                                                                     
Extended CV 


                                                                         
Studies

  • Undergraduate Studies: Physics Deprtment, University of Crete, 1990
  • Master’s degree: Physics Deprtment, University of Illinois at Urtbana-Champaign, USA, 1992
  • PhD degree: Physics Deprtment, University of Illinois at Urtbana-Champaign, USA, 1996, Title of thesis: «Quantum Saturation and Condensation of Excitons in Cu2O», 1996

Research interests 

  • Publications and citations: https://publons.com/researcher/1755055/georgioskavoulakis/
  • Quantum fluids
  • Behaviour of atomic systems at ultra-low temperatures
  • Superfluidity of confined systems: Vortex states, persistent currents, etc.
  • Nonlinear effects and solitary-wave excitation in finite systems
  • Nonlinear effects in systems of reduced dimensionality
  • Semiconductor physics: Optical properties, elementary excitations, nonliear effects, transport properties

Recent publications

1) “Rotational properties of superfluid Fermi-Bose mixtures in a tight toroidal trap”, M. Ögren and G. M. Kavoulakis, submitted to Phys. Rev. A
 
2) “Ground state and rotational properties of two-dimensional self-bound quantum droplets”, P. Examilioti and G. M. Kavoulakis, submitted to Journal of Phys. B

3) “A two-state model for vortex nucleation in a rotating Bose-Einstein condensate”, G. Eriksson, J. Bengtsson, G. M. Kavoulakis, and S. M. Reimann, Phys. Rev. A 100, 063638 (2019).

4) “Transition from the mean-field to the bosonic Laughlin state in a rotating Bose-Einstein condensate”, G. Vasilakis, A. Roussou, J. Smyrnakis, M. Magiropoulos, W. von Klitzing, G. M. Kavoulakis, Phys. Rev. A 100, 023606 (2019)

5) “Fragility of the Laughlin state in an anharmonically-trapped Bose-Einstein condensate”,
A. Roussou, J. Smyrnakis, M. Magiropoulos, N. K. Efremidis, W. von Klitzing, G. M. Kavoulakis, Phys. Rev. A 99, 053613 (2019)

6) “Excitation spectrum of a mixture of two Bose gases confined in a ring potential with interaction asymmetry”, A. Roussou, J. Smyrnakis, M. Magiropoulos, Nikolaos K. Efremidis, G. M. Kavoulakis, P. Sandin, M. Ögren, M. Gulliksson, New J. Phys. 20, 045006 (2018)

7) “Finite-size effects in the dynamics of few bosons in a ring potential”, G. Eriksson, 
J. Bengtsson, E. Ö. Karabulut, G. M. Kavoulakis, S. M. Reimann, J. Phys. B 51, 035504 (2018)

8) “Rotating Bose-Einstein condensates with a finite number of atoms confined in a ring potential: Spontaneous symmetry breaking, beyond the mean-field approximation”,
A. Roussou, J. Smyrnakis, M. Magiropoulos, Nikolaos K. Efremidis, G. M. Kavoulakis,
Phys. Rev. A 95, 033606 (2017)

9) “Dimensional reduction in Bose-Einstein condensed clouds of atoms confined in tight potentials of any geometry and any interaction strength”, P. Sandin, M. Ögren, M. Gulliksson, J. Smyrnakis, M. Magiropoulos, G. M. Kavoulakis, Phys. Rev. E 95, 012142 (2017)

10) “Spin-orbit-coupled Bose-Einstein-condensed atoms confined in annular potentials”,
E. Ö. Karabulut, F. Malet, A. L. Fetter, G. M. Kavoulakis, S. M. Reimann, New Journal of Physics 18, 015013 (2016)

11) “Rotating Bose-Einstein condensates: Closing the gap between exact and mean-field solutions”, J. C. Cremon, A. D. Jackson, E. ” O. Karabulut, G. M. Kavoulakis, B. R. Mottelson, S. M. Reimann, Phys. Rev. A 91, 033623 (2015)

12) “Hysteresis and metastability of Bose-Einstein condensed clouds of atoms confined in ring potentials”, A. Roussou, G. D. Tsibidis, J. Smyrnakis, M. Magiropoulos, Nikolaos K. Efremidis, A. D. Jackson, G. M. Kavoulakis, Phys. Rev. A 91, 023613 (2015)

Short CV

Georgios Kavoulakis started his undergraduate studies at the Physics Department of the University of Crete and received his bachelor’s degree in 1990. He entered this department and graduated from it ranked first, receiving fellowships for all the four years of his studies.
He continued his studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, where he received his master’s degree on physics in 1992, as well as his doctoral degree in 1996, under the supervision of Gordon Baym.

Then, he became a post-doctoral fellow at the Physics Department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (04/1996 – 12/1996), a post-doctoral fellow and Marie Curie fellow at NORDITA, Copenhagen, Denmark (04/1997 – 08/2000), a Göran Gustafsson fellow at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden (09/2000 – 09/2001), and finally a post-doctoral fellow and then a «Docent» at Lund Institute of Technology, Lund, Sweden (09/2001 – 08/2007). Between 03/2008 – 02/2012 he was an associate professor at the TEI of Crete and ever since 2012 he was promoted to a professor, continuing also as a full professor at the Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU).

Georgios Kavoulakis haw published roughly 70 publications, six of them with Ben Mottelson (Nobel prize in Phyics, 1974). He was the Chair of the “POLATOM” research network of the European Science Foundation, which included around 60 scientists from 16 countires of the European Union. He has organized 3 conferences, has given more than 10 invited talks and has refereed more than 150 publications. He has received funding from the Swedish Science Foundation (VR) and he was the principal investigator of a research proposal of the «Αrchimedes ΙΙΙ» action. He has supervised two doctoral students and a few more on their master’s and diploma thesis. Finaly, he served as the head of the department of Mechanical Engineering pf HMU for two years.

Courses (Fall 2019)
Calculus Ι
Ordinary differential equations
Physics of consensed matter and of semiconductors