Thumbnail Image

Christos Panagopoulos


Christos Panagopoulos received his PhD from the University of Cambridge (Trinity College) in 1997. He has since worked as a Trinity College Research Fellow, Royal Society University Fellow at the University of Cambridge, and more recently Professor at the University of Crete, Nanyang Technological University, Affiliated Professor at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of the National Research Foundation, Singapore. (He also took a six months break in 2001 at the Hellenic Navy and the Naval Academy to experience a family tradition!)

His academic activities in physics focus on emergent complex electronic phases in condensed matter systems. He employs both experiment and theory to investigate quantum magnetism and unconventional superconductivity, string theory towards the understanding of correlated electron matter, self-generated electronic heterogeneity, effects of electron-density variation caused by the spreading of charge across an interface in atomically precise heterostructures, new collective behavior in magnetoelectric systems etc. Techniques developed in-house for his research include miniature magnetometers, scanning probes, thermal and electrical measurement apparatuses to the milli-Kelvin regime and high fields. He also works at international facilities using x-ray, neutron and muon techniques.

He has published more than eighty articles in this field of research, delivered several key note speeches and courses in graduate schools, and more than 200 invited lectures at international conferences and universities. In the past four years he founded and directs two laboratories on complex electronic matter and he is now nearing completion of a third one. For his research activities, he has raised as a principal investigator over 18 million Euros through competitive grants in the United Kingdom, European Union, Greece and Singapore, and chaired a number of academic panels.

Honors accorded to Christos Panagopoulos include: Laureate of European Marie Curie Excellence Grants (EU), European Young Investigators Award (EU), Invited Professor at the Venture Business Laboratory – Kyoto University (Japan), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (China), and the University of British Columbia (Canada), and his election as Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge (United Kingdom), the National Research Foundation (Singapore) and The Royal Society (United Kingdom). He has also received a number of awards as an undergraduate and graduate student and is a member of several academic committees throughout the world.