Former Members of the Group
The following individuals were part of the Crete Astrophysics Group in the past.

Faculty

Hatzidimitriou, Despina - Associate Professor (1993-2009)
Moved to Institute : University of Athens, Department of Physics (Associate Professor)
Research Interests : Obsevational Astrophysics

Tsinganos, Kanaris - Professor (1985-2001)
Moved to Institute : University of Athens, Department of Physics (Professor)
Research Interests : Theoretical Astrophysics

Ventura, Josef (Professor Emeritus - since 2006)
Phone: (+30-2810) 39-4305
Research Interests: High energy astrophysics, pulsars, radiative transfer in astrophysical plasmas, gamma ray bursts
Publications
E-mail: ventura@physics.uoc.gr

Mavromatakis, Fotis (Associate Professor, Technological Educational Institute of Crete)
Phone: (+30-2810) 37-9212
Research Interests: Supernova Remnants
Publications
E-mail: fotis@staff.teicrete.gr

Postdocs [12]

Ciesla, Laure - THALIS Postdoctoral Researcher, (2013-2015)
Moved to Institute : CEA/Saclay, France (postdoc)
Research Interests: Infrared Extragalactic Astrophysics

Vardoulaki, Eleni - GSRT Postdoctoral Researcher, (2012-2015)
Moved to Institute : AIA, Univ. of Bonn, Germany (postdoc)
Research Interests: Radio and Infrared Astrophysics, Active Galactic Nuclei, Starburst Galaxies

Costado Dios, Maria Teresa "Excellence II" Postdoctoral Researcher, (2015-2015)
Moved to Institute: Instituto Astrofysica de Canarias, Spain (postdoc)
Research Interests: Observational Astrophysics

Nicastro, Fabrizio - EU REGPOT Senior Researcher, (2008-2011)
Moved to Institute : Rome Observatory, Italy (staff)
Research Interests: High-resolution X-ray Spectroscopy, Active Galacrtic Nuclei, Warm-Hot Intergalactic Medium

Díaz-Santos, Tanio - EU REGPOT Postdoc, (2009-2011)
Moved to Institute : Caltech, USA (postdoc)
Research Interests: Infrared Astrophysics, star-formation, AGN activity

Caballero-García Maria - EU REGPOT Postdoc, (2010-2011)
Moved to Institute : Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Milano, Italy (postdoc)
Research Interests: X-ray Astrophysics, Active Galactic Nuclei, ultraluminous X-ray sources

Brassington Nicky - EU REGPOT Postdoc, (2010)
Moved to Institute : Univ. of Hertfordshire, UK (postdoc)
Research Interests : Formation and evolution of galaxies in the local Universe

González-Martín, Omaira - EU REGPOT Postdoc, (2009-2010)
Moved to Institute : Instituto Astrophysica de Canarias, Tenerife, Spain (postdoc)
Research Interests : Active Galactic Nuclei

da Cunha, Elisabete - EU ToK Postdoc, (2008-2010)
Moved to Institute : MPIA, Heidelberg, Germany (postdoc)
Research Interests : Theoretical Modeling of Galaxy SEDs

Sobolewska, Malgosia - EU ToK Postdoc, (2007-2009)
Moved to Institute : Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA, USA (postdoc)
Research Interests : Active Galactic Nuclei

Slowikowska, Agnieszka - EU ToK Postdoc, (2007-2009)
Moved to Institute : Kepler Inst. of Astronomy, Univ. of Zielona Gora, Poland
Research Interests : Pulsars, Multi-wavelength variability, Ultra-fast optical photopolarimetry

Ioannou, Zach - Postdoc, (2005-2008)
Moved to Institute : Assistant Professor at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Research Interests : Active galactic nuclei

Graduate Students - PhD [15]

Maragkoudakis, Alexandros - PhD 2017
Moved to Institute : Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Western University, Canada
PhD Dissertation : A multi-wavelength study of the activity in a representative sample of nearby star-forming galaxies
Supervisor: A. Zezas

Epitropakis, Tasos - PhD 2017
Moved to Institute : Private sector
PhD Dissertation : Variability studies of the iron line emission in AGN
Supervisor: I. Papadakis

Liodakis, Ioannis - PhD 2017
Moved to Institute : Dept. of Physics, Stanford University, USA (Postdoctoral researcher)
PhD Dissertation : Unvealing the physics of the most active of galaxies: connecting blazar theory and observations
Supervisor: V. Pavlidou

Tritsis, Aris - PhD 2017
Moved to Institute : Australian National University, Australia (Postdoctoral researcher)
PhD Dissertation : Multiscale study of the structure of molecular clouds : connecting theory with observations
Supervisor: K. Tassis

Panopoulou, Gina - PhD 2017
Moved to Institute : Dept. of Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, USA (Postdoctoral researcher)
PhD Dissertation : Structure and evolution of magnetic molecular clouds: Observational consequences and tests
Supervisor: K. Tassis

Maravelias, Grigoris - PhD 2014
Moved to Institute : Astronomical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (Postdoctoral researcher)
PhD Dissertation : Investigation of the High-Mass X-ray binary populations in the Small Magellanic Cloud
Supervisor: A. Zezas

Bitsakis, Thodoris - PhD 2013
Moved to Institute : UNAM, Morelia, Mexico (Research Fellow)
PhD Dissertation : Galaxy evolution in Compact Groups: an infrared perspective
Supervisor: V. Charmandaris

Bonfini, Paolo - PhD 2013
Moved to Institute : UNAM, Morelia, Mexico (Postdoctoral researcher)
PhD Dissertation : A multi-wavelength study of the stellar content of nearby galaxies
Supervisor: A. Zezas
Research Interests: Observational Astrophysics, Stellar populations, Extragalactic X-ray source populations

Antoniou, Vallia - PhD 2007
Moved to Institute : Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University, MA, USA (Postdoctoral researcher)
PhD Dissertation : " The X-ray Source Population of the Small Magellanic Cloud"
Supervisor: D. Hatzidimitriou
Research Interests: Observational Astrophysics

Giannios, Dimitrios - PhD 2005
Current Institute: Purdue University, IN, USA (Assistant Professor)
PhD Dissertation : " Spectral and timing properties of black-hole binaries and γ-ray bursts"
Supervisor: N. Kylafis
Research Interests: Theoretical Astrophysics

Misiriotis, Angelos - PhD 2001 (passed away in 2008)
PhD Dissertation : " Morphology and dynamics of spiral galaxies"
Supervisor: N. Kylafis
Research Interests: Theoretical Astrophysics

Vlahakis, Nektarios - PhD 1998
Current Institute: University of Athens, Greece (Associate Professor)
PhD Dissertation : " Analytical modeling of Cosmic Winds and Jets"
Supervisor: K. Tsinganos
Research Interests: Theoretical Astrophysics

Pavlakis, Konstantinos - PhD 1995
Current Institute: Technical University of Crete, Heraklion
PhD Dissertation : " Theoretical study of OH MASERS in star-forming regions"
Supervisor: N. Kylafis
Research Interests: Theoretical Astrophysics

Sourlantzis, George - PhD 1995 (passed away in 2005)
PhD Dissertation : " The magnetohydrodynamic nature of the solar atmosphere. Models for magnetized plasma loops with flows"
Supervisor: K. Tsinganos
Research Interests: Theoretical Astrophysics

Mavromatakis, Fotis - PhD 1994
Current Institute: Technical University of Crete, Greece (Associate Professor)
PhD Dissertation : " Soft X-Ray emission from accreting binary pulsars"
Supervisor: J. Ventura
Research Interests: Observational Astrophysics

Graduate Students - MSc [22]

Maragkakis, Georgios - MSc 2017
Master Thesis: Quantitative Diagnostic Tools for the Characterization of Neutron Star and Black Hole Compact Objects, and their Accretion States, in NuSTAR, Chandra, and XMM-Newton Data.
Supervisor: A. Zezas
Current Location: -

Kokolakis, Kostas - MSc 2017
Master Thesis: Unidentified γ-ray sources: optical polarization as a new method for the association of γ-ray sources with lower energy counterparts.
Supervisor: V. Pavlidou
Current Location: PhD student Technical University of Crete

Bournelis, Theodoros - MSc 2017
Research Interests: Shock waves in magnetized fusion plasma
Supervisor: K. Tassis
Current Location: -

Komis, Ioannis - MSc 2016
Master Thesis: Gamma Rays from the high-redshift Universe.
Supervisor: V. Pavlidou
Current Location: -

Mylonaki, Foteini - MSc 2016
Master Thesis: X-ray and optical study of the accreting X-ray pulsar 4U 1901+03
Supervisor: P. Reig
Current Location: -

Tanοglidis, Dimitrios - MSc 2016
Master Thesis: Probing Dark Energy with Cosmic Structures.
Supervisor: V. Pavlidou
Current Location: PhD student, Univ. of Chicago, Dept. of Astronomy, Astrophysics

Panagiotou, Christos - MSc 2016
Master Thesis: Simultaneous Optical/Ultraviolet/X-ray variability study of NGC5548
Supervisor: I. Papadakis
Current Location: -

Psaradaki, Ioanna - MSc 2016
Master Thesis: Study of the magnetic fields and filamentary structures in the Polaris Flare molecular cloud
Supervisor: K. Tassis
Current Location: -

Nersesian, Angelos - MSc 2015
Master Thesis: Study of the optical spectral variability of Be/X-ray binaries
Supervisor: P. Reig
Current Location: PhD student, University of Athens

Panopoulou, Gina MSc 2014
Master Thesis: Study of the filamentary structures in the Taurus molecular cloud
Supervisor: K. Tassis
Current Location: PhD student Univ. of Crete

Epitropakis, Tasos MSc 2014
Master Thesis: Study of the iron line variability in the X-ray spectrum of MCG-6-30-15
Supervisor: I. Papadakis
Current Location: PhD student Univ. of Crete

Dosopoulou, Fani MSc 2013
Master Thesis: Vorticity production and survival in radiative magnetized Friedman Universes
Supervisor: T. Tomaras
Moved to Institute: PhD student, Northwestern University, USA

Kyanidis, Stergios - MSc 2013
Master Thesis :Development of diagnostic tools for the classification of accretion states in extragalactic accreting binaries
Supervisor: A. Zezas
Current Location: Thessaloniki, Greece

Koutra, Evaggelia - MSc 2011
Master Thesis : "A study of X-ray source population in Wolf-Rayet galaxies"
Supervisor: A. Zezas
Current Location: High School Teacher - Heraklion

Maragoudakis Alexandros - MSc 2011
Master Thesis : "Optical activity diagnostics for the star formation reference survey (SFRS)"
Supervisor: A. Zezas
Current Location: PhD student, Univ. of Crete

Psyhoyios, Alexandros - MSc 2011
Master Thesis : "Ultraviolet and Infrared Properties of Luminous Infrared Galaxies"
Supervisor: V. Charmandaris
Current Location: PhD student, Univ. of Crete

Tsantaki, Maria - MSc 2011
Moved to Institute:: Centro de Astrofísica, Univ. of Porto, Portugal (PhD student)
Master Thesis : "Ultra-luminous X-ray sources in the most metal poor galaxies"
Supervisor: A. Zezas
Current Location: Postdoctoral Researcher, UNAM, Morelia, Mexico

Politakis, Haralambos - MSc 2009
Current Institute: Univ. of Crete, Greece (PhD student)
Master Thesis : "Photoionization models of Active Galactic Nuclei"
Supervisor: A. Zezas
Moved to: Greek Telecomunications Company (OTE)

Magdis, George - MSc 2005
Moved to Institute: University of Copenhagen, Denmark (Assistant Professor)
Supervisor: I. Papadakis
Research Interests: Infrared/Submm Cosmological Surveys

Dasyra, Kalliopi - MSc 2003
Current Institute: Univ. of Athens, Greece (postdoc)
Supervisor: N. Kylafis
Research Interests: Infrared properties of Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies

Georgakakis, Antonis - MSc 1995
Current Institute: National Observatory of Athens, Greece (Associate Researcher)
Research Interests: X-ray extragalactic astrophysics

Xilouris, Emmanouel - MSc 1994
Current Institute: National Observatory of Athens, Greece (Senior Researcher)
Research Interests: Infrared extragalactic astrophysics

Undergraduate Students - BSc [32]

Kypriotakis, Ioannis - BSc 2017
Research Interests: Spectral-line mapping of SNRs (with A. Zezas)

Lalakos, Aretaios - BSc 2017
Research Interests: Blazar Astrophysics (with V. Pavlidou)

Skalidis, Rafail - BSc 2016
Research Interests: On the properties of filaments in molecular clouds (with K. Tassis)
Moved to Institute : MSc student Univ. of Crete

Emmanouilidi, Archontia - BSc 2016
Research Interests: Exploring KIC 6106415 (with A. Zezas)
Moved to Institute : -

Kokkolakis, Konstantinos - BSc 2016
Research Interests: Cosmic Rays, Optical Polarimetry (with V. Pavlidou)
Moved to Institute : -

Koutoulaki, Maria - BSc 2015
Research Interests: Optical Spectroscopy of Interacting Galaxies (with A. Zezas)
Moved to Institute : Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Ireland (PhD student)

Patricia Diaconescu - Summer intern student from QM Univ. London (2015)
Research Interests: X-ray binaries (with P. Reig)

Ishwar Mahes - Summer intern student from QM Univ. London (2015)
Research Interests: X-ray binaries (with P. Reig)

Mpouzounieraki, Despina - BSc 2014
Research Interests: Neutrino physics (with A. Zezas)
Moved to Institute : -

Panagiotou, Christos - BSc 2014
Research Interests: Study of the UV, optical and X-ray variability of the active galaxy PG1211+143 (with I. Papadakis)
Moved to Institute : -

Psaradaki, Ioanna - BSc 2014
Research Interests: Spectral study of the Be companion of the system IGR J21343+4738 (with P. Reig)
Moved to Institute : Univ. of Crete (MSc student)

Tanοglidis, Dimitrios - ΒSc 2014
Research Interests: A random walk based study regarding the formation of cosmic structure in a Λ-CDM cosmology Universe (with V. Pavlidou).
Moved to Institute : Univ. of Chicago, Dept. of Astronomy, Astrophysics (PhD student)

Wai Fun Lam (Cristine) - Summer intern student from QM Univ. London (2014)
Research Interests: X-ray binaries (with P. Reig)

Shailee Varsha Imrith - Summer intern student from QM Univ. London (2014)
Research Interests: X-ray binaries (with P. Reig)

Gkiokas Evangelos - BSc 2013
Research Interests: X-ray sources in NGC 3310 (with A. Zezas)
Moved to Institute : -

Nikolaou, Maria - BSc 2012
Research Interests: Spectral classifications of Hα emission from KS1947+300 (with A. Zezas)
Moved to Institute : -

Stanley, Flora - BSc 2012
Research Interests: Interacting Galaxies (with A. Zezas)
Moved to Institute : Durham Univ., UK (PhD student)

Epitropakis, Tasos - BSc 2012
Research Interests: X-ray emission from active galactic nuclei (with I. Papadakis)
Moved to Institute : Univ. of Crete, Greece (MSc student)

Panopoulou, Gina - BSc 2011
Research Interests: Fe line emission from black hole X-ray binaries (with I. Papadakis & N. Kylafis)
Moved to Institute : Univ. of Crete, Greece (MSc student)

Kaskavelis, Kostas - Summer intern student from ESA (2011)
Research Interests: X-ray binaries (with P. Reig)

Sandor-Iozsef, Kruk - Summer intern student from UCL (2011)
Research Interests: X-ray binaries (with P. Reig)

Gouvelis, Leonardos - BSc 2010
Research Interests: X-ray binaries (with P. Reig)
Moved to Institute : Univ. of Valencia, Spain (PhD student)

Ηadjidiakou, Christina - BSc 2010
Research Interests: Optical Variability of AGN (with I. Papadakis)

Gafton, Emmanuel - Summer intern student from Univ. of Bremen (2010)
Research Interests: X-ray binaries (with P. Reig)

Kampitakis, Emmanouil - Erasmus exchange student (2010)
Research Interests: Active Galactic Nuclei (with A. Zezas)

Savva, Kyriaki - BSc 2009
Research Interests: X-ray binaries (with P. Reig)
Moved to Institute : Univ. of Crete, (MSc student)

Fylia, Maria-Anna - BSc 2008
Research Interests: Study of X-ray sources in M31 using ΧΜΜ-Newton. (with D. Hatzidimitriou)
Current Institute : Univ. of Crete (MSc student)

Chatzopoulos, Emmanouil - BSc 2007
Research Interests: Active galaxies (with I. Papadakis)
Moved to Institute : Univ. of Texas at Austin, USA (PhD student)
Current Institute : Louisiana State Univ. , USA (Assistant Professor)

Varkaris, Sotiris - BSc 2007
Research Interests: A study of the variability of SDSS J170246.09+602818.9 (with I. Papadakis)
Moved to Institute :-

Sakelaropoulos, Nikitaw - BSc 2007
Research Interests: A study of the variability of SDSS J232159.06+000738.8 in the optical (with I. Papadakis)
Moved to Institute :-

Manousakis, Antonis - BSc 2006
Research Interests: X-ray binaries (with P. Reig)
Moved to Institute : Geneva Observatory, Switzerland (PhD Student)
Current Institute : N. Copernicus Astronomical Center, Poland (Postdoc)

Detsis, Emmanouil - BSc 2001
Research Interests: Multiwavelength Monitoring of the Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 Galaxy Arakelian 564 (with I. Papadakis)
Current Institute : European Science Foundation