Maria Kafesaki obtained her Ph.D. in 1997, from the Physics Department of the University of Crete, Greece. She has worked as post-doctoral researcher in the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC) in Madrid, Spain, and at the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH). From 2001 to 2011 she worked as Researcher (D, C, B) at FORTH-IESL.
Her research is on the area of electromagnetic and elastic wave propagation in periodic and random media, with emphasis on photonic crystals and metamaterials, where she has a long time theoretical and computational experience. She has around 80 publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings (with ~3000 citations), she has participated in various European and national projects as well as in the organization of many international conferences and schools. Full CV and detailed information for M. Kafesaki can be found at her personal webpage.