Research Interests

  • Electromagnetic metamaterials
  • Photonic crystals
  • Plasmonics
  • Phononic crystals
  • Electromagnetic and elastic waves in random media

Short Curriculum Vitae

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.

Selected Recent Publications

  • Basharin, AA, Mavidis, C, Kafesaki, M, Economou, EN, Soukoulis, CM. "Epsilon near zero based phenomena in metamaterials", PHYSICAL REVIEW B 87, 155130 (2013).
  • Massaouti, M, Basharin, AA, Kafesaki, M, Acosta, MF, Merino, RI, Orera, VM, Economou, EN, Soukoulis, CM, Tzortzakis, S. "Eutectic epsilon-near-zero metamaterial terahertz waveguides", OPTICS LETTERS 38, 1140-1142 (2013).
  • P. Tassin, Th. Koschny, M. Kafesaki, and C. M. Soukoulis, "A comparison of graphene, superconductors and metals as conductors for metamaterials and plasmonics", Nat. Photonics 6, 259-264 (2012).
  • Li, ZF, Alici, KB, Caglayan, H, Kafesaki, M, Soukoulis, CM, Ozbay, E. "Composite chiral metamaterials with negative refractive index and high values of the figure of merit", OPTICS EXPRESS 20, 6146-6156 (2012).
  • Vasilantonakis, N, Terzaki, K, Sakellari, I, Purlys, V, Gray, D, Soukoulis, CM, Vamvakaki, M, Kafesaki, M, Farsari, M. "Three-Dimensional Metallic Photonic Crystals with Optical Bandgaps", ADVANCED MATERIALS 24, 1101-1105 (2012).