Constantinos Valagiannopoulos

School of Sciences and Humanities, Physics, National Laboratory Astana, Laboratory of Physics and Materials Science
Associate Professor

Constantinos (Costas) Valagiannopoulos is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics of Nazarbayev University (NU), Kazakhstan since August 2015, when he joined NU as an Assistant Professor. He obtained his Degree on Electrical and Computer Engineering (1999-2004) with honors and pursued his PhD (2004-2009) in Electromagnetic Theory at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece.
He joined (2010-2015) Aalto University, Finland as a member of Theoretical and Applied Electromagnetics of Complex Media group (AaltoReference), while he performed a long-term research visit (2014-2015) to University of Texas at Austin, USA collaborating with the Metamaterials and Plasmonics Laboratory (AustinReference). During the last two years (2015-2017), he has made internships to Harvard University (HarvardReference) and University of Southampton (SouthamptonReference).
In April 2018, he elected OSA Senior Member, in May 2017 and 2018 received OSA’s reviewer recognition, in April 2016 was elevated to IEEE Senior Member, while in December of 2015 he received the Journal of Optics Research Excellence Award 2015. In May of 2008 he received the International Chorafas Award and the competitive Thomaides Award for the Best Doctoral Thesis. He has won a Newton Al-Farabi Researcher Links Travel Grant for 2017.
Full list of publications can be found on google scholar page. For more information, also visit ResearchGate, Academia, OrcID and LinkedIn.