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Stavros Pissadakis

Stavros Pissadakis


Dr. Stavros Pissadakis is a Director of Research and founder/leader of the Photonic Materials and Devices Laboratory (, in the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL), Greece. He obtained his B.S. degree from the Physics Department, University of Crete, Greece (1994), his Ph.D. degree from Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), University of Southampton, UK, on integrated optics (2000), and Specialization in Business Strategy, from the Harvard Business School, USA (2022).

Dr. Pissadakis employed in research and academic positions in Greece, UK and Italy, including a Research Fellowship in the University of Southampton, and Visiting Professorships at the Technical University of Crete, the University of Crete, and the University of Parma. He has supervised more than 40 staff and postdoctoral researchers, PhD, MSc and undergraduate students, and industrial internships.

Dr. Pissadakis is a member of the Board of Stakeholders of ETP Photonics21. He was a Member of the National Council for Research and Innovation, for Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property, and, he formed/chaired a Technological Platform for Photonics in Greece (PhotonicsGR). He is committing/chairing several international conferences; also, being co-author of more than 220 journal and conference publications.

His scientific contributions span over the topics of optical fiber sensors, nanoscale sensing, microstructured optical fibers, optofluidics, whispering gallery mode resonators, and laser processing/photosensitivity. Dr Pissadakis is a Topical Editor of Applied Optics, and a Senior Member of both Optica and IEEE.

For JLT he is handling submissions on the following topics:

  • Optical fiber sensors
  • Microstructured optical fibers
  • Gratings and Resonators
  • Optofluidics
  • Photosensitivity of optical fibers and waveguides

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