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Konstantinos Iliopoulos
Maître de conférences
Institut Fresnel
Faculté de Sciences de Saint Jérôme
Avenue Escadrille Normandie Niémen
13397 Marseille cedex 20
France

E-mail : konstantinos.iliopoulos chez fresnel.fr
Phone : +0033491288695

I am associate professor at the University of Aix-Marseille, member of the scientific team ILM (Interaction Laser Matière) of Institute Fresnel. My main research topic is nano-structuring and nano-inscription inside photonic materials using nonlinear optical processes.


Short CV

Education

10/2005-12/2008 : PhD student at the University of Patras (Greece), Physics Department
PhD thesis title : “Investigation of the nonlinear optical response of fullerene derivatives and nanoparticles for optical sensing applications”

09/2003-09/2005 : Master in “Photonics and lasers” at the University of Patras, Department of physics.
Master thesis title : “Nonlinear optical response of organic molecules”.

09/1998-09/2003 : Diploma in Physics, University of Patras
Diploma Thesis : “Raman Spectroscopy and Applications. Fourier Transform Raman Spectroscopy”

Professional experience

09/2012-08/2015 : Postdoctoral researcher at “Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences, Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas (ICEHT-FORTH)”, Patras, Greece and at MOLTECH Anjou (Institut des Sciences et Technologies Moléculaires), Université d’Angers, France.
Project Title : “Nonlinear Optical Characterization and Optical Data Storage on Novel Photonic Materials (OSTIN)”, funded by the European Commission (Project code : PE3-1612).

10/2011-09/2012 : Postdoctoral researcher at MOLTECH Anjou (Institut des Sciences et Technologies Moléculaires), Université d’Angers, France.
Project Title : “Studies of the photoinduced dynamics of molecular machines by means of Second Harmonic Generation microscopy”, funded by the “Pays de la Loire” region

11/2010-09/2011 : Military service in Greece (obligatory). Chief sergeant responsibilities. Specialized research in physics and optoelectronics

02/2010-10/2010 : Postdoctoral researcher at MOLTECH Anjou (Institut des Sciences et Technologies Moléculaires), Université d’Angers, France.
Project Title : PNANO-TTF-Based Nanomat : Project : ANR-07-NANO-030-02, funded by CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique). “Study of the nonlinear optical response of TTF-based derivatives.”

02/2009-01/2010 : Postdoctoral researcher at MOLTECH Anjou (Institut des Sciences et Technologies Moléculaires), Université d’Angers, France.
Project title : “Development of 2D and 3D optical memories induced by two-photon processes”, funded by the “Pays de la Loire” Region.

Skills/ Experience in the following fields :

Laser-matter interactions
Development of optical/ nonlinear optical setups.
Experimental techniques : Optical Kerr Effect (OKE) Z-scan, Degenerate Four Wave Mixing (DFWM), optical limiting, Second/Third Harmonic Generation Maker fringes, Second Harmonic Generation microscopy.
Various laser systems : Q-switched, mode-locked, femtosecond, picosecond, nanosecond.
Other techniques : UV-Vis-NIR spectroscopy, spin coating, Raman spectroscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), optical trapping.

List of Publications in International Journals
(974 citations (Source : Web of science), h-index 19)

1. S. M. Polyakov, E. Karhu, R. Zamiri, C. Moisset, K. Iliopoulos, P. E. Vullum, U. L. Osterberg, U. J. Gibson, “Nonlinear optical response and structural properties of MBE-grown Fe:ZnS films” Opt. Mater. Express. 8, 356 (2018)
2. A. B. Marco, D. Gindre, K. Iliopoulos, S. Franco, R. Andreu, D. Canevet, M. Sallé, “(Super) gelators derived from push-pull chromophores : synthesis, gelling properties and second harmonic generation” Org. Biomol. Chem. 16, 2470 (2018) .
3. C. Moisset, A. Bourgade, J. Lumeau, F. Lemarchand, C. Perrin-Pellegrino, H. Akhouayri, J.-Y. Natoli, K. Iliopoulos, “Saturable absorption optimization of silica protected thin Sb2Te3 layers towards super-resolution applications” Opt. Mater. 86, 7 (2018)
4. B. Marco, F. Aparicio, L. Faour, K. Iliopoulos, Y. Morille, M. Allain, S. Franco, R. Andreu, B. Sahraoui, D. Gindre, D. Canevet, M. Sallé, “Promoting spontaneous second harmonic generation through organogelation” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138, 9025 (2016)
5. D. Gindre, K. Iliopoulos, O. Krupka, M. Evrard, E. Champigny, M. Sallé, “Coumarin-containing polymers for high density non-linear optical data storage” Molecules 21, 147 (2016).
6. K. Iliopoulos, D. Potamianos, E. Kakkava, P. Aloukos, I. Orfanos, S. Couris, “Ultrafast third order nonlinearities of organic solvents”, K. Iliopoulos, D. Potamianos, E. Kakkava, P. Aloukos, I. Orfanos, S. Couris, Optics Express 23, 24171 (2015).
7. I. Papagiannouli, A. Szukalski, K. Iliopoulos, J. Mysliwiec, S. Couris, B. Sahraoui, “Pyrazoline derivatives with a tailored third order nonlinear optical response”, RSC Adv. 5, 48363 (2015).
8. S. Zongo, A. P. Kerasidou, B.T. Sone, A. Diallo, P. Mthunzi, K. Iliopoulos, M. Nkosi, M. Maaza, B. Sahraoui, “Nonlinear Optical Properties of Poly(methyl methacrylate) Thin Films Doped with Bixa Orellana Dye”, Appl. Surf. Sci. 340, 72 (2015).
9. M. C. Spiridon, K. Iliopoulos, F. A. Jerca, V. V. Jerca, D. M. Vuluga, D. S. Vasilescu, D. Gindre, B. Sahraoui, “Novel pendant azobenzene/polymer systems for second harmonic generation and optical data storage”, Dyes and pigments 114, 24 (2015).
10. F. Khammar, A. P. Kerasidou, K. Iliopoulos, P. Savel, H. Akdas-Kilig, Y. Hamaizi, J.-L. Fillaut, B. Sahraoui, “Effect of metal complexation on the nonlinear optical response of a conjugated ligand”, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, 1555 (2014).
11. C. Lemouchi, H. M. Yamamoto, R. Kato, S. Simonov, L. Zorina, A. Rodriguez-Fortea, E. Canadell, P. Wzietek, K. Iliopoulos, D. Gindre, M. Chrysos, P. Batail, “Reversible control of crystalline rotors by squeezing their hydrogen bond cloud across a halogen bond-mediated phase transition”, Cryst. Growth Des. 14, 3375 (2014).
12. I. Guezguez, A. Ayadi, K. Ordon, K. Iliopoulos, D. Branzea, A. Migalska Zalas, M. Makowska-Janusik, A. El-Ghayoury, B. Sahraoui, “Zinc induced a dramatic enhancement of the nonlinear optical properties of an azo-based iminopyridine ligand”, J. Phys. Chem. C 118, 7545 (2014).
13. A. P. Kerasidou, F. Khammar, K. Iliopoulos, A. Ayadi, A. El-Ghayoury, N. Zouari, T. Mhiri, B. Sahraoui, “Conjugated iminopyridine based Azo dye derivatives with efficient charge transfer for third order nonlinearities”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 597, 106 (2014).
14. G. Bastien, C. Lemouchi, M. Allain, P. Wzietek, A. Rodriguez-Fortea, E. Canadell, K. Iliopoulos, D. Gindre, M. Chrysos, P. Batail, “Changing gears to neutral in a polymorph of one-dimensional arrays of cogwheel pairs of molecular rotors”, Cryst. Eng. Comm, 16, 1241 (2014).
15. K. Iliopoulos, I. Guezguez, A.P. Kerasidou, A. El-Ghayoury, D. Branzea, G. Nita, N. Avarvari, H. Belmabrouk, S. Couris, B. Sahraoui, “Effect of metal cation complexation on the nonlinear optical response of an electroactive bisiminopyridine ligand”, Dyes and pigments, 101, 229 (2014).
16. I. Papagiannouli, M. Demetriou, G. Chatzikyriakos, K. Iliopoulos, T. Krasia-Christoforou, S. Couris, “Palladium micellar nanohynrids with tunable nonlinear optical response”, Opt. Mater. 36, 123 (2014).
17. N. Liaros, K. Iliopoulos, M. Stylianakis, E. Koudoumas, S. Couris, “Optical limiting action of few layered graphene oxide dispersed in different solvents”, Opt. Mater. 36, 112 (2014).
18. I. Guezguez, A. Karakas, K. Iliopoulos, B. Derkowska, A. El-Ghayoury, A. Ranganathan, P. Batail, A. Migalska-Zalas, B. Sahraoui, M. Karakaya, “Theoretical and experimental investigations on the nonlinear optical properties of gold(III) dithiolene complexes”, Opt. Mater. 36, 106 (2014).
19. K. Iliopoulos, D. Kasprowicz, A. Majchrowski, E. Michalski, D. Gindre, B. Sahraoui, “Multifunctional Bi2ZnOB2O6 single crystals for second and third order nonlinear optical applications”, Appl. Phys. Lett., 103, 231103 (2013).
20. D. Gindre, K. Iliopoulos, O. Krupka, E. Champigny, Y. Morille, M. Sallé, “Image storage in coumarin-based copolymer thin films by photoinduced dimerization”, Optics Letters 38, 22 (2013).
21. C. Lemouchi, K. Iliopoulos, L. Zorina, S. Simonov, P. Wzietek, T. Cauchy, A. Rodriguez-Fortea, E. Canadell, J. Kaleta, J. Michl, D. Gindre, M. Chrysos, P. Batail, “Crystalline arrays of pairs of molecular rotors : Correlated motion, rotational barriers, and space-inversion symmetry breaking due to conformational mutations”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 9366 (2013).
22. Z. Essaidi, O. Krupka, K. Iliopoulos, E. Champigny, B. Sahraoui, M. Sallé, D. Gindre, “Synthesis and functionalization of coumarin-containing copolymers for second order optical nonlinearities”, Opt. Mater. 35, 576 (2013).
23. K. Iliopoulos, A. El-Ghayoury, B. Derkowska, A. Ranganathan, P. Batail, D. Gindre, B. Sahraoui, “Effect of the counter cation on the third order nonlinearity in anionic Au dihiolene complexes”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 261105 (2012).
24. K. Iliopoulos, A. El-Ghayoury, H. El Ouazzani, M. Pranaitis, E Belhadj, E. Ripaud M. Mazari, M. Sallé, D. Gindre, B. Sahraoui, “Nonlinear absorption reversing between an electroactive ligand and its metal complexes”, Optics Express 20, 25311 (2012).
25. I. Papagiannouli, K. Iliopoulos, D. Gindre, B. Sahraoui, O. Krupka, V. Smokal, A. Kolendo, S. Couris, “Third-order Nonlinear Optical Response of Push-Pull Azobenzene Polymers”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 554, 107 (2012).
26. H. El Ouazzani, S. Dabos-Seignon, D. Gindre, K. Iliopoulos, M. Todorova, R. Bakalska, P. Penchev, S. Sotirov, Ts. Kolev, V. Serbezov, A. Arbaoui, M. Bakasse, B. Sahraoui, “Novel Styrylquinolinium Dye Thin Films Deposited by Pulsed Laser Deposition for Nonlinear Optical Applications” J. Phys. Chem. C 116, 7144 (2012).
27. B. Sahraoui, M. Pranaitis, K. Iliopoulos, M. Mihaly, A. F. Comanescu, M. Moldoveanu, I. Rau, V. Kazukauskas, “Enhancement of the linear and nonlinear optical properties of deoxyribonucleic acid-silica thin films doped with rhodamine” Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 243304 (2011).
28. K. Iliopoulos, G. Chatzikyriakos, M. Demetriou, T. Krasia-Christoforou, S. Couris, “Preparation and nonlinear optical response of novel palladium-containing micellar nanohybrids” Optical Materials 33, 1342 (2011).
29. S. Abed, M. S. Aida, K. Bouchouit, A. Arbaoui, K. Iliopoulos, B. Sahraoui, “Non-linear optical and electrical properties of ZnO doped Ni thin films obtained using spray ultrasonic technique” Optical materials 33, 968 (2011).
30. H. El Ouazzani, K. Iliopoulos, M. Pranaitis, O. Krupka, V. Smokal, A. Kolendo, B. Sahraoui, “Second- and Third-Order Nonlinearities of Novel Push-Pull Azobenzene polymers” J. Phys. Chem. B 115, 1944 (2011).
31. P. Aloukos, K. Iliopoulos, S. Couris, D. M. Guldi, C. Sooambar, A. Mateo-Alonso, P. G. Nagaswaran, D. Bonifazi, M. Prato, “ Photophysics and transient nonlinear optical response of donor-[60]fullerene hybrids”, J. Mater. Chem. 21, 2524 (2011).
32. K. Iliopoulos, O. Krupka, D. Gindre, M. Sallé, “Reversible Two-Photon Optical Data Storage in Coumarin-Based Copolymers”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132, 14343 (2010).
33. G. Chatzikyriakos, K. Iliopoulos, A. Bakandritsos, S. Couris, “Nonlinear optical properties of aqueous dispersions of ferromagnetic γ-Fe2O3”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 493, 314 (2010).
34. R. Zalesny, O. Loboda, K. Iliopoulos, G. Chatzikyriakos, S. Couris, G. Rotas, N. Tagmatarchis, A. Avramopoulos, M. G. Papadopoulos, “Linear and nonlinear optical properties of triphenylamine-functionalized C60 : insights from theory and experiment”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 12, 373 (2010).
35. K. Iliopoulos, R. Czaplicki, H. El Ouazzani, J. Y. Balandier, M. Chas, S. Goeb, M. Sallé, D. Gindre, B. Sahraoui, “Physical origin of the third order nonlinear optical response of orthogonal pyrrolo-tetrathiafulvalene derivatives”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 101104 (2010).
36. A. H. Reshak, A. Majchrowski, M. Swirkowicz, A. Klos, T. Lukasiewicz, I. V. Kityk, K. Iliopoulos, S. Couris, M. G. Brik, “Optical features of calcium neodymium oxyborate Ca4NdO(BO3)3 doped by Yb3+”, J. Alloy. Compd. 481, 14 (2009).
37. K. Iliopoulos, G. Kalogerakis, D. Vernardou, N. Katsarakis, E. Koudoumas, S. Couris, “Nonlinear optical response of titanium oxide nanostructured thin films”, Thin Solid Fims, 518, 1174 (2009).
38. A. Bakandritsos, N. Bouropoulos, R. Zboril, K. Iliopoulos, N. Boukos, G. Chatzikyriakos, S. Couris, “Optically Active Spherical Polyelectrolyte Brushes with a Nanocrystalline Magnetic Core”, Adv. Funct. Mater. 18, 1694 (2008).
39. E. Xenogiannopoulou, K. Iliopoulos, S. Couris, T. Karakouz, A. Vaskevich, I. Rubinstein, “Third-Order Nonlinear Optical Response of Gold-Island Films” Adv. Funct. Mater. 18, 1281 (2008).
40. A. H. Reshak, X. Chen, I. V. Kityk, S. Auluck, K. Iliopoulos, S. Couris, R. Khenata, “X-ray photoelectron spectra and the electronic band structure for non-centrosymmetric Bi2ZnB2O7 nonlinear single crystal”, Curr. Opin. Solid St. M. 12, 26 (2008).
41. A. Mateo-Alonso, K. Iliopoulos, S. Couris, M. Prato, “Efficient modulation of the Third Order Nonlinear Optical Properties of Fullerene Derivatives”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130, 1534 (2008).
42. K. Iliopoulos, D. Athanasiou, A. Meristoudi, N. Vainos, S. Pispas, S. Couris, “Nonlinear optical properties of Au nanoclusters encapsulated into hybrid block copolymer micelles”, Phys. Status Solidi (a) 205, 2635 (2008).
43. K. Iliopoulos, S. Couris, U. Hartnagel, A. Hirsch, “Nonlinear optical response of water soluble C70 dendrimers”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 448, 243 (2007).
44. D. S. Jacob, S. Mallenahalli, A. Gedanken, L. A. Solovyov, E. Xenogiannopoulou, K. Iliopoulos, S. Couris, “Synthesis of one-dimensional structured metal phthalocyanine in an ionic liquid” J. Porphyr. Phthalocya. 11, 713 (2007).
45. E. Xenogiannopoulou, M. Medved, K. Iliopoulos, S. Couris, M. G. Papadopoulos, D. Bonifazi, C. Sooambar, A. Mateo-Alonso, M. Prato, “Nonlinear Optical Properties of Ferrocene- and Porphyrin-[60]Fullerene dyads” ChemPhysChem 8, 1056 (2007).

Patent
“Reversible recording medium based on optical storage of information, method of reversible recording on such a medium” D. Gindre, M. Salle, O. Krupka, K. Iliopoulos, WO 2011124840 A1 (PCT/FR2011/050763) 13 oct. 2011. EP2556505 A1 (13 févr. 2013). CN103069490 A (24 avr. 2013). US20130033975 A1 (7 févr. 2013).

Publications in proceedings

1. C. Moisset, A. Bourgade, F. Liu, C. Perrin, J. Lumeau, H. Akhouayri, J. Y. Natoli, K. Iliopoulos, “Nonlinear optical thin films for super-resolved direct laser writing”, Advances in optical thin films VI, 1069115 (5 June 2018).
2. A. P. Kerasidou, K. Iliopoulos, A. Ayadi, A. El-Ghayoury, B. Sahraoui, “Third order nonlinear optical response of conjugated photoactive ligands”, Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), 2015 17th international conference (10.1109/ICTON.2015.7193434)
3. B. Sahraoui, A. P. Kerasidou, F. Khammar, K. Iliopoulos, A. Ayadi, A. El-Ghayoury, “Effect of Metal Complexation on the Nonlinear Optical Response in Conjugated Ligands”, Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), 2014 16th international conference IEEE, DOI:10.1109/ICTON.2014.6876554 (2014)
4. D. Gindre, E. Champigny, K. Iliopoulos, M. Sallé, “3D optical data storage by nonlinear processes in thin films of coumarin-containing polymers”, Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), 2013 15th international conference (10.1109/ICTON.2013.6602833).
5. K. Iliopoulos, R. Czaplicki, H. El Ouazzani, J.-Y. Balandier, M. Chas, S. Goeb, M. Sallé, D. Gindre, B. Sahraoui, “Third order nonlinear optical response of TTF-based molecular corners”, Nonlinear Optics, Quantum Optics : Concept in Modern Optics 43, 205 (2012).
6. H. El Ouazzani, K. Iliopoulos, V. Figa, P. Hudhomme, B. Sahraoui, “Third order nonlinear optical properties of novel tetrathiafulvalene-phenanthroline based dyads”, Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), 2011 13th international conference (10.1109/ICTON.2011.5971168).
7. B. Sahraoui, K. Iliopoulos, R. Czaplicki, H. El Ouazzani, D. Gindre, J.-Y. Balandier, M. Chas, S. Goeb, M. Sallé, “Nonlinear Optical Response of self-Assembled Molecular Corners”, Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), 2011 13th international conference (10.1109/ICTON.2011.5970840).
8. K. Iliopoulos, G. Hatzikyriakos, S. Couris, J. Ren, T. Wagner, M. Frumar, F. Kyriazis, S. N. Yannopoulos, “GeS2-Ga2S3-AgI Glasses with High Nonlinear Optical Properties”, Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), 2011 13th international conference (10.1109/ICTON.2011.5971094).
9. H. El Ouazzani, K. Iliopoulos, O. Krupka, V. Smokal, B. Sahraoui, “Investigation of the Nonlinear Optical Response in Polymeric Azoester Systems”, Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), 2011 13th international conference, (10.1109/ICTON.2011.5970845).
10. A. Meristoudi, K. Iliopoulos, S. Pispas, N. Vainos, S. Couris, “Development and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Block Copolymer Micelles Encapsulating Metal Nanoparticles”, International Commision for optics topical meeting on emerging trends and novel materials in photonics, AIP Conf. Proc. 1288, 35 (2010).
11. V. Filidou, G. Chatzikyriakos, K. Iliopoulos, S. Couris, D. Bonifazi, N. A. Vainos, S. Pissadakis, S. Couris, “The Effect of Charge Transfer on the NLO Response of Some Porphyrin-[60]fullerene Dyads”, International Commision for optics topical meeting on emerging trends and novel materials in photonics AIP Conf. Proc. 1288, 188 (2010).
12. G. Chatzikyriakos, K. Iliopoulos, S. Couris, A. Meristoudi, S. Pispas, “Nonlinear Optical Properties of Au and Ag Nanoparticles Embedded into Hybrid-block Copolymer Micelles”, International Commision for optics topical meeting on emerging trends and novel materials in photonics AIP Conf. Proc. 1288, 174 (2010).

More than 60 contributions in International conferences.