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Ioannis Kourakis


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Welcome to my personal scientific website.
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A long trajectory ...

Originally I come from Crete Greece.

I received my BSc degree in Physics from University of Crete (Heraklion).
Following a 20 year-long training (and rich life experience) accumulated in France (Dijon), Belgium (Brussels, Gent) and Germany (Bochum), I landed in Belfast (Northern Ireland, UK) a few years ago.

I work on nonlinear phycics and applied mathematics, as applied to complex plasma dynamics, materials science and nonlinear optics, among other areas.

My time is shared among research, teaching and academic administration, not overlooking curriculum development: I have happily participated in building up a web-based master's with colleagues from Queen's MSc in Plasma Physics, and an intra-EU Plasma Physics and Applications jointly with colleagues from abroad;
I also coordinate locally our participation in an EU Erasmus IP programme (series of Summer Schools).

The (limited...) time left is spent among travelling, motorcycle riding, photography and literature.

Professional Affiliation & Address for Correspondence

Queen's University Belfast (QUB)
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Centre for Plasma Physics (CPP)
Office G047
BT7 1NN Belfast
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom

Contact Information

Office Fax: +44 28 90 97 31 10 ; Personal e-Fax (confidential): +1 206 3376911 ;

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Previous affiliation (visiting status):

Ruhr Universität Bochum (RUB), Fakultät für Physik und Astronomie, Theoretische Physik IV (TP4), Gebäeude NB7, D-44801 Bochum, Germany.