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Dr. Emmanuel Stratakis
Member of the BoD of EDAP/STEP-C S.A.

Dr. Emmanuel Stratakis is a Research Director and Deputy Director of the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser of the Foundation of Research and Technology Hellas (IESL-FORTH).

He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Crete (UOC) in 2001. After graduating, he joined as a visiting Researcher the IESL-FORTH working on the ultrafast laser engineering of materials. In the fall semesters of 2006 and 2008, he was appointed as a visiting Researcher at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of California, Berkeley. In 2007 he was elected Researcher at IESL-FORTH where he is leading the “Ultrafast Laser Micro- and Nano- processing” laboratory (

His research interests are in the fields of (a) Laser-matter interaction; (b) Ultrashort pulsed laser development of biomimetic surfaces; (c) Laser engineering and diagnostics of Graphene and related 2D materials; (d) Advanced photonic processes in photovoltaic and energy storage devices; (e) Photo-assisted synthesis of nanocrystals; (f) Applications on non linear imaging in materials science and biology; (g) Laser assisted biofabrication for tissue engineering applications. 

He has over 270 SCI publications and more than 14000 citations, h-index=65 and he has coordinated many National and European grants. He has delivered more than 70 invited and keynote lectures and has been organizer and chair in major international scientific conferences. 

He has been an Editor of the journals ‘Optoelectronic Advances’, ‘Materials Today (Bio)’, and ‘International Journal of molecular Sciences. Since 2015, he is the Director of the Nanoscience Facility of FORTH, part of the NFFA-Europe EU Infrastructure, where he is a member of the General Assembly. He is a National expert in the High-Level Group of EU on Nanotechnologies, Advanced materials, Biotechnology, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing. He is an OPTICA Fellow and Ambassador of the European Innovation Council.

He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Biomimetic (