Faculty and Staff
Staff Members of Electronics Telecommunications and Applications Lab, Physics Department, University of Ioannina have in depth experience in electronics and telecommunication R&D. ETA Lab have excellent cooperation relations, within and outside Greek borders, with several universities, research centers and enterprises. The research team consists of 5 faculty and 4 researchers.
was born in Athens, Greece. He graduated in physics from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki (full marks) in 1973. He received his M.S. in Instrumentation from the University Louis Pasteur of Strasbourg, France, and he got a Doctor degree from the same University. He also received a Master in Electronics and Automation from the University of Athens.
After 10 years of teaching and working at the University of Athens as Associate Professor, as Researcher at CNRS Strasbourg France in data acquisition systems, as fellow researcher at CERN Geneva in detector development, analog and digital fast electronics and data acquisition systems, and at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FERMILAB), Ill., USA in fast trigger processors in fast triggering systems, in readout and data acquisition systems participating in several High Energy Physics Experiments, he joined the National Center of Scientific Research DEMOKRITOS in 1985.
From 1988 – 2000, he was Research Director at the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications of the N.C.S.R. “DEMOKRITOS” and from 1995 –1998 acting director of the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications.
Currently, he is Professor of Electronics and Telecommunications at the Physics Department of the University of Ioannina, and Director of the Electronics, Telecommunications and Applications Laboratory (postgraduate program), and he authored several University text books and notes.
Prof. P. Kostarakis has worked in complex and pioneering industrial designs for commercial and scientific applications. Among others he is founder of Gigatronics computers manufacturing. He is also actively involved in testing and type approval. He is ISO 9000 qualified and member of the Total Quality Forum.
His published work includes renowned, famous and very well-
Prof. P. Kostarakis has been Editor in Chief for the international journal Transactions on Information Science and Applications of the World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society. He is also reviewer in several journals.
In the Physics Department of the University of Ioannina he founded two postgraduate programs in Electronics and in Telecommunications. He was the director of both postgraduate programs. Within the framework of the above postgraduate programs, he supervised the practical work of 45 M.Sc Theses in the areas of electronics and telecommunications. He was also the supervisor of 5 PhD Theses that are successfully completed in the area of Software Radio, Adaptive Antennas, OFDM, MIMO and UWB. Due to the pioneering work carried out, two of the above Theses are recognized and worldwide available as text books by international bookstores (Amazon, etc).
Prof. P. Kostarakis is the founder of the International Workshop of Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields in which scientists from 48 countries participated. He organized this workshop 4 times (2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006). Since then Prof. P. Kostarakis is Honorary Chairman during all workshops and is giving the opening plenary speech.
Prof. P. Kostarakis was Guest Editor of the special issue of the Environmentalist Springer Science (Vol 25, issue 2-
For a number of years, he participated in the committees ITAEGM (Information Technology ad hoc Experts group for manufacturing of CEN-
Prof. P. Kostarakis was actively involved in the standards creation and validation of several ETSI standards (DECT, ERMES, SS7 etc) that became European standards.
was born in Ioannina, Greece. He received the B.Sc. degree from the department of Physics of the University of Ioannina, Greece, in 1985 and the PhD degree in Physics from the same department in 1994. He joined the Department of Physics in 1995 where he is still working. He was a visiting fellow/researcher in the Department of EEE of the Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, Uk, the research Institute MDM in Milano, Italy and the Institute of Material Science of the NCSR “Demokritos” in Athens, Greece.His research interests are mainly related to the study of the structural and electronic properties of micro-
was born in Athens, Greece in 1974. He currently lives with his family in Anatoli, Ioannina and he is Assistant Professor with subject: “Telecommunications with emphasis on signal propagation” in Electronics Telecommunications and Applications Lab of Physics Department of the University of Ioannina. He received the B.Sc. degree in Physics from the University of Ioannina, Greece, in 1997 and the M.Sc. degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from the same University in 2000. His Master Thesis was entitled “Real Data Transmission Network”. He has a PhD degree in the field of Software Defined Radios and Smart Antennas from the University of Ioannina. He brings nearly twenty years of research experience in the field of telecommunications and Electronics. His research experience starts in 1997 with participation in several research programmes funded by the European community. From 2000 to 2004 he was a doctoral scholar at the Mobile Communications Laboratory of the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications of N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece. In Feb 2007 he joined Emphasis Telematics S.A as a R&D Project Manager in the field of Regional Risk, Fleet Tracking and Management, Remote Monitoring and Telematics, as well as Supply Chain Execution. From 2007 to 2008 and under Vasilis Christofilakis’ supervision, several ICT innovation projects, such as “Forest Fire Risk Management Information System (FFRMIS)” and “Fleet Management System, HGCCo-
was born in Ioannina, Greece, in 1976. He received his B.Sc. in Electronics from Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2000 and his M.Sc. in Electronics from University of Ioannina, Greece in 2006. His Master Thesis was entitled “Digital Modulation with Direct digital synthesizer”. Since 2004, he has worked at the Laboratory of Electronics, Telecommunications and Applications in the Physics Department of the University of Ioannina, Greece as a member of the technical staff. He has participated in several research programmes over the last years. His research interests include mainly Digital Modulation Systems, hardware implementations.
was born in Ioannina, Greece. He received his B.Sc. degree in Physics from the University of Ioannina, Greece, in 2001 and his M.Sc. degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from the same University in 2005. He has a PhD degree in Telecommunications in the field of UWB technologies and Software Radios. He has participated in several research programmes. He is also a member of various scientific and academic societies. He has published 19 papers in refereed journals and conferences. His research interests include mainly digital communications, software radios, uwb technologies, digital signal processing techniques, object-
CONSTANTINOS I. VOTIS
was born in Arta, Greece, in 1980. He is currently a postdoctoral associate in Electronics-
SPYRIDON K. CHRONOPOULOS
was born in Athens, Greece. In 2001 he received his degree in Physics from the University of Ioannina, Greece and in 2006 he acquired the M.Sc. in “Modern Electronic Technologies” from the same university. His postgraduate thesis was conducted at Electronics, Telecommunications and Applications Laboratory of Physics Department in University of Ioannina, Greece and included the design and construction of a digital data transmitter using QPSK modulation. He got his doctorate degree in Applied Telecommunications Applications from the same university. He has participated in various research projects. Dr. Chronopoulos has been working in Technological Institute of Epirus since 2004 in various positions such as external laboratory partner and external scientific associate. He is also a researcher at Electronics, Telecommunications and Applications Laboratory of Physics Department in University of Ioannina, Greece. His research interests relate mainly to the design and development of wireless and embedded systems, OFDM, turbo codes, antenna design, measuring technology and satellite links. He has published more than 20 articles in peer-
was born in Ioannina, Greece in 1979. He received the B.Sc. degree in Physics from the University of Ioannina, Greece, in 2001, the M.Sc. degree in Electronics and Telecommunications and the PhD degree in the field of Smart Antennas from the same University in 2013. He has participated in several research programmes over the last years. His research interests include mainly smart antennas, software radios, object-
Panagiotis Vougellis was born in Athens, Greece, in 1992. He received his B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Ioannina in 2019 and proceeded to fulfill his military obligations. He is currently a postgraduate student of the M.Sc. in Modern Electronic Technologies, in the aforementioned University. Aside from Greek, he is proficient in English and has a basic fluency in German. He has worked with various applications such as Xilinx ISE, Intel Quartus Prime, MATLAB, Atmel Studio (now Microchip Studio), Multisim, KiCad, and Microwind. Programming-wise he has a basic knowledge of Python and C++ and a relatively good knowledge of C, Visual Basic, and VHDL. His overall interests include microprocessors, FPGAs, and circuit design and implementation.
-Graduated in 2020
Ermineia Koletta was born in Ioannina, Greece in 1992. She has graduated in Physics from the University of Patra, Greece, in 2016. She was a postgraduate student studying toward the Master of “Modern Electronic Technologies” degree at the Department of Physics of the University of Ioannina. Her master’s thesis focused on processing and transmission systems of biosignals based on open code software specifically in Android devices. She is certified in English and German language. Also, she has ECDL and programming (as Java and C++) qualifications and she has studied in several applications, as LabView, OrCad, Multisim, Xilinx.
-Graduated in 2019
Nikoleta Zacharaki was born in Trikala, Greece in 1989. She received a B.Sc. degree in Physics from the University of Ioannina, Greece, in 2014. She was a postgraduate student in “Modern Electronic Technologies” at the Department of Physics of the University of Ioannina and her master’s thesis was entitled “Multiband antenna based on metamaterials”. She is fluent in English and has good knowledge of German and Italian. Her research interests include mainly electronic systems, digital and analog circuits, and material properties combined with electronics.
-Graduated in 2018
-Thesis Completed in 2021
-Thesis Completed in 2020