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Angelakis Dimitris G.

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Full Name:Angelakis Dimitris G.
Category:Faculty (Faculty)
Academic Level:Professor
Academic Department:ECE (School of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Location:Office: 141Β-91, Science/ECE Building (Λ), 1st Floor


DG Angelakis did his PhD in quantum optics at Imperial College in 2002 on an IKY Scholarship, supervised by Professor Sir Peter Knight FRS, and then moved to Cambridge University as a St Catharine’s College junior research fellow. He held this position at DAMTP Cambridge and the Cambridge Centre for Quantum Computing until 2007, before taking over a faculty position in TUC in December 2007.  He is now a full professor of quantum physics and quantum computing at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (ECE). He has also been a visiting Research Assoc. Professor at Centre for Quantum Technologies, NUS, Singapore. He is serving as the Greek representative in the Quantum Community Network QCN of the European Flagship in Quantum Technologies and is also a member of the National Council for Research Technology and Innovation of Greece since 2020.


September, 1998 –January 2002: PhD, Theoretical Quantum Optics, Imperial College supervised by  Prof. Sir P.L. Knight, FRS, supported by the State Scholarship Foundation of Greece. Thesis received the 2002 Institute of Physics UK Quantum Electronics Theses Award

September, 1997 - August, 1998: M.Sc., Theoretical Physics with specialization in Atomic and Molecular Physics, University of Crete. Supervisor of MSc thesis,  Prof. Dr. Peter Lambropoulos

September, 1993 -September, 1997: B.Sc. Physics, University of Crete.


Quantum simulation and computation, quantum machine learning and optimization, applications of quantum computing to industrial problems


  • December  2007 – now: Tenured Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science School, Technical University of Crete, Greece (currently on leave)
  • 2008-present: Visiting Professor, Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore
  • October 2001 – November 2007: Research Associate to 2004 and Senior Research Associate 2004-07, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge.
  • October 2002-November 2007: Research Associate at the Centre for Quantum Computation, Director Prof. Artur Ekert, University of Cambridge
  • October, 2001 – September 2004: Junior Research Fellow, St Catharine’s College, University of  Cambridge (selected among 200 applicants). Independently funded research, undergraduate teaching and tutoring Part I and Part II Physics of the Cambridge Natural Sciences Tripos


Short Term Visiting Professor positions


  • October to December 2015, Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics (KITP), University of California in Santa Barbara, Invited professor and “key participant” in “Many-body physics with light” program
  • December 2017, Physics and Astronomy Department, Macquarie University, Sydney Australia
  • December 2018, Physics Department, Shanghai New York University



  • Google Quantum Innovation Award 2018 for “Quantum Simulations of exotic physics in driven quantum hardware architectures and for  “Spectroscopic signatures of localization with interacting photons in superconducting chips  ”.
  • Greek Ministry of Defense, Distinguished Young Greek Scientist Award 2004.
  • Institute of Physics UK, Quantum Electronics and Photonics Thesis Prize 2002: First prize for among all PhDs completed in 2001-2002 in UK in the field of Quantum Electronics and Photonics.
  • St Catharine’s College Cambridge, University of Cambridge. Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship in Physics 2001-2004 (one position 100+ applicants).
  • Valerie Myerscough PhD Prize 2000 (second year in PhD): Awarded from the University of London to PhD students who show outstanding ability and potential for original work in Astronomy, Mathematics or Physics.  One award per year throughout the University


  • Greek State Graduate Scholarship for PhD studies abroad, 1998-2001: Position 1st at the corresponding national scholarship exams at the field "Lasers and Applications".
  • Foundation of Research and Technology Greece (F.O.R.T.H.) Graduate Scholarship 1997-1998.


  • University of Crete and Greek State Scholarship Foundation (SSF) for graduating 2nd in a class of 100 students in 1997
  • 3 undergraduate SSF scholarship awards for being in the top three students of the year for 1993, 1994 and 1996 (1st, 2nd and 4th year of studies).
  • University Entry Exams National Scholarship Award 1993, for securing the highest overall grade, among all the applicants nationally (a few thousand) at the Physics Department, University of Crete.



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