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Research interests

Observations of exoplanetary systems, data analysis, data simulations, photometry, spectroscopy, exoplanets characterisation, modelling of light-curves from exoplanetary systems, developing user-friendly scientific tools.


  • PhD in Astronomy
    September 2014 – September 2017
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, UK.
    Thesis title: Towards a population of explanetary atmospheres.
    Subjects: Transit spectroscopy of exoplanets with the HST/WFC3 camera, data analysis, calibration, spectra-photometry, transit modelling, atmoshperic retrievals, simulating observations.
    Supervisors: Prof. Giovanna Tinetti and Dr. Ingo P. Waldmann.

  • BSc in Physics (Ptychion) 9.38/10.00 – First Class
    September 2009 – July 2014
    Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
    Thesis title: Detection of an additional extra-solar planet and simulation of perturbations on transit light-curves.
    Subjects: Transits of exoplanets from the ground, data analysis, photometry, modelling. Planet-planet transits in Kepler data, data de-trending and modelling.
    Supervisor: Prof. John H. Seiradakis

Fellowships & Awards

  • NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship. January 2018.
  • Macedonian Prize, annual prize awarded to a greek citizen for achievements in science or art. Drama, Greece. October 2017.
  • Honorable mention: 3rd International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics, Tehran, Iran. October 2009.
  • 2nd prize: 14th Greek National Competition on Astronomy & Space, Volos, Greece. March 2009.
  • 1st prize: Vasilis Xanthopoulos Mathematics-Physics Competition, Drama, Greece. March 2009.


  • Languages
    • Greek (native)
    • English (proficient)
  • Computing
    • Operating systems: Mac OS (excellent), Linux (excellent), Windows (excellent).
    • Programming: Python (excellent, including GUI programming), R (good), C (basic).
    • Other: LaTeX (excellent), M. Office (excellent), Mathematica (excellent), Django (basic).
  • Observing
    • Telescope operator: 10′′ – 11′′ (excellent, +400 hours).
    • Related software: MaxIm DL (excellent).
    • Targets: transiting exoplanets, eclipsing binaries, variable stars.