Dr. Johanne Hizanidis (detailed CV here) received her Ph.D. in 2008 from the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the Technische Universität Berlin (Germany), investigating control of noise-induced spatio-temporal dynamics in superlattices. Since her graduation, she has worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the Optical Communications Laboratory, Informatics and Telecommunications Department, University of Athens, and the Statistical Mechanics and Nonlinear Dynamics Laboratory of the INN institute at the National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”. She has also been a researcher at the Crete Center for Quantum Complexity and Nanotechnology of the Physics Department of the University of Crete. Since 2018 she is the Principal Investigator of the Research Project entitled “SQUID metamaterials: Chimera states and spatio-temporal dynamics” (SQUIRREL) funded by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation. Her research expertise is on nonlinear dynamics in complex systems, and in particular, on synchronization phenomena and chimera states in coupled superconducting oscillators in metamaterials and complex networks of biological neurons. See Google Scholar profile here.


Dr. Nikos Lazarides  is a Senior Research at the Physics Department, University of Crete, since 2004. His research interests include the theoretical understanding through analytical techniques and numerical approaches of complex systems, with emphasis on localization and wave transmission in nonlinear lattices, nonlinear and superconducting metamaterials, bifurcation phenomena and chaotic dynamics in nonlinear oscillators. Nikos  Lazarides is an expert on the theoretical study of SQUID metametarials with a large number of corresponding publications. You may find his Google Scholar profile here.




 Prof. Steven Anlage is currently the head of the High Frequency Superconductivity, Microscopy, Nanophysics, and Chaos, Research group. His research laboratories are equipped for a variety of experiments at high frequencies and low temperatures. The Anlage laboratory is part of the Center for Nanophysics and Advanced Materials (CNAM), a multidisciplinary mega-laboratory devoted to studying correlated-electron and quantum materials, among other things. His research interest are in the area of condensed matter physics, in particular in high-frequency superconductivity, and nonlinear dynamics, including chaos. He is co-Inventor of six (6) US Patents and his Google Scholar profile may be found here. Prof. Steven Anlage will be in charge of the experiments involved in the project and the evaluation of all obtained results.

Andreas Tzortzakakis is a Master’s student at the Physics Department, University of Crete. His research interests include the study of disordered systems, superconducting electronics and SQUID metamaterials, as well as non-linear dynamics and soliton theory. His Google Scholar profile may be found here.


External collaborator: Prof. G. Tsironis