Gkialas Ioannis

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Prof. Ioannis Gkialas studied physics at the Universities of Athens, and Michigan, Ann Arbor, and received his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1990 in experimental high energy physics on the study of collisions between polarized proton beams. He then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University in New York and later in the research center DESY in Hamburg. Upon his return to Greece in 1996, he worked as a staff member in the Universities of Crete, of the Aegean, and the Hellenic Open University. Since 2002, he joined the faculty of the University of the Aegean, initially as an associate professor and then as a professor in the Department of Financial and Management Engineering, on the island of Chios. His research is mainly in the field of experimental high energy physics. He has carried out research as a member of the experiments in Brookhaven NAL, ZEUS at DESY and ATLAS at CERN. The research conducted by Prof. Gkialas has been published in over 935 scientific journal papers and presented in many conferences and seminars. In recent years he is involved in the development of MicroMegas muon detectors for the New Small Wheel Detector to be installed in the 2018 ATLAS upgrade and in the supersymmetry related analysis. Prof. I. Gkialas has accumulated significant teaching experience by teaching in the universities of Michigan, Crete, Aegean and Kobe in Japan as well as the Technological Educational Institute of Athens. He has significant experience in distant learning as tutor in the Hellenic Open University. He has tought physics and statistics courses in graduate programs in the University of Aegean and the National Technical University of Athens, while he has overseen several senior theses and two doctoral dissertations. He is coordinator of the Applied Physical and Computational Sciences Laboratory whose mission is research in fields ranging from high energy physics to renewable energy sources. He was elected as Vice -Rector of Student affairs and international relations (2006-2010) and as FME chairman (2010-2012). He was also appointed by the government in the National Board of Research and Technology (2008-2011) and is presently member of the general Assembly of the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (ELIDEK).


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The research conducted by Prof. Gkialas has been published in over 600 scientific journal papers and presented in many conferences and seminars. For a complete list of publications see the file below.

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The Physics group of The Finance and Management Engineering Department is organised around the Applied Physical and Computational Sciences Laboratoty (http://apcsl.fme.aegean.gr) and it is involved in research on a variety of subjects. In applied physics research, a project of developing a demonstration power plant based on renewables on the island of Chios is under way. Its aim is to employ different renewable energy sources, including various types of hybrid thermal/photovoltaic panels and manage the produced electricity using smart inverters and remote monitoring, control and management.In astroparticle Physics the group participates in the effort to design and build a large scale European Research Facility, the underwater neutrino teloescope (KM3). In addition, particle detectors have been deployed on Chios to study cosmic rays. This project has a scientific as well as an educational component and has been developed in collaboration with the Hellenic Open University Physics Laboratory (HELYCON). The APCSL has also developed RF hardware infrastructure with the aim to achieve cosmic ray detection through its electromagnetic signature. The group also participates in the ATLAS experiment at CERN in Geneva. The group is involved in the ATLAS muon system in close collaboration with the group of the University of Athens The purpose of the experiment is to study matter at the smallest scale.