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Curiculum Vitae

Manolis Xilouris
Research Director at IAASARS/NOA
PhD in Astrophysics, Dept. of Physics, University of Athens, Greece (1999)
MSc in Astrophysics, Dept. of Physics, University of Crete (1994)
BSc in Physics, Dept. of Physics, University of Crete, Greece (1992)
ResearcherID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/K-9459-2013

Professional experience

  • Research Director (Researcher A'), Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS), National Observatory of Athens (2017-present)
  • Senior Researcher (Researcher B'), Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS), National Observatory of Athens (2011-2017)
  • Associate Researcher (Researcher C'), Institute for Astronomy and Astrophhysics (IAA), National Observatory of Athens (2007-2011)
  • Assistant Researcher (Researcher D'), Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IAA), National Observatory of Athens (2003-2007)
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique (CEA), Saclay, France (2001-2003)
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, FOundation for Research and Technology (FORTH)- Hellas (2001)

Areas of expertise

Observational extragalactic astrophysics - optical & infrared observations – radiative transfer modeling - dust properties of nearby galaxies - dust and gas properties of Luminous Infrared Galaxies – properties of the ISM - member of the HIFI/Herschel Instrument Control Center (ICC).

Publications


Co-authored 85 papers published in refereed astronomy/astrophysics journals. The total number of citations to all my refereed papers is over 3000, while my h-index is 33 (source ISI/Web of Knowledge).

Research funding

  • 2014-2018: FP7 funded (SPACE-2013-1) among Cardiff University (PI Institute), CEA, IAS, Ghent University and Arcetri, entitled "A Definitive Study of Dust in the Local Universe (DustPedia)", (Total budget: €266,070, PI: E. Xilouris)
  • 2012-2015: EU/Greece funded (Aristeia) entitled "A Step in the Dark: The Dense Molecular Gas in Galaxies (DeMoGas)", (Total budget: €210,000, PI: E. Xilouris)
  • 2012-2015: EU/Greece funded (Aristeia) entitled "Revealed by Their Own Dust: Identifying the Missing Links in Massive Star Evolution” (MissingLinks)", (Total budget: €277,560, PI: A. Bonanos)
  • 2012-2015: EU/Greece funded (Thales) among NOA, Univ. of Athens, Univ. of Crete, entitled “The invisible side of formation and Evolution of supermassive Black Holes in the Universe”, (Total budget: €433,000, PI: A. Georgakakis)
  • 2012: John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation (Research Projects), entitled "Probing inside the dense molecular clouds in galaxies", (Total budget: €12,000, PI: E. Xilouris)
  • 2003-2006: “European Network for the Investigation of Galactic nuclei through Multifrequency Analysis (ENIGMA)”, TMR network funded by EC (FP6; Greek P.I. K. Tsinganos).
  • 2005-2006: “Morphology and Dynamics of Spiral Galaxies”, Program Pythagoras II – Greek Ministry of Education (PI: N. Kylafis).
  • 2005-2006: “La modelisation des galaxies de type precoces: un vestige de leur origine et un indice de leur evolution”, Programmes Nationaux-PNG, (PI: S. Madden, CEA/Saclay).
  • 2003-2005: “Active and non-Active Galactic Nuclei: Observations and modeling”, Greek-French bilateral program funded by the General Secretariat for research and Technlogy (PI: I. Papadakis, University of Crete).

Student and postdoc supervision


Co-supervision with Prof. N. Kylafis of the senior thesis of Ms P. Apostolaki (1997, Univ. of Crete), of Ms F. Siligardou (1998, Univ. of Crete), and of Dr K. Dasyra (2003, Univ. of Crete). Co-supervision with Dr. P. Boumis (IAASARS/NOA) of the PhD thesis of I. Alikakos (PhD 2011, Univ. of Patras), supervision of the PhD thesis of A. Nersesian (2016-present). Postdoc Supervisor of I. Leonidaki (2012-2016), M. Rovilos (2014), M. Vika (2014-present), and L. Cassara (2015-present).

Honors/Fellowships/Memberships

  • One-year program funded by the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation under the "research projects" scheme (2012)
  • Outstanding Thesis Award, Hellenic Astronomical Society (1999)
  • Member of the International Astronomical Union (I.A.U.)
  • Member of the Hellenic Astronomical Society (Hel.A.S.)
  • Member of the European Astronomical Society (E.A.S.)