Ilias E. Perakis
Ilias Perakis is a Physics Professor and former chair of the Materials Science Department at the University of Crete. He is an Adjoint Professor at Vanderbilt University and Affiliated Faculty with the Foundation of Research & Technology–Hellas. He is an expert on the theory of ultrafast many-body processes in condensed matter systems, currently focusing on photoinduced phase transitions and attosecond dynamics in correlated and magnetic systems. He is an OSA Fellow and recipient of the NSF CAREER award. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois and joined Vanderbilt University after four years at Bell Laboratories and Rutgers.
The electronic properties of graphene allow a population inversion to be established within the duration of a 35-femtosecond light pulse.