Cyprus University of Technology (CUT)

CUT

The Cyprus University of Technology aspires to develop itself into a modern, pioneering University able to offer education and high level research in leading branches of science and technology that have high impact on the scientific, technical, and economic sectors. The Cyprus University of Technology was founded by law on December 2003 and welcomed its first students on September 2007; it is based at the city of Limassol, where all six faculties are located.

Τhe Department of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Informatics (EECEI) combines the fields of Electrical Engineering, of Computer Engineering and of Computer Science under a unified multi-disciplinary department. The department's faculty and research associates conduct world class Electrical Engineering and Computer Science research as evidenced by its staff’s prominent publication record and its ability to attract substantial external research funding.

The Nanophotonics Research Laboratory (NRL) undertakes research in the optical sciences, with focus on laser-material interactions in glassy, polymeric and semi-conductor materials, producing novel optical devices in planar or fibre samples. Immediate research activity uses femtosecond lasers to inscribe waveguides, micro-channels and grating structures. Furthermore, activities are directed towards novel optical fibre sensors for physical and bio-photonics applications. The NRL is equipped with a regeneratively amplified, variable repetition rate femtosecond laser system (λ at 1035, 517 and 345nm), excimer (248nm), He-Cd (325nm) and Nd:YAG lasers (532nm); several imaging and sample characterisation systems, AFM, optical profilometer, reflection and transmission microscopes, test and measurement equipment, μPIV system, spectrum analysers, tuneable lasers and broadband light sources, and high resolution multiple axis translation stage systems.
 

 

KyriacosKyriacos Kalli is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering / Computer Engineering and Informatics and director of the Nanophotonics Research Laboratory. He received the B.Sc. (Hons) in Theoretical Physics (1988) and Ph.D. in Physics (1992) from the University of Kent, UK, where he studied linear and non-linear phenomena in optical fibres. In 1993 he was a visiting research scholar at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA, studying optical fibre sensors. From 1994 - 1996 he lectured and undertook research at the University of Kent into the use of fibre Bragg gratings in multiplexed sensor arrays and Raman spectroscopy for pollution monitoring. Later at the University of Cyprus he was engaged in research into integrated gas flow and gas sensors based on porous silicon micromachining, fluorescence spectroscopy, and non-destructive evaluation of semi-conductors. From 2001 he was a lecturer at the Higher Technical Institute, where he created the Nanophotonics Research Laboratory; he joined the Cyprus University of Technology in 2008 as an assistant professor. His research interests are in Bragg grating and optical fibre sensors, femtosecond laser microfabrication of photonic devices and laser material interactions. Dr. Kalli is a member of the Institute of Physics (C.Phys.), Optical Society of America and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.