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Personal Info

Name: Dimitrios Frantzeskakis
Position: Professor
Address: Physics Building 4, 1st floor
Tel: (00)30 210 727 6714
Fax: (00)30 210 727 6716
e-mail: dfrantz[at]phys.uoa.gr
URL: http://users.uoa.gr/~dfrantz/



  • Electrical Engineering Diploma, University of Patras, Greece (1985).
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD) on Electrical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece (1989).

Research Interests

  • Nonlinear waves and solitons, with applications in various physical contexts, including nonlinear optics (optical fibres, waveguides, waveguide arrays, photonic lattices), atomic Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs), electromagnetic waves (in  nonlinear metamaterials, complex media, plasmas), and others.



  • Introduction to Telecommunication Systems
  • Circuit Analysis


  • Topics on Applied Electromagnetics
  • Nonlinear Dynamical Systems

Selected Publications

  • P. G. Kevrekidis and D. J. Frantzeskakis, Pattern-forming dynamical instabilities of Bose-Einstein condensates, Mod. Phys. Lett. B 18, 73-202 (2004).
  • J. Yang, I. Makasyuk, H. Martin, P. G. Kevrekidis, B. A. Malomed, D. J. Frantzeskakis, and Z. Chen, Necklace-like solitons in optically induced photonic lattices, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 113902 (2005).
  • M. Centurion, M. A. Porter, Y. Pu, P. G. Kevrekidis, D. J. Frantzeskakis, and D. Psaltis, Modulational instability in a layered Kerr medium: Theory and experiment, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 234101 (2006).
  • R. Carretero-González, D. J. Frantzeskakis, and P. G. Kevrekidis, Nonlinear waves in Bose-Einstein condensates: Physical relevance and mathematical techniques, Nonlinearity 21, R139-R202 (2008).
  • D. J. Frantzeskakis, Dark solitons in atomic Bose-Einstein condensates: from theory to experiments, J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 43, 213001 (2010).