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Personal Info

Name: Hector E. Nistazakis
Position: Professor
Address: Physics Building 4, 1st floor
Tel: (00)30 210 727 6710
Fax: (00)30 210 727 6801
e-mail: enistaz[at]phys.uoa.gr



  • BSc, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Physics, 1997
  • MSc in Telecommunications and Electronics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 1999.
  • PhD in Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2002.

Research Interests

  • Free Space Optical Communications (FSO)
  • Fiber Optics Communications
  • Electronic Physics – Nonlinear Optoelectronic Circuits
  • Wireless Communication Systems



  • Computer Science (1st year)
  • Laboratory of Computer Science (1st year)
  • Laboratory of Physics II, Mechanics (1st year)
  • Laboratory of Physics IV, Electromagnetism (2nd year)
  • Electronic Physics (3rd year)
  • Laboratory of Electronic Physics (3rd year)
  • Digital Signal Processing (4th year)


  • Wireless Communication Systems (2nd year of the MSCs in Electronics and Telecommunications and Control)

Selected Publications

  • P.G. Kevrekidis, H.E. Nistazakis, D.J. Frantzeskakis, B.A. Malomed, and R. Carretero-Gonzalez, “Families of matter-waves in two-component Bose-Einstein condensates”, European Physical Journal D, Vol. 28, Iss. 2, pp. 181-185 (2004).
  • H.E. Nistazakis, E.A. Karagianni, A.D. Tsigopoulos, M.E. Fafalios, and G.S. Tombras, “Average capacity of optical wireless communication systems over atmospheric turbulence channels”, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 27, no. 8, pp. 974-979, (2009).
  • S.P. Cockburn, H.E. Nistazakis, T.P. Horikis, P.G. Kevrekidis, N. P. Proukakis and D.J. Frantzeskakis, “Matter-wave dark solitons: stochastic vs. analytical results”, Physical Review Letters, Vol. 104, Iss. 17, art. no. 174101, (2010), (arXiv:0909.1660).
  • H.E. Nistazakis and G.S. Tombras, “On the use of Wavelength and Time Diversity in Optical Wireless Communication Systems over Gamma-Gamma Turbulence Channels”, Elsevier, Journal of Optics & Laser Technology, Vol. 44, Iss. 7, pp. 2088-2094, (2012).
  • K.P. Peppas, A.N. Stassinakis, G.K. Topalis, H.E. Nistazakis and G.S. Tombras, “Average Capacity of Optical Wireless Communication Systems Over I-K Atmospheric Turbulence Channels”, IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 4, pp. 1026-1032, (2012).

Research Programs

  • Research Program “THALES”, entitled “Secure Wireless Nonlinear Communication in Physical Layer”, 2012-2015.