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Vassilios Kovanis appointed collegiate professor and program director in the Bradley Department Electrical and Computer Engineering

Vassilios Kovanis
Vassilios Kovanis

Vassilios Kovanis has been appointed Collegiate Professor and Program Director for the Master’s of Engineering Program for the Washington, D.C., metro area in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in Virginia Tech's College of Engineering.

His research interests include photonics, tunable photonic oscillators, photonic synthetic matter and his teaching interests include photonics, applied nonlinear dynamics, research and development methods for engineers.

Prior to his arrival at Virginia Tech, Kovanis was the Chair of the Department of Physics at Nazarbayev University,  a new English language teaching and research university in Astana partnering with some of the world's leading universities and research institutions, including Carnegie Mellon, Duke, University College London, and others. In the past he held faculty positions at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York.

Kovanis studied physics at the University of Athens, Greece, followed by graduate work at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He wrote his PhD dissertation at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, in condensed matter theory.