Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) methods for quantum computation, pulsed EPR methodology aimed at sensitivity and resolution enhancement.
Dr. George Mitrikas was born in 1970 in Athens, Greece. He graduated from the University of Ioannina, Greece, obtaining his B.Sc. in Physics, in 1993. For his doctoral thesis, carried out at the Institute of Materials Science (IMS) of NCSR Demokritos, he studied the relaxation properties of metallic nanoparticles by pulsed Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) methods. He obtained his PhD from the Department of Physics, University of Ioannina, in 2000. He spent one year as a post-doctoral fellow at IMS and then moved to the Department of Physical Chemistry, ETH Zurich, where he joined the EPR group of Prof. Arthur Schweiger (2001-2006). During his post-doctoral stay at ETH he contributed to the development of new pulsed EPR methods towards characterization of transition metal complexes with applications in chemistry, biology, and materials science. In 2007 he returned to IMS as an invited researcher where he was appointed as a Researcher C level in 2008. Since then he initiated a research project involving the implementation of pulsed EPR spectroscopy and the development of new hybrid electron-nuclear spin systems with relevant properties to quantum computing. Currently he holds the position of Researcher B (Senior Researcher) at the Institute of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, NCSR "Demokritos", and his research interests include pulsed EPR methodology for sensitivity and resolution enhancement, spectroscopic characterization of paramagnetic species, and spin-based quantum computing. He is the author of 36 publications in peer reviewed journals (h-index 16, December 2018), 32 publications in conference proceedings and 1 book chapter. He was member of the local organizing committee of the international magnetic resonance conference EUROMAR 2013 (Crete, Greece, June 30 to July 5, 2013).
1. Lada, Z. G., Sanakis, Y., Raptopoulou, C. P., Psycharis, V., Perlepes, S. P., Mitrikas, G. Probing the electronic structure of a copper(II) complex by CW- and pulse-EPR spectroscopy. Dalton Trans. 46, 8458-8475 (2017).
2. Mitrikas, G., Prokopiou, G. Modulation depth enhancement of ESEEM experiments using pulse trains. J. Magn. Reson. 254, 75-85 (2015).
3. Mitrikas, G., Efthimiadou, E. K., Kordas, G. Extending the electron spin coherence time of atomic hydrogen by dynamical decoupling. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 16, 2378-2383 (2014).
4. Mitrikas, G. Pulsed EPR characterization of encapsulated atomic hydrogen in octasilsesquioxane cages. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 3782-3790 (2012)
5. Mitrikas, G., Sanakis, Y., Papavassiliou, G. Ultrafast control of nuclear spins using only microwave pulses: Towards switchable solid-state quantum gates. Phys. Rev. A 81, 020305(R) (2010)