Dr Alex Risos

PhD (Physics)

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Research Fellow


Alex Risos received the B.Sc. degree in Physical Technologies 2011 and the M.Sc. degree in Optical Engineering and Photonics 2013 in Germany. His Ph.D. in physics with the Victoria University of Wellington was awarded in 2018. 

In 2017, he joined the University of Auckland as Research Fellow in Ultrafast Non-Linear Photonics and related phenomena. His research experience includes AMO physics, ultrafast laser technology, non-linear optics, spectroscopy, electrostatics as well as numerical simulations and theoretical analysis. His career path is shaped through the acquisition of the MBIE Smart Idea project detecting drinking water pollutants in real time using ultrafast hyperspectral holography. 

Research is a voyage beyond the known frontiers; we explore strange new fields and boldly do what no man has done before.

Research | Current

• Ultrafast nonlinear optics; 
• Parametric frequency conversion; 
• Supercontinuum generation (including spatiotemporal beam shaping); 
• Real-time holography; 
• Coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering spectroscopy; and 
• Spatioremporal beamshaping of ultrafast laser pulses. 

Teaching | Current

Physics: None at the moment.

Postgraduate supervision

Students, Masters, PhDs ...

Areas of expertise

Nonlinear ultrafast photonics

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Risos, A. (2018). Interdigitated Sensors: The Next Generation “Sensing Permittivity and Conductivity of Oils - Unaffected by Temperature”. IEEE Sensors Journal, 18 (9), 3661-3668. 10.1109/JSEN.2018.2810827

Contact details

Office hours

10 am to 3 pm

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 302 - Bldg 302
Level B, Room B10
New Zealand