• Development of superconducting structures with unique electromagnetic characteristics and the study of their physical properties...

George P. Tsironis

Chief researcher of the lab, D.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics

Professor (University of Crete)

Coordinator (Crete Center for Quantum Complexity and Nanotechnology)

Winner of open international NUST «MISiS»  grant competition to support  scientific research implemented under the supervision of the world’s leading scientists


Area of Expertise:

Nonlinearity, complexity and applications. His research interests are in the areas of condensed matter physics, nonequilibrium statistical mechanics of discrete breathers, nonlinear physics, and quantum metamaterials.

Major scientific advances:

One major issue has been the emergence of coherence in spatiotemporal complexity.  Significant contributions are in the Kramers escape problem with correlated noise, the onset of non-equilibrium relaxation due to discrete breathers in lattices, the development of the semi-classical theory of polarons in discrete variables, the role of breathers in thermal conductivity, etc. More recently with collaborators he analyzed the role of nonlinearity in metamaterials, introduced the idea of SQUID-based metamaterials, analyzed their hysteretic and breather-related properties and also predicted that chimera states may form in these metamaterials.  He also proposed theoretically a Luneburg-based waveguide that recently was demonstrated experimentally.

Research Projects and Contracts:

CCQCN, European Union, 2014-2017

Superconducting and quantum metamaterials, Ministry of Education of Kazakhstan, 2015-2017

NHQWAVE  (“Non-hermitian quantum wave engineering”), European Union, 2016-2020

Referee, Reviewer:

Editor in “Chaos, Solitons and Fractals”.

Referee of Physical Review A, B and E, Physical Review Letters, Europhysics Letters, Chemical

Physics Letters, Physics Letters A, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Journal of Physics A,

Physica B, Physica D, Nonlinearity, European Physical Journal B, Journal of Statistical Physics,

Chaos, J. Applied Physics, Applied Physics Letters, Physica Scripta, etc.


153 articles in peer reviewed journals, 3 books. Citation H-index is 30