Georgios Kavoulakis started his undergraduate studies from the department of Physics of the University of Crete, Greece, receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1990. He entered and graduated ranked first, receiving scholarships during all of the four years of his studies. He continued his studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, where he got his master’s degree in 1992 and PhD degree in 1996, under the supervision of Gordon Baym. Then, he continued at the same university as a post-doctoral fellow (04/1996 – 12/1996), as a post-doctoral fellow and a Marie Curie fellow at NORDITA, Copenhagen, Denmark (04/1997 – 08/2000), as a Göran Gustafsson fellow at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden (09/2000 – 09/2001), and as a postdoctoral fellow and «Docent» at the Lund Institute of Technology, Lund, Sweden (09/2001 – 08/2007). In 2007 he moved to TEI of Crete/Hellenic Mediterranean university as an associate and then as a full professor.
His research interests include the physics of confined atomic systems at ultralow temperatures, superfluid properties of confined and finite systems (vortex states, persistent currents, etc.), nonlinear effects and solitary waves in finite systems, the physics of systems of reduced effective dimensionality and the physics of semiconductors (optical properties, elementary excitations, nonlinear phenomena, transport properties).
Georgios Kavoulakis has published around 75 publications, which have received around 1500 (non-self) citations (six of them in collaboration with Ben Mottelson, Nobel prize in Physics, 1974) and his “H-index” is 20. He was the chair of the European Science Foundation network «POLATOM», which included roughly 60 scientists from 16 countries of the European Union. He has organized 3 conferences, he has given more than 10 invited talks/colloquia and has refereed more than 150 papers. He has received funding from the Swedish Science Foundation (VR) and he was the principal researcher of an «Archimedes ΙΙΙ» grant. He has supervised two doctoral students and numerous other students for their master’s and diploma theses. Finally, he has been the head of the department of Mechanical Engineering of TEI of Crete for two years.