Curriculum Vitae of Christos N. Likos


Personal Data

Date of BirthMarch 25, 1966
Place of BirthAthens, Greece
CitizenshipsGreece, Germany

Academic Record

Jul 1988Diploma of Electrical Engineering (summa cum laude);
Diploma Thesis in Theoretical Solid State Physics
Diploma Advisor: Sofronios Papadopoulos
National Technical University of Athens
May 1991    

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Physics
M.Sc. Advisors: Neil W. Ashcroft,
Christopher L. Henley

Department of Physics
Cornell University

Aug 1993

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Physics
Ph.D. Advisor: Neil W. Ashcroft

Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics
Cornell University

1993 – 94Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow
Sektion Physik
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
1995 – 96European Communities Postdoctoral Fellow
Dipartimento di Fisica Teorica
Università di Trieste
1996 – 98Research Fellow
Institut für Festkörperforschung
Forschungszentrum Jülich
1999 – 2000Scientific Assistant
Institut für Theoretische Physik II
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Nov 2000Habilitation in Theoretical Physics
Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Sep 2002Associate Professor elect
Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser
Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas
Heraklion, Greece
Jan – Jul 2003Heisenberg Fellow
Department of Theoretical Chemistry
University of Cambridge, UK
Aug 2003 – May 2010   Professor
Department of Physics
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Feb – Mar 2005Visiting Professor
Dipartimento di Fisica
Università di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Oct 2006Visiting Scholar
Department of Chemical Engineering
Princeton University, USA
Mar 2007Visiting Scholar
Department of Physics
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, USA
Sep 2007 – Feb 2008Senior Research Fellow
Erwin Schrödinger International Institute
for Mathematical Physics (ESI)
Vienna, Austria
June 2010 –Professor
Faculty of Physics
University of Vienna, Austria


Fellowships and Awards

1983-88Recipient of various awards by the National Technical University of Athens, the Technical Chamber of Greece, the Greek State Scholarship foundation, and the Citibank Foundation for highest yearly GPA's during undergraduate studies.
1988Graduate Fellowship, California Institute of Technology
1988–90Teaching Graduate Fellowship, Cornell University
1990–93Research Graduate Fellowship, Cornell University
1994Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Universität München
1994Marie Curie Fellowship, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa
1995Lise-Meitner Fellowship, Technische Universität Wien
1995–96Marie Curie Fellowship, Università di Trieste
Research Fellowship (Forschungsstipendium), Forschungszentrum Jülich
2002Prize of the Society of Friends and Supporters of the University of Düsseldorf
for the best Habilitation Thesis of the University of Düsseldorf
2003Heisenberg Fellowship of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche
2007ISI recognition as the author of the most cited publication in the field of Soft Matter
2007–08        Senior Research Fellowship at the Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for
Mathematical Physics, Vienna, Austria
2009Outstanding Referee Award of the American Physical Society
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Sofronios-Elias Papadopoulos Prize of the Faculty of Applied Mathematics andNatural Sciences of the National Technical University of Athens for extraordinary achievements in research and teaching in Condensed Matter Physics (inaugural recipient)


Administration and Scientific Coordination

Coordinator of the Marie Curie ITN Physics of Complex Colloids: Equilibrium and Driven (ITN-COMPLOIDS)

Coordinator of the Marie Curie IEF Effective Interactions and Correlations of Ring Polymers (IEF-RINGEFF)

Chairman of the Physics Department of the Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf, September 2008 -- October 2009

Member of the Board of Directors of the Interdisciplinary Graduate and Research Academy Düsseldorf (iGRAD), 2009

Project Section Leader in the Collaborative Research Center SFB-TR6 of the German Research Foundation

Member of the CECAM (Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moleculaire)

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the CRS-SOFT Collaborative Research Center of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)

Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the EU-wide Soft Matter Infrastructure Initiative EUSMI, coordinated by Prof. Jan Dhont (Jülich Research Center)

Member and Area A Deputy Coordinator of the European Network of Excellence Softcomp

Member of the Advisory Board of Molecular Physics, January 2004 -- December 2009

Member of the Editorial Board of Molecular Physics, January 2010 --

Member of the Advisory Board of Soft Matter, August 2008 - August 2010

Member of the Editorial Board of Soft Matter, September 2010 -

Member of the Center for Computational Materials Science Vienna, November 2010 -

Member of the Wolfgang Pauli Institute Vienna, June 2010 -

Referee for scientific proposals submitted to the German Research Foundation, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the National Science Foundation of the USA, the US Department of Energy, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and the Austrian Science Fund.