Efthymios (Themos) Kallos

Homepage of an Inquiring Mind

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are you?
A: My name is Themos Kallos and this is my homepage.

Q: What's the deal with this website?
A: Here you will find a variety of information about my research, my life, and my hobbies. If you are looking for links regarding my other online activities, check the section Personal --> Around the Net.

Q: How can I stay up-to-date with new stuff in your website?
A: Just subscribe to this rss feed.

Q: How can I stay up-to-date with your activities?
A: Follow my twitter feed @timaras. If something big happens to me, I'll probably post it there.

Q: So what's your background?
A: Short version: Currently a Research Fellow at the Department of Materials Science in University of Patras and Chief Science Officer at LamdaGuard and MediWiSe. Previously a researcher at the Queen Mary University of London, in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science. Earned my Ph.D. in 2008 at the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA. completed my undergraduate degree in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. (For the long version, check my CV).

Q: But where are you from?
A: I was born in 1981 and I grew up in Lamia, Greece (right about here). It's a small town with 40K people just 2 hours north of Athens.

Q: Where is your research focused at right now?
A: Simulating the properties of metal nanoparticles embedded in liquid crystals, in order to create meta-structures that exhibit interesting properties such as negative refractive index.