Stavroula Foteinopoulou is a Research Professor with the ECE Dept. of UNM. She received her Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics from Iowa State University and has held post-doctoral positions at the U. of Namur in Belgium as well as at the FORTH institute in Greece. Prior to joining UNM, she was a Lecturer at the U. of Exeter in UK. Her work in theoretical photonics focuses on conceiving new structured materials for extraordinary light control across the electromagnetic spectrum and has attracted to-date more than 3200 citations. Stavroula is the holder of one US patent, a senior member of both Optica (formerly OSA) and SPIE and the Chair of the annual SPIE conference Active Photonic Platforms for the last ten years.
She also serves as a feature editor for the journal Optical Materials Express and as an associate editor for JEOS-RP. In 2016 she was recognized by the American Physical Society (APS) as an outstanding referee, which is a lifetime award.