David Petrosyan

Principal Researcher, PhD

Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser
Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas
GR-70013 Heraklion, Greece

Tel: +30-2810-39-1131
Fax: +30-2810-39-1305
E-mail: dap (at) iesl.forth.gr

Brief CV


1999: PhD in Laser Physics, Institute for Physical Research, Armenian National Academy of Sciences (ANAS)
1995: Diploma in Physics (with honors), Department of Physics, Yerevan State University

Professional Appointments

2002– : Associate [Γ]/Principal [B] (since 2006) Researcher, Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser, FORTH, Greece
2017– : Mercator Fellow, Center for Quantum Science, Physikalisches Institut Universität Tübingen, Germany
2016– : Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark,
2014–2015: Dale T. Mortensen Senior Fellow – Associate Professor, Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark
2006, 2011: Humboldt Research Fellow, Fachbereich Physik, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
2000–2002: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
1998–2000: Research Fellow, Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser, FORTH, Greece
1997–1998: Research Fellow, Max–Planck–Institut für Quantenoptik, Germany
1995–1999: Post-Graduate Student, Institute for Physical Research, ANAS, Armenia


2013: Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award of the Humboldt Foundation, Germany
2013: Dale T. Mortensen Senior Fellowship, Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Denmark
2006: Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, Germany
2000: Feinberg Postdoctoral Fellowship, Israel
1997: DAAD graduate student Scholarship, Germany


2017-2022: Member of the Editorial Board of Physical Review A
2016: APS Outstanding Referee
2014: Outstanding Referee for New Journal of Physics

Specialization: Theoretical Quantum Optics & Quantum Information:

  • Many-body physics of strongly interacting Rydberg atoms
  • Cold atoms in optical lattices
  • Electromagnetically induced transparency and related phenomena in atomic ensembles
  • Physical implementations of quantum information processing and communication with optical, atomic, solid-state and hybrid systems


72 scientific papers in refereed international journals, 1 book, 3 book chapters, 2 editorials
~2650 citations, h-index 27 (Web of Science™ Core Collection, 2020)

Presentations at Scientific Meetings and Research Centers

50 Invited talks and lectures, 48 contributed talks and seminars


Dr. Georgios M. Nikolopoulos, IELS, FORTH

Prof. Dr. Michael Fleischhauer, Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany

Prof. Dr. József Fortágh, Universität Tübingen, Germany

Prof. Klaus Mølmer, Aarhus University, Denmark

Assoc. Prof. Nikolaj T. Zinner, Aarhus University, Denmark

Prof. Mark Saffman, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, USA

Prof. Gershon Kurizki, Wiezmann Institute of Science, Israel

Dr. Armen Allahverdyan, A. Alikhanyan National Science Laboratory, Armenia