Constantine Emmanuel Alissandrakis
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Professor of Astrophysics Emeritus, Department of Physics, University of Ioannina. He was born in Athens, Greece, on the 27th of August, 1948. He received the B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Athens, Greece (1971) and the Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Maryland, U.S.A. (1977). He worked as senior assistant, Univ. of Athens (1978-1982), as a Lecturer (1982-1986) and Assistant Professor (1986 -1994) at the Department of Physics of the University of Athens, Greece, before elected to his present position. He has served as Director, Section of AstroGeophysics, Univ. of Ioannina (1997-1999) and as Director, Laboratory of Astrophysics, University of Ioannina (1995-1999 and 2005- 2007). His scientific interests are in Solar Physics, Solar magnetic fields and Radio Astronomy and Plasma Physics. He has served as Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece (1991-2009) and he has been twice elected Member of the European Parliament (1999-2005) and in 2007 he has been elected and serves as a Member of the Greek Parliament. He is a member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), of the American Astronomical Society and its Solar Physics Division, the Société Française d’ Astronomie et d’ Astrophysique (SFSA) and the Hellenic Union of Physicists. He has served as a Board Member of the Solar Physics Section of the European Physical Society (1994-1999), of the Community of European Solar Radio Astronomers (1996-1999), as a Member of the Greek National Committee for Astronomy (1994-1999), as the National representative of Greece at the board of the Joint Organization for Solar Observations (JOSO, 1995-1999).