Vassili Demergis
Vassili Demergis
Graduate Research Assistant
Advisor : Prof. Florin
Office: 14.204
(512) 232-2732


Pursuing PhD in Physics

University of Texas, Austin TX (2006-Present)

B.S. in Physics (High Honors)

University of Maryland, College Park MD (2002-2006)


Graduate Research Assistant

Center for Nonlinear Dynamics, University of Texas at Austin (June 2007 – Present)

Teaching Assistant

Physics Department, University of Texas at Austin (Aug 2006 – Present)

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Center for Superconductivity Research, University of Maryland in College Park (June 2004 – May 2006)

Current Research

Development of the standing wave optical trap.

Development of novel optical instruments for manipulation, transport, sorting, mixing and assembly of nano-scale objects.

Study of the assembly processes of biological complexes.


High Precision and Continuous Optical Transport Using a Standing Wave Optical Line Trap

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 21, 20833-20848 (2011)

Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics, Vol. 6, Issue 11 (2011)

Delayed Feedback and Chaos on the Driven Diode-Terminated Transmission Line

Submitted to Chaos (2006)


“Method to Generate Chaotic Electrical Signals at GHz Frequencies.”

Invention disclosure to the Office of Technology Commercialization, PS-2006-06

University of Maryland, College Park MD (May 2006)